COVID-19 Conditions’ Financial Effects on 49 Small Water Systems in North Carolina

Written by Shadi Eskaf, Research Director, EFC at UNC Three months after the COVID-19 pandemic suddenly changed how Americans live and work, the financial implications for water systems are becoming apparent. Back in March, we forecasted some of these effects, but we couldn’t measure those changes at that time. As time passes, water systems are able to take stock on …

Financial Implications of COVID-19 for Water and Wastewater Utilities

Written by: Shadi Eskaf, Research Director, EFC at UNC Water and wastewater utilities are adapting to the rapidly changing conditions imposed across the country and the world by the COVID-19 pandemic. With stay-at-home orders, closures of schools, restaurants, and other businesses, and major disruptions to the workforce and operations, utilities are changing practices and procedures every day to continue to …

Why Being Small is Hard- Big Challenges for Small Water Systems

Access to clean, safe water does not come easy. We may have mental images of some parts of the world where people spend their whole day traveling to and from water sources and preparing water so that it is safe to consume. But in the United States, we’ve come to expect clean and safe water at the turn of a …

Three Strategies for Water Utilities with Aging Infrastructure

Written by: Allison Perch Allison Perch is a Program Coordinator at the Environmental Finance Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  Last month, as part of our Smart Management for Small Water Systems project, I traveled with Glenn Barnes, Senior Project Director at the Environmental Finance Center at UNC Chapel Hill, to visit a small water system that …

Smart Management for Small Water Systems Program Newsletter | Fall 2015

View Full Issue The Environmental Finance Center Network has published the third issue in a series of quarterly newsletters. The Fall 2015 Program Newsletter announces our new and improved EFCN website, highlights Technical Assistance and eLearning Courses for Small Water Systems, and shares our latest blog post.