Condition Assessment

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    Risk-based budgeting

    Combining condition assessments with risk analyses to target renewal and replacement investments.

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    Take the plunge

    Spend less on rip-rap by transitioning culverts into natural streams.

  • Research road map

    A review of life-cycle assessment of concrete pavement literature recommends new standards for future research.

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    Deflect defects

    Pinpoint the problems with a sanitary sewer evaluation study.

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    Water, wastewater, stormwater products December 2009

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    Regulatory pressures lead to funding innovation

    Next to the Mississippi River delta in the Gulf of Mexico, no other river basin in North America struggles with excess nutrients more than the Chesapeake Bay watershed. The 64,000-square-mile estuary is the nation's largest, encompassing parts of Delaware, Maryland, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia...

  • Sustainability and stimulus spark renewed interest in old industrial property

    As the least-polluted sites were harvested, so to speak, and greenfield financing became easier to obtain, the average timeframe for redeveloping a brownfield stretched from three to five years.

  • Bill would require EPA to study pharmaceuticals in sewer systems

    The U.S. Senate's Committee on Environment and Public Works is considering giving EPA two years to identify pharmaceuticals and personal care products in wastewater and analyze the amount, sources, and potential treatment options to prevent them from entering the nation's drinking water.

  • County chooses hosted GIS website

  • AWWA and ASME Join to Develop an All-Hazards Security/Resilience National Standard for Water and Wastewater Utilities

  • Climate Change

    How to develop a quick response to increased risks.

  • Katrina Kicked Up Contaminants

    Scientists believe the hurricanes that plagued the Gulf region in August and September 2005 created floodwaters containing high levels of fecal-indicator bacteria and microbial pathogens, subjecting residents to an array of health risks.

  • Smart scanning

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    Scrutinizing your sewer

    Sewer utilities can improve performance and reverse the aging process by implementing buried infrastructure management (BIM), a systematic planning process that allows them to leverage resources to maximize the immediate and long-term benefits of every action.

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    Taken by storm

    On Sept. 4, 2004, Hurricane Frances struck Florida with high-velocity winds and more than 13 inches of rain during the storm's slow passing. Even though replacement of Lake Sherwood drainage well was already in the works, the flooding caused by Hurricane Frances served as a reminder of how urgently...

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    Bringing on new plant

    Ask anyone who's created a new water treatment plant or revamped an existing one, and you'll likely hear about the complexities. What the Earth Tech team has learned about designing in quality for this new operation may help your city succeed.


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