Utility Rate Survey Results: Solid Waste

Data for the 2016 Annual Utility Rate Survey was solicited from utilities in Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming. Solid waste, which includes curbside garbage collection and related services, is an important component of city services. Curbside trash collection charges were reported by 112 of the 222 respondents. A summary of the breakdown … Read more

2017 Utility Rate Survey is Coming Soon!

The 16th Annual Utility Rate Survey questionnaire will be sent out to utilities across the upper Midwest and Rocky Mountain region within the next few weeks. AE2S Nexus conducts the annual survey of water, wastewater, stormwater, and solid waste utility rates. Many utilities find the data in the annual survey to be a useful planning … Read more

WIFIA Funding Eligibility

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) recently announced it is accepting letters of interest (LOI) for credit assistance for water infrastructure projects under the new Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) program. The WIFIA program will provide long-term, low-cost credit assistance in the form of direct loans and loan guarantees to creditworthy water projects. … Read more

USEPA Amends Risk Management Program for Chemical Facilities

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) has finalized a rule to amend its Risk Management Program (RMP) regulations. The update aims to reduce the likelihood of accidental releases at chemical facilities and improve emergency response activities when those releases occur. “This rule is based on extensive engagement with nearly 1,800 people over the last two … Read more