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  • Florida park tops grounds awards

  • Phase II: Now what?

    Your municipality is in the midst of its first NPDES Phase II permit. What should you expect for the next one?

  • Water treatment plant lauded

    Water treatment company Severn Trent Services has honored the Ralph Brennan Water Treatment Plant in Daytona Beach, Fla., for switching from gaseous chlorine disinfection to using onsite sodium hypochlorite-generating technology to disinfect water for the city's 100,000 residents.

  • Taken by storm

    On Sept. 4, 2004, Hurricane Frances struck Florida with high-velocity winds and more than 13 inches of rain during the storm's slow passing. Even though replacement of Lake Sherwood drainage well was already in the works, the flooding caused by Hurricane Frances served as a reminder of how urgently...

  • Orange county commits to alternative-fuel vehicles

    For the public works department in California's Orange County, the move to alternative-fuel vehicles is a reality.

  • Pond potential

    Many areas within Florida's Orange County contain secondary outfalls that discharge into landlocked lakes. The county has no easement agreement or right of way (ROW) for these outfalls, which historically conveyed floodwater from upstream areas where most of the stormwater system predates...

  • Desalination development pushed

    Sen. Mel Martinez, R-Fla., has introduced legislation to increase the federal government's role in developing desalination plants.

  • Pumping out the water

  • Making choices on the frontline

    The final responsibility for all decisions made in any business belongs to the manager. Managers strive to make informed decisions that will improve communication with staff, implement efficient business practices, and provide speedy resolutions to problems. Clear communication with staff allows...

  • Embracing controversy with confidence

    The most challenging aspect of a municipal water professional's job is not always technology, budgets, and capacity issues. Rather, it is often the increased levels of public attention and conflict over new policies and projects. Managers, engineers, and their customers are finding that they need...