$23 Million in Pollution Prevention Grant Opportunities

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) has announced two grant funding opportunities for States and Tribes to develop and provide businesses with information, training, and tools to help them adopt pollution prevention (P2) practices. Approximately $14 million in grants with no cost share or match requirement are made possible by the $100 million investment in … Read more

CWSRF Best Practices Guide for NPS Solutions

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) released a new guide to help the 51 Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) programs apply best practices for handling nonpoint source (NPS) pollution. The CWSRF is the nation’s largest financial resource dedicated to the purpose of addressing water quality problems. NPS pollution remains the nation’s largest water quality … Read more

PPI Provides Glimpse of Potential Inflation Impacting Infrastructure Projects

News about increasing prices seem to be everywhere. When we hear about inflation in the news, we often see the Consumer Price Index (CPI). This is the measure that tracks the prices we see at the grocery store, gas pump, etc. Another significant measure is the Producer Price Index (PPI). The PPI tracks the prices … Read more

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

Watch your email inbox or mailbox for the 21st Annual Rate Survey questionnaire. The digital and print versions of the survey will be to utilities in early 2022.   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

New App Finds Funding for Drinking Water Source Protection Projects

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) has a new tool to help users navigate and leverage funding opportunities for projects that protect drinking water sources. The Funding Integration Tool for Source Water (FITS) shares information about 11 Federal funding options. The following entities could benefit from utilizing FITS: States Tribes Territories Federal agencies Watershed stakeholders … Read more

ARPA Investment: Cities and Counties Prioritize Infrastructure

With the beginning of $350 billion being injected into local economies through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) State and Local Fiscal Recovery Fund, government officials are busy prioritizing needs and working through the guidance from the U.S. Treasury on how the funds can be used. A recent survey conducted by the International City/County Management … Read more