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 … Continued
Program Area: Affordability and Equity
Click the images or the button below to download the How Can Local Governments in North Carolina Assess Affordability of Water and Wastewater Rates one-pager.
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 … Continued
To learn more about financing mechanisms in the Beaver Lake Watershed, read the full report here.
This tool is used to calculate the cost of a subsidized loan versus a traditional market based loan. The value at the bottom of the dashboard represents the “grant equivalent” of the subsidized loan given the parameters selected from the … Continued
Affordability of residential rates is a comparative concept, the place where income and expenditures cross. A common metric used to assess affordability is the proportion of the Median Household Income of the community that would be spent on a year’s … Continued
There are many ways for a system to assess affordability. Each method takes a different approach and the analysis of the results can be subjective. Learn more about assessing affordability for your customers with the one-pager below.
The Resource Agency Partnership for Water Utilities is a group of diverse organizations working toward solutions to the challenges faced by North Carolina’s water and wastewater service providers. The goal of the Partnership is to collaborate with each other and … Continued
The Low Income Household Water Assistance Program was funded by both the Consolidated Appropriations Act (December 2020) and the American Rescue Plan Act (March 2021) to assist low income households that pay a high proportion of household income for drinking … Continued
The Low Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP) is a proposed program to provide assistance to low income households with their water and wastewater bills. Below is a PDF with a list of FAQ’s that the UNC EFC have put … Continued