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  Covers rate analysis and related rate setting issues. It is aimed, primarily, at decision-makers and staff of small to medium-sized utilities.
  This companion to How to Get Great Rates covers issues rate setters should know and do before, in preparation of and after rate analysis
  Advice to utility management and decision-makers in how to solicit effectively and choose the right utility rate analyst
  A summary treatment of what it takes to set proper rates. This guide shows ratepayers what they should expect from their utility.
  Excel spreadsheet for equipment repair and replacement (R&R) scheduling and annuity calculation. Enter data and this spreadsheet will calculate the annual annuity needed to pay for it.
  Excel spreadsheet, enter capital improvement needs, schedule and funding anticipated over the next 10 years and it will calculate the annual cost of to fund cash-paid improvements and debt service.
  Instructions for preparing the request for proposals and qualifications for rate analysis services, which follows
  A RFPQ template, in Microsoft Word format, to use in getting rate analysis services
  Lists most of the data we need to do your rate analysis. To do a comprehensive analysis, you or anyone else would need to gather and use this same basic data set.
  A sample file, in Excel format, for gathering customer usage data
  Our complete listing of last 5-year’s clients and other qualifications

Sample Comprehensive Rate Analysis Packages (see references for contact information)
  Sewer rate analysis for a small town on Table Rock Lake, 1,435 connections. Includes proposal, supplemental report and original report.
  Water, sewer, sanitation and landfill rate analyses for a larger town, 2,427 connections and customers
  Water and sewer rate analyses, 1,969 connections. Includes proposal.
  Water rate analysis for a small mountain town, 900 connections. Includes supplemental report.
  Water rate analysis for a medium water district, 2,922 connections.
  Water rate analysis for a small water company switching from flat rates to metered rates, 732 connections
  Water and sewer rate analyses for a small city, 1,100 connections. Includes proposal.
  Water rate analysis for a small residential and retirement mountain town, 1,017 connections. Includes proposal.
  Water and sewer rate analyses for a county-wide water and sewer district, 2,500 connections total. This district has rapid growth, and numerous systems and rate zones. Seven analyses were done as a coordinated package. This is the report for one.
  Electric rate analysis for a larger travel destination city, 4,115 connections

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  Water and sewer rate analyses for a large university city, 15,596 connections. Stormwater rate analysis done separately.
  Water, sewer and trash rate analyses for a small rural town, 1,156 connections and customers
  Water and sewer rate analyses for a large water and sewer association along the Rio Grande, 5,261 connections
  Water rate analyis for a small water district that also serves two large State prisons by contract, 1,259 connections
  Water and sewer rate analyses for a large industrial and university city, 8,468 connections. Trash rate analysis done separately.
  Water rate analysis for a large city with a State university, 6,844 connections
  Sewer rate analysis for a small village, 261 connections
  Trash rate analysis for a small town, 2,734 customers
 

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