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Community Sustainability Tool

The EFC Community Sustainability Tool is a financial planning resource for water and wastewater utilities to use to learn about their community's capacity to financially support potential investment in water and/or wastewater utility infrastructure.  This Tool combines data from your community and program-generated data to provide forecasts that can be used to understand the financial viability of infrastructure investment.

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Who We Are

The costs of environmental services, programs and infrastructure continue to rise. At the same time, the individuals, communities and governments tasked with paying for environmental protection are experiencing significant financial burdens. The WSU Environmental Finance Center (EFC), housed within the Hugo Wall School of Public Affairs, is one of 10 Environmental Finance Centers located across the country that provide communities with professional training, technical assistance and applied research to bolster efforts to manage the costs of environmental protection for the public.

What We Do

Our projects leverage federal and state funds to provide three primary services: professional training, applied research and technical assistance. Learn more about our work in our 2020 Annual Report.

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