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    Engineering and environmental equilibrium

    River crossing restoration projects are happening all over the country. What many public works departments may not be aware of is that they are not the only entities interested in replacing the infrastructure. Projects like this represent a unique partnership opportunity among local entities...

     
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    Pungent pest control

    One Chicago suburb is fortifying its relentless mosquito-abatement efforts with a weapon you'd be more likely to find in an Italian kitchen than inside an insecticide sprayer.

     
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    Solid waste products

    A run-down on the latest of solid waste products

     
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    Making the cut

    Avoiding slip-ups when choosing your lawn care equipment.

     
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    Orange county commits to alternative-fuel vehicles

    For the public works department in California's Orange County, the move to alternative-fuel vehicles is a reality.

     
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    The asphalt QC challenge

    Over the past 20 years or so, the majority of state DOTs have transferred primary responsibility for quality control of asphalt materials over to the producers doing the work. But state agencies nevertheless know that to a large extent, the buck stops with them when it comes to quality assurance.

     
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    Success in the sewer

    As Reno, Nevada, grew over the past decade, the strain on its municipal sewage system grew as well. That's when the city's sanitation engineering division stepped in.

     
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    Hallowed ground

    The good news is that more public works departments are handling this Hazardous Household Waste appropriately. The bad news is that nearly one-third of PUBLIC WORKS survey respondents still do not collect HHW of any kind.

     
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    Getting along

    Elected officials can drive you crazy. They all want to get their two cents in on how your public works department should operate. However, there are ways to work together in harmony and ensure your operation continues to run smoothly.

     
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    How to choose a sewer cleaner

    Nick Woodhead, the President of U.S. Jetting, weighs in with some sound advice on the right equipment for your sewer cleaning job.

     
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    PUBLIC WORKS BRIEFS

    Public Works news from around the country.

     
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    Warm mix: the push is on

    Industry professionals are putting warm-mix asphalt to the test in an effort to fast-track the environmentally-friendly substance to mainstream use.

     
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    Project harmony

    The theme of many stories that apply to the public works arena is that of cooperation. Perhaps the best recent illustration of a story that epitomizes that cooperation is the post-Katrina rebuilding efforts in the Gulf Coast.