Other stories by P.E.

  • Friends Indeed

  • Sea of Life

    The California desalination initiative is expected to yield more than 20 new projects statewide that would supply 400 to 500 mgd of new drinking water by 2020 and provide up to 10% of the state's total water demand by 2030.

  • Managing C&D debris

    With landfill space decreasing and environmental concerns and regulations increasing, public works officials are sifting through the waste stream for new ways to manage waste disposal. One portion of the waste stream that they have identified as lacking comprehensive and standardized management...

  • PWPR

    For any public works employee experienced in presenting a controversial project or fielding service-related complaints, this is the question that eventually arises when contemplating the development of a public relations program. But upon further reflection, the answer has to be “yes” because in...

  • Holey Success sidebar: Short and Sweet

  • Holey Success

    Paving more than 220 miles of dirt roads with porous asphalt keeps traffic in a Florida county moving.

  • Mission: possible

    Few public utilities look at the long-term “big picture.” Strategic plans look beyond those capital improvements and focus on other critical issues that a municipal utility must plan for. A strategic plan defines the mission of the utility and the issues that are critical to its success, and...

  • Should you ditch the dig?

    Although trenchless technology can be more cost-effective, environmentally friendly, and safer than traditional exhume-and-replace construction, it's still not universally embraced. But that is changing.

  • Save asphalt–up the RAP

    It may be time to consider means for increasing RAP content of asphalt pavement mixes even further, especially in light of the increasing oil prices that directly affect the cost of asphalt.

  • 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...