U.S. Public Finance Report Card: Water Supply Pressures Could Test The Stability Of Providers Feb 08

  • ID: 1791141
  • February 2008
  • Region: United States
  • Standard & Poors
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Water supply has become more of a concern for many U.S. water and sewer utilities in the past few years, especially those in the Southeast, California, the Pacific Northwest, the Rocky Mountain states, and Texas. Long-term concerns about existing water supplies are even greater because of urban sprawl and population growth, competition between agriculture and municipal-industrial customers for consumption, finite groundwater quality and quantity, and climate change. Standard & Poor's Ratings Services believes public water utilities will take the necessary steps to meet these challenges and ensure operational and financial compliance while minimizing the risks to achieve this goal. This normally conservative approach and limited appetite for risk should help the sector maintain its strong credit quality. The effect of...

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- Johnson Cnty Wtr Dist #1
- Lafayette
- San Buenaventura
- San Dieguito Wtr Dist
- Boulder
- Denver City & Cnty
- Olivenhain Mun Wtr Dist
- Pasadena
- Placer Cnty Wtr Agy
- Scottsdale
- Southern California Metro Wtr Dist
- Vallejo
- Escondido
- Hillsborough Cnty
- Palm Beach Cnty
- Cleveland
- Winston-Salem
- Greensboro
- Charlotte
- Brunswick Cnty
- Asheville
- Utah
- Texas
- Tennessee
- Rhode Island & Providence Plantations
- North Carolina
- Nevada
- Missouri
- Kentucky
- Georgia
- Florida
- Colorado
- California
- Portland
- Omaha Metro Util Dist
- Detroit
- St. Paul
- Traverse City
- Saline
- St Clair Shores
- Chesterfield Cnty
- Fairfax Cnty
- Fairfax Cnty Wtr Auth
- Olympia
- Wichita Falls
- Arlington
- Grapevine
- Laredo
- North Texas Municipal Water District
- Plano
- Victoria
- Cayce City
- Greenville
- Spartanburg
- Mesquite
- Odessa
- Memphis
- Nashville & Davidson Cnty Metro Govt
- Lafayette
- Arizona
- Indiana
- Wisconsin
- Wyoming
- East Bay Mun Util Dist
- Atlanta
- Santa Cruz
- Greater Texoma Util Auth
- Coppell
- Peoria
- Puyallup
- Birmingham Wtrwks Brd
- New Jersey Wtr Supp Auth
- Athens
- Otay Wtr Dist
- Sunnyvale Fin Auth
- Burlingame Fincg Auth
- Utah Wtr Fin Agy
- Poulsbo
- Sierra Madre Fing Auth
- Lugoff-Elgin Wtr Auth
- R.E. Badger Wtr Fac Fing Auth
- South Jordan
- Fairburn
- Truckee Meadows Wtr Auth
- Braselton Twn
- Tecumseh Util Auth
- Fort Smith
- Raleigh
- Durham
- Cary
- New Mexico
- Mississippi
- Sturgis
- Brazos River Auth
- Naperville
- Alabama
- Cobb Cnty
- Gilbert
- Beverly Hills
- Eastern Mun Wtr Dist
- Webster
- Ingleside
- Jordan Vy Wtr Conservancy Dist
- Camrosa Wtr Dist

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