Case | HBS Case Collection | December 2012

Jefferson County (A): An EPA Mandate


Jefferson County, Alabama, faces an EPA mandate requiring sewer system upgrades. How will they finance the upgrades? What consequences will follow?

Keywords: local government; Urban development; debt management; bankruptcy; political process; financial planning; Urban Development; Financing and Loans; Infrastructure; Government and Politics; Public Administration Industry; Alabama;


Bergstresser, Daniel, and Randolph Cohen. "Jefferson County (A): An EPA Mandate." Harvard Business School Case 213-056, December 2012.