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Enhancing Performance Of Small Water Systems Through Shared Management

April 16, 2009

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

Utility Financing Confusion

March 4, 2009

This article explores customer misunderstanding of utility financing and the problems that can cause for utility managers.

Review of State Infrastructure Funding Coordination Models

March 4, 2007

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

The Painful Art of Rate Setting

March 4, 2005

The challenges of providing safe drinking water and environmentally sound wastewater services have undeniably become as much about financial management as about treatment technologies. This article describes the big picture context of the environment in which rates are set, with … Continued