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

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

2018 Rate Survey – Fixed Charges: What’s the Right Amount?

Affordability and revenue stability are two of the topics that often weigh heavily on the minds of utility managers and policy makers.  As two equally important issues, it can be challenging to meet both due to potentially opposing objectives.  The most straight-forward path to achieving a high level of revenue stability is to rely heavily … Read more2018 Rate Survey – Fixed Charges: What’s the Right Amount?

USDA Accepts Grant Applications for Communities of 10,000 or Less

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has $392 million available to help rebuild and improve rural water and wastewater infrastructure in 42 states. The USDA is supporting investments in 120 infrastructure projects through the Water and Waste Disposal Loan and Grant program, which can be used to finance drinking water, stormwater drainage, and waste disposal … Read moreUSDA Accepts Grant Applications for Communities of 10,000 or Less

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