Utility Rates Beyond the North Central Region

Each year, AE2S Nexus conducts a survey of water, wastewater, and stormwater charges for communities in Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming. The annual survey will celebrate its 15th anniversary this year. As AE2S grows into regions outside of our original upper Midwest stomping grounds, we hope to offer the rate survey as … Read more

President Obama Signs Legislation that Removes WIFIA Ban on Tax-Exempt Bonds

Water and wastewater utilities, and their advocates are celebrating a huge step forward for the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) after President Barack Obama signed legislation that lifts a ban on the use of tax-exempt bonds with WIFIA loans. Now the American Water Works Association (AWWA) is urging Congress to appropriate funds to … Read more

White House Announces Public-Private Innovation Strategy to Build a Sustainable Water Future

The White House has announced a new public-private water innovation strategy which includes an aggressive two-part approach led by Federal agencies to address the impacts of climate change on the use and supply of our nation’s water resources. The strategy calls on the private sector and other stakeholder groups to help significantly scale up research … Read more

Minnesota Pursues $795M for Clean Water & Wildlife Habitats

Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton submitted a $795 million proposal in December to the U.S. Department of Agriculture for a Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP) for the State. This Federal, State, and local partnership would work with farmers and other landowners across Minnesota to implement conservation practices on up to 100,000 acres of land to restore … Read more