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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

What Makes Small Utilities Viable?

May 25, 2022

Post by Gabriella Santana, Graduate Research Assistant at the UNC EFC This is the first blog in a two-part series presenting takeaways from North Carolina’s Viable Utilities Program. This post describes key findings relevant to other states on small system … Continued

With Great Power Comes Great Responsi-bill-ity.

April 21, 2022

Post by Elsemarie Mullins, Project Director at the UNC EFC The responsibility of water utilities to collect public enterprise fees As the Low Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP) was formed less than a year ago, a common billing practice … Continued

Capital Planning Resources For Water And Wastewater Utilities

February 18, 2022

This project, funded by the Public Water Supply Section of NC Department of Environment and Natural Resources, brings together many resources focused on capital planning for drinking water and wastewater utilities. Capital planning often leads to the creation of a Capital Improvement Plan … Continued