Water and Wastes Digest, one of the leading publications in the water and wastewater industry, recently published an article written by StepWise’s Jason Mumm. The article, entitled Fair Water Pricing discusses how the relatively low price of water and sewer services in America is a false indicator of its cost, and how those same low [...]
Prichard, Alabama is home to about 23,000 people. Located in Mobile County, AL the town saw its heyday in the 1960′s when the population pushed 50,000. Since then though, the town has seen more and more people leave and the ones who are left don’t make much money, but do pay relatively high water rates. [...]
A new report issued by the Johnson Foundation called Financing Sustainable Water Infrastructure concludes that the financial health of our water systems is directly linked to their long-term sustainability.
Frequent readers of our blog will know that we often discuss the gap that exists between the need for capital investment in the water/wastewater sector, and the availability of both the necessary capital as well as the ability to repay debt. Indeed, our most recent blog post, Water Rate Affordability (Dec. 26, 2011), presents a [...]
A common complaint from water and sewer utility customers – in fact one of if not THE top complaint – is that the rates are just too high. StepWise created a Google RSS feed (shown on our home page) that attests to these complaints on a daily basis. On an average day, we see at [...]