Beyond Water Pricing: An Overview of Water Financing Options in California

Published: November 2013

Authors: Newsha Ajami and Juliet Christian-Smith

Pages: 25




California’s social and economic well-being is directly tied to financing for reliable, sustainable water. This study from the Pacific Institute explores stable and sustainable sources of funding for water projects as a key to long-term solutions, and finds California’s increased dependence on general obligation (GO) bonds in funding water systems is unreliable and costly to both the state and taxpayers.


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