2020 Rate Survey Results for Systems Serving Less than 5,000 & Regional Systems

We appreciate all of the voluntary responses we received for the 2020 AE2S Nexus Annual Utility Rate Survey. The Survey booklets have been distributed to participants. We hope that the results are useful to systems throughout the region as budgets are finalized and 2021 rates are set, by providing a regional measure for utilities to … Read more 2020 Rate Survey Results for Systems Serving Less than 5,000 & Regional Systems

2020 Rate Survey Results for Systems Serving 5,000 or Greater

The 2020 AE2S Nexus Annual Utility Rate Survey has been distributed to the participants who voluntarily shared their data.  We hope that the results are useful to systems throughout the region as budgets are finalized and 2020 rates are set, by providing a regional measure for utilities to benchmark themselves against similar systems and/or the … Read more 2020 Rate Survey Results for Systems Serving 5,000 or Greater

Grant Applications for MT & SD Water Quality Projects Due in October

The Montana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) and South Dakota Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) announced deadlines for applying for Federal Clean Water Act (CWA), Section 319 nonpoint source control grants. Nonpoint source water pollution is often associated with specific land uses such as agriculture, forestry, urban and suburban development, and runoff from … Read more Grant Applications for MT & SD Water Quality Projects Due in October

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 2020 Utility Rate Survey Results

$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 $6 Billion in New WIFIA Funding Available for Water Infrastructure

Cost of Infrastructure Fluctuates During Economic Slowdowns

The full economic effect of the COVID-19 pandemic is still unknown at this point. However, economists predict varying degrees of economic downturn. To compound the issue, oil producing regions are contending with the price of oil bottoming out at the same time. Although there are a lot of unknowns when it comes to the future … Read more Cost of Infrastructure Fluctuates During Economic Slowdowns