Guest Author Rocky Craley is a Senior Consultant at Raftelis Financial Consultants. Breaking News: Utility rates have continued to increase over the last two years, according to the 2012 Water and Wastewater Rate Survey. That’s the highest-level survey summary, which … Continued
Category: — Smart Management for Small Water Systems
Using comprehensive rate data, this data visualization explores and compares the financial savings associated with water efficient technology in North Carolina and Georgia.
The EFC and the North Carolina League of Municipalities (NCLM) conducted a statewide survey of the financial practices and policies of North Carolina drinking water and wastewater utilities between November 2010 and January 2011. 277 local government owned and not-for-profit utilities participated … Continued
This article reviews the use of different types of debt to pay for water and wastewater infrastructure in North Carolina.
This is a guide written specifically for Georgia water and wastewater utility managers, explaining the legal framework upon which water/wastewater utility services are established, operated and provided in the State of Georgia. It covers legal issues around establishing a utility … Continued
The North Carolina State Water Infrastructure Commission (SWIC) adopted this guidance document, prepared in part by the EFC, which lists rate structure and billing options that utilities can choose to implement in order to support water conservation in the long-term. … Continued
This paper identifies opportunities to enhance management capacity for small community water systems through cooperative (shared) management. This paper provides a background on various aspects of small water systems, performance, and regionalization in North Carolina, before exploring the shared management … Continued
This article provides an examination of “full cost pricing” practices using rates, revenues and expenditures data for nearly 900 utilities in Georgia and North Carolina, results of focus groups and communications with technical assistance providers on pricing attitudes and practices, … Continued
In many states, several agencies providing loans and grants to water and wastewater utilities for capital projects, each with its own rules and administration. States have taken different approaches to coordinate these programs. This report summarizes that informal and formal … Continued
Jeff Hughes served as an expert witness to the EPA Environmental Advisory Board and was the lead contributor to EFAB’s report titled “Comments on EPA Document: Combined Sewer Overflows – Guidance for Financial Capability Assessment and Schedule Development”.