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Jefferson County (Ala.) Seeks to Avoid Bankruptcy

October 12, 2011 at 12:00 am 0 comments

Jefferson County, Ala., mired in a financial crisis that could lead to bankruptcy proceedings, came one step closer to a resolution on Sept. 16 when the County Commission approved an agreement that included debt concessions and sewer rate hikes.

Seeing the Underground

Seeing the Underground

December 1, 2010 at 12:00 am 0 comments

For many years, the need to accurately map underground utilities was not a priority for cities and utilities. But as the underground space has become increasingly congested and development has encroached on what had been open land, knowing the precise location of pipelines is becoming more and more critical.