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Water and wastewater utility managers face a number of challenges in planning for the financial needs of their systems. A new book, “Water and Wastewater Finance and Pricing: A Comprehensive Guide, Third Edition,” has been published to help managers develop financial plans and set rates. Author George Raftelis, president and CEO for Charlotte, N.C.-based Raftelis Financial Consultants, analyzes the process for developing a financial plan — focusing on public- and private-sector financing, credit facilities, cost of debt issuance and market conditions — and examines revenue requirements, rate structures and conservation pricing. The book also includes downloadable spreadsheets for calculations. Written for utility managers, utility finance directors, municipal planners and engineers, consultants, state regulators and infrastructure developers, the hardcover book is available for $179.95 from CRC Press at www.crcpress.com.