Based on a comprehensive review of inter-local water agreements in North Carolina, this guidance document reviews tips relating to issues utility managers need to be aware of before and while entering into an agreement with another utility. Many of these … Continued
Program Area: Financial Sustainability and Viability
This project, funded by the Public Water Supply Section of NC Department of Environment and Natural Resources, brings together many resources focused on capital planning for drinking water and wastewater utilities. Capital planning often leads to the creation of a Capital Improvement Plan … Continued
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
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 one-pager below was created to provide step-by-step instructions for those interested in the Arkansas Water and Wastewater Rates Dashboard.
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Click the images or the button below to download the Board Members: Find Out if your Water or Wastewater Utility is Financially Viable in the Long-Term one-pager.