Regionalization: Five Key Takeaways with Resources!

Written by Erin Riggs, Executive Director, EFC at University of North Carolina In the past few years, the EFC has been asked to evaluate the different financial impacts of regionalization, from simple shared services agreements to full-on consolidation. Additionally, we have been evaluating barriers to and opportunities for the creation of new and different governance models. We have identified some …

What to Include in a Successful Interlocal Water and Wastewater Agreement

Written by: Erin Riggs Co-authored by: Liz Harvell Across North Carolina, population shifts, flooding and drought, changes in industry and manufacturing, and the continuous move toward a reduction in overall water use has continued to create partnership opportunities for large and small water and wastewater systems alike. For large systems anticipating future growth, increased and more economically-savvy water supply may …

The Gray Area in Funding Affordability Programs

Why Water or Wastewater Utilities in Many States May Be Apprehensive to Fund Affordability Programs with Rate Revenue Written by: Erin Riggs Erin Riggs is a Legal Advisor for the Environmental Finance Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill One of the reports recently completed at the Environmental Finance Center at the University of North Carolina at …