Other stories by Amara Rozgus

  • Tossing the tube

    John Bardeen, William Shockley, and Walter Brattain—researchers at Bell Telephone Laboratories in Murray Hill, NJ.—never dreamed that their invention of the transistor would become such a big deal in the waste industry when they received the Nobel Prize in physics in 1956.

  • Balancing act

    Though it's very uncommon for a private utility--electric, gas, or telecommunications--to refuse to move assets that are within the public right of way, disagreements occur and these instances are increasing.

  • From sludge to fuel

    Five Los Angeles-area sanitation districts have signed on with Atlanta-based EnerTech Environmental, a developer of renewable energy technologies, to convert their biosolids into a renewable fuel, called E-Fuel.

  • Are You Holding Water Correctly?

  • Life in the Fast Lane

    With the population of Fort Smith, Ark., expected to double to 300,000 over the next 40 years, utilities director Steve Parke had to find a way to provide the growing community with drinking water without affecting current supplies.

  • Lead by Example

    Engineers designed the 0.3 mgd Greater Bayfield Wastewater Treatment Plant (GBWWTP) with one goal in mind: to showcase environmentally friendly technologies as a state demonstration plant.

  • Poll Says Voters Would Support Lasting Solution To Transportation Funding Crisis

    Pennsylvania's policymakers should not allow the fear of voter backlash to deter them from crafting a lasting solution to the state's transportation funding crisis, according to the results of a recent poll.

  • Bullets to Spare

  • Smart Water

    Las Vegas is one of the nation's fastest-growing cities, but it's in the middle of the desert. Here's what the city is doing to make sure there's enough water to go around.

  • The mercury's rising

    Thanks to heightened concerns over global warming, everyone's gonzo for going green. As part of the push to be environmentally friendly, tree-huggers, power utilities, and even big-box retailers are pushing the use of compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs), which last longer and use less...