August 2010 Table of Contents

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Every litter bit counts Every litter bit counts

A troop of volunteers is trekking cross-country to pick up trash and educate about conservation. Read more

Prepping for winter Prepping for winter

Five tips to get spreaders ready before the season begins. Read more

Working with the best

What colleagues say about the American Public Works Association's Top Ten Leaders. Read more

Rain dance

‘Nonpoint' sources are responsible for three-quarters of California's most polluted waters. Unable to recoup remediation costs from developers or taxpayers, stormwater managers in the state that laid the groundwork for the Clean Water Act test the law's bottom line: Who pays? Read more

The challenge of a lifetime

In the shadow of one of last century's greatest civil projects, designers and engineers forged a bypass out of river and rock in one of the nation's most unforgiving environments. Here's how they did it. Read more

The next step in ozone purification Water Treatment The next step in ozone purification

An early adopter adds high-capacity pretreatment to remove almost all particles and algae before filtration. Read more

Designing pervious

A Minnesota city eschews storm drains for pervious streets. Read more

When two utilities become one When two utilities become one

Three major initiatives, conducted simultaneously, avert “merger mania” by maximizing connections and minimizing disruption. Read more

Save your brakes Save your brakes

Most failures can be avoided by inspection, planning, and smart driving. Read more

News & Views: Environment Natural gas drilling endangering rivers
News & Views: Rules & Regulations Risk standard designed for water utilities
Update: Wood waste(ed): Renewable-energy stimulus funds blocked by Department of Energy technicality. News & Views Update: Wood waste(ed): Renewable-energy stimulus funds blocked by Department of Energy technicality.

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