Joan Hicken, Philadelphia's new recycling coordinator.

Water sources Imported water accounts for 36% of participating agencies' water supplies. Other water supplies mentioned by respondents typically include agricultural surface water.

Even during periods of flooding, local public agencies must maintain stormwater flows in Miners Ravine, a designated salmon habitat, rather than divert it for possible consumptive uses. Though this is not the best-case scenario for communities with a water shortage, California does not have sufficient available storage to capture storm runoff.

In 2002, Hollywood, Fla., won in recognition of its well-maintained business district.

The Utah DOT used prefabricated concrete panels to replace the deck on its I-80 bridge.

Boston's redesigned Mission Hill Playground—which won an award from the Boston Society of Landscape Architects—includes handicap-accessible equipment, a basketball court, and a spray pool.

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