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Financing for the future: How water utilities can tackle capital costs

By Kaitlyn McClain The Columbia Water Center, a water management think-tank at Columbia University in New York, recently released a white paper that analyzed factors influencing water utility operating expenses, debt, rate-setting and financial stability. One of the key findings … Continue reading

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Making sure the price is right: Addressing aging infrastructure through full-cost water pricing

By Kaitlyn McClain The Village of Westmont, Ill., like many communities that use Lake Michigan as a source of drinking water, is not located on the lake. Westmont’s water is purchased by and delivered through the DuPage Water Commission. The … Continue reading

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How can water utilities save water and save money?

By Rachel Carnahan This is the question of the hour in water conservation. Less water used means less water sold and often means less revenue collected; less revenue collected can mean less money for the operation and maintenance of the … Continue reading

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Financing Sustainable Water Infrastructure

By Abby Crisostomo In July and August 2011, the Johnson Foundation, along with American Rivers and Ceres, convened a series of meetings of experts from utilities, nonprofits, consulting groups, investment banks, research organizations, professional associations, unions, and foundations, to attempt … Continue reading

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