July 2013 Table of Contents

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Five low-cost funding websites Five low-cost funding websites

When all else fails, post your project on one of these internet platforms. Read more

Efficient routes for snowplowing, sweet sweeping, and refuse collection Efficient routes for snowplowing, sweet sweeping, and refuse collection

A routing formula that cut one city’s snowplowing time 40% also applies to buses, meter reading, street sweeping, and refuse collection. Read more

How Austin, Texas, centralized project management How Austin, Texas, centralized project management

We look at the city's Project Management Office 10 years after it was created. Read more

3 tips for specifying a horizontal drum mulcher 3 tips for specifying a horizontal drum mulcher

With the right cutting teeth and drive system, they can be pushed or pulled behind a tractor to mulch thick grass, brush, and trees up to 10 inches in diameter. Read more

Car-sharing saves city $100,000 a year. Car-sharing saves city $100,000 a year.

Fleet managers are stretching their dollars by starting motor pools, in which a certain number of vehicles is made available for employees to reserve as needed. Read more

Specifying granite for walkways and public plazas Specifying granite for walkways and public plazas

Case study of solid granite elements in Cincinnati's Smale Riverfront Park. Read more

2013 Public Works reader survey of AEC firm use 2013 Public Works reader survey of AEC firm use

What city, county, and state public works departments use architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) firms for. Read more

Rules & Regulations Multiple drinking water standards to be delayed

Regulatory action on at least three drinking water regulations won't happen until next year. Read more

A public works project unites a community to create Play for All Abilities Park. Project of the Month A public works project unites a community to create Play for All Abilities Park.

The Parks and Recreation Department of Round Rock Texas pulls a community together to work on a public space for children with disabilities. Read more

Introducing the next generation of water managers. Industry Introducing the next generation of water managers.

The American Water Works Association holds student and young-professional activities at its annual conference. Read more

Fun Facts about snow removal Fun Facts Fun Facts about snow removal

Interesting and amusing facts about snow removal Read more

The Borough of Edgewater runs a seaworthy operation maintaining the marina. Department of the Month The Borough of Edgewater runs a seaworthy operation maintaining the marina.

At full capacity, the The Borough of Edgewater's marina generates almost $400,000 in revenue. Read more

The terrible burden of public service

A building demolition accident in Philadelphia reminds us of public servants' responsibilities. Read more

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