$1 Million in Grants Available for Water Quality Projects

The Montana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is seeking applications for approximately $1 million in funding for nonpoint source pollution reduction projects available under the Federal Clean Water Act. The DEQ says nonpoint source pollution is the single largest cause of water quality impairment in Montana’s lakes and streams, and typically comes from various sources … Read more

MN Clean Water Partnership Loans Available

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) announced the Clean Water Partnership (CWP) Program is currently offering zero percent interest loans to eligible applicants. The loans are available for implementing nonpoint source best management practices (BMPs) and other activities that target the restoration and protection of a water resource such as a lake, stream, or groundwater … Read more

2021 Utility Rate Survey Results

AE2S Nexus has begun mailing or hand delivering the 2021 edition of the annual Utility Rate Survey. We would like to thank the 251 participants this year. AE2S Nexus received responses from 114 systems serving populations 5,000 and greater, 94 systems serving populations less than 5,000, and 43 Regional Rural systems.  Survey data was solicited … Read more

Preliminary 2021 Results for Systems Serving Less than 5,000 & Regional Systems

We appreciate all the responses we received for the 2021 AE2S Nexus Annual Utility Rate Survey. We have already begun mailing or hand delivering the 2021 edition of the annual Utility Rate Survey. AE2S Nexus hopes the results are useful to systems throughout the region as budgets are finalized and 2022 rates are set, by … Read more

Preliminary 2021 Rate Survey Results for Systems Serving 5,000 or Greater

The 20th Anniversary Edition of the AE2S Nexus Annual Utility Rate Surveys are in the process of being mailed out and hand delivered. We wanted to share a preliminary look at the results to help you understand how your rates compare to those of your peers.  We hope that the results are useful to systems throughout … Read more

The 20th Annual Utility Rate Survey is Underway

The digital and print versions of the 20th Annual Rate Survey questionnaire went out to utilities at the beginning of February.   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. One is for communities with populations of … Read more