Are Your Water Utility’s Finances Half Full or Half Empty? With Glenn Barnes

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Glenn Barnes of Water Finance Assistance provides a terrific overview of water finance issues. Glenn shares his knowledge and experience after working for over a decade in water finance and UNC’s Environmental Finance Center.

Also in our Bluefield on Tap segment, Erin Bonney Casey returns to discuss Bluefield Research’s latest research concerning water rates.

In this session, you’ll learn about:

  • Water finance basics
  • Common shortcomings by utilities in water finance
  • Affordability concerns and measuring affordability
  • Strategies to maximize bill payment
  • Financial planning metrics for water utilities
  • Rules of thumb for utility financial metrics
  • Economic development rates

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