Operations & Management http://americancityandcounty.com/taxonomy/term/7725/more en Georgia investigating former Atlanta mayor’s press office for potential violations of state open records act http://americancityandcounty.com/administration/georgia-investigating-former-atlanta-mayor-s-press-office-potential-violations-state- <div class="node-body article-body">The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is conducting a probe into potential violations of the Georgia Open Records Act on the part of the Atlanta government. </div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/administration/georgia-investigating-former-atlanta-mayor-s-press-office-potential-violations-state-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/administration/georgia-investigating-former-atlanta-mayor-s-press-office-potential-violations-state-#comments Operations & Management Administration Wed, 21 Mar 2018 20:34:00 +0000 81341 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>Georgia State Capitol. Image via <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Georgia_State_Capitol,_Atlanta,_West_view_20160716_1.jpg">Wikimedia Commons</a>.</p> Montana city pays over $90 million to take control of local water utility http://americancityandcounty.com/operations-management/montana-city-pays-over-90-million-take-control-local-water-utility <div class="node-body article-body">Concluding a process that took over three years, on June 22, the Missoula, Mont., government paid over $90 million to take control of a local water utility and bring its residents public water.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/operations-management/montana-city-pays-over-90-million-take-control-local-water-utility" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/operations-management/montana-city-pays-over-90-million-take-control-local-water-utility#comments Operations & Management Mon, 26 Jun 2017 19:15:00 +0000 78301 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>Missoula, Mont. Image via <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Heart_of_Missoula_-_panoramio.jpg">Wikimedia Commons</a>.</p> Detroit’s water department threatens shutoff for nearly 18,000 homes http://americancityandcounty.com/operations-management/detroit-s-water-department-threatens-shutoff-nearly-18000-homes <div class="node-body article-body">On April 19, the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department (DWSD) began shutting down water service for some residents who have failed to keep up payments. </div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/operations-management/detroit-s-water-department-threatens-shutoff-nearly-18000-homes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/operations-management/detroit-s-water-department-threatens-shutoff-nearly-18000-homes#comments Operations & Management Fri, 21 Apr 2017 22:49:00 +0000 77231 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>Industry along the Detroit River. Image via <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Industry_along_the_Detroit_River_(8741630194).jpg">Wikimedia Commons</a>.</p> Unleashing the data deluge http://americancityandcounty.com/smart-cities/unleashing-data-deluge <div class="field-byline"> Max Chung and Gary Wong </div> <div class="field-deck"> Creating smarter water management with real-time data </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Creating smarter water management with real-time data</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/smart-cities/unleashing-data-deluge" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/smart-cities/unleashing-data-deluge#comments Operations & Management Smart Cities Wed, 28 Dec 2016 18:54:00 +0000 75181 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>A map of the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission&#39;s assets</p> Water providers prepare for the worst, respond like the best in the face of natural and manmade disasters http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/water-providers-prepare-worst-respond-best-face-natural-and-manmade-disasters <div class="node-body blog-body">National Association of Water Companies Director Michael Deane discusses how water agencies should prepare for disasters, citing examples.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/water-providers-prepare-worst-respond-best-face-natural-and-manmade-disasters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/water-providers-prepare-worst-respond-best-face-natural-and-manmade-disasters#comments Operations & Management Viewpoints Wed, 14 Dec 2016 19:45:00 +0000 74961 at http://americancityandcounty.com Benefits of a managed solution approach for water utilities http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/benefits-managed-solution-approach-water-utilities <div class="node-body blog-body">Badger Meter marketing manager Kristie Anderson explains why cloud-based software is idea for managing water utilities.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/benefits-managed-solution-approach-water-utilities" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/benefits-managed-solution-approach-water-utilities#comments Operations & Management Viewpoints Mon, 18 Jul 2016 20:29:00 +0000 72201 at http://americancityandcounty.com Cities use different strategies to strengthen stormwater management http://americancityandcounty.com/stormwater/cities-use-different-strategies-strengthen-stormwater-management <div class="node-body article-body">From porous pavement to baffle boxes, cities across the U.S. are employing different methods for mitigating stormwater's effects on their areas.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/stormwater/cities-use-different-strategies-strengthen-stormwater-management" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/stormwater/cities-use-different-strategies-strengthen-stormwater-management#comments Operations & Management Stormwater Water Wed, 22 Jun 2016 16:13:00 +0000 71771 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>A stormwater treatment facility in the Northern Everglades in Florida. Image via <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Stormwater_Treatment_Area_in_Northern_Everglades.jpg">Wikimedia Commons</a>.</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 Commentary: Using water responsibly http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/commentary-using-water-responsibly <div class="node-body blog-body">Waterless Co. Founder and Managing Partner Klaus Reichardt explains the strategies California has used to practice water efficiency since being embroiled in a drought.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/commentary-using-water-responsibly" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/commentary-using-water-responsibly#comments Operations & Management Viewpoints Tue, 29 Mar 2016 15:24:00 +0000 70301 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p><span>Klaus&nbsp;</span>Reichardt</p> Michigan task force blames officials across agencies for Flint water crisis http://americancityandcounty.com/operations-management/michigan-task-force-blames-officials-across-agencies-flint-water-crisis <div class="node-body article-body">The task force assembled by Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder to investigate the Flint water crisis released its findings last week. The report blamed several government employees and agencies for the water system’s failures.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/operations-management/michigan-task-force-blames-officials-across-agencies-flint-water-crisis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/operations-management/michigan-task-force-blames-officials-across-agencies-flint-water-crisis#comments Operations & Management Emergency Management Mon, 28 Mar 2016 18:12:00 +0000 70271 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>Flint, Michigan&#39;s downtown skyline, as viewed from the Flint River. Image via <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Flint_skyline2.jpg">Wikimedia Commons</a>.</p>