Pervious concrete forum

The 2006 Concrete Technology Forum: Focus on Pervious Concrete will be held May 24–25 in Nashville. The program—whose sponsors include PUBLIC WORKS magazine—will cover hydrological and environmental design, structural and site design, specifications, test methods, and other issues surrounding the latest pervious concrete technologies and practices. Professional development hours are available. For more information or to register, visit

Drinking water poster available

The 11th edition of the Safe Drinking Water Act wall chart is available from HDR Inc. The chart provides an easy-to-use reference to all drinking water regulations, including a detailed listing of contaminants and maximum contaminant levels, health effects, and monitoring requirements. Emphasis on this year's poster is on simultaneous compliance with multiple regulations, including the Stage 2 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule, and the Long-Term 2 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule. To download a PDF of the chart, visit

Tools for small water systems

The EPA is offering two tools for small water utilities looking to balance demands for quality water with limited financial resources. The document “Setting Small Drinking Water Rates for a Sustainable Future” will help owners and operators understand costs and guide them in setting appropriate rates. “Case Studies of Sustainable Water and Wastewater Pricing” provides examples of eight drinking-water systems and how they establish rates. For more information, visit


In the February issue of PUBLIC WORKS, the picture on page 13—depicting the Gateway Boulevard Bridge in East Nashville, Tenn., winner in the Major Span category of the 2005 Prize Bridge Awards—was incorrectly captioned. PUBLIC WORKS regrets the error.