Policymakers should encourage the development of energy efficiency programs.
Water policies that provide universal service should be developed. They should ensure adequate, potable, and affordable water for everyone.
Policymakers should determine what sources of financing are in the best interest of ratepayers and taxpayers.
Regulators should help the water industry realize economies of scale.
Policymakers should establish long-term integrated resource management that ensures water demands for municipal, agricultural, and industrial uses are balanced with environm
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 use rate cases to adopt water and sewer rates for private utilities.
Policymakers should ensure water demands for municipal, agricultural, and industrial uses are balanced with environmental protection and preservation of water quality.