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EFC Resources: Connecticut Water and Wastewater Rates Dashboard

Connecticut Water and Wastewater Rates Dashboard

Subject: Billing, Financial Data, Management, Rates
Program: Drinking Water and Wastewater
Tool type: Dashboard
Date: 02/17/2017
Version: 2017; v1.1
Tool: Click to run tool in browser ()

What is the Connecticut Water & Wastewater Rates Dashboard?

This interactive Rates Dashboard is designed to assist utility managers and local officials analyze residential water and sewer rates of Connecticut's utilities against multiple characteristics, including customer base socioeconomic conditions, system characteristics, and geography. The Environmental Finance Center and Tighe & Bond, Inc., conducted water and sewer rates surveys of nearly all public service providers in the state of Connecticut. The participating utilities account for approximately 88 percent of all local government and other ownership type utilities in the state, serving the vast majority of all customers served by public water systems.

View a video tutorial on how to use a 2010-version of a similar state dashboard.

The following measures for the selected utility are compared to key indicators or to the utilities within the selected comparison group:

  • Monthly bill comparison for water, sewer, or water and sewer combined bill for the selected consumption amount,
  • Monthly bill for as % Median Household Income for the community,
  • Conservation pricing signal, and
  • Ratio of operating revenues to operating expenses (when available).

You can compare the monthly bill charged for any consumption level from 0 gallons/month to 15,000 gallons/month, at 1,000 gallon intervals. You can also raise rates by up to 100% and observe the (hypothetical) effects on the utility's rates, revenues and rate affordability. The local area's basic cable monthly bill is added for comparison.

In addition, system financial health and customer demographic profiles are provided for utilities where data are available.

Project page: Connecticut Water and Wastewater Rates Survey and Dashboard

Project page: Utility Financial Sustainability and Rates Dashboards

Project page: Smart Management for Small Water Systems

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Additional information:

For more information, please contact Annalee Harkins at the Environmental Finance Center