Labor Solutions & Insights for Utility Managers

  1. The Water Workforce Opportunity: How Camden Is Driving Collaborative Solutions Around Its Infrastructure And Economy
    5/18/2018

    Falling into disrepair and neglect, the country’s water infrastructure is posing an enormous physical and financial challenge for many regions. However, many of these same regions are launching new plans and investments to accelerate infrastructure repairs, which are often going hand-in-hand with larger economic development activities, including the support of long-lasting career pathways.

  2. Women In Water — The Female Engineers' Perspective
    4/17/2018

    Increased numbers of women entering the workforce brings diversity, which is especially beneficial for the water industry. The engineering field is known to be male-dominated. But this is slowly beginning to change, as more and more young women are earning engineering degrees and entering the workforce. In the past, graduating classes from engineering schools may have been 1 or 2 percent female. As of 2016, about 20 percent of engineering graduates were female.

  3. How New Jersey American Water Uses Fleet Management To Lower Fuel Costs, Optimize Scheduling
    6/15/2015

    New Jersey American Water is a subsidiary of American Water Works & Guarantee Company. It was founded in 1886 and has been servicing customers and communities for more than 125 years. New Jersey American Water provides high-quality water and wastewater service to 600,000 customers in six counties using a fleet of 600 vehicles.

  4. Making Water Quality Matter Every Day
    4/19/2016

    Every day most of the developed world wakes up and turns on a tap to get water. Whether it’s for tea, coffee, or just a plain glass of water, most people can count on fresh, clean potable water just the way they like it.

  5. How To Plan For Utility Disasters
    11/9/2017

    A utility in Indiana has bolstered its emergency planning by pretending one really did take place.

  6. Happy, Healthy Operators: A Water Provider's Guide To Wellness
    7/29/2014

    All companies want to attract and retain a high-performance work force. Employee wellness programs are a great opportunity to position your organization as an employer of choice while pumping the brakes on rising insurance premiums.

  7. The Future Of Water Management
    3/16/2017

    To minimize losses and address mounting concerns, the water industry is now adopting advanced sensor and communications solutions designed specifically for “smart” Internet of Things (IoT) water management. In large part, the move toward implementing smart water solutions is being driven by stricter government compliance requirements, the evolution of smart cities, and the need for water conservation.

  8. Tackling A Big Water Challenge? Don’t Stop Thinking About Tomorrow
    7/30/2018

    In his recent interview with Water Online, American Water Works Association (AWWA) President David Rager emphasized the importance of providing a plentiful water supply across the country.

  9. 5 Tips For Efficient Plant Operations
    9/5/2014

    These days, efficiency is everything. So why not learn from a company that has been around for over a century and has continually fine-tuned its operations to cut waste and add value?

  10. Math Solutions: Conversion Calculations
    5/26/2015

    Water Online’s “Math Solutions” series, presented by wastewater consultant and trainer Dan Theobald (“Wastewater Dan”), instructs operators on specific math solutions for operator certification exam preparation.