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Low-Stress Solutions for High-Strength Wastewater

March 20, 2024

By Amanda Peele, Project Analyst, UNC Environmental Finance Center Where does water go when it spirals down the drain? Whether from a home, a local brewery, or the car wash down the street, it likely ends up in a public … Read more

North Carolina Water And Wastewater Rates Dashboard

February 13, 2024

This dashboard is designed to assist utility managers and local officials with benchmarking residential water and wastewater rates against multiple attributes, including utility finances, system characteristics, customer base socioeconomic conditions, and geography. The EFC has surveyed nearly all of the … Read more

North Carolina Water And Wastewater Rates Information

February 13, 2024

Since 2005, the EFC and the North Carolina League of Municipalities annually surveyed all local governments and the largest investor-owned and non-profit water and wastewater utilities in the state of North Carolina. Utilities are invited to provide their current water … Read more

Financial Health Checkup For Water Utilities

January 19, 2024

  Use this tool to assess the financial performance of your water (and/or wastewater) utility fund. Financial data readily available in annual financial statements are copied into this tool, which computes key financial indicators that measure a variety of important … Read more

Water And Wastewater Rates Analysis Model

January 19, 2024

  Use this tool to help set water and wastewater rates next year by projecting the utility’s expenses, revenues from rates, and fund balance for the next few years. Uniform (“flat”) and block rate structures for up to 12 rate … Read more

Directed Grants for Public Utility Systems

December 14, 2023

By Alicia James, Project Manager, UNC Environmental Finance Center Public utilities systems provide communities with clean, safe drinking water and wastewater treatment. They improve the environment, health, and quality of life in communities where we live, work, and play. These … Read more