June 2013 Table of Contents

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Work Zone Safety During Construction Season Work Zone Work Zone Safety During Construction Season

Knowing and following OSHA tips for work zone safety during construction season can help save lives. Read more

Equipment decisions: Buy new or used, or rent? Equipment decisions: Buy new or used, or rent?

When money’s tight and work needs to get done, it can be hard to decide what to do when it comes to a piece of aging equipment. Should you buy new or used? Or rent instead? Read more

Real-time road alerts lower crash rates 80% Real-time road alerts lower crash rates 80%

Non-intrusive pavement sensors are easier and safer to maintain. Read more

Status update: EPA 2013 drinking water regulations Status update: EPA 2013 drinking water regulations

Personnel changes and sequester-induced shortages delay slow Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water work. Read more

Turning pipelines into power generators Turning pipelines into power generators

Energy performance contracts deploy new type of in-pipe turbine to generate electricity from gravity water pipes. Read more

Stats Statistics on the World's Water

Fun water trivia facts from the U.S. EPA. Read more

Greenville public works department uses insulating concrete forms to build recycling center Project of the Month Greenville public works department uses insulating concrete forms to build recycling center

Trained to work with concrete, the Greenville public works department saves the city money by doing most of the work needed to build a local recycling center. Read more

Public Works Department of the Month: Village of Palestine, Ill. Public Works Department of the Month: Village of Palestine, Ill.

Public Works department of village of Palestine, Ill works with limited resources to get the job done. Read more

Wastewater plant operator pens book Wastewater plant operator pens book

Sanitation is an extremely important service that’s too often taken for granted. Dodge Winston, a 42-year-old Wastewater Plant Operator II in the San Francisco Bay Area, has made it a subject you won’t be able to forget. His fourth self-published novel, The Wastewater Plant, is an account of life inside a 25mgd wastewater treatment facility in California. Read more

Six tips for keeping your tires rolling Six tips for keeping your tires rolling

Extend tire life and your maintenance budget with a few basic pieces of advice. Read more

The great road-repair disconnect

What products are you trying out in your never-ending quest to provide drivable roads? Read more

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