Formulate Great Rates: A Webcast on Setting Rates in Small-Community Utilities (Part 1)

April 6, 2012 |

A recorded webcast that is a companion to RCAP’s Formulate Great Rates: The Guide to Conducting a Rate Study for a Water System. The printed guide, the main piece in the family of resources on setting rates in small-community water…

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Checking Your System – for Free

March 20, 2012 |

Wouldn’t it be great if you could get a full assessment of your water system, training for your employees and financial advice to help you prepare for the future? Wouldn’t it be even better if you could get it for…

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Budget How-Tos

March 20, 2012 |

Tick, tock, tick, tock. The time is approaching to have those debits and credits in order, to know what will need repairs next year, what will need replacing and how you’re going to pay for all of it. It’s budget…

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Five Things You can do to Save on Energy in your Utility

March 19, 2012 |

by Scott A. Strahley, P.E., C.E.A. How can a drinking water or wastewater system in a rural community become more energy-efficient and, at the same time, reduce its operating budget? There are a few quick answers and easy targets in…

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How does the Federal Budget Impact Rural Utilities?

March 14, 2012 |

How does the federal budget impact rural utilities? The level of federal funding available for water and wastewater infrastructure may vary significantly from year to year and can have a dramatic impact your community’s ability to secure funds for a…

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Based on a True Story

March 9, 2012 |

Water and wastewater systems have it tough nowadays. With an aging infrastructure and an ailing economy, it’s not easy to keep a system in compliance or make costly improvements or expansions. Sometimes, a system needs a little help, or just…

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ARRA Reporting: Getting it Straight

March 7, 2012 |

As budget time arrives, some water systems find they have additional budget reporting to do this year. Some systems received funding through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, or ARRA, better known as the Stimulus. Those systems must report on…

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Building a Better Budget

March 7, 2012 |

Economic turbulence, new regulations, higher costs, Stimulus funding…it all makes for a heck of a budget nightmare. What will next year hold? Will you come out ahead, or will you need some help making it through? In this edition of…

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Formulate Great Rates Guidebook

March 7, 2012 |

Formulate Great Rates is RCAP's guidebook to conducting a rate study for a small water or wastewater system.  The purpose of this guide is to help utilities analyze the sufficiency of their current rates and to adjust those rates where…

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Capital ideas

February 14, 2012 |

In the midst of the budgetary process, perhaps the biggest question is what to do about capital improvements – those big projects that are needed to repair or improve the system but are costly and can take a long time…

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