Financial Survey & NACWA Index

Since 1981, NACWA has conducted a triennial financial survey of its membership to provide clean water agencies, government officials, and the public with important insight into the financing and management of public clean water utilities. A 28-page summary document highlighting the key findings and conclusions from the 2017 Financial Survey, along with a spreadsheet with all the Survey data, are now available below.  The full Survey report will be available in late August 2018.   

Like previous surveys, the 2017 Survey presents industry statistics and trend data on utility revenues, expenses, debt financing, capital needs, sewer service charges, residential and industrial rates and rate structures, staffing levels, and salaries.  In addition, the Survey expands on this baseline of data and presents information on the status of asset management programs, financial statement data, staff licensing requirements, and energy use and costs.

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2017 Financial Survey Summary

Opportunities and Challenges in Clean Water Utility Financing and Management

Also Available

2017 NACWA Financial Survey – Executive Highlights
(Released 2018, 28 pages, Free download, members may order additional free hardcopies)

2017 NACWA Financial Survey – Full Survey Report
(Released 2018, 371 pages + raw data appendices, Free member download, $350 non-member)

2014 NACWA Financial Survey Summary
(Released 2015, 36 pages, Free download)

2014 NACWA Financial Survey (Full Survey Report)
(Released 2015, 357 pages, Free member download)