The paper is aimed at providing evidence on economic efficiency, and equity of distribution of domestic
water services in the West Bank. The study utilizes the CVM as a means of monetizing public preferences
and households’ WTP. In the CVM questionnaire, the dichotomous choice with follow-up debriefing questions
format is followed by an open-ended follow-up question was undertaken. A second questionnaire
survey was directed to employees from water institutions, which was mainly designed to investigate
the reasons behind the full absence of private sector in the provision of water supply. The two samples
were selected to ensure a representative samples in accordance with the Palestinian case. The main findings
of this paper gauged the WTP with key socioeconomic variables suggested by economic theory and
previous CVM studies. These results provide information on economic efficiency and equity of water distribution.
The results will allow decision makers to develop new policies that can achieve more efficient
and equitable domestic water services.