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Stormwater Utility Fees in North Carolina: Fiscal Year 2020

October 8, 2020

The Environmental Finance Center has completed the 2020 North Carolina Stormwater Fee Survey. The survey includes 93 stormwater fee structures effective July 1, 2019. There are 6 utilities in this year’s survey that were not in last year’s survey.  Additionally, there is one fee structure that … Continued

A Closer Look at MS4 Audit Trends in North Carolina

September 23, 2020

Written by: Ryan Vulpis In the state of North Carolina, many stormwater programs are required by the US EPA to maintain a Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) Permit. This permit is designed to ensure that jurisdictions protect water quality … Continued

Working Toward a Green School Partnership

March 8, 2019

On February 8, 2019, over sixty leaders and stakeholders from around North Carolina and the Triangle assembled to work towards facilitating a partnership for green schools in Wake County at the Green Schools Symposium. This event, hosted by the Environmental … Continued

Stormwater Utility Fees in North Carolina: Now and Then

February 25, 2019

On March 11, 2019, the Environmental Finance Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (EFC) will host a free, interactive webinar on the current state of stormwater fees and finance in North Carolina. In addition to a … Continued

Exploring a Regional Watershed Authority for Jordan Lake

November 15, 2018

Tori is a fellow in the 2018 Leaders in Environment and Finance (LEAF) program. As part of this fellowship, Tori spent summer 2018 at Triangle J Council of Governments, where she helped investigate the administrative and financial aspects of alternative … Continued