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$napshot: Debt Service as Percent of Total Operating Revenues

February 17, 2014

Last Thursday, while we were presenting one of two Water Research Foundation webinars (view recordings of the webcasts for free) on the financial strategies that water utilities have or can employ to improve revenue resiliency against changing financial trends, 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

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