More stories about Salt Lake City, UT

  • Innovative winter maintenance practices

    A cross-country tour uncovers best practices for snow and ice removal operations.

  • LEDs are the new technological wild, wild west

    Last year, public works draped the 40-foot Christmas tree in downtown Webster, Mass., with strand upon strand of LED lights that Director Michael Suprenant estimates used one-fifth the electricity of the old incandescent bulbs.

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  • Making the Grade

    Data-driven decision-making drives top performers in a state-by-state infrastructure comparison.

  • Sewer Solution

  • Riding the rail

    A 60-inch-diameter, welded-steel pipe typically is not the type of utility buried 19 feet under the road median at the end of your driveway. It's the creation of the Point of the Mountain Aqueduct (POMA), a job that involves installation of 68,500 linear feet of a new drinking water pipeline that...

  • Debating impact fees

    Raising capital to meet utility renewal and replacement requirements is an ongoing challenge. Meeting service requirements of a growing population, new homes and businesses, or new recreational needs can make a public works manager feel like taking early retirement.

  • Going the extra mile

    In the past decade, Utah has enjoyed economic success and expansion as the population has increased 30%. At the same time, lane miles on the state's highways have increased at an even faster rate than the population. Transportation indicators predict an increased expansion in lane miles, and the...