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Webinar | Financial Benchmarking for Small Water and Wastewater Systems

January 12, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

The presentation slides can be found here.


This webinar will discuss how to think about water and wastewater systems as a financial entity and will examine the key financial indicators that allow systems to make informed decisions in planning and investment. Participants will learn how to calculate and interpret a system’s operating ratio, debt service coverage ratio, current ratio, and days of cash on hand. We will also discuss how funders use these numbers in deciding whether or not to loan systems money needed for capital improvements.


Who Should Attend:

  • Managers, owners, and operators of water systems serving less than 10,000 people, or wastewater systems with an average daily flow of less than 1 million gallons
  • Decision-makers for water and wastewater utilities, including mayors, finance officers, utility managers, public works directors, city councilors, board members, tribal council members, and clerks
  • Consultants and technical assistance providers serving water and wastewater system



Kristen Downs, Project Director, Environmental Finance Center at the University of North Carolina

Anna Patterson, Project Director, Environmental Finance Center at the University of North Carolina


Please Note: This webinar has NOT been submitted for approval of continuing education credit. We can provide a certificate of attendance to eligible attendees, but cannot guarantee it will meet your PDH or CEU requirements.


Register here.



January 12, 2023
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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