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APWA Top 10 Leader: Bob Patterson
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APWA Top 10 Leader: Bob Patterson

Advice: Work together to establish common ground. More

Culvert improvement saves money
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Culvert improvement saves money

Public works department and others decide a culvert with reinforced concrete... More

Valve control system regulates water temperature
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Valve control system regulates water temperature

Environmental requirements drive Portland Water Bureau project. More

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Water utility chooses asset-management program

Portland Water Bureau serves roughly one-quarter of Oregon’s residents via its own 2,000-mile supply-and-distribution network as well as wholesalers. This software will help managers allocate resources for maximum impact. More

APWA Top 10 Leader Stephanie Reid talks techology
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APWA Top 10 Leader Stephanie Reid talks techology

American Public Works Association's 2014 Top 10 Leaders share their favorite... More

Cycling kills (but you can stop it)
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Cycling kills (but you can stop it)

I saw a billboard the other day that could only have been inspired by Chicago’s... More

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Visualizing your design

Just as public outreach becomes even more important and necessary in public works, we are fortunately seeing the launch of new tools to help us become more successful in our efforts. Social media has improved communication by allowing us to deliver our messages quicker and more efficiently with audiences we might not have reached before. More

High-pressure wheel-washing
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High-pressure wheel-washing

Wheel-washing protects snow-and-ice control equipment and minimizes the spread of... More

Integrated GIS/GPS vehicle tracking system speeds dispatch
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Integrated GIS/GPS vehicle tracking system speeds dispatch

Oregon's Eugene Water & Electric Board is doing the same amount of work with 16... More

21st century financing
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21st century financing

Three states and a Canadian province form entity to deliver $1 trillion in... More

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