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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

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