Rate Survey Deadline Extended

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

Polar Vortex a Chilly Reminder of the Value of Water

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

MN Offers Outreach & Education Grants for Contaminants of Emerging Concern

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

How do your rates compare? Find out by participating in the 2019 Utility Rate Survey!

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!

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