Traditional Bonding vs. SRF

As utility systems look to continue reinvesting in existing systems and expanding to serve new customers, one typical hurdle they face is how to pay for investments. Fortunate systems may have enough cash on hand or access to grant funding to offset the costs of needed improvements, but often a system will need to use … Read more

$500 Million in TIGER Grants Awarded

Minnesota, South Dakota, and Utah are among the recipients of nearly $500 million in grant money for transportation projects across the country through the competitive Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) program. Scott County, Minnesota will receive $17.7 million for a highway freight interchange at the junction of US 169, Trunk Highway 41, and supporting … Read more

U.S. House & Senate Pass Separate Versions of WRDA

The U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate passed separate versions of the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2016 in September. The Senate passed S. 2848, WRDA, in mid-September. WRDA includes a key water infrastructure provision of $70 million. The funding would allow the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) loan program to … Read more