This event was a 60-minute, interactive webinar to learn about the new, online, Water Rates Dashboard for Delaware and Surrounding States, as well as information about benchmarks for sustainable rates and finances for your system. The Dashboard features data from the 2017 survey conducted by University of Delaware’s Water Resources Center.
- Four benchmarking dials (rates comparison, conservation pricing signal, affordability, and cost recovery)
- Rate increase simulation slider, with consumption ranging from 0-15,000 gallons Meaningful comparison groups based on system characteristics, customer demographics, and geography
- Edit Data or Add Utility function to use even if a system is not in the survey
The Delaware 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.
A full recording of the webinar can be found below: