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Closed-channel UV system from Neptune Benson
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Closed-channel UV system from Neptune Benson

The City of Scottsburg, Ind., has replaced chlorine disinfection with ultraviolet... More

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Emergency preparedness for citizens with disabilities

QUESTION: Michele, I read your Winter 2014 Indiana LTAP Newsletter article about a really thorough approach to keeping people with disabilities in mind when preparing communities for disaster emergencies and, in this case, severe snow storms or even moderate snow conditions. Can you share that on this blog since winter is now upon us? —Jeff, Indiana More

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FREE webinar on roadway deicing and anti-icing operations

Nov. 6 presentation explains how transportation departments and local governments are working creatively to reduce chloride impacts to waters. More

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U.S. Access Board Releases Guidance on Playground Surfaces

New guidance on selecting and installing playground surfaces is now available from the Access Board. More

4 FREE water management resources
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4 FREE water management resources

Drought, flooding, toxic algae … if your agency isn’t dealing with a major... More

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10 states with the most-poisonous water

Indiana tops this analysis of EPA’s Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) in terms of volume, but Texas is tops for toxicity. More

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Water agencies in five states receive $105 million settlement

More than 1,000 community water systems in Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Missouri, and Ohio that detected atrazine in their supplies will split the award, concluding eight years of class-action litigation. More

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PUBLIC WORKS News Briefs: September 2007

The latest news, views and happenings from industry More

Pond potential
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Pond potential

Many areas within Florida's Orange County contain secondary outfalls that... More

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Dealing with disaster

In 2004, four hurricanes made landfall in Florida. While not all of them impacted Marion County, we had the unusual misfortune of dealing with two of the storms in September—back-to-back. Both storms (Frances and Jeanne) were packing tropical storm force winds by the time they reached us, with gusts of hurricane strength (greater than 74 mph). The Marion County Public Works Bureau dealt with these events as they occurred and with the cleanup in the aftermath. Most of us had never experienced anything like this before. I have worked in Marion County for 28 years but, until now, had never encountered a natural disaster of this magnitude. More

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