Alabama | Financial Management for Small Water Systems: Planning for the Next 5 Years and Beyond

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Date(s) - 02/25/2020
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Cullman Comfort Inn and Suites


You work hard to provide safe, quality drinking water to your customers at fair rates. But how are your finances? This workshop will provide you with the tools to improve the fiscal health of your utility without compromising service or deferring maintenance.

You will learn how to:
– Design appropriate rate structures
– Track and benchmark financial performance
– Plan for future capital costs
– Identify external funding sources (loans and grants)

Trainer:  Austin Thompson,  Project Director, Environmental Finance Center at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Stephen Lapp, Project Manager, Environmental Finance Center at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Contact: Allison Perch,

Who Should Attend:
• Managers, owners, and operators of small water systems serving less than 10,000 people, including local government systems and tribal systems, as well as all other types of water systems, such as: homeowners associations, mobile home parks, resorts/campgrounds, schools, prisons, and more
• Decision-makers for water utilities, including mayors, finance officers, utility managers, public works directors, city councilors, board members, tribal council members, and clerks
• Consultants and technical assistance providers serving water systems

CEHs: 4 CEHs will be awarded for attending this training, subject to ADEM approval.

Cost: Complimentary.  Meals will be the responsibility of the participant.

Introduction and Basics of Water Finance
National Statistics of Small Water Systems
Assessing Financial Condition 
Long Term System Planning
Revenues for Small Water Systems
Funding Programs
AL Water and Wastewater Funds 2019

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