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Moving Forward with Multifamily Recycling

December 7, 2018

Lily Schwartz is a fellow in the 2018 Leaders in Environment and Finance (LEAF) program. As part of the LEAF Fellowship, Lily spent the summer of 2018 working as a technical assistance intern for The Recycling Partnership, a nonprofit organization … Continued

Exploring a Regional Watershed Authority for Jordan Lake

November 15, 2018

Tori is a fellow in the 2018 Leaders in Environment and Finance (LEAF) program. As part of this fellowship, Tori spent summer 2018 at Triangle J Council of Governments, where she helped investigate the administrative and financial aspects of alternative … Continued

The Nation’s Workforce Related to Water

October 3, 2018

Some of our workshops for small drinking water systems cover the topic of workforce planning—how do we keep our best employees, and how do we find more great employees to bring on board?  As part of the day, we ask … Continued

Financial Resiliency and Future Plans

September 19, 2018

What could make the difference between a utility making it through an event like Hurricane Florence with relatively few impacts, and one that has major, lasting problems? Imagine two utilities, just over the county line from one another, with the … Continued

Water as a Service

July 19, 2018

Co-authored by Ashley Bleggi At a recent conference, we asked utility managers and operators to tell us about their everyday communication challenges. Again and again, we heard that communicating with customers about the value of the service their utility provides … Continued

Are Your Rates Special?

June 21, 2018

In the course of conducting our statewide utility rates surveys, we here at the Environmental Finance Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill examine thousands of rate structures each year. We’ve seen it all, from the especially … Continued