Category: Management & Finance

Rural Water Rate Study Puts Town on Path of Stability

NORWOOD, N.C. – The Town of Norwood, N. C. was faced with the costs of servicing the new debts required to upgrade their water and wastewater system, but a rate study by the North Carolina Rural Water Association put the community on track to sustainability. “The town had recently taken on additional debt because of… Read more »

Utility Turns to California Rural Water to Inform New Board and Manager

GREENVILLE, Calf. –  When the Indian Valley Community Services District found itself with a brand new five-member board and a new general manager, the small water and wastewater utility turned to the California Rural Water Association for assistance. “None of the new board members had previously served on a water utility board,” explained Angela Wendele,… Read more »

Iowa Rural Water Saves Community $75,000 in Wastewater Upgrade

NEWTON, Iowa – When the City of Panama, Iowa needed to upgrade its wastewater treatment system to comply with stricter Ammonia, Nitrogen and E-Coli disinfection standards, the community of 250 found itself staring at huge upgrade costs and –ongoing maintenance problems. Assistance from the Iowa Rural Water Association helped save the city over $75,000, choose… Read more »

Rural Water assists Mount Zion with water loss, finances

Mount Zion, W. Va. – Mount Zion had every chance to fail. The small West Virginia community was losing water to an improperly-installed distribution system, buried under old debt, and under investigation by the Public Service Commission. Instead of failing, though, Mount Zion is progressing toward financial stability and utility sustainability with assistance from the… Read more »