October 2007 Table of Contents

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Only CNG car on the market Only CNG car on the market

Environmental concerns make natural gas a natural investment for the right operation. Here are a few natural-gas-powered vehicles on the market. Read more

Natural-gas-powered vehicles

Environmental concerns make natural gas a natural investment for the right operation. Here are a few natural-gas-powered vehicles on the market. Read more

Automatic tire chains Automatic tire chains

Keep ice, frost and snow at bay with the latest ice and snow products. Read more

Tall V plow Tall V plow

Keep ice, frost and snow at bay with the latest ice and snow products. Read more

Mobile data collection Mobile data collection

Keep ice, frost and snow at bay with the latest ice and snow products. Read more

All-purpose snow/ice control All-purpose snow/ice control

Keep ice, frost and snow at bay with the latest ice and snow products. Read more

Electric spreader Electric spreader

Keep ice, frost and snow at bay with the latest ice and snow products. Read more

Sidewalk snow plow Sidewalk snow plow

Keep ice, frost and snow at bay with the latest ice and snow products. Read more

Processing Success Processing Success

An Oregon city relies on sequencing batch reactor technology to clean up wastewater discharging into the economically vital Columbia River. Read more

The Shadow of the Bridge

Eric Steel's documentary Read more

Infiltration Elimination Products Solving Problems Infiltration Elimination

A Minnesota town reduces infiltration with plastic manhole rings. Read more

Vacuum sewer technology Products Solving Problems Vacuum sewer technology
Sewer Solution Products Solving Problems Sewer Solution

A Utah city corrects a growing groundwater problem with an innovative wastewater system. Read more

From Micro to Nano

Although companies are rapidly developing products incorporating nanotechnology, we don't fully understand the nature of these products. Read more

To screen or not to screen?

Testing breaks new ground but raises new questions. Read more

Fish stories Fish stories

Endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs), which have been detected at trace concentrations in waters around the world, interfere with hormonal processes and alter the way organisms reproduce and develop. Read more

Pipe-within-a-pipe Pipe-within-a-pipe

Avon Lake Municipal Utilities in Ohio found a way to save $1 million on one portion of its $20 million sewer-separation project, which the EPA approved in 2004 and is expected to be fully completed in 2020. Read more

Making Water Work Making Water Work

We are in an age where stewards of the nation's water are faced with a triple-fold job: to provide adequate and safe drinking water, wastewater, and stormwater services for a growing population; to reverse the detrimental effects of water pollution, and establish new methods to limit future pollution; and to find the funding to do all this without over-burdening taxpayers. That's why we put together PW Solutions: WaterWorks, an in-depth look at how municipalities are changing the way wastewater and stormwater are being treated. Read more

Ripple effect

Cleaning up Onondaga Lake can affect other lakes, and even another country. Read more

Calculating Risk Versus Reward Calculating Risk Versus Reward

An Excel-based financial-forecasting model enables one county to upgrade its wastewater treatment plant without rate shock. Read more

Winter-fighting products October 2007

Keep ice, frost and snow at bay with the latest ice and snow products. Read more

Before the storm Before the storm

Knowing how and when apply salt and other chemicals makes crews more effective once the snow flies. Read more

That which Gets Measured, Gets Managed That which Gets Measured, Gets Managed

An automated fuel dispensing system enables Madison, Wis., to better maintain virtually all of its 1100 vehicles. Read more

News & Views: Solid Waste Judge Approves Use of Biosolids

Overturning an earlier ban, a U.S. District Court has granted the city of Los Angeles and other agencies, businesses, and farmers the right to use biosolids for crop fertilization, landscaping, and other applications. Read more

News & Views: Community Here today, gone tomorrow
News & Views: Design & Construction Texas DOT builds innovative bridge
News & Views: Awards Bridge-fatigue whiz wins prize
News & Views: Environmental Remediation Restoration plan boasts billion-dollar price tag
News & Views: Wastewater Testing Samples used to fight crime

When residents are doing something they shouldn't—namely, illicit substances like crystal methamphetamine and cocaine—your influent shows it. Read more

News & Views PUBLIC WORKS Briefs October 2007

Stay up to date with the latest news from the infrastructure industry. Read more

News & Views: Stormwater Pitching in against pollution

To simultaneously solve the problem of illicit dumping and educate teenagers about the importance of proper sewer stewardship, Pontiac wastewater treatment plant superintendent Dave Sullivan joined forces with Paul Ritter, ecology instructor at Pontiac Township High School, to create a youth outreach program. Read more

Editorial What's it worth?

Until 13 people were killed in the Minneapolis bridge collapse, the average citizen didn't think twice about roads or bridges except to complain about the occasional pothole or decry proposed fuel tax increases. Read more

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