In early February, questionnaires for the annual North Central Region Utility Rate Survey completed by AE2S Nexus were mailed to systems in North Dakota, Minnesota, Montana, South Dakota, and Wyoming. Information gathered for the survey will be compiled into a booklet and complimentary copies will be distributed to all participating systems. The annual AE2S rate survey contains charts comparing monthly residential costs for water, wastewater, and stormwater bills, as well as tables of solid waste charges. In addition, each year we ask questions related to financial and operational issues, which we then summarize and report back either in the rate survey document or throughout the year in The Source. We encourage you to participate in our 2011 rate survey. The rate survey questionnaire can be completed online at www.ae2s.comthrough March 15, 2011. If you have questions regarding the 2011 North Central Region Utility Rate Survey, please contact Shawn Gaddie at 701.746.8087 or Shawn.Gaddie@ae2s.com.