JTAC Luncheon


Financial Metric for Utilities – AWWA Benchmarking Survey
Thursday, March 1, 2017

This JTAC luncheon will discuss the AWWA Benchmarking Survey of financial metrics for utilities. The financial related questions and metrics included in the benchmarking survey will be highlighted and discussed by Stephanie Passarelli, who is leading the AWWA survey. Following this discussion, Todd Cristiano and Andrew Rheem of Raftelis Financial Consultants will discuss financial and rate related metrics that are typically considered when completing studies for utilities, as well as highlight indicators that can be used to identify challenges before they become significant. Areas considered include affordability measures, liquidity, revenue stability, debt issuance related metrics, reserves, capital and capital funding. To illustrate trends and differences, trends and attributes using financial metrics will be reviewed for ammonized Colorado utilities generally serving between 50,000 and 150,000 residents.
This luncheon will be held at the Administration Building at the Metro Wastewater Reclamation District’s (MWRD’s) Robert W. Hite Treatment Facility. From I-25, exit at 58th Avenue and head east for 1 ¼ miles to the intersection with York Street. Turn left onto York Street to head north ¾ mile to the main entrance to the Hite Facility. From York Street turn right into the entrance and check-in at the gate. Proceed from there to the main entrance of the Administration Building. DON’T FORGET TO BRING IDENTIFICATION TO GAIN ACCESS TO THE CAMPUS AT THE SECURITY GATE.

JTAC Registration: Registration and payment for JTAC luncheons is handled on line at:  JTAC Luncheon Registration. Registration may be made for a single attendee or for multiple attendees in a party. It will still be necessary to check in at the luncheon. Lunches will be based on the head count per the registration site. Please do not attempt to show up without registering in advance. If you are unable to pay on line, please contact Steve Polson (720-286-5376, steve.polson@ch2m.com) to make arrangements for paying with check or cash.

The registration deadline for this event is Wednesday, February 28, at 10:00 AM MST. Please be aware that with the new registration procedure, late registrations will not be accepted as in the past. This will enable us to avoid having to purchase extra lunches to allow for potential late-comers. 

Check-in at the site is from 11:30 am to 12:00 pm. The presentation will begin shortly thereafter. Registration fees are $20 for AWWA or WEF members, $25 for nonmembers, and $15 for Students and Retired Members.