Utility Billing Frequency

Affordability is a top concern cited by policy makers and utility managers.  From a big picture perspective, unaffordable utility rates create two problems: 1) hardship for ratepayers, and 2) inadequate revenues for the utility.  This article does not address how or why utility charges may reach a level that is viewed as unaffordable. Rather, it … Read more

Utility Rate Survey Responses Due in March

The deadline for completing the 16th Annual Rate Survey questionnaire is Monday, March 20, 2017. The digital and print versions of the survey were sent out in late January. Each year, AE2S conducts a survey of water, wastewater, stormwater, and solid waste utility rates throughout the region. Two unique reports are prepared based on community population. … Read more

New Environmental Finance Center for USEPA Region 8 States

The National Rural Water Association, headquartered in Duncan, Oklahoma, has been selected through a competitive grants process to establish a regional Environmental Finance Center (EFC) to serve the USEPA Region 8 states, which include Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming. USEPA says the EFC will provide multi-media environmental finance expertise and outreach to regulated … Read more