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Water Utility Rate Assessment Workshop

November 17, 2016

Water Utility Rate Assessment Workshop

On Wednesday, December 7, from 12:30 to 4:30 pm, the Metropolitan Council Water Supply Planning Group and CDM Smith Consultants will be hosting a Water Utility Rate Assessment Workshop at the Shoreview Community Center. Ann Casey, a water rate expert with CDM Smith, currently conducting an analysis of water rates and rate structures in the metro area, will be the primary presenter. Jodi Polzin (CDM Smith) and Brian Davis will facilitate the event.

Workshop Summary
Water conservation, as well as environmental and regulatory influences, are growing issues that can influence the design and effectiveness of rates and rate structures. At the same time utility managers face decreasing revenues in an era of increasing efficiency in plumbing fixtures, while costs continue to increase. This workshop will provide information on what to consider as you evaluate rates and rate structures that can deliver the necessary revenue for utility operations while at the same time encouraging water conservation.

Presenter
Ann Casey, Principal, Senior Management Consultant, CDM Smith

Ms. Casey has 23 years of experience working with management, administrative, and financial aspects of utilities and municipalities, including water, wastewater, electric and gas utilities. Her comprehensive experience includes business process review, performance management development, financial planning, asset management, due diligence, feasibility studies, policy studies, capital improvement financing projects, rate studies, bond feasibility studies, and operation and staffing studies.  Ann received her BSBA in Finance from Loyola University and her MBA in Finance from Rockhurst University.

Who should attend?
Water utility managers, financial staff, public works engineers, planners and all who are interested in learning how to establish water utility rates that encourage conservaion while preserving revenue.

Registration Information
There is no cost to register, but space is limited. PDH credits available for attendees. Contact Brian Davis to reserve your seat. Brian.Davis@metc.state.mn.us or 651.602.1519.

Time and place
Wednesday, December 7, 2016
12:30 to 4:30 pm

Registration begins at 12:15 pm

Shoreview Community Center, 4580 Victoria Street N., Shoreview, MN  55126

Refreshments provided.

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