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Table of Stormwater Utilities in Georgia - FY16-17
Georgia Environmental Finance Authority (GEFA), Environmental Finance Center (EFC)
Publication; Tables, 02/09/2017

Data table that lists details on stormwater utilities in Georgia. Data includes information on how the fees are collected, the collection rate, the last year that the fees were changed, as well as several other factors.

Georgia Water and Wastewater Funding Sources
Stacey Isaac Berahzer
Publication; Guidance Document, 11/07/2016

This table lists the public funding sources for water, wastewater and stormwater projects in the state of Georgia. The table is updated frequently, as contact information etc. for the program managers change. 

Annual Report of Water and Sewer Rates and Rate Structures in Georgia - July 2016
Georgia Environmental Finance Authority (GEFA), Environmental Finance Center (EFC)
Publication; Report, 09/21/2016

This annual report details the state of rates and rate structures from a statewide survey of drinking water and wastewater rates and rate structures of local government and not-for-profit utilities in the State of Georgia. This report answers frequently asked questions about what utilities are charging, their rate structure designs, billing practices, rate increases, affordability and cost recovery.

Tables of Water and Sewer Rates and Rate Structures in Georgia as of July 2016
Georgia Environmental Finance Authority (GEFA), Environmental Finance Center (EFC)
Publication; Tables, 09/19/2016

Data tables that list details on residential and non-residential water and wastewater rate structures and the computed monthly-equivalent bills at different consumption levels for hundreds of local government utilities in Georgia.

Tables of Water and Sewer Rates and Rate Structures in Alabama as of August 2016
Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM), Environmental Finance Center (EFC)
Publication; Tables, 08/09/2016

Data tables that list details on residential and non-residential water and wastewater rate structures and the computed monthly-equivalent bills at different consumption levels for hundreds of local government utilities in Alabama.

Annual Report of Water and Sewer Rates and Rate Structures in Alabama - August 2016
Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM), Environmental Finance Center (EFC)
Publication; Report, 08/09/2016

This annual report details the state of rates and rate structures from a statewide survey of drinking water and wastewater rates and rate structures of local government and other categories of utilities in the State of Alabama. This report answers frequently asked questions about what utilities are charging, their rate structure designs, billing practices, rate increases, affordability and cost recovery.

North Carolina Water, Wastewater and Stormwater Funding Sources
Stacey Isaac Berahzer
Publication; Guidance Document, 05/01/2016

List of public funding sources for water, wastewater and stormwater projects in the State of North Carolina.

Annual Report of Water and Wastewater Rates and Rate Structures in North Carolina - January 2016
Harmony Bouley, Griffen Rice, Cole Wilhelmi, Shadi Eskaf, Chris Nida (NC League of Municipalities)
Publication; Report, 03/31/2016

This report details the state of rates and rate structures from a statewide survey of drinking water, irrigation and wastewater rates and rate structures of 418 local government, not-for-profit and for-profit utilities. The NC water and wastewater rates survey was conducted by the North Carolina League of Municipalities and the Environmental Finance Center at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. This report answers frequently asked questions about what utilities are charging, their rate structure designs, billing practices, rate increases, affordability and cost recovery.

Tables of Water and Wastewater Rates and Rate Structures in North Carolina as of January 2016
North Carolina League of Municipalities (NCLM), Environmental Finance Center (EFC)
Publication; Tables, 03/30/2016

Data tables that list details on residential and non-residential water and wastewater rate structures and the computed monthly-equivalent bills at different consumption levels for hundreds of local government and non-governmental utilities in North Carolina.

A Better Understanding of Nonresidential Water Customers Through Analysis
Mary Tiger, Christine Boyle, Shadi Eskaf, Jeffrey Hughes, Renee Jutras
Publication; Journal Article, 01/01/2016

A Journal AWWA article describing how analyzing and tracking water use among non-residential customers, utilities can project fluctuations in water use over time and improve pricing schemes and business practices. Used examples from four North Carolina utilities.

Tables of Water and Sewer Rates and Rate Structures in Arizona as of April 2015
Water Infrastructure Finance Authority of Arizona (WIFA), Environmental Finance Center (EFC)
Publication; Tables, 08/11/2015

Data tables that list details on residential and non-residential water and wastewater rate structures and the computed monthly-equivalent bills at different consumption levels for hundreds of utilities in Arizona.

Water Connection Charges: A Tool for Encouraging Water-Efficient Growth
Amelia Nuding, Sharlene Leurig, Jeff Hughes
Publication; Report, 08/11/2015

One of the greatest challenges facing many U.S. communities today is supporting a growing population with limited water resources. Conservation is widely acknowledged as a critical part of the solution, but often utility conservation efforts are heavily focused on existing customers and ignore new customers at the crux of the challenge. This first-of-its-kind report focuses on the extent to which water connection charges are encouraging watersaving design in new construction and landscaping before ground is broken.

Annual Report of Water and Sewer Rates and Rate Structures in Georgia - July 2015
Georgia Environmental Finance Authority (GEFA), Environmental Finance Center (EFC)
Publication; Report, 08/07/2015

This annual report details the state of rates and rate structures from a statewide survey of drinking water and wastewater rates and rate structures of local government and not-for-profit utilities in the State of Georgia. This report answers frequently asked questions about what utilities are charging, their rate structure designs, billing practices, rate increases, affordability and cost recovery.

Identifying Revenue Sources for Land Conservation to Protect Drinking Water: A "Revenueshed" Analysis for the Catawba River Basin of North Carolina
Mary Tiger, Anna McGeehan, Jeff Hughes
Publication; Report, 04/01/2015

This report examines the potential for generating a cooperative, sustainable revenue stream among the local governments and public utilities in the North Carolina Catawba River Basin for the conservation of watershed lands and implementation of other watershed protection strategies. In this report, the EFC developed and applied the concept of a revenueshed, which is the area within which revenue is generated for watershed protection, in order to address these challenges.

Environmental Finance Center Annual Report 2014
Environmental Finance Center
Publication; Report, 03/19/2015

A summary of the Environmental Finance Center's projects and accomplishments in 2014.

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