Other stories by Stephanie%20Johnston

  • Well, isn’t this a great start to a new year?!

    It’s warmer in Antarctica than it is here in Chicago right now. With many businesses and schools closed, folks are hunkering down by the fire at home. But not local road crews.

  • 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?

  • 5 out of 10 public works departments chosen!

    That means we need five more candidates. For what, you ask? For a profile in our January issue.

  • 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.

  • Happy 40th birthday, World of Concrete!

    And (at least) five reasons to head for Las Vegas in January (in case you need any.)

  • '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.