What’s in Your Stormwater Funding Toolbox?

Federal water quality standards have resulted in an increasing emphasis on the way communities deal with stormwater. More and more every day, municipalities are faced with revenue requirements for stormwater that are becoming similar to water or wastewater utilities – administrative expenses, operation and maintenance expenses, debt service obligations, and contributions to reserves. Acquiring traditional … Read more

Risk Management Program Reminder

Since 1999, facilities such as water and wastewater treatment plants, propane storage facilities, chemical distributors, and others that store specific amounts of the chemicals listed in Title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations §68.190 have been required to maintain and follow a Risk Management Program documented in a Risk Management Plan (RMP). The original … Read more

Tax-Exempt Status of Municipal Bonds on Chopping Block in President’s 2014 Budget

State, county, and municipal leaders across the country are concerned about a portion of President Obama’s FY 2014 budget that would omit the tax-exempt status of municipal bonds. The exemption is blamed for causing the federal government to lose an estimated $30 billion in revenue in 2012. However, according to the “Protecting Bonds to Save … Read more