How to Streamline Your Lead Service Line Inventory By Susan Fenhaus, PE, and Kurtis DeShaw, PE – If you’re reading this article, you may have circled October 16, 2024, on your calendar. This is the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) deadline to submit your water system’s Lead Service Line (LSL) inventory. While not due for a while, this project can be long and involves lots of planning and possibly some detective work on your part. We have combed through some helpful pieces of information to help streamline this process for you. While following EPA’s guidelines, each state has provided tools and tips to help their communityRead More →

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Lead Service Line Inventory 101: What You Need to Know By Kurtis DeShaw, PE, and Susan Fenhaus, PE – Conducting an inventory of the lead service lines in your community—just the thought of it probably makes your head spin. Regardless of the records you have and the data at your disposal, there are some critical things you need to know before you begin your utility’s Lead Service Line (LSL) inventory.The following information may be a review for some and new to others. Regardless of where you are in this task, here are some things to help you navigate through this requirement. Q: What is aRead More →

Firm Wins Three 2023 Engineering Excellence Awards Morrison-Maierle was recently honored with three 2023 Engineering Excellence Awards from the Montana chapter of American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC). The awards were given in three categories: Structural Systems, Building/Technology Systems, and Special Projects. The Montana State University American Indian Hall (AIH) project took top honors in the Structural Systems category. With features that honor Native American cultures, AIH has a complex footprint that required an advanced structural design to incorporate unique, sustainable, and culturally appropriate features. It is also the first building in Montana to earn a LEED Platinum V4 certification. The Montana State University BobcatRead More →