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January 23, 2020

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Everyone Says Civil Engineers Must Communicate Well – But Why and How?

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Anthony Fasano says that Civil Engineering is very people focused, there are few Civil Engineer projects that will be completed successfully without the collaboration and communication with others. Mr. Fasano explains how you can communicate to your advantage and why those skills can can benefit you going forward. Click Here >>  

January 9, 2020

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What’s One Thing Students Should Know About Civil Engineering?

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Anthony Fasano talks about his experience as a civil engineer and what high school and college students should be expecting if they are interested in civil engineering.  Click Here>>

January 7, 2020

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Take a look at 7 Civil Engineering Discussions That Defined 2019

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One of the best aspects of ASCE Collaborate – and there are many – is the way it allows you to take the temperature of the civil engineering profession. Click here >>

December 24, 2019

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Dog detective sniffs out water leaks for Arkansas utility

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A precocious pooch is successfully detecting water leaks for Central Arkansas Water (CAW), a first for North American water utilities after similar paws-itive experiences in Great Britain and Australia. The dog detective, a black Labrador mix named Vessel (pictured right), has tracked down several leaks since completing six months of specialized training last month. CAW is the …

December 19, 2019

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Importance of Drinking Water

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Matthew Junker of the Municipal Authority of Westermoreland County shows the importance of drinking water by visiting local schools near him and putting on a presentation. Junker brings in a bucket of swamp water as well as a packet of water treatment chemicals to gain community support for water initiatives as well as to educate …

December 18, 2019

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Boosting Utility’s Community Engagement

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SEE CHALLENGES AS OPPORTUNITIES The water industry’s problems are daunting. Lead, per‐ and polyfluoroalkyl substances, and other contaminants of emerging concern; the push‐pull of overdue system reinvestment; and affordability are just a few issues we face. When it comes to projects to replace old infrastructure, meet new regulations, or upgrade our systems, customers opening their …