How Asset Management Programs Benefit Utilities

Asset Management Program

Utilities have recently experienced increased capital, operation, and maintenance costs. The cause in many cases can be attributed to aging infrastructure that was built in the last century. In addition, heightened regulatory requirements associated with the implementation of the Clean Water Act and Safe Drinking Water Act increased the cost of compliance while the upcoming … Read more

Financial Capability Guidance for CWA Compliance

Clean Water Act guidance

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) recently announced updated Clean Water Act (CWA) Financial Capability Assessment (FCA) Guidance to help communities ensure public health protections and financial feasibility as they make plans to comply with the CWA. The Guidance outlines strategies for communities to follow to support affordable rates while planning investments in water infrastructure essential … Read more

$100 Million Grant Funds Available through Inflation Reduction Act

Projects for Underserved & Overburdened Communities The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) has announced the availability of approximately $100 million for projects that advance environmental justice in underserved and overburdened communities across the country. The funding is made possible by the Inflation Reduction Act and marks the largest amount of environmental justice grant funding ever … Read more

Transparent Water Billing Grant Available

The Utah Division of Water Resources is accepting applications for a new Transparent Water Billing Grant Program. Applications for the one-time funds are available to retail water providers in Utah that have a current water conservation plan filed with the Utah Division of Water Resources. The grant program aims to implement water billing practices that … Read more

How do your rates compare? Find out by participating in the 21st Annual Utility Rate Survey!

The digital and print versions of the 21st Annual Rate Survey questionnaire went out in mid-February.┬áThe deadline to submit a response has been extended to Friday, April 4. If you need help or more time to complete the questionnaire, please contact Miranda.Kleven@ae2s.com. Each year, AE2S conducts a survey of water, wastewater, stormwater, and solid waste … Read more

$20 Million in Grant Funding to Reduce Lead in Drinking Water

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) announced $20 million in available grant funding to assist communities and schools with removing sources of lead in drinking water. Under the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation (WIIN) Act, USEPA announced the availability of $10 million for projects to conduct lead service line replacements or implement corrosion control improvements and … Read more