Florida Water and Wastewater Rates

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Current rates data for this dashboard are drawn from the 2020 Drinking Water and Wastewater Residential Rate Survey conducted by Raftelis. The interactive Rates Dashboard is made to assist utilities in analyzing and benchmarking their current rates and financial conditions, informing their decisions while evaluating their rates for the future. 

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Description of the FL Water and Wastewater Rates Survey

Florida's utilities use many different water and wastewater rate structures. These different rates and rate structures have financial impacts on revenue stability, household expenditures, and water use behavior. Various rate strategies influence resource use differently and, conversely, efforts to curtail resource use (for example, conservation) have unique revenue impacts depending on a utility's rates, rate structure, and customer base. Information on how utilities in Florida charge for water and wastewater services is important for utilities in benchmarking their current rates and financial performance. 

 

Survey  Response Rate: 

Year and Month of Survey Publications (survey conducted a few months prior)

Number of Utilities that Participated in the Rates Survey

2020

228

2018

220

2016

184

 

Participating Organizations:  

Raftelis

Raftelis was founded to provide services that help utilities function as sustainable organizations while providing the public with clean water at an affordable price. With this goal in mind, Raftelis has grown to become one of the largest and most respected utility financial, rate, management, and operational consulting practices in the nation. Raftelis has experience providing these services to hundreds of water, wastewater, and stormwater utilities across the country and abroad, allowing us to provide our clients with innovative and insightful recommendations that are founded on industry best practices.

The Environmental Finance Center (EFC) at the University of North Carolina reaches local communities through the delivery of interactive applied training programs and technical assistance. The EFC at UNC sees one of its major roles as increasing the capacity of other organizations to address the financial aspects of environmental protection and service delivery. For this reason and to support the leveraging of resources, the EFC does most of its training in a collaborative manner – partnering with established organizations that have environmental but not necessarily financial expertise. In addition to direct community outreach, the EFC works with decision makers to assess the effectiveness of environmental finance policies at a regional or state level, and to improve those policies as a way of supporting local efforts.