WIFIA Deadline Extended

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) announced that the deadline to submit letters of interest for Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) loans has been extended to July 31, 2018. “By extending the deadline to apply for a WIFIA loan, even more entities will be able to bring critical water infrastructure improvements to their … Read moreWIFIA Deadline Extended

2018 AE2S Annual Rate Survey Results: Inclining Block Rates in Water Conservation Pricing

Thank you to all of the water systems and utilities that participated in the 2018 Annual Utility Rate Survey! The responses are being compiled, and the complimentary booklets will be delivered later this summer.  In the meantime, here is a summary of the 2018 responses related to inclining block rates in water conservation pricing.  Future … Read more2018 AE2S Annual Rate Survey Results: Inclining Block Rates in Water Conservation Pricing

Federal Omnibus Spending Bill Includes $63M for WIFIA & $1.6B for DWSRF

In late March, the U.S. Congress and President Donald Trump approved a $1.3 trillion federal spending package that more than doubles the funding for the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) as well as increasing the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) loan program. Within the federal omnibus budget bill, WIFIA received $63 million … Read moreFederal Omnibus Spending Bill Includes $63M for WIFIA & $1.6B for DWSRF

Rate Survey Deadline Extended to April 10

Have you completed the 17th Annual Rate Survey questionnaire yet?  There is still time to submit your responses. The deadline has been extended to Tuesday, April 10. 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 is … Read moreRate Survey Deadline Extended to April 10

How do your rates compare? Find out by participating in the 2018 Utility Rate Survey!

Check your email inbox or mailbox for the 17th Annual Rate Survey questionnaire.  The digital and print versions of the survey were sent out in early February. 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 is … Read moreHow do your rates compare? Find out by participating in the 2018 Utility Rate Survey!

MPCA Announces Section 319 Funding Application Deadline

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) recently announced the Federal Clean Water Act Section 319 funding round is now open, with $1.4 million expected for grants to reduce water pollution. The program provides funding and technical assistance to groups and individuals who work with citizens to reduce non-point source pollution. To be eligible, projects must … Read moreMPCA Announces Section 319 Funding Application Deadline