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
The deadline for the 2019 AE2S Annual Rate Survey questionnaire has been extended to April 19, 2019. Each year, AE2S Nexus 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 1,000 to 4,999 and … Read moreRate Survey Deadline Extended
I was recently reminded of how easy it is to take the tap for granted, while visiting my sister and brother-in-law. The polar vortex tested their water line and won, at least temporarily. That made for some tense times and a renewed appreciation for the convenience of running water. If we consider that a gallon … Read morePolar Vortex a Chilly Reminder of the Value of Water
The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has funding available to support the outreach and education efforts of the Contaminants of Emerging Concern (CEC) initiative. The purpose of the grant program is to enhance Minnesotans’ understanding and knowledge of contaminants of emerging concern in water that may be used for drinking. Under this grant program, MDH … Read moreMN Offers Outreach & Education Grants for Contaminants of Emerging Concern
Check your email inbox or mailbox for the 18th Annual Rate Survey questionnaire. The digital and print versions of the survey were sent out in early February to utilities. 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 … Read moreHow do your rates compare? Find out by participating in the 2019 Utility Rate Survey!
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?