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Cost-Indexed Rate Increases

March 14, 2013

Guest author Peiffer Brandt is the Chief Operating Officer at Raftelis Financial Consultants. “Patrick Cannon… voted twice against raising our water fee.  That means a lot for senior citizens, families, and individuals on fixed income.  He deserves our selective vote.”  … Continued

Don’t Chicken Out on Financial Policies

November 20, 2012

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. We recently facilitated the first “Peer2Peer Exchange” where utility officials from ten of … Continued

The Role of Rates in Ratings

November 8, 2012

Mary Tiger is the Chief Operating Officer of the Environmental Finance Center. Christine Boyle was a Post-Doctorate Fellow of the Environmental Finance Center. Thanks also to the direction and analysis provided by Jeff Hughes and Dayne Batten. Rising costs, declining … Continued

Pricing and Revenues: A Challenging Relationship

August 23, 2012

Jeff Hughes is the Director of the Environmental Finance Center and the Principal Investigator for the Water Research Foundation project mentioned in the post. A recent report estimated that water utilities across the country will need $1,000,000,000,000 (count the zeros…) … Continued