Alabama | Rates and Finance Workshop for Small Water Systems

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Date(s) - 06/15/2016
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Harris Business Building - Faulkner University


This workshop helped ensure the financial stability of your water system while providing safe, quality drinking water at fair rates. Topics included all aspects of financial management and planning of a water system fund including rates and rate setting, controlling costs, planning for capital expenses, accessing external funding, tracking and benchmarking financial performance, and other Enterprise Fund issues that small water systems face.

Attendees learned how to:
1.  Assess and monitor financial performance
2.  Design appropriate rate structures and set fair rates that cover costs
3.  Plan to fund future capital costs
4.  Locate external funding sources (loans and grants)

This workshop was designed for local government drinking water system managers, clerks, treasurers, elected officials, and others who budget and/or set rates as well as staff at privately owned water systems who are responsible for finance and management.

Presentation Slides:
Introduction and Water Finance 101
Revenues for Small Water Systems
Capital Finance for Small Water Systems
Revenues for Small Water Systems


Trainer: Glenn Barnes, Senior Project Director  – The Environmental Finance Center at The University of North Carolina


Alabama/Mississippi Section of the American Water Works Association


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