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

Upcoming Community Development Block Grant Deadlines

Deadlines are approaching throughout the Midwest for the U.S. Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Community Development Block Grant (CDBG). According to HUD, the primary goal of the CDBG program is “the development of viable communities, by providing decent housing and suitable living environment and expanding economic opportunities, principally for persons of low and moderate income.” … Read more

$17 Million for Small System Training, Technical Assistance & Water Quality Initiatives

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) announced more than $17 million in grant funding to help provide training and technical assistance to small drinking water and wastewater systems that often serve small communities and rural America. This funding will improve public health and environmental protection by helping to ensure that drinking water in these communities … 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