June 2012 Table of Contents

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Energy-performance contracting for asset upgrades Energy-performance contracting for asset upgrades

A 1970s federal mandate to give homeowners options for conserving electricity is now being used to stretch water and wastewater utility budgets. Read more

2012 National Mayor's Water Conservation Challenge results 2012 National Mayor's Water Conservation Challenge results

A dozen cities earn bragging rights in a national water conservation challenge. Read more

3 alternatives to federal water, wastewater financing 3 alternatives to federal water, wastewater financing

Three proposals for expanding federal support beyond state revolving loans. Read more

Mill-and-overlay vs. other pavement preservation methods Asphalt Paving & Repair Mill-and-overlay vs. other pavement preservation methods

How to justify maintaining roads before they fall apart. Read more

5 reasons to ditch your blackberry now 5 reasons to ditch your blackberry now

The bells and whistles available on iPhone and Android devices offer a plethora of features that can help you work faster and smarter. Read more

Mobile apps manage resident feedback from the field Mobile apps manage resident feedback from the field

Mobile apps help cities manage citizen reporting back at the office. Read more

When to convert a rental into an equipment lease When to convert a rental into an equipment lease

Three questions to ask now that the rules of equipment procurement have changed. Read more

Award-winning Tetra Tech storm surge barrier  Award-winning Tetra Tech storm surge barrier

American Council of Engineering Companies annual Engineering Excellence Award results. Read more

Resources Free short-span bridge design tool

Customized solutions for structures up to 140 feet. Read more

U.S. families spend more on transportation than food Research U.S. families spend more on transportation than food

According to the U.S. Treasury: $76,00 a year. Read more

Carbon emissions to increase 50% by 2050

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development predictions. Read more

Software aims to revive chestnut tree population

Goal: better guidelines for tree spacing and patterning. Read more

Cities, counties more innovative than ever Resources Cities, counties more innovative than ever

Local infrastructure managers define the 'new normal.' Read more

U.S. is world's largest consumer of bottled water U.S. is world's largest consumer of bottled water

Yet our water utilities provide some of the cleanest product in the world. Read more

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