Labor Solutions & Insights for Utility Managers

  1. 4 OSHA Changes To Be Aware Of In 2015
    11/26/2014

    The utility sector mirrors what happens with the general industry and construction sectors throughout America.

  2. Is CIPP Installation Really Safe?
    8/17/2017

    New research into the chemical byproducts that result from cured-in-place pipe (CIPP) repair indicates that the practice may not be safe for installers or nearby residents. Is your operation at risk?

  3. EPA Puts Crisis Tools In The Hands Of Utilities
    7/2/2015

    The U.S. EPA has launched a mobile website to consolidate the information and tools that water utility operators and response partners need during an emergency.

  4. Math Solutions: Wet Well Flow Rate Calculations
    8/6/2015

    Water Online’s “Math Solutions” series, presented by wastewater consultant and trainer Dan Theobald (“Wastewater Dan”), instructs operators on a variety of calculations necessary for plant operations and operator certification. Here Dan tackles wet well calculations, with a bonus calculation for determining flow in cubic feet.

  5. Utility Safety Culture: A Hidden Key To Employee Retention
    3/20/2017

    Sound safety policy does more than keep your workforce free from harm. It keeps them around.

  6. 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.

  7. PPCPs: Preparing For An Uncertain Regulatory Future
    2/23/2015

    As regulations tighten and technology evolves, monitoring and removing pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs) from wastewater streams becomes more complex. A laboratory information management system (LIMS) may be the key to managing this complexity.

  8. Sewer Sense: Smart Decisions About Sanitary Sewer System Is Paying Off For Utility And Customers
    12/5/2017

    Using a technology called SmartCover Systems, the Prince William County Service Authority is able to remotely monitor wastewater flows in strategic areas across Prince William County. A SmartCover is comprised of a small device that electronically monitors the level of flow in sewer mains from the underside of a manhole cover.

  9. The Bible On Effective Utility Management
    4/28/2016

    The U.S. EPA and multiple water groups recently gathered during Water Week 2016 in Washington, D.C. to announce updates to an essential guide for effective utility management (EUM). If utilities aren't already familiar with this document, they need to be. 

  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.