Gastonia, NC February 13, 2020
9:30 a.m. — 4:30 p.m.
Gastonia Conference Center
145 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Gastonia, NC 28052
Issues of water affordability affect communities throughout the entire nation. Utilities are modernizing outdated infrastructure, consolidating regional resources to achieve economy of scale and looking towards future growth in the region to ensure that we are not just sustainable for the present, but for the future as well. We addressed this issue at our annual Water for All Summit.
Three things don’t follow jurisdictional lines; money, people, and water. Yet so many of our water infrastructure plans are confined by city and county boundaries. A look at how our region is crossing boundaries to plan for safe and sustainable water future for residents.
What happens when water quality issues, changing regulations, and loss of industry impact the bottom line? A look at how utilities handled planned and unplanned infrastructure investments.
There are many factors that can shape how rates are structured. See different approaches to the water and wastewater rate setting.
9:00 a.m.Breakfast, Registration, Networking
10:30 a.m.Topic I - Panel Discussion Thinking Bigger: a Regional Approach to Water Management
4:00 p.m.Closing Remarks
4:30 p.m.Networking Reception