2014 Utility Rate Survey Deadline is Approaching

The deadline for completing the 13th annual North Central Utility Rate Survey questionnaire is March 21, 2014. The digital and print versions of the survey were sent out in late January. Each year, AE2S Nexus conducts a survey of water, wastewater, stormwater, and solid waste utility rates throughout the region.¬†Two unique reports are prepared based … Read more

Stormwater Legislation to Watch

The Innovative Stormwater Infrastructure Act of 2013 (HR 3449) would establish three to five Centers of Excellence for Innovative Stormwater Control Infrastructure at institutions throughout the country. HR 3449 defines “innovative stormwater control infrastructure” to mean any stormwater management technique that uses natural or engineered systems that mimic natural processes to infiltrate, evapotranspire, or capture … Read more

Montana DEQ Sets Alternative Energy Loan Interest Rate at 3.25% for 2014

The Montana Department of Environmental Quality’s (DEQ) Alternative Energy Revolving Loan Program recently set a 3.25 percent interest rate for the remainder of 2014. The revolving loan program has helped local governments, non-profit organizations, small businesses, and homeowners install alternative energy systems for more than a decade. More than $5 million has been loaned over … Read more