Other stories by Stephanie Johnston

  • Wanna Walk the Potable Show Floor With Me?

    The American Water Works Association brings its annual convention to Chicago Sun., June 19, through Wed., June 22. I’m going to be there Monday and Tuesday. Anyone want to join me?

  • 5 Tips for Fixing Previously Sealed Asphalt Cracks

    Like painting, preparing to reseal asphalt concrete pavement takes time but makes the job a whole lot easier and last a whole lot longer. Extend service life at least seven years by following these rules of thumb.

  • Flint lead crisis fallout

    In the wake of Flint, customers are going to be less inclined than ever to believe anything your agency says to reassure them and correct misperceptions.

  • Excavators help manage mosquitos

    Amphibious excavators simplify maintenance in and around sensitive wetland areas in Cape May County, N.J.

  • EVERY Week Should Be Public Works Week

    Happy National Public Works Week! The American Public Works Association launched this annual celebration in 1960. Not to be outdone, a coalition of business, labor, and policy-makers has launched Infrastructure Week. If infrastructure’s so important, why don’t more elected officials commit to...

  • Engineering a Public Works Workforce

    For most public works departments, community service goes beyond maintenance and repair. The City of Mandeville (La.) Public Works Department (MPWD) is no different.

  • Not-so-Happy Drinking Water Week?

    President Reagan signed the first National Drinking Water Week proclamation in 1988. Only one president since then has signed a similar declaration. How should water utilities interpret that?

  • Licensed Engineer Pens Sequel to Award-Winning Novel

    We introduced you to Michael Ganas' extracurricular creative activities in 2008. The engineering firm leader's action-adventure sequel revolves around technology that uses the energy stored in ocean water to generate electricity.

  • This is America’s Oldest Concrete Street

    The public works department in a small Ohio town is having a very busy week. The caretakers of the nation’s first “artificial stone” street are hosting concrete enthusiasts eager to celebrate a public asset installed 17 years after Custer’s last stand.

  • This is America’s Oldest Concrete Street

    The public works department in a small Ohio town is having a very busy week. The caretakers of the nation’s first “artificial stone” street are hosting concrete enthusiasts eager to celebrate a public asset installed 17 years after Custer’s last stand.