This interactive webinar to introduced the new, online, Massachusetts Water and Wastewater Rates Dashboard and provided information about benchmarks for sustainable rates and finances for water systems. The Dashboard features data from Tighe & Bond, Inc.’s annual water and wastewater rates survey, and was constructed in close collaboration with the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection’s Drinking Water Program.
This new Dashboard spotlights four benchmarking dials (rates comparison, conservation pricing signal, affordability, and cost recovery); has a statewide map, rate increase simulation slider, and fast load and response times; and will run on tablet devices (e.g. iPad). The Massachusetts Rates Dashboard is a great tool to help utility managers, finance directors, council/board members and others evaluate their rates, benchmark rates with other utilities, and determine if utility rates are encouraging conservation and covering costs of operations and capital. It can also serve as a communications tool for explaining utility rates and finance concepts to a variety of audiences.
- Become familiar with features and benefits of our Massachusetts Residential Water and Wastewater Rates Dashboard.
- Learn how to compare one water system’s rates with those of other systems.
- Learn how to apply a useful financial benchmark to your system.
- Receive some free, direct technical assistance on the current state of your water rates.