Revenue from water rates is typically the principal source of income available to the utility to maintain operations. There are three primary types of revenue common to most utilities; rate or user charge, miscellaneous operating fees and non-operating revenue. The specialists at Nussbaumer understand the delicate art of water pricing, helping utilities balance competing priorities such as affordability and system sustainability.

Development of a Utility Rate Plan will become a critical element in the utilities’ Financial Plan, and should include:

  • Analysis of the customer base
  • Consumption patterns
  • Cost of service analysis