Assessing Water System Revenue Risk: Considerations for Market Analysts

Thursday, August 1, 2013

The EFC and Ceres (link is external) partnered to produce a new report that investigates water system revenue risk and considerations for market analysts. Water utilities are on the brink of extraordinary investments to replace aging infrastructure. Yet this investment comes at a time when Americans' water use habits are changing, resulting in considerable uncertainty for water systems planning capital programs to replace or expand their assets. The report offers an analysis of revenue risk using actual utility data in three states that are experiencing changing water use patterns: Colorado, North Carolina, and Texas. As our analysis demonstrates, utilities with the same generic pricing structure can have widely variable exposure to revenue instability from changes in customer use.

Click here to view the report on the Ceres website. (link is external)

Project page: Defining a Resilient Business Model for Water Utilities