Inside the January 2010 Issue of Municipal Sewer & Water

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Keeping Them Clean
Installing stormwater BMPs is only half the battle. Progressive communities build sound maintenance programs to keep those facilities functioning properly
Noble Savage
A heavy-duty chain cutter helps a Michigan authority clear a severe root blockage from a 30-inch main and restore normal flow
Product News - January 2010
Product news from McLaughlin, StoneAge, and General Pipe
No Valve Left Behind
A Tennessee utility’s proactive valve maintenance program quickly pays dividends in reduced manual labor, reduced leakage, and better asset data
Industry News - January 2010
Ralston, NASSCO Past-President, Dies at 71; Fluid Conservation Systems Names Distributor; UEMSI Adds 3T Equipment as West Coast Service Center; Northeast Trenchless Hosts Annual Meeting, January Mud School
Year by Year
El Paso keeps building on success in its water conservation efforts, protecting water supplies for users while keeping costs well in line
A Change in Thinking?
Are taxes a nuisance that take too big a bite out of discretionary income? Or a way to pay for things we need and want for ourselves and our families?
Certification Has Value
In response to the editor’s column in the November 2009 edition of Municipal Sewer & Water (“Are You Certified?”), the Association of Boards of Certification (ABC) agrees that wastewater collection system operator certification is beneficial to the industry. However, it also ensures the integrity of the profession.
A Future Goodbye and New Beginnings
The English proverb, “All good things must come to an end,” is as true as it is misunderstood. While I believe good things do end, they are so often replaced by other good things in life. That perspective is important to remember.
Strength in Numbers
Seattle-area water utilities form a partnership to promote water conservation and find the approach appealing to consumers
Expo: Better Ways
Seminars at the 2010 Pumper & Cleaner Environmental Expo cover pipe inspection and cleaning, equipment upgrades, and other topics for municipal managers