2012 Utility Rate Survey

AE2S is pleased to announce that the 11th annual North Central Region Utility Rate Study is complete, and it will soon be distributed to all of the participating utilities. This year, survey respondents included 75 systems with populations greater than 5,000 people outside of the Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro area, 27 systems serving greater than 5,000 … Read more

HUD Unveils New eCon Planning Suite

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has launched a new data and technology tool called the “eCon Planning Suite” to help communities apply for federal funding.  The program is projected to save communities at least 65,000 staff hours each year.  HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan says, “We know that in a time of … Read more

USDA Invests $150 Million in Rural Projects

Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota are among the 33 states to receive more than $150 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). In all, 54 rural water and wastewater projects will receive USDA loans and grants. “It is critical that communities across the country have reliable, clean and abundant water,” said … Read more