Integrated Comments and Recommendations

on the MWRA’s Proposed FY18
Capital Improvement Program and Current Expense Budget

Click the image to view, download, or print the full PDF of the Advisory Board’s Integrated Comments and Recommendations on the MWRA’s Proposed Current Expense Budget and Capital Improvement Program, including:

  • Reducing the MWRA’s wholesale assessments from 3.91% to 3.07% – the lowest increase in six years.
  • Reducing the MWRA’s proposed capital spending cap for FY19-23 from $1.2 billion to $950 million.
  • Setting a new rates challenge for the Authority: rates below 3.5% from FY19-23, and flat 2.4% rate increases beginning in FY24
  • Extending the pension funding schedule from 2024 to 2028

Highlights

Integrated Comments and Recommendations

This PDF extracts key pages from the full document featuring:

  • Substantive discussion on policy recommendations
  • List of Comments
  • List of Recommendations
  • A summary of Advisory Board financial recommendations as well as updated MWRA budget assumptions

Capital Improvement Program Section

This PDF extracts the CIP-related chapters from the full document:

  • CIP Highlights
  • Wastewater Capital Spending
  • Waterworks Capital Spending
  • Business and Operations Capital Spending
  • Capital Spending Cap

Current Expense Budget Section

This PDF extracts the CEB Chapters from the full document including:

  • CEB Highlights and Recommendation
  • Capital Financing
  • Personnel Expenses
  • Indirect Expenses
  • Maintenance
  • Other Services
  • Utilities
  • Chemicals
  • Professional Services
  • Other Materials
  • Training and Meetings
  • Revenue

Policy Section

This PDF extracts policy chapters including discussion on:

  1. Long-Term Rates Management
  2. Pension and Other Post-Employment Benefits
  3. Wastewater Primacy
  4. Symbolic Lights

Appendices

Appendices for the document include:

  • List of Recommendations
  • List of Comments
  • Impact of Advisory Board Recommendations and Estimated Adjustments
  • Proposed FY19 CEB Summary
  • Prior Cap Calculations and Historical Spending
  • Proposed FY19 CIP by Project
  • Incremental Changes to CIP
  • New Projects Added to the Proposed FY19 CIP