May 2013 Table of Contents

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Award-winning grease, septage receiving station Award-winning grease, septage receiving station

Wastewater treatment plant upgrades include delivery bays that automatically separate flows. Read more

Cleaning up after landfill fires Cleaning up after landfill fires

Landfill saves at least 30% on debris removal by renting equipment and hiring temporary operators. Read more

Stats Municipal Solid Waste Stats

Interesting and fun statistics on the Municipal Solid Waste industry. Read more

Traffic Signals Barely Make the Grade Traffic Signals Barely Make the Grade

The latest National Transportation Operations Coalition assessment shows that cities, counties, and states are slowly but surely improving traffic signal management and operation despite the usual continued challenges. Read more

Students ‘Growing up Green’ in Manassas City Department of the Month Students ‘Growing up Green’ in Manassas City

Manassas City Schools and Manassas Public Works combines efforts to support environmental program at public schools. Read more

Pressure Pipe 101 Pressure Pipe 101

Almost 30,000 miles have been installed worldwide since the early 20th century and most still provide exceptional service. Read more

Integrating asset management systems for greater efficiency Integrating asset management systems for greater efficiency

Automates remote diagnostics to work order process cuts fuel consumption 25%. Read more

ADA Corner: Defining reasonable accommodations

There is a tiny but very important difference between original and updated reasonable accommodations requirements. Read more

You are all invited to join us on LinkedIn. You are all invited to join us on LinkedIn.

We hope to see you on LinkedIn soon so you can connect with us and others in the public works community. Read more

Texas recycles trash into artwork Texas recycles trash into artwork

Artists in Houston are “upcycling” difficult-to-reuse refuse into sculptures, doors, mirrors, and other works of art. Read more

Making the most of Public Works Week Making the most of Public Works Week

Three departments use National Public Works Week to develop future employees. Read more

2013 APWA convention planner 2013 APWA convention planner

The American Public Works Association International Congress and Exposition breezes into Chicago's McCormick Place Lakeside Center Aug. 25-28. Read more

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