In communities across the U.S. and Canada, pet licenses provide a valuable system for keeping tabs on our four-legged friends. When pet licenses are managed effectively, they not only help reunite lost pets with their...

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The beautiful coastline, a professional tennis tournament, and a vibrant downtown corridor are obvious attractions in Delray Beach, Florida. But the city, with support from Black & Veatch, is adding a feature that is invisible...

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Water and wastewater treatment are among the most critical components of a healthy community. The organizations that provide these services are also responsible for the care of highly complex and expensive assets—yet they often rely...

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Located just west of Chicago, DuPage County is the second-largest county in Illinois and home to nearly one million residents. DuPage County has experienced extensive urban growth, with a 500 percent increase in population since...

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So, you just purchased a new computerized maintenance management system (CMMS). Months of careful research, vendor interviews, product demonstrations, and internal meetings are behind you. Now comes the equally important task of implementation—but where do...

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At the Town of Apex Finance Department, the billing utility specialists were waiting for the meter technicians to bring in their yellow sheets. It was going to be another tight deadline to get billing data...

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Water utilities don’t like leaks. Not only can they threaten infrastructure and demand emergency response, but especially in the case of treated water, leaks allow revenue to literally pour into the street.  Yet for utilities...

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It’s no secret that state and local government agencies are being asked to do more with fewer resources. It’s not just large projects receiving scrutiny but also labor resources, technology infrastructure, and even the items...

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INTEGRATING BEST-OF-BREED SOLUTIONS TO UNLEASH THE FULL POTENTIAL OF CITYWORKS PLL Many of us today connect to the world through our mobile devices. We can see what’s happening at our front door even when we’re...

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How many times have you seen crews tear up a newly paved road for a water main replacement? This classic example of inefficient project planning is a common problem in communities across the globe. Employees...

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