Developing Cash Reserve Policies – White Paper
Developing Cash Reserve Policies
A guide for water and wastewater utilities, and other infrastructure-based organizations.
Cash reserves are funds that are set aside for varying purposes. They form a critical component of the financial sustainability and resiliency of organizations. They are a time-tested risk mitigation strategy that demonstrates a willingness to be prudent stewards of the systems that form the foundations of infrastructure-based services delivered by municipal governments and private sector utilities.
This paper assumes that you are already in agreement that your organization would likely benefit from cash reserve policies and you are now looking to drill down into specifics and the “how” of it.
Although this paper is written from the perspective and experience in water and wastewater utilities management, the concepts and recommended practices apply to any organization operating an infrastructure-based business