Factors affecting wastewater service provision in Texas colonias
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This report asks two questions, what factors affect wastewater service provision in Texas colonias and in what order do they affect service provision. Literature review suggests that physical constraints, financing capacities, demographics, political will, administrative procedures and level public health threat affect service provision in colonias. A logit analysis is employed to variables of financing capacities, level of public health threat and physical constraints to analyze the order of influence. Limitations of data and qualitative nature of some of the factors do not allow a complete analysis with all factors. From the current available data, financing capacity most affects service provision in Texas colonias.