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How much does connecting to a water and wastewater system cost?

April 28, 2015

It varies and it depends. Need more details? It may cost as little as a few hundred dollars to connect to a rural water system in some areas of the state or $10,000 or more in other areas such as the coast or fast growing urban centers that are facing high infrastructure costs to add capacity. If $1 … Read more

Encouraging Property Improvements with Stormwater Fee Credit Programs

October 28, 2014

Greentown, USA wants to join some of its large older city peers such as Washington and Philadelphia that are rebranding themselves as Green Environmental Cities. Greentown wants to become the greenest small town in the country and would like to encourage property owners across their town to plant mo … Read more

Budget Time and Water Finance

July 23, 2013

Much of the year, the focus on water finance seems to be oriented to how much needs to be spent on water and wastewater systems. The numbers are daunting and the national and local media are rife with reports of what it is going to take to improve our water and wastewater systems. One of my colleagu … Read more

Changing Face of Water Quality Finance?

August 23, 2011

Jeff Hughes is a Director of the School of Government’s Environmental Finance Center and a School of Government Faculty Member Jake Wicker, a long time faculty member at the School of Government, used to like to say that Governments don’t pay for anything and that it’s the people who pay – Governmen … Read more

Improving rural infrastructure

March 3, 2010

Lisa Stifler is a Research Associate with the Community & Economic Development Program. Historically, rural communities throughout the country and this state have lagged behind urban areas when it comes to rural infrastructure, whether power, paved roads, water and sewer, phone lines, mobile pho … Read more

Thinking about Water and Sewer Impact Fees and Affordable Housing

January 26, 2010

Jeff Hughes is the Director of the School of Government’s Environmental Finance Center and a School of Government Faculty Member A newly created local chapter of the affordable housing organization Habitat for Humanity begins planning the construction of their first group of homes in a fast growing … Read more