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  • McMahon Traisr asset management

    Ideal for fleets and complex campuses, the Traisr Web-based infrastructure and asset-management application relies on GIS to help users track, manage, maintain, and report on vital assets quickly and easily, on the road or off.

     
  • KZValve Tru-Torq ball valves for deicing systems

    The multifunctional Tru-Torq plastic ball valves are available with the company’s waterproof electric actuator, or as manual ball valves.

     
  • Grip Studs tire studs

    Grip Studs are rugged tungsten carbide studs that deliver the traction necessary for winter equipment without the drudgery and breakage associated with chains.

     
  • Aebi Schmidt Stratos spreaders

    Available in various sizes and as towed, flat silo, and dual chamber, the newest generation of Stratos spreaders is compatible with most carrier vehicles and tractors.

     
  • BOSS DXT plow

    Available in 8-ft 2-in and 9-ft 2-in. poly, steel, and stainless-steel models, the multiposition DXT plow features a dual-trip design that protects the plow when striking hidden obstacles.

     
  • A little $ help from your friends

    Crowd-funding sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo can help get projects funded.

     
  • Modernizing an interstate

    Even after decades of use, the pavement was still in good enough condition to save, so UDOT elected to perform concrete pavement preservation (CPP).

     
  • Bergkamp Sand Spreader attachment

    The Sand Spreader attachment helps turn the FP5 Flameless Pothole Patcher into a sand spreader in less than an hour.

     
  • ASCOREL Plus Series on-board scales

    With ASCOREL Plus Series on-board scales, users can monitor tare histories, scale usage, loader hydraulic performance, and other factors without the need for an external device.

     
  • A community works to create a garden

    The Shrewsburry Public Works Department joins forces with its community to bring a garden to life.

     
  • King County Capitol Projects Oversight Manager Tina J. Rogers is working with King County Councilmember Jane Hague on finding the resources to properly improve Factoria Transfer Station to alleviate future costs due to preventable delays and risks.  Photo by Daniel Berman for Public Works.

    How to keep elected officials happy

    King County (Wash.) has implemented a system designed to keep both staff and elected officials out of the hot seat.

     
  • City of Ravenna-Ohio DOT joint garage

    A multijurisdictional public works collaboration benefits school districts and other government agencies.

     
  • Complete 30 hours continuing education at your desk

    The 11,000 drinking water professionals at the American Water Works Association convention in Boston earned 4,500 continuing education units and/or professional development hours. Couldn’t go? No sweat: You can still earn credits.

     
  • Seven new drinking water products

    American Water Works Association exhibitors showcased easy-to-use items that increase a crew’s productivity without time-consuming training.

     
  • All about emergency-management careers

    Free guides to public service and safety careers include salary information, a school search tool, internships, scholarships, and related information.

     
  • Pipe-tapping teams beat the clock (video)

    Every year, winning men and women's teams from American Water Works Association state chapters travel to the association's annual conference to see who can tap into a cement-lined ductile iron pipe the fastest. Here are the latest additions to the Pipe Tapping Hall of Fame.

     
  • Produces ozone 25% more efficiently

    "Next-generation" electrodes come with a 10-year warranty.

     
  • Wacker Neuson Honda-powered rammers

    Wacker Neuson has expanded its popular vibratory rammer line to include two models powered by a four-cycle Honda engine.  The BS 50-4As and BS 60-4As are equipped with a 3.2-hp GX 100 Honda engine.

     
  • Clog-resistant alternative to mesh screens

    Qualified prospects may request an introductory trial of modular units that drop down from the top and are fully supported from above, making them a cost-effective retrofit option for utilities trying to lower the cost of maintaining older, outdated equipment.

     
  • Turns water trucks into real-time communication tools

    Crews can establish a reliable wireless network in disaster areas and remote locations within minutes for voice and data connectivity.

     
 
 
 
 

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