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  • 2 ways to lower waste-collection costs

    Garbage trucks get as little as 3 mpg, making them prime targets for cost-cutting. You don't have to buy expensive alternative-fuel or hybrid vehicles, however, to get there.

  • City's betting its economic rebirth on water

    Like many Midwest cities, Dayton, Ohio, lost thousands of jobs tied to water-intensive manufacturing like mills and breweries. Water Supply & Treatment Manager Phil Van Atta and Water Marketer Karen Thomas explain how the city's self-filtering, self-recharging water supply is going to put Dayton...

  • Water wasters beware: California considers fines

    The drought will begin hitting Californians in the wallet under get-tough restrictions being proposed by state regulators, with fines of up to $500 a day.

  • VIDEO: Man charged in public works employee stabbing

    The Caruthersville, Mo., employee was stabbed multiple times last month, while on the job in the city's water department.

  • VIDEO: The new Tappan Zee Bridge part 1–the design

    Here's a closer look at the engineering behind the $3.9 billion Tappan Zee Bridge replacement project between New York's Rockland and Westchester counties.

  • Opinion: Okla. city got it right

    Moore, Okla., became the first city to implement tornado-specific building standards after the fifth twister in 15 years ripped through town. Click here to read how public works leaders stay a step ahead of deadly storms.

  • Detroit shuts off water to 8,000 people

    With 50% of accounts overdue, the Detroit Water and Sewage Department is under fire from civil rights groups for distinguishing customers who can't pay their bill from those who won't.

  • Sen. to EPA, USDA: regulate toxic algae

    New York Sen. Charles Schumer wants to keep cyanobacteria forming on the Ohio side of Lake Erie from reaching his constituents on the other side of the lake.

  • Proposals for $1M in bridge contracts due July 15

    Canada's Department of Public Works and Government Services is seeking intelligent transportation and tolling services for the contentious Detroit River bridge. Click here to learn who doesn't want the bridge built, and why.

  • Robots speed construction of new bridge

    Robotic welders are helping build the new Tappan Zee Bridge by speeding up the enormous task of installing some 1,000 steel piles in the Hudson River.