It is important for a municipality’s financing plans and resulting rate and fee strategies to be current. There are many topics critical to a utility’s successful provision of real-time, on-demand, and perpetual service to its customers.

Rates must be set to achieve intergenerational equity, have well-defined and adopted fiscal policies, and meet the agency’s pricing policies. Above all, utility rates must be set within an overall public policy framework: Discussions are required which should lead to a very deliberate approach to the analysis.