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New Video Series Highlights Critical Financial Practices for Water Utilities

A new series of educational videos produced by the Environmental Finance Center at UNC Chapel Hill, with support from the Water Research Foundation, offers an engaging, accessible, and easily shareable resource on financial management topics designed specifically for water utility governing boards. The Water₡lips Video Series describes challenges faced by water utilities across the country using eye catching visualizations and easy to understand explanations of concepts that can otherwise be daunting.

Arizona Water and Wastewater Rates and Rate Structures

The Environmental Finance Center and the Water Infrastructure Finance Authority of Arizona conducted a water and wastewater rates survey of over 400 utilities in the state of Arizona. We used this data to create a summary report, interactive Rates Dashboard, and other resources to assist utilities and their stakeholders in analyzing and benchmarking their current rates and financial condition.

Smart Management for Small Water Systems

Through the Smart Management for Small Water Systems project, the EFC works to improve the financial and managerial capabilities of the nation's smallest, most plentiful, and neediest public water systems - those serving fewer than 10,000 people.

Water & Wastewater Residential Rates Affordability Assessment Tool

The EFC’s new easy-to-use Excel tool guides a utility to assess the relative affordability of its water and wastewater rates on its residential customers using multiple metrics. Affordability is assessed for the average customer, low-income customers and a full range of households based on their various income levels. The tool also allows for a new rate structure to be entered to see how affordability compares from one rate structure to the next.

Measuring & Mitigating Water Revenue Variability: Understanding How Pricing Can Advance Conservation Without Undermining Utilities' Revenue Goals

As water utilities across North America undertake capital campaigns to finance the replacement and expansion of their systems, the need for confident revenue projections grows. Yet many water utilities are subject to factors that can affect revenue variability, including volatile weather patterns and a growing imperative to conserve scarce water resources.

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