August 2009 Table of Contents

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An Arizona county receives federal funding to aid in major wastewater effort

Tucson, Ariz., is getting an infrastructural facelift-and some extra help from the government. Read more

Using ozone for water treatment is an increasingly attractive complement to other processes.

Although it's been used in water treatment for more than a century, ozone is becoming an increasingly attractive option for drinking water systems nationwide. Read more

Expect adjustments to the EPA Total Coliform rule

Come next year, the Revised Total Coliform Rule (RTCR) is set to bring major changes to water distribution systems and the original 1989 EPA regulation, which established health goals and legal limits on total coliform (TC) levels in drinking water Read more

Waived in the U.S.A.

The Buy American provision in section 1605 of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) is not as clear-cut as it seems. Read more

Raising the Stakes Raising the Stakes

A benchmark move showcases how the sustainable community trend is gaining momentum. Read more

Regional Renaissance

An award-winning development is designed to stimulate Southern California's ecology and economy. Read more

Demystifying Reporting Requirements Demystifying Reporting Requirements

Running a ‘transparent and accountable' operation when you don't have all the rules. Read more

Innovative Instruments Innovative Instruments

Accessing capital through the tax-exempt bond market is challenging even highly rated issuers, and state and local tax revenues are expected to decline even further in 2010. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 provides relief with financing options that can be tapped long after stimulus dollars are spent. Read more

Beyond the Stimulus Beyond the Stimulus

If yours is one of the thousands of departments that applied for but didn't receive American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 funding, you're not alone. The numbers bandied about while the legislation was negotiated raised more expectations than will be met. Read more

Better Safe than sorry

Not everybody is sold on the concept of global warming and climate change. Yet scientific evidence is mounting. Carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere are at their highest in 800,000 years, and the average global surface air temperature has risen at a rate of 0.23°F each decade over the last 50 years. By 2100, it is anticipated to be between 3° to 7° F warmer, according to projections by the United Nations-endorsed Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Read more

Clearing the Way

Country helps develop nationwide road weather information service. Read more

Due Diligence Due Diligence

Specifying a long-lasting alternative to open-cut construction. Read more

The ABCs of A/C The ABCs of A/C

Keeping your cool is important all year round. Read more

News & Views: People Baby Boomers Postpone Retirement
News & Views: Rules & Regulations Sierra Club Challenges Hazardous Waste Rule
News & Views: Fuel Prices Pump Uptransit Trips Market Analysis

As gasoline prices creep ever upward, investment in public transportation is paying off. Read more

News & Views: Program Spurs Contractors To Go Green Design & Construction
Concrete and Asphalt on Even Ground News & Views: Research Concrete and Asphalt on Even Ground
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