September 2010 Table of Contents

Backpack spraying tips Backpack spraying tips

Improving vegetation management on utility ROWs Read more

Keeping water systems safe Keeping water systems safe

Reducing recovery times for drinking water storage tanks after catastrophic event Read more

Designing smart ponds Designing smart ponds

“Smart ponds” are a result of proper design and maintenance Read more

Cost-effective traffic management Cost-effective traffic management

A good plan can fight congestion and increase public safety Read more

GASB 34 requirements GASB 34 requirements

Benefits of the modified approach Read more

Developing an EMS Developing an EMS

Tips for implementing an Environmental Management System Read more

Selecting a spreader Selecting a spreader

The weapons, ammunition, and know-how to fight the war on ice Read more

Sliplining success: hit or myth Sliplining success: hit or myth

The real story behind this trenchless technology Read more

Full-depth reclamation Full-depth reclamation

Recycling roads saves money and natural resources Read more

The subgrade and subbase factor The subgrade and subbase factor

Quality pavements start from the ground up Read more

Small pavers, big differences Small pavers, big differences

Commercial pavers may be small, but offer many features Read more

Successful park planning Successful park planning

The importance of public voice Read more

Monitoring treatment plants automatically Monitoring treatment plants automatically

Automated monitoring makes wastewater treatment more efficient Read more

The nuts and bolts of engine maintenance The nuts and bolts of engine maintenance

Paying special attention to engines keeps jobs running smoothly Read more

Reconstructing streams Reconstructing streams

Conventional designs give way to natural approach Read more

Buying a compact excavator Buying a compact excavator

What you need to know Read more

Grade control: easy as 1,2,3 Grade control: easy as 1,2,3

Earthmoving and grade control made easy and effective Read more

PW Forum PW Forum

Answers in this section are from PUBLIC WORKS' reader panel, a select few “know-it-alls” who volunteer their time to answer your questions. Read more

Web Extras 9/1/2010

Click here for more info on the Hoover Dam Bypass, products from APWA Exhibitors, and additional content from this month's issue! Read more

Due diligence

Evaluate all your options when considering corrugated steel pipe. Read more

Old bridges don't die ... Old bridges don't die ...

... they just float away. Read more

Nature's way Erosion Control Nature's way

Studies show compost reduces soil loss, pollutant levels, and runoff more than other erosion control methods. Read more

Where credit is due Landfill Operation & Closure Where credit is due

How to engage the greenhouse gas marketplace. Read more

Truth in stormwater billing Truth in stormwater billing

Columbus, Ohio, combines 3D LiDAR with 2D orthophotography to produce the most accurate measurement of impervious surfaces. Read more

What we learned from our ‘night to remember’ What we learned from our ‘night to remember’

The better residents understand the following concepts, the less likely they are to risk injury and possible death. Read more

Swept away Stormwater Control Swept away

Stormwater Engineer Johnny Barron remembers the horrifying events that prompted Douglas County, Ga., infrastructure managers to reevaluate emergency response plans and educate residents. Read more

Attitude adjustment Ideas & Opinions Attitude adjustment

A public works superintendant advises how to keep your community's “face” pretty with a well-defined plan. Read more

Seasonal maintenance tips Seasonal maintenance tips

Make winterizing and summerizing a part of your preventive maintenance program. Read more

Correction News & Views Correction
News & Views: Rules & Regulations Gas tax increase dead
Watchful eye Watchful eye

City avoids $500,000 in illegal discharge fines with real-time flow monitoring at more than 100 sites Read more

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