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Effective Utility Management

May 7, 2013

Guest author Catherine Noyes is an Associate Consultant at Raftelis Financial Consultants. Through the 1960s, the utility business was all about protecting public health – making sure that technology was in place to ensure safe and reliable water and wastewater … Read more

WaterWise Dividend Model

April 23, 2013

Mary Tiger is the Chief Operating Officer of the Environmental Finance Center. How would you like to get a check from your water utility instead of sending them one? This blog has included a few pricing alternatives that would better … Read more

Economic Climate and Utility Financial Health

April 20, 2013

Sarah Royster is a graduate student with the UNC School of Public Health pursuing a Master’s Degree in Environmental Engineering.  She works as a Research Assistant with the Environmental Finance Center. Economic decline in the past decade has created financial … Read more

Financial Health: Running Treatment at Capacity

April 10, 2013

Dayne Batten is a Research Assistant for the EFC and second year MPA student at UNC-Chapel Hill’s School of Government. Traditional engineering plans suggest that, when customer demand approaches the maximum daily capacity of a utility’s treatment plant, the utility … Read more

Wetland Program Plans as a Sustainable Finance Tool

April 2, 2013

Glenn Barnes is a senior project director at the Environmental Finance Center at The University of North Carolina and is director of the Sustainable Finance for Wetland Programs project. EPA is encouraging all states and tribes to create wetland program … Read more

Cost-Indexed Rate Increases

March 14, 2013

Guest author Peiffer Brandt is the Chief Operating Officer at Raftelis Financial Consultants. “Patrick Cannon… voted twice against raising our water fee.  That means a lot for senior citizens, families, and individuals on fixed income.  He deserves our selective vote.”  … Read more