More stories about Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA

  • Getting beyond 'lowest-bid'

  • Security Risk

  • Loud and Clear

    Frequent battery replacements, missed calls, and garbled messages meant just one thing to Albert Brunson, head of public building equipment maintenance for Cumberland County, N.C.: time to update his mobile communications system.

  • Water Supply

    How bad was the drought that plagued much of the U.S. last year? According to Georgia's Gov. Sonny Perdue, it couldn't have been much worse.

  • Public, Private Utilities in Eight States Form Mutual-Aid Network

    . To ensure residents get drinking water and wastewater continues to be treated, utilities in California, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Texas have agreed to share employees, resources, and equipment during emergencies

  • Every drop counts

    A new audit methodology determines loss by volume and cost, not loss-rate percentages, making “unaccounted-for” water the nation's largest untapped source of water.

  • Open for business

    Outsourcing public works functions can get officials re-elected, but how does it affect employees?

  • Field of dreams

    A blind girl now believes she can go to college because she can hit a ball. A boy confined to a wheelchair can play like his older brother. A dad fulfills his dream of coaching his son's team. This can-do attitude comes from adaptive baseball fields and leagues.

  • Down to a Science

    Future permit limits are a genuine concern for those in wastewater treatment—especially total nitrogen (TN) limits. Most forecasters predict TN limits will be cut from the current 5 to 10 mg/L range down to somewhere around 3 mg/L. However, TN removal is not new; development of treatment systems...

  • Atlanta opens wastewater tunnel