August 2014 Table of Contents

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Township saves yard waste and disposal program Township saves yard waste and disposal program

Working with the manufacturer on equipment modifications keeps a popular free service safe from budget cutbacks. Read more

The spoils of soil recovery Project of the Month The spoils of soil recovery

A soil recycling program launched by one public works department is spreading to others, moving the city slowly but surely toward landfilling 80% less waste by 2020. Read moreyfvdfdzdrbywwacuw

Transparent barriers mitigate highway noise

The Texas DOT solves two public relations problems with one product. Read more

Resources All you need to know about an engineering office

New book by PW blogger Pam Broviak gives advice on setting up and managing a public works engineering office. Read more

On the grid On the grid

This year’s Top 10 Leaders describe their favorite technologies. Most prefer tools that keep them connected to the office, colleagues, and customers. Read more

Water supply project finishes $147 million under budget Water supply project finishes $147 million under budget

Value engineering three major components – treatment, pipeline, and pumping – wrings inefficiencies from water project and holds the line on future rate increases. Read more

Pothole art Pothole art

A Chicago artist repairs potholes with mosaic masterpieces. Read more

Drones are being tested in some locales Drones are being tested in some locales

Drones may be the greatest thing since the Internet, if public agencies can convince constituents they aren’t too invasive. Read more

Public works professionals as innovators

This year's APWA Top 10 Leaders debunk the notion that government is not innovative. Read more

APWA Products APWA Products

If you didn't attend the APWA International Public Works Congress & Exposition, here are products from many of the exhibitors. Read more

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