More stories about Lead-Safe Practices

  • Locked Out

    Ten years ago, security at most mid-sized water treatment plants was little more than a locked door. Today, water and wastewater utilities are doing their best to protect the vulnerabilities of systems that spread out over literally millions of miles.

  • Overflow relief

    Beginning immediately, wastewater treatment systems with separate stormwater and sanitary sewers can look forward to being inspected every other year instead of annually.

  • Drops in the Bucket

  • PUBLIC WORKS Special Report: 2007 Forecast

    Budget increases are outpacing cuts five to one this year, 12 percent of public works budgets were cut going into 2007, and one-third are flat compared to 2006. The bottom line: Funding for public intrastructure is up, but not enough to suit most managers' needs. Read our special report on the 2007...

  • Bringing on new plant

    Ask anyone who's created a new water treatment plant or revamped an existing one, and you'll likely hear about the complexities. What the Earth Tech team has learned about designing in quality for this new operation may help your city succeed.

  • Finding help from the feds

    Local public works officials and federal bureaucrats often find themselves partners and adversaries at the same time. Bridging those gaps requires a relentless focus on open communications.

  • EPA announces $75.9 million in brownfields grants

  • HDPE pipe saves the day at air force base

    The landfill at California's Vandenberg Air Force Base (AFB) performs its intended function well but—according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency— its performance as a ponding basin for stormwater runoff was less impressive.

  • EPA unveils new lead testing program

  • L.A. Brownfield Project Garners Award

    Chesterfield Square, a brownfield project in Los Angeles, has received a Phoenix Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and International City/County Management Association.