Water policies that provide universal service should be developed.
Regulators should help the water industry realize economies of scale. They should consider consolidation, technological innovations, and other methods to control costs.
Policymakers should establish priorities concerning water quality and quantity within a region.
Policymakers should develop a water conservation program. The program should be adequately funded.
Policymakers should provide incentives for better performance and water quality in any privatization contracts.
Policymakers should adopt consumer protections and ratemaking practices that:
Policymakers should ensure water demands for municipal, agricultural, and industrial uses are balanced with environmental protection and preservation of water quality.
Governments should avoid enacting laws that are inconsistent with U.S. Supreme Court precedent on takings.
A variety of criteria should be used when evaluating proposals to stimulate the economy:
Relief packages for people facing hardships due to economic downturns should be temporary and well-targeted.