October 2013 Table of Contents

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Engineering and public administration students are the future of Public Works Industry Engineering and public administration students are the future of Public Works

The American Public Works Association hosts a Futures Program to engage students and give them the opportunity to learn about the industry. Read more

U.S. I-10 undergoes overnight repairs to potholes Project of the Month U.S. I-10 undergoes overnight repairs to potholes

In summer 2012, Allen Concrete of El Paso, Texas, was brought in to repair eight miles of concrete pavement in the city. Read more

Time to slow down and take stock Time to slow down and take stock

Lyons, Colo., in the aftermath of September 2013's flooding, provides perspective on how far we've come in cleaning up the nation's waters. Read more

Stats Highway Work Zone Safety Stats

Facts and statistics about work zone safety and worker fatalities collected from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Read more

Mitigating arc flash incidents at water and wastewater facilities Mitigating arc flash incidents at water and wastewater facilities

Electrical hazards cause more than 4,000 injuries and 300 deaths in the workplace every year. Read more

Quick Poll Do public sector workers have the right to strike?

A year ago, wastewater treatment plant operators went on strike to protest deep cuts (81%) to Detroit’s Water and Sewerage Department. A federal judge told them to return to work or face jail time. Was that fair? Read more

Cold-weather sewer correction Cold-weather sewer correction

Gray water had backed up into residential basements and heavy rain. The repair had to be made in the middle of winter. Read more

Greenhouse gas regs for 2014 Greenhouse gas regs for 2014

The EPA's newest emissions requirements, called GHG 2014, cover carbon dioxide and fuel efficiency. Read more

Oysters for Shoreline Control Oysters for Shoreline Control

Tyler Ortego has invented a method of shoreline control which creates semi-artificial reefs using oysters, whose clusters fill in the gaps of strategically placed precast concrete rings. Read more

Polymer-modified asphalt emulsions for paved and unpaved roads Polymer-modified asphalt emulsions for paved and unpaved roads

Rural county in New Mexico saves enough on preventive maintenance to build new roads. Read more

Water and wastewater provider lowers OSHA recordable incidents 37% over five years Water and wastewater provider lowers OSHA recordable incidents 37% over five years

Veolia Water North America goes beyond the health and safety manual. Read more

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