Non-Revenue Water: Considerations and 2016 Benchmarking Data

No water system is perfect. Somewhere between entry to the distribution system and registry at customer meters, water loss will occur. Some of it is essential for standard operation of the system, as in the case of hydrant flushing. Also expected and allowed is water consumed for firefighting purposes and other City functions such as … Read moreNon-Revenue Water: Considerations and 2016 Benchmarking Data

2016 Rate Survey Results for Systems Serving 5,000 or More People

The 2016 AE2S Nexus Annual Utility Rate Survey has been distributed to all participants. We hope that the results are useful to systems throughout the region as budgets are finalized and 2017 rates are set, by providing a regional measure of benchmarking themselves against similar systems and/or the system nearby. The Utility Rate Survey booklet … Read more2016 Rate Survey Results for Systems Serving 5,000 or More People

2016 Rate Survey Results for Systems Serving Less than 5,000 People

The 2016 AE2S Nexus Annual Utility Rate Survey has been distributed to all participants. We hope that the results are useful to systems throughout the region as budgets are finalized and 2017 rates are set, by providing a regional measure of benchmarking against similar systems and/or the system nearby. The Utility Rate Survey booklet contains … Read more2016 Rate Survey Results for Systems Serving Less than 5,000 People

Traditional Bonding vs. SRF

As utility systems look to continue reinvesting in existing systems and expanding to serve new customers, one typical hurdle they face is how to pay for investments. Fortunate systems may have enough cash on hand or access to grant funding to offset the costs of needed improvements, but often a system will need to use … Read moreTraditional Bonding vs. SRF

$500 Million in TIGER Grants Awarded

Minnesota, South Dakota, and Utah are among the recipients of nearly $500 million in grant money for transportation projects across the country through the competitive Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) program. Scott County, Minnesota will receive $17.7 million for a highway freight interchange at the junction of US 169, Trunk Highway 41, and supporting … Read more$500 Million in TIGER Grants Awarded

U.S. House & Senate Pass Separate Versions of WRDA

The U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate passed separate versions of the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2016 in September. The Senate passed S. 2848, WRDA, in mid-September. WRDA includes a key water infrastructure provision of $70 million. The funding would allow the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) loan program to … Read moreU.S. House & Senate Pass Separate Versions of WRDA