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Using the utility business architecture to become competitive

Using the utility business architecture to become competitive

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Published by AWWA Research Foundation, American Water Works Association in Denver, CO .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Colorado,
  • Colorado Springs
    • Subjects:
    • Colorado Springs Utilities. Water Resources Dept. -- Management -- Data processing.,
    • Water utilities -- Economic aspects -- Colorado -- Colorado Springs -- Data processing.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. 51).

      Statementprepared by EMA Services, Inc. ; sponsored by AWWA Research Foundation.
      ContributionsEMA Services, Inc., AWWA Research Foundation.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsHD4464.C64 U85 1998
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxiv, 53 p. :
      Number of Pages53
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL383331M
      ISBN 100898679842
      LC Control Number98045790
      OCLC/WorldCa40119918


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