Labor Solutions & Insights for Utility Managers

  1. Integrating Innovative Technology Into The Public Water Sector: A Need For Equilibrium
    12/5/2016

    If we are to realize the promise of innovation, implementation cannot be a risky proposition for water managers.

  2. Engineering The Future: Two Tools For Wastewater Plant Design
    6/1/2016

    Two tools leverage computing power for engineering design, opening up a digital world of possibility for wastewater plants.

  3. WWEMA Window: Congress Needs To Reauthorize The Ex-Im Bank
    7/21/2015

    The Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im) is the official export credit agency of the United States. Established by Executive Order in 1934 with a mission of supporting American jobs by facilitating the export of U.S. goods and services, in 1945 the Ex-Im Bank became an independent, self-sustaining Executive Branch agency. For over 80 years, the Bank has provided financing tools and services that allow small, medium, and large companies to compete for global sales.

  4. 4 Reasons Why IT Asset Management Is Effective For People Management
    4/11/2018

    Buying IT assets off the shelf is an easy task, but managing the hardware and software requirements, permissions, licenses, and people using it across the organization is certainly not. It is not just the IT assets that need to be tracked, but also the people who are using it. If your organization has thousands of assets and hundreds of employees, you cannot keep an eye on each and every employee. The good news is you can use a cloud-based IT asset tracking system to effectively manage your IT assets, and eventually the people using it, by increasing transparency, maintaining accountability, enhancing productivity, and knowing what permissions they have with regards to equipment, what items they have responsibility for, and much more.

  5. Applying High-Performance Organization Concepts To Your Public Works Department
    8/23/2016

    Public works managers often strive to improve their performance and optimize resources. One way to achieve this is to follow the process of becoming a high-performance organization (HPO).

  6. An Overview Of The New Hazard Communication Standard With The GHS
    1/8/2014

    The Globally Harmonized System (GHS) for classification and labeling of chemicals is a logical, comprehensive, and international approach.

  7. The 'O' And The 'M' In Operation And Maintenance Of Water And Wastewater Treatment Plants
    9/22/2014

    According to Sullivan in 2010, “Operations and Maintenance are the decisions and actions regarding the control and upkeep of property and equipment.”

  8. Radioactive Iodine In Wastewater Treatment Plants
    3/18/2014

    Radioactive material in the environment often causes public concern or even panic. However, it is very common for wastewater treatment plants to have some radioactive material passing through the system. Radioactive material may occur naturally or through nuclear fission. Iodine-127 and Iodine-131 are the most common Iodine isotopes found in municipal biosolids, because it has a tendency to re-concentrate in the waste stream. This article will further explain the basic background of radioactive Iodine, its use, health risks, and its presence in the wastewater treatment plant.

  9. What Pumps Tell Us About Water, Power, And The Worker
    10/10/2017

    High up in the Tehachapi Mountains of California’s Central Valley lies the largest consumer of the state’s electricity, driving 14 centrifugal pumps, each rated at 80,000 hp.

  10. Hopes And Fears For Our Water Legacy
    11/10/2017

    The world’s largest annual water quality event provides the setting for a public display of water affection — and anxiety.