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This annual report details the results of a statewide survey of water and sewer rates and rate structures conducted by the Alabama Department of Environmental Management and the Environmental Finance Center in 2016. Residential and non-residential drinking water and wastewater rates and rate structures are analyzed for 448 local government and non-profit water and sewer utilities throughout the State of Alabama. This report answers frequently asked questions about what utilities are charging, their rate structure designs, billing practices, rate increases, affordability and cost recovery.


Previous years’ reports: 2014


The summary report is one of several products (including an interactive Rates Dashboard, data tables, and utility rate sheet summaries) created at the conclusion of the annual survey. All of the products can be viewed on the project tab above.


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