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Webinar | Regionalization and the Power of Partnership

October 11, 2022

The presentation slides can be found here.   Description: Running a small system can be challenging. Along with meeting regulatory obligations and satisfying customer expectations, you may have issues with aging infrastructure, lack of personnel, and limited financial resources. Furthermore, small … Continued

Regionalization: Five Key Takeaways with Resources!

March 18, 2020

In the past few years, the EFC has been asked to evaluate the different financial impacts of regionalization, from simple shared services agreements to full-on consolidation. Additionally, we have been evaluating barriers to and opportunities for the creation of new … Continued

What We Can Learn from Consolidated Utilities

March 5, 2019

Post originally published by the US Water Alliance Now is a time of growing uncertainty and change in the water sector. Meanwhile, there are tens of thousands of water utilities and authorities in the United States. Collaboration will be essential … Continued

Partnering via Water and Sewer Authority Board Structures

January 24, 2019

As utilities across North Carolina consider new ways of partnering with each other, including full consolidation, many are looking at the Water and Sewer Authority model as a potential governance structure. Local governments devolving water asset ownership and control to … Continued

Partnerships and Regionalization—A Real Life Situation

August 1, 2018

Did you know there are over 250 publicly owned small water systems serving less than 1,000 connections in North Carolina? In the case of water and wastewater utilities, bigger can often mean better. The Environmental Finance Center at the University … Continued

Catawba County’s Innovative Water Service Partnership Model

November 15, 2017

It seems like almost everyone, including regulators and utility organizations, recognize the benefits and need for expanded partnerships and collaboration in the water and wastewater sector. Small towns are finding it difficult to meet their growing infrastructure and regulatory needs … Continued