Labor Solutions & Insights for Utility Managers

  1. Math Solutions: Hydraulic Loading Calculations
    11/30/2016

    This tool for operators, represented through video tutorials, offers mathematical templates to master the hydraulic loading gallons per day per square foot by evaluating the incoming flow and surface area.

  2. Simulating A Cure For Brain Drain
    2/8/2016

    Much has been made of the gap in knowledge to come when the water industry’s aging workforce reaches retirement. With advances in simulation training software capable of getting new employees familiar with plant processes, it may be an analog fear in the digital world.

  3. BPM Of Things: Secure Your Success In Digital Transformation
    8/31/2017

    Business process management (BPM) has proven extremely successful in managing both gradual and radical improvements in the industry and various business functions. While digitization brings incredible new opportunities, it also brings the distinctive challenge of correctly positioning and scoping BPM in organizations.

  4. Proposed Changes To The Risk Management Program (RMP) Rule
    3/15/2016

    The Risk Management Program (RMP) is a law created to protect the greater community from the accidental release of highly hazardous chemicals. Under the Clean Air Act, Section 112(r)(7), there are requirements for the employer to have accident prevention plans for every facet of handling these chemical hazards.

  5. Flow Measurement Management Enables Total Visibility Of Water Use
    8/25/2017

    Advancements in submetering and cloud-based data analytics help reduce consumption, lower costs, and improve operational efficiency.

  6. A Foundation For Water’s Future
    8/29/2016

    The president of the Water Environment Federation discusses key organizational initiatives to improve the fate of the water/wastewater industry.

  7. WWEMA Window: Don’t Lose Sight Of The Past As You Look To The Future
    10/17/2016

    As a board liaison and an associate member of the Water and Wastewater Equipment Manufacturers Association (WWEMA), I am pleased to have an opportunity to provide some comments and observations from a rep’s perspective.

  8. Something In The Water? A Journey To High Performance
    8/4/2016

    Every week, as General Manager for People and Culture at Yarra Valley Water in Melbourne, Australia, I’m asked for advice about how we transformed the culture of our publicly-owned water corporation. The requests come from near and far — peer utilities, businesses in other sectors, and government agencies. They’d like the recipe for what we’ve accomplished — the steps from A-Z. But it’s not as simple as that. It’s been a true journey with twists and turns that weren’t always pretty, and we gave life to it as we grew. In this article I’d like to share insights that might make this kind of transformation accessible to other organizations.

  9. Why All The Hype About Chlorine Gas Safety?
    9/16/2014

    Remember when “Little Old Lady” Clara Peller rolled up to the drive-through window of Big Bun and asked “Where’s the beef?” She was asking a literal question, but also making a figurative statement. 

  10. Modernize Your Mobile Operation
    4/23/2014

    The Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati’s Wastewater Collection Division manages 3,000 miles of main sewer line and services some 200,000 individual customer sewer laterals and accounts that cover nearly 1 million residents and businesses. When things go wrong with those pipes, the division hears about it from customers loud and clear.