Labor Solutions & Insights for Utility Managers

  1. Math Solutions: Load Calculations
    12/1/2014

    Water Online’s “Math Solutions,” presented by wastewater consultant and trainer Dan Theobald (“Wastewater Dan”), instructs operators on load calculations.

  2. Women Are The Secret Weapon For Better Water Management
    10/24/2018

    In the 1980s, the government of Malawi began providing piped water to low-income households in 50 districts, establishing community-run tap committees to collect bills and manage systems. Men made up 90 percent of committee memberships — and problems quickly became apparent.

  3. 5 Steps To Prepare The Next Generation Of Water Workers
    7/10/2018

    Much like investing in water infrastructure, the country often overlooks the pressing need to invest in a skilled workforce to manage these systems. Nearly 1.7 million “water workers”construct, operate, and maintain water systems found in every region, whether employed in utilities, engineering firms, or other industries. And many water workers are in short supply due to a wave of retirements and a lack of younger talent, even though they earn more competitive wages, tend to only need a high school diploma or less, and develop valuable skillsets over time.

  4. Online Training: EPA’s 'All-Hazards Boot Camp'
    12/16/2015

    The U.S. EPA has recently released a video tutorial that outlines all phases of emergency planning and response for the water and wastewater facilities. This article will introduce and give an outline to the new training from an insider’s point of view.

  5. How To Control Filter Cake And Membrane Surface Fouling
    3/20/2017

    Who wants cake? Certainly not treatment plant operators who employ microfiltration and ultrafiltration membranes, and here’s what they’re doing about it.

  6. The Future Of Pipeline Renewal
    11/30/2015

    Where is your utility when it comes to water and sewer management? Leading municipalities are using GIS tools to provide direction.

  7. Math Solutions: Poundage Calculations
    10/28/2014

    Water Online’s “Math Solutions,” presented by wastewater consultant and trainer Dan Theobald (“Wastewater Dan”), instructs operators on poundage calculations.

  8. The U.S. Conference Of Mayors: Moving Infrastructure Progress Forward
    6/23/2017

    It happens with every new presidential administration in modern times, the promise to “do more about the nation’s infrastructure problems.” But what happens after these words are spoken? Who becomes the voice of the people and makes sure that these promises are kept? The U.S. Conference of Mayors plays a major role in not just ensuring that administrations “make good” on the promises, but in helping to shape infrastructure plans and make the most efficient, effective use of federal funding.

  9. 7 Steps To Water System Asset Management
    12/14/2015

    A primer on developing asset management programs to support economically and environmentally sustainable water systems.

  10. Denver Hosts The Biggest Water Conference Of Its Kind
    6/4/2019

    More than 12,000 people are expected to attend the international ACE19 meeting, focusing on ‘Innovating the Future of Water.’