EFCs and AWWA Partner on Numerous Webinars for Small System Issues

The Environmental Finance Center Network and its partner, American Water Works Association, are hosting a series of webinars to focus on small system issues.  Check below and register today for those events of interest for your state.

WEBINAR – Aging Infrastructure Part 1: What It Is and What to Do About It 

DATE:  November 13, 2014

TIME:   1:30pm – 2:30pm EST

REGISTER:  Click this link: Register Now

Why Attend

What is “aging infrastructure” and how do you know if it’s a problem?  Once you understand the nature of aging infrastructure, the next step is do decide what to do about it. This webinar is Part 1 of a two-part series on aging infrastructure. The first part will define aging infrastructure, help attendees identify it, and describe tools such as asset management to address infrastructure problems. Part 2 will focus on water loss caused by aging distribution piping.

 

WEBINAR – Aging Infrastructure Part 2: Impact on Water Loss 

DATE:  November 20, 2014

TIME:   1:30pm – 2:30pm EST

REGISTER:  Click this link: Register Now 

Why Attend

This webinar is Part 2 of a two-part series on aging infrastructure. This webinar will share with participants information on water loss caused by aging distribution piping. As pipes fall into the category of “aging infrastructure” they are more likely to experience leaks or more serious ruptures. We will investigate the costs and benefits of addressing water losses before they reach the point of catastrophic failure.

 

WEBINAR – Energy Management Planning for Small Water Systems and the NYSERDA Model 

DATE:  December 2, 2014

TIME:   2:00pm – 3:00pm EST

REGISTER:  Click this link:  Register Now

Why Attend

A good energy management plan can improve energy efficiency, manage energy consumption, control peak demand for energy, manage energy cost volatility, and improve energy reliability. The NYSERDA (New York State Energy Research & Development Authority) seven step model for energy management planning will be shared with operators and decision makers. The webinar will also include small water systems sharing their experiences with energy management planning.

 

WEBINAR – Customer Affordability Considerations in Water Rate Setting

DATE:  December 9, 2014

TIME:   1:00pm – 3:00pm EST

REGISTER:  Click this link:  Register Here

Why Attend

How can you best serve low income customers and still pay costs? This webinar will help operators and other staff involved in water rate setting to consider customer affordability. Often, the operator is challenged to make add revenue to maintain and improve the utility. But, faced with customer affordability, decision-makers hesitate to approve rate increases. This webinar will equip small system staff with some ways to assess customer affordability for their own customer base, and introduce approaches to help low incomes customers pay water bills.

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