Tax-Exempt Status of Municipal Bonds on Chopping Block in President’s 2014 Budget

State, county, and municipal leaders across the country are concerned about a portion of President Obama’s FY 2014 budget that would omit the tax-exempt status of municipal bonds. The exemption is blamed for causing the federal government to lose an estimated $30 billion in revenue in 2012. However, according to the “Protecting Bonds to Save … Read more

Reported Water Rate Structures from the North Central Region (2008-2013)

The annual AE2S Nexus North Central Region Utility Rate Survey includes a general snapshot of water rate structures reported by survey respondents, as well as a comparison of the total cost for 6,000 gallons of water consumption for each respondent. This article will provide an overview of how the reported rate structures have changed in … Read more

2013 Rate Survey – A Summary of Planned Versus Actual Water System Rate Adjustments – See more at:

The 2013 Annual North Central Utility Rate Survey included results from 37 regional water systems. The rate survey report, currently in distribution to all survey participants, provides a comparison of the charge for 6,000 gallons of water per month to a residential account, as well as a breakdown of reported rate structures and statistics related … Read more

2013 North Central Region Utility Rate Survey Errata

Each year, AE2S Nexus strives to report water, sewer, and stormwater rates as accurately as possible through our North Central Region Utility Rate Survey. We apologize for any data that was reported incorrectly. The revised charts that appear below correct inaccuracies that have been brought to our attention. Utility Rate errata can also be found … Read more