Work is underway in Washington to develop a budget for the upcoming 2012 fiscal year (FY2012) as well as a budget for the remainder of FY2011. The government is currently operating under a Continuing Resolution (CR) that provides federal funding at levels appropriated for FY2010. The current CR expires on March 4th and Congress is … Read more Federal Budget Likely to Provide Reduced Funding for SRFs
Now that the rush of year-end is starting to come to a close, it is time to gather your information together from ALL of last year in anticipation of your annual audit. Whether you are a community that has an audit done every year or every two years there are some things you can do … Read more Auditor Tips: How to Prepare for an Audit
In early February, questionnaires for the annual North Central Region Utility Rate Survey completed by AE2S Nexus were mailed to systems in North Dakota, Minnesota, Montana, South Dakota, and Wyoming. Information gathered for the survey will be compiled into a booklet and complimentary copies will be distributed to all participating systems. The annual AE2S rate … Read more 2011 Utility Rate Survey Data Collection Underway
Much has been written about the funding gap America’s infrastructure is facing. For water and wastewater infrastructure alone, the five-year gap was estimated at $108.6 billion by the American Society of Civil Engineers in 2009, compared to a five-year $255 billion need. The federal government has taken a swing at meeting the funding challenge by … Read more Bridging the Gap
The Minnesota Public Facilities Authority (PFA) is now accepting submissions to place public wastewater, stormwater, and drinking water infrastructure improvement projects on the 2012 Project Priority Lists (PPL) and Intended Use Plans (IUP) for the Clean Water Revolving Fund (CWRF) and Drinking Water Revolving Fund (DWRF). Projects must be listed on the appropriate PPL as … Read more Upcoming Project Priority Lists and Intended Use Plan Deadlines
It is the beginning of a new year and time to clean out storage areas and filing cabinets to make room for 2011. Records management is the practice of identifying, classifying, archiving, preserving, and destroying the records of an organization. Although many states have guidelines regarding records retention schedules, having a detailed records management schedule is … Read more Records Management – Organize the Old to Make Room for the New!