Author Archives: JP Joly

PART 1: Raising Rates to Protect Vulnerable Rate Payers (say what?)

Using rate increases and cross-class subsidies can help you achieve your financial goals, without burdening low-income users. … Read More

Rate Reviews & Long-Term Financial Planning: Lessons from COVID-19

Here are some actions that cash- and staff-strapped utilities can take now to extend their financial runway and ensure viability for the future. … Read More

Impacts and Opportunities of COVID-19 for Water and Wastewater Utilities

Explore the important financial impacts and opportunities for water and wastewater utilities as a result of COVID-19, plus a free offer for financial impact modeling … Read More

How is a Water Rate Study Like a Dead Cow?

The Ford Motor Company revolutionize car manufacturing with the assembly line. The inspiration for this innovation came from an unlikely place … Read More

Unlock Grant & Loan Funding with Long-Term Financial Modeling

Long-Term Financial Modeling is the best way for water system managers to demonstrate prudent financial planning to secure infrastructure grants and loans … Read More

Billing Data: It May Not Be as Daunting as You Think

Whenever a municipality considers a water rate change, they’re faced with the daunting task of compiling and analyzing billing data. Here’s when it’s not actually necessary and when it is, how to collect it more easily … Read More