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Get What You Need: Survey results on communicating the need for a water rate increase

March 10, 2015

The water industry is facing unprecedented capital needs, needs which will largely be recovered through increased rates. Sitting between public utilities and the public are governing boards trying to make the right decision for their community and the utility. What information do governing boards need to approve a water rate increase? What are the most effective methods of communicating the need for a rate increase?

$napshot: Utility Rate Increases versus Revenue Increases

December 5, 2013

A $napshot is a graphic revealing an interesting environmental finance finding accompanied by a short post. This $napshot was created by Shadi Eskaf. While revenues usually rise as water and wastewater rates increase, revenues generally rise slower than rates. The … Continued

Fund Transfer Workarounds

September 27, 2013

Stacey Isaac Berahzer is a Senior Project Director for the Environmental Finance Center at the University of North Carolina, and works from a satellite office in Georgia. Water rate increases can get even more controversial when there is the perception … Continued