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Financing Alternative Comparison Tool User Guide

This document serves as a user guide for software that allows stormwater managers to compare costs of alternative approaches to stormwater management.

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  • Resource Types:
  • Calculators and Modeling
  • Getting Started Steps:
  • Finance It
  • Plan It
  • Planning Process Steps:
  • Define Your Plan's Strategy & Objectives
  • Publisher(s):
  • EPA