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Water: Economics

Policy & Guidance: Worksheet F

Interim Economic Guidance for Water Quality Standards

Calculating The Secondary Score

Please check the appropriate box in each row, and record the corresponding score in the final column. Then, sum the scores and compute the average.

Remember, if one of the debt or socioeconomic indicators is not available, average the two financial management indicators and use this averaged value as a single indicator with the remaining indicators.


Secondary Indicators    Score
Indicator Weak* Mid-Range** Strong***
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Bond Rating

Worsksheet E, (4)

Below BBB (S&P)

Below Baa (Moody's)

BBB (S&P)

Baa (Moody's)

Above BBB (S&P) or Baa (Moody's)
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Overall Net Debt as Percent of Full Market Value of Taxable Property

Worksheet E, (12)

Above 5% 2%-5% Below 2%

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Unemployment

Worksheet E, (5)& (6)

Above National Average National Average Below National Average
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Median Household Income

Worksheet E, (7) & (8)

Below State Median State Median Above State Median
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Property Tax Revenues as a Percent of Full Market Value of Taxable Property

Worksheet E, (13)

Above 4% 2%-4% Below 2%

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Property Tax Collection Rate

Worksheet E, (9)

< 94% 94% - 98% > 98%
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* Weak is a score of 1 point

** Mid-Range is a score of 2 points

SUM
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*** Strong is a score of 3 points AVERAGE
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