Water and Sewer Rate Study and Engineer's Reports for Debt Issuance

Location: Fort Smith, Ark.

Client: Water and Sewer Utilities, City of Fort Smith, Ark.

Burns & McDonnell is in the process of completing a comprehensive water and sewer rate study for the city of Fort Smith, Ark. This study includes determining system revenue requirements, analyzing cost-of-service, providing rate design services, identifing costs for inside city retail customers and outside city wholesale costs, and designing appropriate rates for each.

Burns & McDonnell completed a consulting engineer's report in connection with the issuance of water and sewer utility revenue bonds for the City of Fort Smith, Ark., Water and Sewer Utilities. Burns & McDonnell’s involvement also included an analysis of historical operations and a five-year projection of operating revenues and operation and maintenance expenses for the water and sewer systems. The results of the analysis showed the system has necessary debt service coverage. Burns & McDonnell also reviewed the proposed water rate adjustments for the system and is currently assisting with additional water rate review and development of appropriate charges.

  • Rate study and analysis
  • Consulting engineer's report for debt issuance