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  • Multiple Sewer Overflows Draw Criticism

    This reporter is irritated that Dallas Water Utilities didn't explain earlier how five, 100,000-gallon overflows affected drinking water. But as our article earlier this year notes, it can be difficult to know when to pull the trigger on public notification.

  • Construction on City's Unique 'Land Bridges' Begins

    The George Kaiser Family Foundation is spending $350 million on a park along the Arkansas River in downtown Tulsa, Okla. Ultimately, motorists will drive through tunnels topped with lush plantings.

  • State Gets $28 Million for High-Speed Rail

    Not to be confused with the 760 mph Hyperloop, maglev trains are almost (but not quite) as fast. Maryland just received seed money for a possible corridor between Baltimore and Washington, D.C.

  • Check Out This Engineer's 'Virtual Watershed' (with video)

    Now you, too, can build an interactive tool to teach the public about stormwater. Civil engineering professor Shane Rogers provides instructions (but not the funding).

  • Seeking Innovative Public Concrete Projects!

    We're looking for candidates for our third annual Triad Award. If your public agency has delivered a project that should be recognized for innovative design and construction, let us know by Friday. (Here are 2014's and 2015's winners.)

  • Partnership Will Map Urban Air Quality

    A company that designs and deploys environmental sensor networks is working with Google Earth Outreach to enhance understanding of pollution trends.

  • Drunk Water Operator Leaves Town High and Dry

    You think your water infrastructure is in trouble?! This town's pump doesn't run unless someone shows up to start it.

  • There'll Be Hell to Pay When the Well Runs Dry

    A U.S. representative urges his colleagues to dedicate 1% of the nation's GDP (that's $160 billion) to fixing the nation's infrastructure. He's tired of Congress playing kick-the-can with assets that are vital to global competitiveness.

  • State Supreme Court Upholds Utility's Stormwater Fee

    Thanks to the court's ruling, the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District can restart a regional stormwater management program that was suspended when eight communities challenged the district's stormwater fee structure.

  • City Issues $2M in Bogus Speed Camera Tickets (with video)

    Chicago uses cameras to monitor driver speed and behavior in intersections. Under fire for improper ticketing procedures, the city's refunding at least 23,000 that shouldn't have been issued.