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

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Date(s) - 05/09/2018
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Arkansas State University, Reng Student Union- St. Francis River Room


CEUs: This workshop has been approved for 6.0 (Six) Direct Training Hours by the Arkansas Water Operator Licensing Program.

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:
1.  Control Costs
2.  Design appropriate rate structures
3.  Track and benchmark financial performance
4. Plan for future capital costs
5.  Identify external funding sources (loans and grants)

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

Contact: Allison Perch,

Who Should Attend:
This workshop is designed for water systems serving 10,000 or fewer people (though systems of any size may attend), especially targeting local government systems facing financial challenges. Local government drinking water system managers, clerks, treasurers, elected officials, and others who budget and/or set rates are encouraged to attend. Owners of privately owned systems, consultants and technical assistance providers serving water systems are also invited to attend.

Workshop Partners:

Introduction and Water Finance 101
Assessing Financial Condition
Capital Finance
Resources Packet

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