Event Calendar

Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Webinar: How to Reduce Lock Offs

Start Date: 5/21/2024 10:00 AM PDT
End Date: 5/21/2024 11:00 AM PDT

Venue Name: Virtual - Zoom

WA  United States 

Organization Name: Washington Association of Sewer & Water Districts

Email: staff@waswd.org
Phone: (206) 246-1299

How to Reduce Lock Offs

Rising costs of providing utility service can be especially burdensome for lower income customers. While shut offs have been an important tool for water utilities to ensure collection of delinquent water bills, this webinar will provide information about approaches to avoiding shut offs while improving collections from customers struggling to pay their bills.

Participants will learn about the new Water Affordability Business Case  Tool, which helps users evaluate how a low-income discount program can improve a utility’s financial stability.”

Presenters include Ahmed Rachid (AR) El-Khattabi, Interim Executive Director of the Environmental Finance Center at University of North Carolina (UNC EFC), and Larry Levine, Environmental Health attorney from the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC).