Monthly Archives: October 2015

Utilities Cooking Up Treats for Halloween

One of my favorite days of the year is Halloween. So, in the spirit of holiday, here are a few of the “treats” that our utility members have put together to showcase the “mysterious unknown” – the wastewater treatment plant:

DC Water – is offering a “#no2tour” inviting the community to come and tour their new […]

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Partnerships for Clean Water: The Norm or the Exception?

This year the City of Cedar Rapids and 15 partner organizations launched a $4.3 million project focused on improving soil health, water quality and water quantity in Iowa’s Middle Cedar watershed, a 2,417 square mile watershed which is part of the larger Cedar River watershed.  The Middle Cedar Partnership Project, made possible thanks to funding […]

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If a picture is worth 1,000 words – then an App is Even Better!

Over the course of the year, our staff has been sharing favorite graphics, games and more for use on your tablet, laptop or mobile device.  Below are the sites and apps that we found to be useful, entertaining, innovative or just plain addictive — and in some cases, all of the above.
Infographics: We love these informative […]

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Water, Water Everywhere but . . .

Never has the line from the English poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge been more poignant than on the West Coast this year.  We know that water is essential, and that’s why NACWA and my utility are part of a nationwide educational effort called “Imagine a Day Without Water.”  Dozens of other clean water utilities, mayors, engineers, […]

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