Handbook of Project Finance for Water and Wastewater Systems provides an easy-to-read guide for gaining an understanding of the myriad options available for financing water and wastewater projects and how to evaluate which options are most appropriate.
This crucial reference delineates a basic system for comparing the actual costs of various programs. The book describes the seven major factors that can dramatically affect user charges. It then analyzes each funding alternative in terms of these common cost factors. No other book provides such an understandable framework for comparing project costs and their ultimate impact on ratepayer charges.
Handbook of Project Finance for Water and Wastewater Systems is an essential book for utility managers, consultants, engineers, regulators, environmental attorneys, and planners.
Table of Contents
Section I 1. Cash Available for Debt Service 2. Annual Debt Service Payments 3. Evaluating Annual Project Payments 4. Determination of a Discount Rate 5. Comparing Upfront and Annual Costs 6. The Annual Payment Method of Evaluating Project Financings 7. The Total Payment Method of Evaluating Project Financings Section II 8. Factors Which Inflate Project Cost 9. Term 10. Rates 11. Financing Costs 12. Delay 13. Imposed Costs 14. Eligibility 15. Coverage Ratios Section III 16. Public and Private Funding Programs 17. Municipal Bonds 18. Commercial Bank Loans 19. The Water and Waste Disposal Program of the Farmers Home Administration 20. The State Revolving Fund Program of the Environmental Protection Agency