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    Automated monitoring makes wastewater treatment more efficient

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    A new form of design-build is becoming increasingly popular for water projects.

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    New materials and thoughtfuldesign can reduce bridge maintenanceand facilitate inspection.


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    The debate goes on: Which is better, concrete or asphalt? While there is no cut-and-dried answer, a smart public works official will consider the following questions before selecting a material for the next road project: Which pavement option is better for my specific application?

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    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...