Training Events & Webinars

​Upcoming Training Events & Webinars

Rates Design & Pricing – January 20, 2021 – webinar (no cost to attend)

Rates are the primary way that most drinking water utilities generate revenue. Once water utilities have calculated their financial needs for this year and beyond, they are faced with a number of policy decisions on how best to structure rates to meet that financial need. This webinar will use real life examples from water utilities to describe these policy decisions. How can we translate our financial needs into prices? How should costs be divided between the base charge and the usage charge? Should residential customers be charged differently from commercial customers? The webinar will also discuss how to communicate necessary rate changes to the public. Presenter: Glenn Barnes. For more details or to register, visit http://ctt.nonprofitsoapbox.com/2021gleic-rates-0120.

 

 

Having Enough Money for Today & Tomorrow – February 17, 2021 – webinar (no cost to attend)

What are all of the costs of running a drinking water utility? This webinar will help water systems recognize the costs related to operations and capital needs, including costs that systems often overlook. The webinar will also identify which costs are tied to water production and will describe how costs change over time. The objective of the webinar is for water systems to be able to calculate their financial needs for the next five years. The webinar will also summarize the state and federal loan and grant programs that are available to drinking water utilities. Presenter: Glenn Barnes. For more details or to register, visit http://ctt.nonprofitsoapbox.com/2021gleic-money-0217.

 

Rates Design & Pricing – March 17, 2021 – webinar (no cost to attend)

Rates are the primary way that most drinking water utilities generate revenue. Once water utilities have calculated their financial needs for this year and beyond, they are faced with a number of policy decisions on how best to structure rates to meet that financial need. This webinar will use real life examples from water utilities to describe these policy decisions. How can we translate our financial needs into prices? How should costs be divided between the base charge and the usage charge? Should residential customers be charged differently from commercial customers? The webinar will also discuss how to communicate necessary rate changes to the public. Presenter: Glenn Barnes. For more details or to register, visit http://ctt.nonprofitsoapbox.com/2021gleic-rates-0317.

 

POSTPONED: Setting the Right Rates for Your System Workshop – No new date April 23, 2020, 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. – Rockford, Illinois

This intermediate-level workshop will ensure the financial stability of your water system while providing safe, quality drinking water at fair rates. The workshop will focus on how systems can select rate-setting objectives and match those with appropriate rate structures. This workshop is appropriate for any community water system that charges customers for water consumption. It is designed for drinking water system managers, clerks, treasurers, board members, and others who budget and/or set rates. Attendees will learn how to 1) develop rate-setting objectives, 2) determine the cost of providing water service, 3) anticipate changes in revenues year to year by changes in demand, 4) measure the affordability of rates for all of your customers, and 5) create rate structures that promote water conservation or promote water use. Instructor: Shadi Eskaf, Research Director, The Environmental Finance Center at The University of North Carolina. No cost to attend. For more details or to register, visit https://efcnetwork.org/events/illinois-setting-the-right-rates-for-your-....

 

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Registering for a Training Event

Please note that GLEIC event registration is handled by the Center for Technology & Training at Michigan Technological University; you will be forwarded to their event registration page when clicking on more information or registration links. If you have a question about your registration, you can contact the GLEIC at gleic-support@mtu.edu or (906) 487-2102 or you can contact the Center for Technology & Training at ctt@mtu.edu or (906) 487-2102.

 

Continuing Education Policy

​Please refer to the GLEIC Continuing Education Policy for information on using GLEIC training sessions for professional engineering license continuing education requirements.

 

Past Training Events & Webinars