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Preparing for Project Completion

You can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel.  After extensive planning, design, bidding, and construction, your project is nearly complete.  Now what? As you prepare to take over the operation and maintenance of your project, there are several things you...

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What is UV Disinfection?

How Does UV Work: Ultraviolet (UV) disinfection inactivates microscopic organisms such as bacteria, viruses, protozoa and other pathogens in wastewater by exposing them to light of a specific wave length.  More specifically, a wavelength between 250 and 270 nm is...

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Design-Build Project Success

Like many communities in Idaho, Twin Falls County is experiencing major growth. And with growth comes more solid waste and people that want to drop-off their garbage! Facing growing safety and capacity challenges at the Twin Falls Transfer Station, the County’s solid...

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The Road to Repair – Montana House Bill 473

The 65th session of the Montana Legislature passed House Bill 473 which increased State fuel tax for the first time in 20 years.  House Bill 473, known as the Bridge and Road Safety and Accountability Act (BaRSAA), provides for a graduated increase in motor fuel tax...

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APWA Rocky Mountain Chapter Conference

We're all packed up and ready for the APWA Rocky Mountain Chapter Conference starting on Monday, April 16th.  If your headed to Boise for the conference, don't forget to stop by the Great West booth and chat with our municipal engineers.  We're happy to answer...

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SWANA 2018 Northwest Symposium

Our solid waste group is headed to the SWANA 2018 Northwest Symposium starting Wednesday, April 18th.  Have questions about your solid waste systems or just want to bounce some ideas off of our engineers?  Make sure to check out the Great West booth!

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Communities Working Together

A unique and technologically challenging wastewater pipeline was constructed under the Yellowstone River in the fall of 2017, connecting the community of West Glendive to the City of Glendive.  This innovative solution to wastewater management proved to be the most...

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Is On-Call Engineering Right for You?

Why contract for on-call engineering services?  The answer for many governments is to ease the burden on local officials and public works departments.  When properly managed, on-call engineering services assist local governments with funding, developing, and...

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New Boise Office

It's official, we've expanded our Idaho presence with a new office to accommodate our growing Idaho staff.  Check out the details...

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Can a Water Model Help You?

What is a Water Model? A hydraulic water model is a computer simulation of a water system.  The water model is a powerful tool that can help to analyze an existing system as well as help to narrow down alternatives for future improvements and/or evaluate proposed...

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