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Webinar | Using MHI Data for Water System Management

February 9, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm


Is your small rural water system infrastructure coming to the end of its useful life? Are those replacement dates approaching quickly? Maybe your system is out of compliance with the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA), or can’t meet peak daily water demand because of drought. Often small rural water systems find it difficult to set aside the appropriate reserve funds to pay for these costs and keep water rates affordable. Many systems depend on multiple state and federal funding sources in the form of grants, and zero- or low-interest loans to remedy these challenges. Don’t assume that your system will qualify for these state and federal funds without doing your research.

Funding agencies use the community’s median household income (MHI) to deter­mine the grant amount and/or loan funds they can provide the system, and what is an affordable service rate. This course will help you to determine if your system needs an income survey conducted, and how it can be a tremendous benefit to your community.

Participants will learn:

  • How to determine if your system could benefit from an income survey
  • Benefits analysis
  • How it could help you develop a stronger capital improvements plan
  • The MHI process, how and when to get start
  • Who conducts the survey, and who’s going to pay for it.


February 9, 2021
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Rural Community Assistance Corporation
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