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!
AE2S Nexus will soon be distributing questionnaires to gather information for our 2011 North Central Utility Rate Survey. Each year, AE2S conducts surveys of water, wastewater, stormwater, and solid waste utility rates for cities throughout the region and regional water systems. The information is compiled in an easy to read report with graphs for quick … Read more 2011 Rate Survey Questionnaires Coming Soon!
For the past nine months, the Presidentially-created bipartisan “National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform” has been working to develop specific recommendations to address the national deficit. Released on December 1, 2010, “The Moment of Truth” is a simply written document outlining specific recommendations to address the country’s deficit financial condition. Highlights within the report … Read more The Moment of Truth
Water availability is a concern that is not new to water utilities, especially in certain parts of the country. The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) recently reported that more than 1,100 counties in the United States will face high risks of water shortages by mid-century and more than 400 of the counties will be at … Read more Ongoing Debate Regarding Financial Risk Associated with Water Shortages