Just a Reminder – Register Today

Start off your June with a trip down the money trail…AWWA and EFCN are partnering to bring you two web training events that look at funding options for your project and ways to save money on your system’s electric bill.  If you have not already done so, there is still time to register!

Navigating Funding Options for Water Infrastructure

DATE:              June 1, 2016

TIME:               2:00-3:00PM (eastern)

REGISTER:      https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1321411040660263426

Many small drinking water systems across the country need to access financing in order to rehabilitate or expand their water infrastructure. There are a several programs established at the federal or state level to finance such projects. However, it can be difficult for a smaller community to wade through these options in order to determine which program(s) may be a good fit for the community’s needs. This webinar will introduce some of the more common financing programs. It will include a demonstration of where to access information on these programs online. There will also be a demonstration of two recent steps at the US Department of Agriculture’s Rural Development program to streamline the application process for drinking water systems. These include the common template for the Preliminary Engineering Reports, as well as the new RDApply online application process.

Where Am I Starting From? Understanding Your Electric Bill + the new Energy Usage Baseline Tool

DATE:              June 8, 2016

TIME:               2:00-3:00PM (eastern)

REGISTER:      https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/73010144085636098

For many water systems, the electric (or energy) bill is one of the largest operating expenses regularly incurred by the water system. It is also one of the most controllable operating expenses a water system will have. In order to begin to save money from energy conservation measures, it is first necessary to know where you are starting from. This webinar will help you to learn how to understand your electric bill(s) and their various components; how to compare different electricity rate schedules (if available from your electricity provider) as a means of looking for a more cost-saving, advantageous rate schedule (similar to shopping for the best cell phone plan you can find); and how to use the Environmental Finance Center’s new Energy Usage Baseline tool, an Excel-based tool to help you establish the baseline of electricity usage for your water system, and track the effectiveness of energy conservation measures across time that you adopt.Webinar questions? Contact Khris Dodson at kdodson@syracusecoe.org.

Small System training questions?  Contact Kami Johle Butt at kbutt@awwa.org.

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