Rate-Setting and Financing
Setting Small Drinking Water System Rates for a Sustainable Future - STEP Guide Series (January 2006, 62 pages)
This guide provides information on the importance of recovering costs through user fees and developing a budget and financial plan. (EPA 816-R-05-006) It can be downloaded from the following site:
These water and sewer rate analysis programs were originally created for the Missouri Department of Natural Resources and they are now available by calling the National Drinking Water Clearinghouse at 1-800-624-8301 and requesting Product Number DWCDMG57, the Environmental Management Suite CD.
A Guidebook of Financial Tools: Paying for Environmental Systems (August 2008)
The guide examines a wide range of different tools that can help make environmental protection initiatives more sustainable . Produced by the Environmental Financial Advisory Board and the Environmental Finance Center Network, it is available in PDF format at: