Economic and Financial Services
Hazen and Sawyer’s Economic and Financial Services group offers analytic services to support the decision-making of water and wastewater utilities and government water resource agencies. Our services include infrastructure and program feasibility studies, water demand forecasting and management, asset management, financial capability assessments, affordability studies, long-term planning, regulatory impact assessment, and resource valuation. We are experts in econometric modeling, economic input-output analysis, statistical methods, financial modeling, market and non-market valuation of resources, and survey research. We regularly perform benefit-cost analyses, financial feasibility studies, and fiscal impact assessments.
Our economists have national and international experience with a variety of clients including small community water systems, large urban municipalities, state and federal government agencies, and international development organizations. The group tailors analytical tools to meet individual client requirements and applies a project performance standard designed to withstand legal challenge. We developed a business case evaluation tool for supporting utility decision making in selecting cost-effective alternatives and a financial model that calculates impacts of alternative production and treatment technologies on utility costs and net revenue.
Economic and Financial Services group members work closely with engineers in all of the firm’s practice areas encompassing water, wastewater, reclaimed water, and stormwater. We also perform environmental benefits valuation, willingness-to-pay studies for water, wastewater and reclaimed water projects, and funding analyses of environmental programs.
For inquiries contact: