USEPA Announces $2.6 Billion in New Funding

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) recently announced the availability of $2.6 billion in new funds to assist States, Tribes and territories with improving drinking water and wastewater infrastructure across the country. In 2019, USEPA is making available more than $1 billion in new Federal grant funding for the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF). This funding … Read moreUSEPA Announces $2.6 Billion in New Funding

LCCMR Funding Proposals Due April 15

The Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources (LCCMR) has issued its 2020 Request for Proposals (RFP) for funding from the Minnesota Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund for projects that will provide multiple ecological and other public benefits. The RFP includes a category for projects under $200,000, especially from local units of government and non- profits, … Read moreLCCMR Funding Proposals Due April 15

USEPA FY 2020 Budget Announced

The proposed Fiscal Year 2020 budget for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) provides $6.1 billion to support the mission of protecting human health and the environment. The budget proposal maintains USEPA’s focus on its core mission – providing Americans with clean air, land and water, and ensuring chemical safety. In addition, the proposed budget … Read moreUSEPA FY 2020 Budget Announced

MPCA Announces Section 319 Funding Application Deadline

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) recently announced the Federal Clean Water Act Section 319 funding round is now open, with $1.4 million expected for grants to reduce water pollution. The program provides funding and technical assistance to groups and individuals who work with citizens to reduce non-point source pollution. To be eligible, projects must … Read moreMPCA Announces Section 319 Funding Application Deadline

WIFIA Legislation Would Provide Low-Cost Loans for Water Infrastructure Projects

U.S. Senators John Hoeven (R-N.D.) and Cory Booker (D-N.J.) introduced legislation in late January to reauthorize the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA). The bill would help stimulate investment in water infrastructure, such as flood control, stormwater management, and wastewater treatment by supplementing Federal funding with long-term, low-cost loans and loan guarantees. Similar legislation has … Read moreWIFIA Legislation Would Provide Low-Cost Loans for Water Infrastructure Projects

2017 Utility Rate Survey Results

AE2S Nexus has published the 2017 version of its annual Utility Rate Survey. We would like to thank the 285 participants this year. AE2S Nexus received responses from 130 systems serving populations 5,000 and greater, 107 systems serving populations less than 5,000, and 48 regional rural systems.  Survey data was solicited from utilities in Iowa, … Read more2017 Utility Rate Survey Results