Post by Julia Cavalier, Senior Research Project Director at UNC Environmental Finance Center Lead service line inventories are required by the Revised Lead and Copper Rule. Systems with distribution lines built after lead was banned are likely grateful as … Continued
Category: Drinking Water & Wastewater
This interactive dashboard is designed to assist utility managers and local officials with benchmarking residential water rates against multiple attributes, including system characteristics, customer base socioeconomic conditions, and geography. The EFC visualized the data on the dashboard as a resource for … Continued
Water and wastewater rate setting is one of local government’s most important environmental and public health responsibilities. The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency surveyed what utilities in Ohio charge for rates. The EFC compiles the rates data with information on utilities’ Enterprise … Continued
Post by Anna Patterson, Project Director at the UNC EFC and Erin Riggs, Executive Director at the UNC EFC With the holidays right around the corner, water and wastewater utilities are once again thinking to the new year … Continued
Across the United States, the cost of water is rising, in large part due to the growing cost of water system maintenance, especially for small water systems. In 2022, UNC EFC was pleased to partner with Digital P Media to … Continued
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Click the images or the button below to download the How Can Local Governments in North Carolina Assess Affordability of Water and Wastewater Rates one-pager.
The US Environmental Protection Agency Office of Water has partnered with the Environmental Finance Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the Environmental Finance Center at the University of Maryland to support integrated planning for municipal stormwater and wastewater. … Continued
Post by Evan Kirk, Project Director at the UNC EFC The EFC has been partnered with the US EPA since August 2021 to develop resources and lead workshops designed to assist municipalities and state permitting authorities in getting … Continued
This report answers the top 5 financial questions about integrated planning. What are the financial benefits of developing an integrated plan? How do municipalities prioritize their water infrastructure investments to get the biggest bang for the buck? What is an … Continued