Walden can help with the business side of water and wastewater utilities. We are staffed with engineers and other professionals who can work effectively with your attorneys, rate consultants, municipal advisors or other lending representatives to accomplish your transactional, funding and/or financial goals.
Walden engineers have years of experience determining the value of drinking water, sanitary sewer or stormwater utility systems. This can include portions of systems such as neighborhood distribution networks, treatment systems or entire utility-wide assets. Accurate valuations of utility systems can encourage fair market transactions or be used to best establish financing conditions.
Utility Rate Studies
Are your current utility rates sufficient to maintain a healthy and safe operation? Do you have enough free cash to satisfy your current debt service but still make infrastructure investments? Are you relying too much on tax payers to subsidize your utility? Walden’ professionals can work with your financial staff, advisors and consultants to most accurately identify the financial health, funding gaps and solutions to your utility rate concerns.
Walden’s Grant Writing team has helped dozens of municipalities pursue and win funding for a variety of essential projects. We actively monitor Federal and State grant programs to identify funding opportunities with reasonable chances of success to help cash-strapped municipalities move forward with projects that benefit their operations and communities.
Bond Financing Assistance
Walden engineers and environmental scientists can assist your financial advisors and bond counselors with technical, regulatory or compliance related tasks to make sure your funding programs go smoothly.
Walden engineers and professionals have brought together public agencies and private funding to create beneficial relationships and projects. As lending, grant and other funding sources become more scarce, utilizing private-sector resources can help municipalities, utility agencies or other public sector organizations stretch tax dollars and rate payer dollars.
Walden engineers and professionals have brought together public agencies and outside investors to create beneficial relationships and projects. As lending, grant and other funding sources become more expensive and harder to find, utilizing private-sector resources can help municipalities, utility agencies or other public sector organizations stretch existing resources.
Capital Improvement Plans
Can’t build it all in one year? Walden engineers can work with your regulatory concerns, stakeholder wishes, funding limitations to craft timely and cost-effective multi-year plans for your capital improvements. Plan your work; work your plan.
Remaining Capacity Studies
How much can your community grow? Often, this is related to how much capacity you have left in your drinking water or wastewater facilities. Walden has the experience and expertise to sort through your operations, reporting data, permitting and your pipeline of future projects to determine how much remaining capacity a facility has left before improvements, expansion or other costly work is necessary. By utilizing what you already have without overcommitting the capacity you have in place, you can best optimize the investments your community or facility has made.