Sep 06, 2019

September 2019

Servicing and main- taining a complex, county-wide storm sewer system can put a premium on efficient equip- ment. Thurston County, Wash., is meeting its envi- ronmental goals—and staying on budget—by deploying two combina- tion sewer-cleaning and vacuum-…
Urban storm water runoff was a contribut- ing factor to the degradation of an urban hillside shoreline in Madison, Wis. In addition to carrying sediment and pollutants down to the lakefront, heavy rains continued to erode the slope and destroy the…
Boston College recently added new facilities that include new football, baseball, softball and intramural fields, and a new recre- ation center. The Athletic Field House, Boston College’s new $52.6 million indoor practice facility, was one of the…
On Oct. 27, 2000, the Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act of 2001 was signed into law, directing the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to proceed with a detailed engineering design for the Murrieta Creek Flood Control, Environmental…
Because the infrastructure of southwest Sioux Falls, N.D., was at least 50 years old and was installed prior to modern standards, frequent flooding during rain events had become commonplace. The city sought to address this by investing in a $10.9 million…
With increased incidents of flooding caused by extreme weather, cities across North America are developing more rigorous storm water management standards for new construction. When TAHK Projects Ltd., a gas and oil field construction company, planned a…
Wellington, New Zealand's city council sought a solution to repair the 1,350 mm of South Karori storm water corrugated culvert. During the past 50 years of its service, the culvert’s invert had fully degraded over its entire length of 220 meters from…
The city of Milwaukee launched a project to replace approximately 46% of the 70,000 lead lateral water ser- vice lines in the city, including 18 miles of water mains. The initiative was spurred by tests showing children’s elevated lead blood levels…
The AFL Oil Stop Valve (OSV) recently demonstrated its value for a large electrical utility when a fire started at one of its electrical substations. Power transformers installed in substations typically are filled with 2,000 to 10,000 gal of oil. In…
The North Houston Bike Park had two big problems. As North America’s largest BMX bike complex, it will be the site of the pre-2020 Olympics UCI BMX World Championships. The $14 million, 30-acre, extreme sports complex can hold more than 3,500 guests and…
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