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April 2011
When one takes a look at current news headlines, typically he or she is bombarded with sensational reports detailing global economic crisis or a form of natural disaster afflicting a region of the world. What people are not informed of is a crisis that...
Two days before Christmas in 2008, an aging 66-in. water main burst in a major eastern U.S. city, flooding the area with nearly 50 million gal of water at a rate of 150,000 gal per minute (gpm). Roads transformed into 4-ft-deep rivers, creating...
Emergencies are one of the things California does very well. Residents and public officials get a lot of firsthand experience in the Golden State. Everyone in the U.S. understands that California is earthquake country, but it also is prone to wildfires,...
Ask any water or wastewater facility manager and he or she will agree that the economic decline of the last few years has led to a significant shortfall of affordable funding for cities and districts that must complete critical infrastructure...

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Raleigh, N.C., has added a small increase to water bills as a permanent watershed protection fee. Do you agree with this idea?: