Reserve Funding Guidelines

The ability of a utility to fund and maintain adequate reserves to meet utility objectives is one indicator of financial condition. Utilities operate as an enterprise (i.e. a business), typically with a goal to be financially self-supporting without subsidization from non-utility revenues, such as a City’s general fund. For a given utility to be truly … Read more Reserve Funding Guidelines

Reserve Funding Data Gathered in the 2012 Utility Rate Survey

Reserve funding was included in the range of data collected as part of the 2012 Utility Rate Survey. Survey participants were asked to identify whether or not they routinely fund reserves through their water or wastewater utility, and if so, what they used as the reserve target(s). Figure 1 presents the percentage of survey respondents … Read more Reserve Funding Data Gathered in the 2012 Utility Rate Survey