Other stories by Stephanie%20Johnston

  • Water team works together

    After one day with no safe drinking water, the City of Tallulah, La., cleaned its storage tanks one at a time.

  • Order your 2015 National Public Works poster now!

    It's never too early to start planning for Public Works Week.

  • EPA prepares to launch new financing tool

    While funding for most federal programs that support infrastructure remained about the same, water and sewer managers should start identifying projects for a new funding program.

  • Ignore abandoned utilities at your own peril

    Intersections and rights of way in the nation's biggest cities are webbed with utilities, both near the surface and deep underground.

  • Roller-compacted concrete makes sense financially

    A city engineer’s gamble on roller-compacted concrete (RCC) is paying off with surrounding municipalities and the state DOT.

  • President Obama’s second stimulus package

    In 2009, the Build America Bond program was launched to jump-start the economy via road- and water-system construction. Six year later, the Qualified Public Infrastructure Bond (QPIB) could pick up where the first stimulus package left off.

  • Lies, damn lies, and statistics

    Wasn’t it Mark Twain who said there are three kinds of lies: lies, damn lies, and statistics? I believe he was referring to the use of numbers (by politicians) to strengthen a weak argument.

  • Lining up resources

    An asset management program can be a potent recruiting tool that can move an operation forward.

  • How valuable are formal programs?

    Most of you think using technology to oversee infrastructure is a good idea, but less than half have an asset-management program.

  • It’s a New Year miracle! Get those projects ready!

    President Obama’s Dec. 16 signature gave the U.S. $1.1 trillion to live on in 2015. While funding for most federal programs that support infrastructure remained about the same, water and sewer managers should start identifying projects for a new funding program.