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Under Water: Utility Debt of Municipalities


Key Takeaway Stats: - New York City is at the top of the ten largest water and sewer municipal government enterprises based on the total amount of long and short term debt outstanding at $30.9 billion at the close of its FY 2015. In second place, the Houston Combined Utility System showed outstanding debt of $6.7 billion. - The median end of year debt outstanding for 1398 water and sewer utilities tracked by Merritt Research Services was only $42.1 million.

  • Key Takeaway Stats of Water & Sewer Governmental Enterprises by Debt Outstanding:
    • New York City is at the top of the ten largest water and sewer municipal government enterprises based on the total amount of long and short term debt outstanding at $30.9 billion at the close of its FY 2015. In second place, the Houston Combined Utility System showed outstanding debt of $6.7 billion.
    • The median end of year debt outstanding for 1398 water and sewer utilities tracked by Merritt Research Services was only $42.1 million.
State-Level Renewable Energy Portfolio Standards

Source: National Conference of State Legislatures, August 2016

Source: National Conference of State Legislatures, August 2016

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