How Conduit Financing Can Make Upgrades Affordable

A new financing program helps an Ohio utility accomplish I&I goals.

How Conduit Financing Can Make Upgrades Affordable

Avon Lake (Ohio) Regional Water’s water reclamation facility provides the community’s need for safe wastewater treatment. It has a capacity of 6.5 mgd and can accept flows as high as 12.5 mgd during wet-weather periods.

The last thing those of us in the utility world want to hear about is someone’s basement backing up with wastewater due to a sewer overflow. Unfortunately, the reality is that many utilities have delayed reinvestment into their systems, and compounded with changing weather patterns and more severe storms, basement backups and sewer overflows still occur.

To address sewer overflows, utilities want to find the projects with the best return on investment. However, many...

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