This paper analyses the issue of water and sewerage service charge affordability in Great Britain, focusing exclusively on the domestic or household sector. It discusses the meaning of affordability, outlining ways in which it might be measured, before presenting empirical data to calibrate the phenomenon. A discussion of affordability benchmarking for household water and sewerage services is followed by a brief critique of the various financial support mechanisms currently available to low income households.
|Number of pages
|Journal of the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management
|Published - 2005
- Ability to pay
- And household income