USDA Unveils Tool to Help Rural Communities Address the COVID-19 Pandemic

The U.S. Department of Agriculture posted a one-stop-shop of Federal programs that can be used by rural communities, organizations, and individuals impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The COVID-19 Federal Rural Resource Guide is an online resource for rural leaders looking for federal funding and partnership opportunities to help address this pandemic. USDA has taken many … Read more USDA Unveils Tool to Help Rural Communities Address the COVID-19 Pandemic

$40 Million Available to Reduce Lead in Drinking Water

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) announced the availability of approximately $40 million to assist disadvantaged communities and schools with removing sources of lead in drinking water. This funding is intended to help protect the health of children in disadvantaged communities and make progress on implementing the Federal Action Plan to Reduce Childhood Lead Exposures. “This … Read more $40 Million Available to Reduce Lead in Drinking Water

How do your rates compare? Find out by participating in the 2020 Utility Rate Survey!

Check your email inbox or mailbox for the 19th Annual Rate Survey questionnaire. The digital and print versions of the survey was sent out in mid-February to utilities.   Each year, AE2S conducts a survey of water, wastewater, stormwater, and solid waste utility rates throughout the region. Two unique reports are prepared based on community population. One … Read more How do your rates compare? Find out by participating in the 2020 Utility Rate Survey!

First WIFIA Annual Report Highlights $3.5 Billion in Infrastructure Funding

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (USEPA) has released its first-ever annual report for the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) program. Through 2019, the WIFIA program financed more than $3.5 billion in loans, which USEPA says has saved borrowers $1.2 billion dollars and has helped improve water quality for more than 20 million Americans. The … Read more First WIFIA Annual Report Highlights $3.5 Billion in Infrastructure Funding

New Website Identifies Federal Funding Programs for Lead Service Line Replacement

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) launched a new website that summarizes available federal programs to help finance or fund lead service line (LSL) replacement. The website includes information about Federal funding from the following resources: Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act (WIIN) Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) … Read more New Website Identifies Federal Funding Programs for Lead Service Line Replacement

Water Infrastructure Funding Transfer Act

In October, President Donald Trump signed the Water Infrastructure Funding Transfer Act into law. The new law promises to add flexibility to the State Revolving Fund (SRF) programs to help finance projects that reduce lead in drinking water. The Water Infrastructure Funding Transfer Act allows transfers from the Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) to … Read more Water Infrastructure Funding Transfer Act