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Volumetric Water Pricing





ITRC Report No.

R 06-002



37 pages



California Energy Commission


Full Reference

Irrigation Training & Research Center.  2006.  Volumetric Water Pricing.  ITRC, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, California, USA.






This document discusses the concept of volumetric pricing for irrigation water, including: 


  1. The justification for paying volumetrically
  2. The challenge of charging volumetrically
  3. Characteristics of volumetric charges and influencing factors
  4. Examples of irrigation projects with volumetric charges
  5. A summary of necessary conditions for volumetric billing



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