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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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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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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From the management of underground assets—like pipes, valves, and meters—to automatic hydrant inspection to efficiencies in our billing system, GIS can help increase the quality of service your water utility provides every day. Central Arkansas...

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Water distribution organizations are tasked with more than just the reliable delivery of clean, safe water. They also need to manage and care for the infrastructure itself. Whether you’re rehabilitating, replacing, or simply fixing your...

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Most communities have critical infrastructure that requires constant maintenance and inspection. Consider bridges, for example. Stream gauge monitoring can be used to immediately evaluate whether water level flowing under a bridge could impact structural integrity....

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An organization’s GIS is the best and most up-to-date inventory for public assets. For many organizations, having data is not the problem. The real challenge is displaying and interpreting that data in a meaningful way....

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The flush of a toilet. The whirlpool in a sink drain. The channel of rainwater disappearing underground. Wastewater and stormwater infrastructure plays a critical role in the health and safety of our communities, but we...

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We’re kicking off the week at the 2018 ICMA Annual Conference in Baltimore, where local government managers and staff have gathered to discuss strategies for building more resilient, sustainable, and safe communities—smart communities. Smart city...

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Originally published in Civil + Structural Engineer, February 2018 How municipalities prepare for natural disasters has become much more than distributing sandbags, providing emergency shelter, and assembling personnel and services to assist those in need....

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