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Colección: INTERAMER
Número: 69
Año: 2000
Autor: Ramón López and Juan Carlos Jordán, Editors
Título: Sustainable Development in Latin America: Financing and Policies Working in Synergy

TABLE 3
SOME OECD INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCES WITH WATER PRICING

Country
Revenue application
Regulatory and management setting
Pricing criteria
Results
France
To finance sanitation works in the basins
Committees/ basin agency
Public prices and environmental standards
Consolidation of the basin level as the main unit of management and revenue generation / distribution
Holland
To finance sanitation works in municipalities
State and federal government levels
Public prices and environmental standards
High and increasing charge levels forced abatement practices and generated substantial revenue
Germany
To finance sanitation works in municipalities
State and federal government levels
Public prices and environmental standards
Charge exemption scheme for additional abatement led to high overall abatement level and reduced revenue collection
United States
To finance the water management agency
Federal government
Public prices
High price subsidies to irrigation uses

Source: Serôada Motta (1998a).