Inside the March 2012 Issue of Municipal Sewer & Water

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Problem Solver Problem Solver
Former electrician Randy Mather brings a can-do attitude and a customer-service mindset to the wastewater collection program in Olathe, Kan.
Quick Fix Quick Fix
A semi-structural polyurea coating helps an Ohio city repair a culvert in a high-traffic business district without disruptive excavation
Better With Age? Not Likely.
A new ASCE report spells out in dollars and cents terms why our nation must make up the shortfall of investment in water and sewer infrastructure
March Industry News
Radiodetection Names California, Nevada Distributor; Environmental Products CEO Completes Triathlon; Aries Unveils New Brand, Logo; Rainwater Launches Product Website; SEKISUI Acquires Rabmer Pipe Rehabilitation
Popular Program Expands
Inspector Training and Certification Program (ITCP) extends its reach to include manhole inspection and renovation and pipe bursting
March Product News March Product News
Featured new products.
One-Piece Nozzles Enhance Performance and Safety One-Piece Nozzles Enhance Performance and Safety
One-piece nozzles from USB-Sewer Equipment Corp.
Making  the Sale Making the Sale
A Georgia city implements marketing and branding tactics like those used by top sales professionals to gain public support for a stormwater utility
All On the Same Page All On the Same Page
California’s Western Municipal Water District is leveraging an enterprise software license agreement to bring efficiencies to all aspects of operations
A Better Way to Model A Better Way to Model
A new approach to predicting wet-weather sanitary sewer flows incorporates antecedent moisture information and actual long-term rainfall data
Simple and  Durable Simple and Durable
The ML-3 magnetic locators from SubSurface Instruments prove easy to operate and accurate in finding ferrous metal objects
Standing Taller
A city and its union reach a compromise that supports training and certification, giving wastewater employees more stature and the utility more work flexibility
March Worth Noting
Learning Opportunities; Calendar