Cedar Rapids, IA

50-year-old plant gets $14 million overhaul
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50-year-old plant gets $14 million overhaul

In keeping with the state’s nutrient-reduction strategy, the upgrade positions the... More

Five resource/ cost-recovery trends
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Five resource/ cost-recovery trends

For communities that already have stormwater utilities, the next challenge is... More

Flood remediation earns national award
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Stormwater user fees come up short

Black & Veatch's 2010 Stormwater Utility Survey finds that only one-third of utilities dealing with combined sewer overflows recover mitigation costs in their user fees. More

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Chasing the Crest

Three years on, New Orleans still makes headlines for the havoc wreaked by Hurricane Katrina, which caused about $400 million in infrastructure damage. Yet 1,000 miles north, on the usually quiet banks of the Cedar River in the usually quiet city of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, summer floods are racking up even higher damage estimates approaching $570 million. More

Iowa Comes Up for Air
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Iowa Comes Up for Air

This summer, Mother Nature leaves no facet of infrastructure untouched. More

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