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Where Your Money Goes

Operations

It makes sense that the majority of our revenue goes back into operating our business. We provide highly specialized services to the communities we serve and pride ourselves on ensuing it's high quality and of value to you. 

Wages

To ensure we are providing trusted quality, valued service and peace of mind, we hire highly qualified operators and professionals. 

Capital Renewal

Our rapidly expanding region means there is pressure to expand all types of infrastructure. We rely on a combination of savings, debt, infrastructure charges, grants and shareholder contributions to fund capital projects

Learn more about how we pay for growth in this article

Dividends & Franchise Fees

This is the money we pay back to our municipal shareholders. Each of our shareholders invested their water and wastewater infrastructure assets into Aquatera upon formation of the company, receiving preferred shares for the value of their investment.

These shares receive a mandatory annual dividend of 5% on the value of their contributions.

In addition, 10% of water, sewer and solid waste revenue is collected as franchise fees and goes directly to our shareholders. 

Business Development

Up to 5% of what we collect is used to grow our business. To learn more about our growth strategy, and how that is helping us grow healthy communities, check out how We're Growing.

Net Interest

This is the interest cost of debts, less the interest earned on investments.