Bridging the Gap

Much has been written about the funding gap America’s infrastructure is facing. For water and wastewater infrastructure alone, the five-year gap was estimated at $108.6 billion by the American Society of Civil Engineers in 2009, compared to a five-year $255 billion need. The federal government has taken a swing at meeting the funding challenge by … Read more

Upcoming Project Priority Lists and Intended Use Plan Deadlines

The Minnesota Public Facilities Authority (PFA) is now accepting submissions to place public wastewater, stormwater, and drinking water infrastructure improvement projects on the 2012 Project Priority Lists (PPL) and Intended Use Plans (IUP) for the Clean Water Revolving Fund (CWRF) and Drinking Water Revolving Fund (DWRF). Projects must be listed on the appropriate PPL as … Read more

Records Management – Organize the Old to Make Room for the New!

It is the beginning of a new year and time to clean out storage areas and filing cabinets to make room for 2011.  Records management is the practice of identifying, classifying, archiving, preserving, and destroying the records of an organization. Although many states have guidelines regarding records retention schedules, having a detailed records management schedule is … Read more

2011 Rate Survey Questionnaires Coming Soon!

AE2S Nexus will soon be distributing questionnaires to gather information for our 2011 North Central Utility Rate Survey. Each year, AE2S conducts surveys of water, wastewater, stormwater, and solid waste utility rates for cities throughout the region and regional water systems. The information is compiled in an easy to read report with graphs for quick … Read more