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ASCE Pipelines 2010 a Mile High Success

ASCE Pipelines 2010 a Mile High Success

December 1, 2010 at 12:00 am 0 comments

The ASCE Pipelines 2010 Conference held in Keystone, Colo., from Aug. 28, to Sept. 1, 2010, was a huge success.

Mayors Water Council Meets in California

Mayors Water Council Meets in California

December 1, 2010 at 12:00 am 0 comments

The U.S. Conference of Mayors Water Council met Oct. 14-15 in Pleasanton, Calif. Pleasanton Mayor Jennifer Hosterman, Co-Chair of the council, hosted the meeting. There were over 70 registrants.

Construction Spending Inches Forward in October

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Total construction spending increased by 0.7 percent in October, driven largely by growing demand for power projects and public construction, the Associated General Contractors of America noted Dec. 1 in an analysis of new Census Bureau data.

Water Supplies at Risk:

Water Supplies at Risk:

December 1, 2010 at 12:00 am 0 comments

Huge areas of land mass within Australia, India, China and the United States are highlighted as suffering extreme pressure on their renewable water supplies by a new index and map that evaluate water stress.

Challenges of the 21st Century

December 1, 2010 at 12:00 am 0 comments

America?s economic growth in the last few decades was possible because of the historical investment in the planning and the construction of our water and wastewater systems.

Making the Right Choice

Making the Right Choice

December 1, 2010 at 12:00 am 0 comments

Pipe is often overlooked but nonetheless is a critical component of any water and sewer system. In fact, underground transmission and distribution systems comprise a majority of the replacement costs facing drinking water utilities today.

The Effective Utility Management Initiative: Past, Present & Future

The Effective Utility Management Initiative: Past, Present & Future

December 1, 2010 at 12:00 am 0 comments

The intense economic realities of the ?new normal? of today?s business environment are driving both private- and public-sector entities to make significant changes to their organizations and to enhance their focus on efficiently meeting their current and future challenges.

Energy Savings Performance Contracts

Energy Savings Performance Contracts

December 1, 2010 at 12:00 am 0 comments

Sustainable infrastructure provides the quantity and quality of water necessary to meet present needs without affecting the needs of future generations. More than ever, the water needs for future generations are in peril.

Blue Gold Rush

Blue Gold Rush

December 1, 2010 at 12:00 am 0 comments

Milwaukee is inextricably linked to water. The city lies on the shore of Lake Michigan and near the confluence of the Menomonee, Milwaukee and Kinnickinnic rivers. In fact, the name itself is a Native American term often translated as ?gathering place by the water.?

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.