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About Capacity Development Program - Financial


Financial capacity is a water system’s ability to acquire and manage sufficient financial resources to allow the system to achieve and maintain compliance with SDWA requirements.

Credit Worthiness
  • Financial health of the system.
  • Accessibility of capital through public or private sources.

Revenue Sufficiency
  • Revenues should cover costs of maintaining entire system, including debt payments and the ability to maintain reserves.
  • Water rates should cover the full cost of running the system.

Fiscal Management & Controls
  • Adequately maintained books and records.
  • Appropriate methods used for budgeting, accounting and financial planning.
  • Effective management of revenues.