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

Operation Prairie Dog Funding Update

As we have seen rapid changes in North Dakota’s economy and oil production resulting from COVID-19, the new “Operation Prairie Dog” infrastructure funding has been similarly impacted. Previous funding estimates are significantly impacted by recent changes in oil prices. Unfortunately, this means disbursements will likely be delayed.  As AE2S Nexus updates models and gathers additional … Read more Operation Prairie Dog Funding Update

USDA Unveils Tool to Help Rural Communities Address the COVID-19 Pandemic

The U.S. Department of Agriculture posted a one-stop-shop of Federal programs that can be used by rural communities, organizations, and individuals impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The COVID-19 Federal Rural Resource Guide is an online resource for rural leaders looking for federal funding and partnership opportunities to help address this pandemic. USDA has taken many … Read more USDA Unveils Tool to Help Rural Communities Address the COVID-19 Pandemic

$40 Million Available to Reduce Lead in Drinking Water

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) announced the availability of approximately $40 million to assist disadvantaged communities and schools with removing sources of lead in drinking water. This funding is intended to help protect the health of children in disadvantaged communities and make progress on implementing the Federal Action Plan to Reduce Childhood Lead Exposures. “This … Read more $40 Million Available to Reduce Lead in Drinking Water

How do your rates compare? Find out by participating in the 2020 Utility Rate Survey!

Check your email inbox or mailbox for the 19th Annual Rate Survey questionnaire. The digital and print versions of the survey was sent out in mid-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 population. One … Read more How do your rates compare? Find out by participating in the 2020 Utility Rate Survey!