The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) allows for specific infrastructure spending for water, sewer, and broadband investments. This legislation is vital for community resilience, particularly for rural, disadvantaged, and hard-to-reach communities.
With these strategies, municipal leaders can prioritize the projects that benefit the communities they serve.
A survey means different things to different people, and many don’t know the type of land survey needed. As consultants and survey professionals, our job is to dig deeper and define the true scope, so clients receive the right amount of data for their projects. This article covers the seven most common land surveys.
More than 800 communities across the country have adopted a stormwater utility to help fund stormwater management. Implementing a separate stormwater fee structure fairly allocates stormwater costs between residential and commercial customers.
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Renewable energy projects continue taking hold as developers and municipalities strive to meet 2030 clean energy goals. But large, industrial-scale projects aren’t the only solution. Learn about the benefits of implementing distributed solar projects at the local level.
As water systems across the country restructure and regionalize, it’s important to weigh the pros and cons. The benefits often outweigh the drawbacks, but each locale has a unique set of circumstances that make it hard to generalize.
When a project route runs through valuable farmland, it can prove to be a sticking point for many of the stakeholders within the project area. In my experience, what’s critical to managing this process goes beyond technical know-how and hard numbers—it takes an understanding of human nature and emotional connections to the land.
A prime example of the ecosystem at work is in the City of Highland Park, MI, where the water system’s deteriorated conditions stemmed from years of neglect. Learn how the city set up a sustainable operations plan that reversed the cycle into a functional ecosystem that serves the community and the municipality.