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  • 6 free stormwater webinars

    EPA's Green Infrastructure educational series runs every other month. Slides for the first session on best practices for operations and maintenance will be posted soon.

  • Why contractors should NEVER assume anything

    The mystery over what was blocking the Washington State DOT's Big Bertha tunnel boring machine is solved: a steel pipe that was buried more than a decade ago by a state groundwater study.

  • Why engineers make great leaders

    Five tips for capitalizing on your unique set of problem-solving skills.

  • 8 major U.S. tunnels

    We've all heard about Big Bertha boring through (or, rather, under) Seattle. But what about these other seven massive projects?

  • Water utility cited in chemical spill lawsuits

    At least 25 lawsuits have been filed since 4-MCHM, a combination of methylcyclohexane and methanol, was found leaking into the Elk River. Some claim West Virginia-American Water was negligent in detecting the toxins.

  • Vacuum excavator safety video released

    A 19-minute DVD complements an 35-page manual also available from the Association of Equipment Manufacturers.

  • Steal this public-outreach idea

    Dual-agency poster contest takes first place in Florida's 2013 Water Conservation Awards for Excellence.

  • In pictures: 40 years of The World of Concrete

    This year marks the 40th anniversary of The World of Concrete Expo. Here's a look back at some of our favorite photos. See you in Vegas!

  • Four challenges, four solutions

    As promised last week, how readers in various EPA regions plan to meet their community's unique public works challenges this year.

  • Toll road LOWERS rates

    But only because rating agency considers state DOT more reliable funding source than toll revenues.