Labor Solutions & Insights for Utility Managers

  1. 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. 

  2. The Top 5 Fall Protection Hazards Overlooked By Utilities
    9/2/2014

    Fall hazards are the number one killers in the construction field according to the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA). In 2010, fatalities from falls to lower levels was 255 out of 264 recorded fall deaths.

  3. Math Solutions: Activated Sludge – No. 2
    10/22/2015

    “Wastewater Dan” provides a second round of math solutions devoted to activated sludge calculation requirements.

  4. Water Worries In 2017 And Beyond
    6/28/2017

    The American Water Works Association’s annual State of the Water Industry (SOTWI) study reveals declining confidence compared to recent years.

  5. Vacuum Dosing Chemical Feeder For Chlorination And Dechlorination Helps Minimize O&M Costs For City Of Nashua, NH CSO Screening And Disinfection Facility
    4/22/2016

    As part of its Long Term Control Plan to reduce combined sewer overflows (CSOs) to the Merrimack River, the City of Nashua, NH constructed a new Screening and Disinfection facility (SDF) to reduce untreated discharges of CSOs to the Merrimack River.

  6. Affordable Sewer For Small Communities
    1/12/2018

    Affordability and maintainability are two of the greatest challenges small municipalities face when constructing and managing sewer infrastructure. With these challenges in mind, it’s important for small cities to choose wisely when investing in a wastewater system that needs to last for 30-60 years.

  7. Crystalline Silica: The Deadly Dust
    8/10/2016

    Crystalline silica has been linked to several medical conditions and even death to workers exposed to the dust. Exposure to respirable crystalline silica is a health concern for both the construction and plant personnel. This article will shed some light on the exposure possibilities for the wastewater and drinking water professions and how to protect yourself from this deadly dust.

  8. 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.

  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. 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.