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Interim Economic Guidance for Water Quality Standards
Worksheet U
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^{*}  MidRange^{**}  Strong^{***}  ________  
Bond Rating
Worsksheet T, (4) 
Below BBB (S&P) Below Baa (Moody's) 
BBB (S&P) Baa (Moody's) 
Above BBB (S&P) or Baa (Moody's) 
________  
Overall Net Debt as Percent of Full Market Value of Taxable Property Worksheet T, (12) 
Above 5% 
2%5% 
Below 2% 
________ 

Unemployment
Worksheet T, (5)& (6) 
Above National Average 
National Average 
Below National Average 
________  
Median Household Income Worksheet T, (7) & (8) 
Below State Median 
State Median 
Above State Median 
________  
Property Tax Revenues as a Percent of Full Market Value of Taxable Property Worksheet T, (13) 
Above 4% 
2%4% 
Below 2% 
________ 

Property Tax Collection Rate
Worksheet T, (9) 
< 94% 
94%  98% 
> 98% 
________  
^{*} Weak is a score of 1 point
^{**} MidRange is a score of 2 points 
SUM  ________  
^{***} Strong is a score of 3 points  AVERAGE  ________  