How you charge your customers can be as important as how much you charge them.
Different rate structure designs affect revenue generation and can either help or hinder varying objectives of the utility. Several designs of rate structures can be used to produce the same level of revenue for a water system, but each rate structure promotes fairness, affordability, conservation, business incentives, and other objectives at varying degrees.
This webinar described different elements of water and wastewater rate structures and when it is appropriate to favor certain elements or rate structure designs over others based on the unique characteristics and objectives of the utility. Elements of rate structures include customer classifications, base charges, consumption allowances, volumetric rates, etc. Examples were discussed and participants had opportunities to ask questions.
Presenter: Shadi Eskaf, Senior Project Director of the EFC at UNC.
Intended Audience: These webinars are designed for water systems serving 10,000 or fewer people. Owners of privately owned systems, consultants and technical assistance providers serving small water systems are also invited to participate.This webinar is most appropriate for individuals who make financial and managerial decisions on behalf of their water systems such as managers, budget and finance officers, clerks, and governing board members.
This webinar is one of a series of webinars and training events hosted by the Environmental Finance Center Network as part of the Smart Management for Small Water Systems project, under a cooperative agreement with the US EPA.
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