Other stories by Stephanie%20Johnston

  • Bridge-jacking technique is used on public works project

    The Illinois Tollway replaced structural bearings and patched concrete without impeding traffic on a busy suburban Chicago bridge, thanks to a solution devised by engineering firm Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates Inc., Northbrook, Ill.

  • Public Works department shows the value in mission statements

    The city of Chesapeake, Va., public works department formulated department values printed on cards to instill a sense of pride and ownership among its employees.

  • Tell us what you like

    What should we be doing differently or better to make the magazine experience better for you?

  • Public (works) Enemy No. 1

    Surprisingly (at least to me), it’s not stormwater. According to preliminary Public Works survey results, readers expect pavement construction and maintenance (i.e., streets and roads) to be their department’s greatest challenge next year.

  • Water loans: a solid investment

    Bonds issued under clean water and drinking water state revolving fund (SRF) programs enjoy very strong and stable credit quality, says Standard & Poor's Ratings Services. There's nothing to indicate that's going to change.

  • Attack of the 'faux flushables'

    What happens to sewer systems when household wipes are flushed down the toilet.

  • WEFTEC 2013 wrap-up

    A look at the Operator Ingenuity Contest winners from teh 86th Annual WEFTEC conference.

  • 'Faux flushables' attack U.S. sewers

    Not everything labeled "flushable" should be. “Dispose of properly" is meaningless messaging for consumer goods delivered via non-woven material – otherwise known as wet wipes. "Sewer activists" are fighting back.

  • A sure-fire way to become a 21st-century water utility

    The author of our 2011 cover story shared how his water and wastewater utility protects assets against earthquake, fire, and other natural disasters at WEFTEC 2013’s “Water Thought Leaders: Lessons Learned From Great Water Communities.”

  • Time to slow down and take stock

    Lyons, Colo., in the aftermath of September 2013's flooding, provides perspective on how far we've come in cleaning up the nation's waters.