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Alabama Water and Wastewater Rates and Rate Structures

The Environmental Finance Center and the Alabama Department of Environmental Management conducted a water and wastewater rates survey of over 450 utilities in the State of Alabama. We have created 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. The EFC is also offering a series of free webinars in August and September of 2014 that will cover the dashboard and other financial management topics and tools.

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.

Virginia Water and Wastewater Rates Dashboard

This Rates Dashboard allows water and wastewater utilities across the State of Virginia to compare and benchmark their rates, affordability, rates characteristics and financial practices. Data were provided by Draper Aden Associates in their Annual Virginia Water & Wastewater Rates Survey.

Water & Wastewater Residential Rates Affordability Assessment Tool

An easy-to-use Excel tool that calculates several metrics that assess the relative affordability of a utility's water & wastewater rates on its residential customers. 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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