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Water Services are Cheap, Right? Maybe Not for Everyone…

May 29, 2013

Jeff Hughes is a Faculty member at the UNC School of Government and the Director of the UNC Environmental Finance Center. Jeff is also the Principal Investigator for the Water Research Foundation’s “Defining a Resilient Business Model” Project (#4366). Conventional … Continued

Effective Utility Management

May 7, 2013

Guest author Catherine Noyes is an Associate Consultant at Raftelis Financial Consultants. Through the 1960s, the utility business was all about protecting public health – making sure that technology was in place to ensure safe and reliable water and wastewater … Continued

WaterWise Dividend Model

April 23, 2013

Mary Tiger is the Chief Operating Officer of the Environmental Finance Center. How would you like to get a check from your water utility instead of sending them one? This blog has included a few pricing alternatives that would better … Continued

Financial Health: Running Treatment at Capacity

April 10, 2013

Dayne Batten is a Research Assistant for the EFC and second year MPA student at UNC-Chapel Hill’s School of Government. Traditional engineering plans suggest that, when customer demand approaches the maximum daily capacity of a utility’s treatment plant, the utility … Continued