2020 Utility Rate Survey Results

AE2S Nexus has published the 2020 version of its annual Utility Rate Survey. We would like to thank the 257 participants this year. AE2S Nexus received responses from 122 systems serving populations 5,000 and greater, 92 systems serving populations less than 5,000, and 43 regional rural systems.  Survey data was solicited from utilities in Colorado, … Read more

Best Practices to Streamline Capital Budgeting for Long-Term Planning

Public works and utilities often look at their capital projects from a different perspective than the finance department, both of which may have different objectives than the elected leaders who will ultimately approve the projects. When it comes to budget time, this can add to confusion surrounding the needs of the utilities, from identifying if … Read more

$6 Billion in New WIFIA Funding Available for Water Infrastructure

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) announced the 2020 notice of funding availability under its Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) program, including funding for the new State Water Infrastructure Financing Authority (SWIFIA) program. The announcement marks the fourth round of WIFIA funding. The funding programs accelerate investment in critical water infrastructure through innovative … Read more