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    Getting to the root of the issue

    A Gardena, Calif., company has come up with a solution that helps sidewalks and trees coexist peacefully.

     
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    PW Solutions and Products

    The latest products for public works.

     
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    Traffic safety and control equipment

    The latest in traffic control and safety equipment.

     
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    Vehicle Lifts

    The latest in vehicle maintenance lifts.

     
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    Grace under pressure

    Custom-made manhole risers stand the test of time and traffic.

     
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    Ramping up

    While cities are working to make sidewalks more accessible, many are learning that their curb ramps don't comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This article, the second in a three-part series, discusses product options. Part three will cover real-world examples.

     
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    Phase II: Now what?

    Your municipality is in the midst of its first NPDES Phase II permit. What should you expect for the next one?

     
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    Heaping the benefits

    While farming out services like water treatment has become nearly as common as a new Starbucks, landfills are one area in which public ownership still dominates. According to the National Solid Wastes Management Association, two thirds of municipal solid waste (MSW) landfills remain in the hands of...

     
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    Ahead of the flow

    Hydraulic modeling is great for predicting potential system failures, but nothing beats data from the field. Building flow-monitoring services into the initial phases of a sewer project averts costly repairs down the road.

     
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    2006 Department of the Year

    Four cities earn top honors in our second annual Department of the Year award program. A jury of their peers says these departments raise the standard of excellence for themselves, their communities, and their profession.

     
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    The tyranny of technology

    Are we better off than previous generations, both personally and professionally? Technology is wonderful and invaluable, no doubt about that. But it doesn't come without its baggage.

     
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    Build it right

    The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) offers a report that lays out the types of construction materials used in the successful building and rehabilitating of bridges, as required by SAFETEA-LU.

     
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    Fostering future engineers

    The U.S. EPA has awarded $420,000 in grants to 42 student teams to research and develop sustainable environmental solutions.

     
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    Water treatment plant lauded

    Water treatment company Severn Trent Services has honored the Ralph Brennan Water Treatment Plant in Daytona Beach, Fla., for switching from gaseous chlorine disinfection to using onsite sodium hypochlorite-generating technology to disinfect water for the city's 100,000 residents.

     
  • Texas team wins water challenge

    For the second year in a row, the Water Environment Association of the Texas Trinity River Authority Central Regional Wastewater System (CReWSers) won the Operations Challenge at WEFTEC, an annual water-quality trade show.

     
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    Bye-bye, blue bags

    Windy City denizens were surprised when Mayor Richard Daley announced that, after more than a decade, the city would be abandoning the blue-bag recycling program.

     
  • News Briefs

    Brief news from the public works field.

     
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    Down & Dirty: The all-toilet edition

    Brief items about toilets.

     
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    From moo juice to mojo

    Milk: it does a body good. And, thanks to new ultra-clean electricity generation technology, it'll help out a California wastewater plant, too.

     
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    The more things change...

    Regardless of who's in the House, you're keeping your house in order.