2015 North Central Utility Rate Survey Results

AE2S Nexus plans to distribute the 2015 version of its annual North Central Utility Rate Survey within the next few weeks. We would like to thank the 251 participants this year. AE2S Nexus received responses from 106 systems serving populations 5,000 and greater, 77 systems serving populations less than 5,000, and 68 regional systems. As … Read more

2015 Rate Survey Results for Systems Serving 5,000 or Greater

If you participated in the 2015 AE2S Nexus North Central Utility Rate Survey, you should receive your results booklet soon. Until then, here is a sneak peak at the Total Utility Bill (water, wastewater, and stormwater) graphics from the 2015 survey. The values reported in the following tables illustrate the monthly residential charge for a … Read more

Move America Act of 2015 Expands Access to Tax-Exempt Bonds and Federal Tax Credits

Sen. John Hoeven (R-North Dakota) teamed up with Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Oregon) to introduce legislation that would bring billions of investment dollars to State and local government to help grow and repair America’s aging infrastructure. The “Move America Act of 2015” would expand tax-exempt private activity bonds and create a new infrastructure tax credit, giving … Read more

USEPA Guide Illustrates How Green Infrastructure Can Reduce Capital Costs

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) has developed a resource guide to help communities fund green stormwater infrastructure. USEPA’s “Community Based Public-Private Partnerships (CBP3) and Alternative Market-Based Tools for Integrated Green Stormwater Infrastructure: A Guide for Local Governments” identifies funding tools to address water quality challenges through faster, less expensive, and greener methods. The guide … Read more