More stories about Bleeding

  • PUBLIC WORKS BRIEFS April 2005

  • No pain, no drain with MCUs

    Until recently, water tanks always were drained before painting exterior surfaces. Condensation, common below the water line, made it necessary to drain to avoid a coating failure. However, a technology borrowed from the bridge and highway industry by Sherwin-Williams Industrial & Marine Coatings...

  • What's the cost?

    How much is a planter full of flowers worth to your town? Sure, you can figure out what the monetary cost is to set it up and maintain it, but what is the value of having the planter downtown or on a main street? Or better yet, what is the cost to your town's “quality of life” or appearance if the...

  • Butler County Department of Environmental Services, Butler County, Ohio

    Butler County sits in southwestern Ohio on Interstate 75. Its population of 339,828 ranks it as the eighth largest county in the state, and its current expansion boom is expected to continue for decades to come. Facing such significant sustained growth, the Butler County Department of Environmental...

  • Small town, big leadership

    Chad Garland hails from a town that few people can pronounce—and even fewer can find on a map. Zelienople (pronounced “zill-ee-in-opal”), a borough of just more than 4000 people, is in western Pennsylvania, about 30 miles north of Pittsburgh.

  • Nevada plans improved water supply

  • Shotcrete done right

    The concrete dam that created Dix Reservoir in Barre, Vt., was constructed in 1950. Over decades of service, erosion and deterioration became increasingly apparent on the dam's spillway and training walls. Water began seeping through fine cracks and other damaged areas. In 1978, when the U.S. Army...