Webinar on Setting Water Rates Using a Complimentary Excel-based Model

On August 11, 2015, from 2:30–3:30PM EDT the Environmental Finance Center Network (EFCN) will be offering a webinar designed to answer the question:  What should a water system’s water rates be to cover all of your expenses in the next few years?  This webinar will answer the question by demonstrating the Water and Wastewater Rates Analysis Model, a complimentary basic Excel-based tool developed for small water systems by the Environmental Finance Center at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

Users input data on their water system’s expenses, rate structures, number of customers and customer water use. The model then projects revenues, expenses and fund balances for the next few years, giving the user the option to adjust rates as necessary to generate the revenues needed to meet financial obligations.  The model helps water systems determine whether they need to adjust rates, and by how much, in order to achieve financial sufficiency. The model can be used by water systems that set volumetric charges for water as well as systems that only charge flat monthly fees.

This webinar is designed for water systems serving 10,000 or fewer people, especially targeting local government systems facing financial challenges. Owners of privately owned systems, consultants and technical assistance providers serving small water systems are also invited to participate.  The webinar is complimentary and prospective participants may register through the following link and scrolling down to “Upcoming Trainings”: http://efcnetwork.org/