These resources are made in partnership with the Texas Municipal League.
Water and Wastewater Utility Funding Sources Table
A guide to available funding sources for water and wastewater utilities in this state.
Navigating Legal Pathways Report
A short report summarizing the principal legal barriers and opportunities to establishing an assistance program for low-income water and wastewater utilities in the state.
A report detailing how to use water rates and financial policies to encourange conservation while maintaining the financial viability of the utility in Texas.
Designing Water Rate Structures for Conservation & Revenue Stability
This webinar discusses the findings and recommendations of a recent report that explores the relationship between water pricing, water use, and revenue stability in the State of Texas. The webinar addresses how utilities can strike a balance between conservation and revenue stability and introduce rate structures, billing options, and financial practices that will help utilities advance water conservation objectives without undercutting needed revenue stability. Water utilities and their stakeholders will find it useful in evaluating how water rates compare within the state and identifying additional steps that can be taken to promote conservation and ensure revenue stability.
Water & Wastewater Rates Dashboard
The Rates Dashboard is an interactive tool to assist with understanding, bench marking, and assessing a utility's rates, financial health, affordability, and other metrics. In addition, this year's dashboard includes a new "download data" feature allowing users to download all of the data feeding the dashboard and the comparison group selected.
Click the image below to explore the Texas Dashboard.
The purpose of the blog is to support communities interested in sustainable and innovative financing mechanisms for delivering environmental services such as clean water and energy /waste management. The list below represents all blogs specifically related to Texas.
- The Lone Star State and Water Finance: The 2012 Texas Municipal Water and Wastewater Rates Dashboard
- Lights Go Out on the Largest Leveraged Buyout in History
- Designing Water Rate Structures for Conservation & Revenue Stability