North Carolina | Financial Empowerment Workshop for Small Water Systems

Thursday, December 8, 2016
Host Organization: 
Environmental Finance Center Network
5337 US HWY 264 East - Washington
Beaufort, NC
United States

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This one-day workshop focused on small water utility finance provided finance directors, utility managers and city managers in charge of small water systems with information and resources to ensure their water systems can continue to deliver safe reliable water for years to come while ensuring financial sustainability. Topics covered all aspects of the overall financial management and planning of the water system fund, particularly focusing on small water systems serving 10,000 or fewer people and local government systems facing financial challenges. Information will be shared in lecture format, videos, interactive exercises, sharing of case examples, and by soliciting and answering participant system-specific questions and scenarios.

Topics include:

  • Tracking and benchmarking financial performance
  • Rates and rate setting
  • Planning for capital expenses
  • Accessing external funding (loans and grants)
  • Other Enterprise Fund issues that small water systems face


Workshop information

Presenter: Shadi Eskaf, Senior Project Director of the EFC at UNC.

Price: Free.

Intended Audience: This workshop is particularly targeted for local government systems, especially targeting local government systems facing financial challenges. Owners of privately owned systems, consultants and technical assistance providers serving small water systems were also invited to attend.

CEUs: 6.0 contact hours for water operators in North Carolina, and 6.0 PDHs for Professional Engineers. 

Address: Beaufort County Community College – Building 8, Room 801, 5337 US HWY 264 East - Washington


Thursday, December 8, 2016