Results of Syracuse University Survey of New York State Applicants for Water or Wastewater Infrastructure Improvements

These are the preliminary results from the processing of privatization surveys:

Total surveys received: 122
Communities that have contracted with a private company for any water or wastewater service:   26
Communities that would consider contract services:   26 (21%)
Communities that would not consider contract services:   75 (62%)

 

 

 

Anecdotal Comments from Respondents
Greatest concerns about contract operations:

Principal Reasons Respondents Choose Not to Explore Contract Operations:

Estimate of costs for water/wastewater Infrastructure Improvements in the next 5 years:

greenball.gif (104 bytes) Between $100,000 and $1 million: 38 (31%)
greenball.gif (104 bytes) Between $ 1 million and $ 10 million: 51 (42%)