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Potable Water Groups Unite to Support Water Providers

Old lead service lines connect an estimated 6 million homes and businesses to community drinking water mains. As residents of Flint, Mich., continue to filter tap water to remove toxins, industry groups are offering free resources and other support to help cash-strapped public utilities voluntarily find and replace lead pipes. More

Bed Bugs Love Baltimore. DC and Chicago are Popular, Too
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Bed Bugs Love Baltimore. DC and Chicago are Popular, Too

For six years, an international pest control company has ranked U.S. cities based... More

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States Sue Corps of Engineers Over $2 Billion Flood Project

The Red River's bedeviled stormwater managers for at least a century. Not everyone's on board with the latest plan to tame flooding. More

City Turns Abandoned Water Reservoir Into Work of Art
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City Turns Abandoned Water Reservoir Into Work of Art

Public works departments are extremely creative in repurposing infrastructure... More

Well, That's One Way to Light Up A Nighttime Jobsite
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Well, That's One Way to Light Up A Nighttime Jobsite

A French artist turned a ready-mix truck into a giant disco ball that illuminated... More

Why Portland Banned Cars From A Bridge
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Why Portland Banned Cars From A Bridge

Tilikum Crossing is in Portland, Ore., but was built by a regional transportation... More

Women are the Future of Engineering
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Women are the Future of Engineering

New York public works agencies partner to cultivate future employees. More

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Water Utility on the Hook for $151 Million in Chemical Spill

Our June 2015 issue featured an article on restoring public confidence after a drinking water crisis. An American Water subsidiary recently settled a class action lawsuit brought by at least 224,000 residents and 7,300 business owners after a nationally publicized incident in 2014. More

A Cool Way to Celebrate America Recycles Day
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A Cool Way to Celebrate America Recycles Day

Hundreds of people gathered at the site of a future 10 mgd water reclamation plant... More

Population Change in Chicago
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Population Change in Chicago

The U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey (ACS) is released each year,... More

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