More stories about Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA

  • 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

  • Pervious pavement naturally absorbent

    Pervious pavement is a design alternative that allows water to percolate through the pavement structure and into underlying soils—an achievement that directly conflicts with even lecture on traditional pavement design delivered in universities across the country.

  • Modeling with CFD

  • Rural roads prove deadly for Southeast drivers

    Rural two-lane highways are the largest single class of roads in the United States-and they are the deadliest, especially in the Southeast. From 1996 to 2000, almost one-third of the nation's traffic fatalities occurred in just eight southeastern states; of those, 64% occurred on rural roads...

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  • Considering ConOps?

    In recent years, abrupt, contentious, and widely publicized terminations of contract operations (ConOps) agreements for water systems in Atlanta, New Orleans, and other municipalities have raised many questions regarding this form of facility management. Is ConOps a cost-efficient option to keep a...