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 more

WRRDA’s Effect on Clean Water State Revolving Fund Projects

The implementation of the Water Resources and Reform Act of 2014 (WRRDA) will provide new opportunities for utility capital projects. While WRRDA’s full impact will be wide-ranging, there are four items that may have an immediate impact on utilities: WRRDA imposes a water and energy efficiency mandate on all Clean Water State Revolving Fund (SRF) … Read more

SD DENR Grants Available to Fight Nonpoint Source Water Pollution

The South Dakota Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) is accepting applications through October 1, 2014 for projects eligible for federal Clean Water Act, Section 319 nonpoint source control grants. Section 319 grants reduce water pollution from nonpoint sources, such as polluted runoff from urban, agricultural and forest lands. DENR officials anticipate approximately $2 … Read more

2014 Grants Available For Great Lakes Shoreline Cities

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) is soliciting proposals for a second round of Great Lakes Shoreline Cities Grants. USEPA will award grants totaling up to $4.5 million to eligible shoreline cities to fund green infrastructure projects that will improve Great Lakes water quality. This year, shoreline cities with a populations of 25,000 to 50,000 … Read more