Infrastructure http://americancityandcounty.com/taxonomy/term/6640/more en Numerous water main breaks lead to state of emergency in Jackson, Miss. http://americancityandcounty.com/infrastructure/numerous-water-main-breaks-lead-state-emergency-jackson-miss <div class="node-body article-body">As the new year continues to settle in, Jackson, Miss., officials are scrambling to deal with a major water crisis brought about by cold weather.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/infrastructure/numerous-water-main-breaks-lead-state-emergency-jackson-miss" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/infrastructure/numerous-water-main-breaks-lead-state-emergency-jackson-miss#comments Infrastructure Mon, 08 Jan 2018 19:14:00 +0000 80631 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>A busted water main in Maryland. Image via <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Busted_main_July_2011_in_Maryland_IMG_1946_(5933607829).jpg">Wikimedia Commons</a>.</p> Aging municipal water piping prompts replacement http://americancityandcounty.com/infrastructure/aging-municipal-water-piping-prompts-replacement <div class="node-body article-body">As water conduits continue to age, cities are undergoing the arduous and expensive task of replacing it.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/infrastructure/aging-municipal-water-piping-prompts-replacement" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/infrastructure/aging-municipal-water-piping-prompts-replacement#comments Infrastructure Tue, 28 Nov 2017 19:49:00 +0000 80341 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>The Duluth, Minn. waterfront. Image via <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Downtown_-_Waterfront,_Duluth,_MN,_USA_-_panoramio.jpg">Wikimedia Commons</a>.</p> The utility of data http://americancityandcounty.com/smart-grid/utility-data <div class="field-deck"> Advanced metering infrastructure increases public utilities’ efficiency, data yield and monetary savings. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Advanced metering infrastructure increases public utilities’ efficiency, data yield and monetary savings.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/smart-grid/utility-data" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/smart-grid/utility-data#comments Infrastructure Smart Grid Technology Tue, 30 May 2017 16:53:00 +0000 77801 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>An AMI radio being installed on a water meter box lid in New Bern, N.C. Image via City of New Bern.</p> Stop the $57,000 surprise: get your utilities connected http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/stop-57000-surprise-get-your-utilities-connected <div class="node-body blog-body">Smart Cities Council Editor Kevin Ebi describes how modernized and connected utilities are helping residents.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/stop-57000-surprise-get-your-utilities-connected" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/stop-57000-surprise-get-your-utilities-connected#comments Infrastructure Smart Cities Council Smart Cities Viewpoints Mon, 24 Apr 2017 17:01:00 +0000 77261 at http://americancityandcounty.com Water infrastructure funding: Getting the right fit http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/water-infrastructure-funding-getting-right-fit <div class="node-body blog-body">John Mastracchio, leader of Arcadis' financial services practice, describes successful methods to fund water infrastructure.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/water-infrastructure-funding-getting-right-fit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/water-infrastructure-funding-getting-right-fit#comments Infrastructure Viewpoints Wed, 22 Mar 2017 19:09:00 +0000 76771 at http://americancityandcounty.com Over 180,000 evacuate northern California amid dam flood threat http://americancityandcounty.com/infrastructure/over-180000-evacuate-northern-california-amid-dam-flood-threat <div class="node-body article-body">About 188,000 people near Oroville, Calif. were told to evacuate northern California on Sunday after a hole in the Oroville Dam's emergency spillway threatened the area with major flooding.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/infrastructure/over-180000-evacuate-northern-california-amid-dam-flood-threat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/infrastructure/over-180000-evacuate-northern-california-amid-dam-flood-threat#comments Infrastructure Emergency Management Mon, 13 Feb 2017 19:22:00 +0000 76061 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>Oroville Dam and Lake Oroville, in California. Image via <a href="https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/d5/OrovilleDam.jpg/1024px-OrovilleDam.jpg">Wikimedia Commons</a>.</p> New EPA program gives $1 billion in credit assurance for water projects http://americancityandcounty.com/infrastructure/new-epa-program-gives-1-billion-credit-assurance-water-projects <div class="node-body article-body">The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has made $1 billion in credit assurance available for water infrastructure projects.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/infrastructure/new-epa-program-gives-1-billion-credit-assurance-water-projects" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/infrastructure/new-epa-program-gives-1-billion-credit-assurance-water-projects#comments Infrastructure Wed, 01 Feb 2017 19:39:00 +0000 75851 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>Flag of the United States Environmental Protection Agency. Image via <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Flag_of_the_United_States_Environmental_Protection_Agency.png">Wikimedia Commons</a>.</p> Flint and our water infrastructure challenges http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/flint-and-our-water-infrastructure-challenges <div class="node-body blog-body">Ductile Iron Pipe Research Association president Jon Runge explains how to mitigate hazards in water piping.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/flint-and-our-water-infrastructure-challenges" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/flint-and-our-water-infrastructure-challenges#comments Infrastructure Viewpoints Tue, 07 Jun 2016 21:02:00 +0000 71481 at http://americancityandcounty.com Long-lasting labels serve many municipal applications http://americancityandcounty.com/buildings-facilities/long-lasting-labels-serve-many-municipal-applications <div class="node-body article-body">WeatherTUFF weatherproof labels can be used in utilities, aviation, health care, medical, warehousing and logistics applications.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/buildings-facilities/long-lasting-labels-serve-many-municipal-applications" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/buildings-facilities/long-lasting-labels-serve-many-municipal-applications#comments Buildings & Facilities Facilities Infrastructure Public Works Technology Public Works Technology Wed, 25 May 2016 15:29:00 +0000 71351 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>WeatherTuff offers product labeling solutions to various harsh and outdoor applications. The labels have been extensively tested in simulated outdoor environments. They also have been tested in various weather conditions.</p> Managing aging water delivery systems to reduce costs and avoid liability http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/managing-aging-water-delivery-systems-reduce-costs-and-avoid-liability <div class="node-body blog-body">Product liability and environmental litigator Belynda Reck explains how municipalities can manage their water systems to avoid water contamination while reducing the costs of doing so.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/managing-aging-water-delivery-systems-reduce-costs-and-avoid-liability" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/managing-aging-water-delivery-systems-reduce-costs-and-avoid-liability#comments Infrastructure Operations & Management Viewpoints Tue, 17 May 2016 17:55:00 +0000 71201 at http://americancityandcounty.com