Case | HBS Case Collection | December 2012

Jefferson County (A): An EPA Mandate

by Daniel Bergstresser and Randolph B. Cohen


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