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Pricing California’s Water During the Drought: Can Rate Structures Provide an Incentive for Conservation?

Pricing California’s Water During the Drought: Can Rate Structures Provide an Incentive for Conservation?

February 20, 2019 at 8:00 am 0 comments

By Jeff Hughes, Shadi Eskaf & Liz Harvell The relationship between water pricing and water use is more nuanced than basic economic theory on supply and demand suggests. That’s what the Environmental Finance Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (EFC) found in a recent study on waterRead More

Examining Legal Considerations in Funding Customer Assistance Programs

Examining Legal Considerations in Funding Customer Assistance Programs

June 20, 2018 at 9:00 am 0 comments

By Alyse Greenberg As water utilities work to upgrade aging infrastructure, address changes in water supply and demand, and meet regulatory requirements, many of the increased costs are passed through to customers. Increased rates mean that more utility customers may face difficulties in paying their bills. This can lead to increasedRead More

Small Water Systems Face Big Financial Challenges

Small Water Systems Face Big Financial Challenges

October 25, 2017 at 7:00 am 0 comments

By Liz Harvell Of the more than 151,000 public water systems in the United States, 97 percent — 146,767 — are considered small water systems under the Safe Drinking Water Act, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Despite the high number of public water systems that are consideredRead More