2015 Utility Rate Survey Deadline is Approaching

The deadline for completing the 14th annual North Central Utility Rate Survey questionnaire is March 27, 2015. The digital and print versions of the survey were sent out in February. Each year, AE2S Nexus conducts a survey of water, wastewater, stormwater, and solid waste utility rates throughout the region consisting of Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, … Read more2015 Utility Rate Survey Deadline is Approaching

Reminder to Keep Your Facility’s Risk Management Plan Current

Every five years, facilities such as water and wastewater treatment plants, propane storage facilities, chemical distributors, and others are required to maintain and follow a Risk Management Program documented in a Risk Management Plan (RMP).  The rule applies to facilities that store specific amounts of the chemicals listed in Title 40 of the Code of … Read moreReminder to Keep Your Facility’s Risk Management Plan Current

Water and Wastewater Utility Operating Ratios – FY2013 Data

As part of the 2014 AE2S Nexus North Central Region Utility Rate Survey, participants were asked to report 2013 financial data such as rate revenue, non-rate operating revenue, operation and maintenance (O&M) expenses, debt service principal and interest payments, rate-funded capital, contributions to reserves, and depreciation. Based on the reported information, AE2S Nexus reviewed important … Read moreWater and Wastewater Utility Operating Ratios – FY2013 Data

2015 North Central Utility Rate Survey to be Sent in First Quarter

The 14th Annual North Central Utility Rate Survey questionnaire will be sent out to utilities across the upper Midwest in early 2015. AE2S Nexus conducts the annual survey of water, wastewater, stormwater, and solid waste utility rates in Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. In all, 224 communities participated in the 2014 … Read more2015 North Central Utility Rate Survey to be Sent in First Quarter

Water Rate Forecasting – How Good is the Crystal Ball?

AE2S Nexus recently rolled out the 2014 North Central Utility Rate Survey results. The purpose of the annual effort is to provide a reference for water, sewer, and stormwater utilities in our region – primarily Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming – as they develop rate plans for the upcoming year. The survey provides … Read moreWater Rate Forecasting – How Good is the Crystal Ball?

2014 North Central Utility Rate Survey Results

AE2S Nexus is preparing to distribute the 2014 version of its annual North Central Utility Rate Survey. We would like to thank the 224 participants this year. We received responses from 108 systems serving populations of 5,000 and greater, 81 systems serving populations less than 5,000, and 35 regional systems. As in previous years, survey … Read more2014 North Central Utility Rate Survey Results