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dc.contributor.authorSmith, Walter L.
dc.date.accessioned2010-02-25T15:57:23Z
dc.date.available2012-02-24T10:13:51Z
dc.date.issued2010-02-01en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://digital.library.txstate.edu/handle/10877/3503
dc.descriptionAn Applied Research Project Submitted to the Department of Political Science, Texas State University, in Partial Fulfillment for the Requirements for the Degree of Masters of Public Administration, February 2010.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this research is to examine the possibility of the purchase of the Plum Creek water system by the City of Kyle, Texas. The initial purpose for this research was to perform cost-benefit analysis on the purchase of the Plum Creek water system by the City of Kyle; however the purchase price was not available. Without the initial cost of the water system it is impossible to calculate a single net present value to determine whether the purchase is economically efficient. Instead this analysis uses different population growth and discount rate assumptions to calculate potential purchase prices for the water system at approximate breakeven points (net present value equals zero), then uses the estimated purchase prices to discuss the feasibility of Kyle purchasing the Plum Creek water system. Since the actual purchase price is not available the results do not indicate whether or not the system should be purchased instead the results provide an estimate of the economic value of the water system under different growth assumptions and discount rate scenarios. The least conservative estimate for the value of the Plum Creek water system $15,946,476, occurs at the growth assumption for the years 2002-06, with 2.78 persons per household discounted at 3%. The most conservative estimate for the value of the Plum Creek water system $7,637,335, occurs at the growth assumption for the years 2007-08 with 3.57 persons per household discounted at 7%. Given the location along the Interstate 35 corridor between Austin and San Antonio the City of Kyle is likely to grow faster that it did during 2007-2008. The estimate for the value of the Plum Creek water system using the growth that occurred during the years 2005-2008 with 3.25 persons per household present a more likely scenario. The purchase prices for this growth scenario range from $9 million to $12 million. For a city size of Kyle that is just beginning to develop, the purchase of the Plum Creek water system under this assumption is feasible.en_US
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dc.format.extent124 pages
dc.format.medium1 file (.pdf)
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.subjectPlum Creek Water Systemen_US
dc.subjectKyleen_US
dc.subjectTexasen_US
dc.subjectCost-Benefit analysisen_US
dc.subjectWater distributionen_US
dc.subjectPrivateen_US
dc.subjectPublicen_US
dc.titleAn Analysis of the Purchase of the Plum Creek Water System in Kyle, Texasen_US
txstate.publication.titleApplied Research Projects, Texas State Universityen_US
txstate.documenttypeResearch Reporten_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberShields, Patricia M.
dc.contributor.committeeMemberLongoria, Thomas
dc.contributor.committeeMemberLund, Jeffrey N.


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