Stormwater, Wetlands and Watersheds
Waste Management
Water and Wastewater

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Northeast Illinois Water and Wastewater Rates Dashboard

This interactive Rates Dashboard is designed to assist utility managers, finance directors, Board members, state and local officials, reporters, and customers in comparing their residential water and wastewater rates against multiple characteristics, including utility finances, system size, customer base demographics, and geography. Rates data for this dashboard are drawn from the 2013 water and wastewater rates survey IISG-15-007 conducted by the Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant Program for municipal utilities in the seven-county Chicago Metropolitan area (Cook, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry, and Will).

Ohio Water and Wastewater Rates Dashboard

This interactive rates dashboard is designed to assist Ohio utility managers, finance directors, Board members, local officials, reporters, and customers in comparing their residential water and wastewater rates against multiple characteristics, including utility finances, system size, customer base demographics, and geography.

Water Values Podcast

EFC Director Jeff Hughes joins The Water Values Podcast for an in-depth discussion about environmental finance. In this podcast, Jeff guides listeners from traditional ratemaking to several more creative approaches to implementing water rates. Jeff helps to unravel all of the complicated questions being discussed among utilities and consumers as new rate designs are being explored and introduced.

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.

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.

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