EPAs New Water Infrastructure and Resiliency Finance Center 2020

EPAs New Water Infrastructure and Resiliency Finance Center 2020

Financial Technical Assistance and Tools for Water Infrastructure

The Water Infrastructure and Resiliency Finance Center works with on-the-ground partners to provide financial technical assistance to communities. The Center provides:

The Center does not fund water infrastructure capital or predevelopment projects.

The Center provides technical assistance on:

Financial Tools

Water and wastewater infrastructure is a crucial yet expensive investment. Effective management requires financing and pricing strategies that cover the cost of providing services, while managing debt and ensuring that services remain affordable. EPA resources include:

Water Utility COVID-19 Financial Impact Tool

Water Utility COVID-19 Financial Impact Tool can help drinking water, wastewater, and stormwater (“water”) utilities assess the financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the utility’s cashflow.

This tool leads water utilities through questions that can determine how their revenues, expenses, and cashflow have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The spreadsheet automatically calculates the changes for a utility’s revenues and expenses by looking at current 2020 monthly financials versus the average monthly financials of the utility’s 2019 audited financial statement. Water utilities can use the tool each month to keep a running total of their cashflow.

Use of the spreadsheet is voluntary and its results are provided for your information only. EPA is not collecting either the data entered by utilities nor the results. EPA is planning to send a separate survey to randomly selected utilities at another time.

The tool contains the following questions:

Revenue Questions:

Expense Questions:

Cash Flow Questions: