Is Percent MHI the Best Way to Measure Affordability?

Written by: Daniel Irvin Daniel Irvin is an Environmental Finance Community Advisor at the Environmental Finance Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Most national analyses of affordability utilize a small sample of utilities or make generalized assumptions about expenditures. With more than 3,000 utilities in our pricing database, the Environmental Finance Center at the University of …

Using Utility-Level Data to Study the Affordability of Water Rates

Written by: Daniel Irvin Daniel Irvin is an Environmental Finance Community Advisor at the Environmental Finance Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill The affordability of water and wastewater rates is an issue attracting more attention than ever. In particular, “A Burgeoning Crisis? A Nationwide Assessment of the Geography of Water Affordability in United States”—a recent paper from …

Trends in EPA Violations in Water Systems

Written by: Daniel Irvin Daniel Irvin is the Environmental Finance Community Advisor at the Environmental Finance Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  Here at the Environmental Finance Center, we work with water systems across the country to help them improve their financial and managerial capacity. While there are many reasons why it is important for water …