Between September 2017 and January 2019 the EFC and ADEM conducted a survey of 571 rate-charging water and wastewater utilities in Alabama.
A total of 485 utilities participated by providing their rate schedules, yielding a response rate of 85% of utilities, and accounting for 97% of all Alabama citizens served by community water systems. Utilities from all 67 counties in the state are represented in this survey group.
Water and wastewater rate setting is one of a local government’s most important environmental and public health responsibilities. This report aims to provide utility professionals and public officials with an up-to-date, detailed survey of current statewide rate structures and trends, and thus assist in the protection of public health, improvement of economic development, and promotion of sustainability in Alabama.