Cost Increases Anticipated from New “Buy America” Provisions

The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act will provide $550 billion in new infrastructure funding over the next five years, but it also brings new “Buy America” provisions that could significantly increase construction costs. These provisions require that any iron, steel, manufactured products, and construction materials used in Federally funded projects must be procured in the United … Read more

How do your rates compare? Find out by participating in the 21st Annual Utility Rate Survey!

The digital and print versions of the 21st Annual Rate Survey questionnaire went out in mid-February. The deadline to submit a response has been extended to Friday, April 4. If you need help or more time to complete the questionnaire, please contact Each year, AE2S conducts a survey of water, wastewater, stormwater, and solid waste … Read more

Training and Technical Assistance Grants Available for Small Public Water Systems

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) announced $21.7 million in grant funding for technical assistance and training providers to support small drinking water and wastewater systems that are often located in rural communities across the United States. The USEPA says the funding will improve public health and environmental protection by helping ensure that drinking water … 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