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  • Posters for 2016 National Public Works Week Now Available

    American Public Works Association unveils the posters for its 2016 National Public Works Week.

  • U.S. Army and Union County, N.C. Team Up to Teach Solid Waste Management

    Union County Public Works and the U.S. Army are working together to help teach developing nations improve the solid waste management practices

  • A Closer Look at Highway Bill's Environmental Provisions

    The Fix America's Surface Transportation Act is more than 400 pages.To make it easier to understand changes to air quality and other environmental requirements, this article addresses them in the order in which they appear in the law.

  • It's Official: EPA Rules on Water Contaminants

    The agency's decided not to regulate four of the 116 chemicals on its third contaminant candidate list (CCL), which includes disinfection byproducts and pharmaceuticals.

  • City Was Planning to Change Water Suppliers

    The City of Flint, Mich., has been building infrastructure to connect to a regional system that will cost residents less than getting water from Detroit's Water and Sewerage Department, which has had financial struggles of its own. The $285 million project will draw water from Lake Huron.

  • Public Works Praised for Snow Removal

    Has anyone ever dropped off a thank-you gift for you? Residents and council members are thrilled that this Iowa public works department resolved a thorny issue: whose streets get plowed first.

  • Self-Healing Concrete: Cure for Crumbling Roads?

    Researchers say they've developed concrete that repairs itself and purifies water. Even if true, the costs associated with such mixes make them cost-prohibitive for most public applications.

  • Feds, Local Officials Prepare for Mississippi River Threat

    Bad weather during the holidays killed at least 30 people in the Midwest. As floodwaters move south, the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers is working with local officials to minimize potential damage down to the Gulf Coast.

  • TIMELINE: A Brief History of Flint, Mich., Water Crisis

    We apologize to anyone who had difficulty opening last week's article on this topic. That particular news piece began in the middle of the story, so we're sharing this webpage that explains what happened when the state dictated how a struggling city obtained drinking water.

  • FAST Act Largely Positive for P3s

    Here's a good analysis of the just-enacted federal surface transportation act. While the problems with fully funding the Highway Trust Fund weren't resolved, the bill looks favorably at public-private partnerships and is moving toward allowing states to toll travelers on existing interstate...