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Planning Your Capital Projects for Impact

September 14, 2022

Post by Delia Wegner, Graduate Research Assistant at the UNC EFC   What is a Capital Improvement Plan? Paying for the rehabilitation, replacement, and upgrades of water and wastewater equipment is an ongoing issue for utilities of all sizes. Like … Continued

Appreciating Depreciation

August 16, 2022

Post by Andrew Waters, Project Director, and Kathryn Obenshain, Research Assistant at the UNC EFC There’s an old adage about a brand-new car dramatically losing value the moment it’s driven off the lot. In this crazy economy, where the value … Continued

EFCN Resources 101

August 2, 2022

  Post by Anna Patterson, Project Director at the UNC EFC   Water and wastewater utilities are often faced with tricky financial problems that do not have clear-cut solutions. Luckily, the Environmental Finance Center Network (EFCN) is here to help! … Continued

Reserve Funds – Expect the Unexpected

June 9, 2022

Post by Hope Thomson, Project Director at the UNC EFC The past few years of the global COVID-19 pandemic has certainly had its impact on all sectors of society, including water and wastewater utilities. An early 2020 report by Raftelis … Continued