County of Los Alamos, New Mexico – Water Utility Acquisition

Members of the Firm performed studies assessing the feasibility of the County acquiring certain water production assets and operations of the U.S. Department of Energy (USDOE) which historically have provided water supply for both the County and the Los Alamos National Laboratory. Major project tasks included: assessment of County staffing requirements and interface impacts upon existing County utility operations; development of a capital financing structure concerning the proposed acquisition; development of retail rates and cost of service; determination of capital improvement project requirements; and performance of an economic/financial analysis the proposed acquisition. ERG staff participated in followup discussions and negotiations with USDOE.

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