Other stories by Stephanie Johnston

  • 2014 Outlook: Ogden City, Utah

    The city will replace its 13.5 mgd bed filter treatment plant built in 1956 and connect it to a new transmission line.

  • 2014 Outlook: Vancouver, Wash.

    New emission limits will require more extensive and more expensive monitoring. Additional recording and training will also be required.

  • 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.

  • 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.