2015 Water and Wastewater Revenue and Expense Data

Every utility is unique. Raw water characteristics, treatment processes, size and capacity of utility systems, topography, and utility age are just a few of the factors that will greatly impact monthly utility charges. Therefore, strictly comparing average monthly utility charges may not be particularly valuable in evaluating the financial performance of an individual utility. However, … Read more

2015 Municipal Solid Waste Rates

Data for theĀ 2015 North Central Utility Rate Survey was solicited from utilities in Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. Solid waste (curbside garbage collection and related services) is an important component of City Services. This year 27 out of 182 respondents reported municipal solid waste data. Based on the 27 respondents, the … Read more

SD DENR Accepting Applications for Water Quality Projects

The South Dakota Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) is accepting applications through October 1, 2015 for projects eligible for federal Clean Water Act, Section 319 nonpoint source control grants. DENR officials anticipate approximately $2 million will be available for projects in South Dakota. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) grants require a 40 … Read more