Podcast Round-Up: 12 Episodes on Drinking Water Finance and Management

Written by: Glenn Barnes Glenn Barnes is the Associate Director at the Environmental Finance Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill My colleague Stacey Isaac Berahzer, a senior project director here at the Environmental Finance Center, made her podcast debut this week on The Water Values Podcast, a series specifically focused on drinking water finance and management.  The Water Values is …

Key Financial Benchmarks for Water Systems: Conservation Signal

Written by: Glenn Barnes Glenn Barnes is a Senior Project Director with the Environmental Finance Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  At our workshops and through our discussions with water systems during technical assistance work, many water systems, in particular small systems, ask what seems like a simple question: “Are our rates right?” I suspect our initial answer …

Key Financial Indicators for Water and Wastewater Systems: Current Ratio

Written by: Glenn Barnes Glenn Barnes is a Senior Project Director with the Environmental Finance Center at the University of North Carolina.  In previous posts, we outlined how to use the financial statements of a water or wastewater system to calculate the key financial indicators of operating ratio (a measure of self-sufficiency), debt service coverage ratio(a measure of a system’s ability to pay …

Key Financial Indicators for Water and Wastewater Systems: Days of Cash on Hand

Written by: Glenn Barnes Glenn Barnes is a Senior Project Director with the Environmental Finance Center at the University of North Carolina.  In previous posts, we outlined how to use the financial statements of a water or wastewater system to calculate the key financial indicators of operating ratio (a measure of self-sufficiency) and debt service coverage ratio (a measure of a system’s ability …