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Supporting Decentralized Users Guidebook

April 17, 2024

In the summer of 2022, the UNC EFC began a research project regarding decentralized users (those on private wells and septic systems) in North Carolina, supported by funding from the NC Collaboratory. This research was a new venture for the … Read more

Evaluating Customer Assistance Programs

October 20, 2023

In spring of 2023, the UNC Environmental Finance provided the Orange Water and Sewer Authority (OWASA) with recommendations on how to potentially structure and administer a new customer assistance program (CAP) for their service area, which includes areas of Chapel … Read more

Viable Utility Tool

February 8, 2023

  EFC developed a tool for the Division of Water Infrastructure in support of the Viable Utility Program. The Viable Utility Program includes a master plan to help utilities throughout North Carolina become viable. This tool demonstrates which utilities were … Read more

Water and Wastewater Affordability Tool Videos

October 26, 2022

Across the United States, the cost of water is rising, in large part due to the growing cost of water system maintenance, especially for small water systems. In 2022, UNC EFC was pleased to partner with Digital P Media to … Read more

Technical Assistance for Small Systems

November 29, 2021

The Environmental Finance Center at UNC-CH offers free one-on-one technical assistance for systems providing drinking water for up to 10,000 people and wastewater services for up to 1 million gallons per day. For more information on technical assistance and services … Read more

Beaver Lake Revenueshed Tool

November 16, 2021

  This tool visualizes different ways revenue could be generated for watershed protection in the Beaver Lake Watershed. The tool allows users to input a project cost and visualize how changes to water, wastewater, stormwater, and electricity rates can generate … Read more