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In this report, the EFC develops and implements a simple methodology to estimate local governments’ spending plans for water and wastewater infrastructure across the state of North Carolina in the next five and twenty years. The estimates are determined from … Continued
When was it? March 22, 2021 from 2:00-4:00 PM EST Description: This webinar addressed barriers and concerns for municipalities throughout the integrated planning process. We heard presentations from two municipalities that have successfully completed wastewater and stormwater integrated plans. We … Continued
In this webinar, participants learned how to evaluate both stormwater and wastewater projects when developing their integrated plan. Element 4 of EPA’s integrated planning process is key to assessing and prioritizing which suite of projects to implement to meet water … Continued
Many communities across the United States are dealing with aging water infrastructure and have growing extensive capital needs. Michigan is no exception to this problem, with the state currently facing an $800 million annual gap in its water and … Continued
The Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) regularly conducts evaluations of projects to assess the impact of ARC spending within the Region. The EFC at UNC, along with researchers at Virginia Tech, completed an evaluation of 379 ARC-funded drinking water and wastewater … Continued
As the nation struggles to repair, maintain, and expand its water infrastructure, public-private partnerships are gaining traction as a strategy for filling the gaps. Public-private partnerships (or P3s) are touted on the idea that public projects can benefit from the … Continued
In 2014, the North Carolina Utilities Commission issued its Order Granting Partial Rate Increase, Approving Rate Adjustment Mechanism, and Requiring Customer Notice in Docket No. W-218, Sub 363. As part of this Order, the Commission required that Aqua North Carolina, … Continued
In many cases, successful wetland and water quality projects involve multiple partners and several separate revenue sources. This revenue tool allows one to 10 separate governments, non-profits, or other entities looking to partner together on water quality projects to estimate … Continued