This event was the presentation of the results of the 2017 North Carolina Utility Management Survey, focusing on the types of long-term planning efforts being conducted by water and wastewater utilities across the state.
Water and wastewater utilities in North Carolina have recently suffered from flooding, hurricanes, droughts, economic recession, loss of industry, and other factors that have negatively affected their financial resources, which in some cases are not resilient to unforeseen changes. The EFC is investigating whether utilities that undertake long-term planning efforts are more resilient to financial and operational stressed. We, along with the NC League of Municipalities, surveyed local government and large non-governmental water and wastewater utilities across the State of North Carolina, asking questions about their long-term planning efforts, including financial planning, asset management, capital planning, disaster / emergency / resiliency planning, and long-range water and wastewater resources planning.
In this presentation at the NC AWWA-WEA Spring Symposium, Shadi Eskaf and James Farrell presented the results from the statewide survey, and best practices in planning from the utilities that exhibited the most financial and operational resiliency.