H20 for ME, Maine's Water Dividend Trust

Capital Costs for Oil and Water Industries

Capital Costs for Oil
$2.5 Billion
$2.0 Billion for offshore project facilities
$500 Million for refinery modernization
Source: American Petroleum Institute
Capital Costs for
Water Extraction
$150 Thousand

Source: Water Follies, by Robert Glennon,
published by Island Press, 2002
Capital Costs for
Water Bottling Plant
$100 Million

Source: Nashville Business Journal, October 29, 2003
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