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If you build the data platform, will they come?

March 3, 2021

This is the first of a series of three posts on utility data management. The Environmental Finance Center collects all sorts of data for projects. The EFC uses data from regulatory agencies, financial reports, and data on area residents from … Continued

Water System Reserves During the COVID-19 Pandemic

April 16, 2020

Local governments have an increased public health responsibility to ensure that people have access to clean water during the COVID-19 pandemic. During this time, many utilities are refraining from shutting off customers’ water, despite unpaid bills. In more than a … Continued

$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

The Universe of Stormwater Utilities in Georgia

August 6, 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. Stormwater utilities are an interesting finance tool for addressing nonpoint sources of water … Continued