Labor Solutions & Insights for Utility Managers

  1. Asbestos Pipe Safety Awareness And Compliance
    2/20/2015

    The distribution system for water treatment has several hazards especially asbestos cement piping.

  2. Operator Certification Training: Hope For The Future Of Water
    11/14/2018

    As the anticipated retirements of an aging utility workforce are raising concerns among water utilities nationwide, the issue of attracting, training, and retaining qualified replacements grows more urgent. To help water industry managers, employees, and prospective employees protect the public welfare, the industry offers a variety of certification guidance and assistance to get utilities where they need to be.

  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: Combining Concentrations
    5/27/2016

    “Wastewater Dan” instructs operators on how to perform calculations for combining concentrations.

  5. Top 5 Violations For The Water And Wastewater Sectors
    3/8/2018

    The water and wastewater sectors are mostly regulated by their own organizations because they are exempt from federal OSHA regulations. But utilities are responsible for more than delivering water and wastewater treatment services. They must provide a workplace that is free from known hazards.

  6. Supporting The Next Generation Of Scientists
    5/21/2018

    I was always fascinated with science as a kid, and as I have grown older that curiosity has not waned. In fact, it has increased exponentially.  On family outings, it’s usually the case that I’m pulling my granddaughter aside to describe to her the intricacies of a water or wastewater plant seen from the road or pointing out the sewage lift stations that dot the highway.  This is a particular favorite of mine; it’s the equivalent of license plate spotting for the environmentally inclined.

  7. Math Solutions: Most Popular 2014 Calculations
    1/9/2015

    Water Online takes a look back at 2014’s most sought-after “Math Solutions,” presented by wastewater consultant and trainer Dan Theobald (“Wastewater Dan”).

  8. Operation Brain Drain: Workforce Issues At California Utilities
    2/3/2016

    Every weekday morning at about 9:00 a.m., hopeful water professionals get the latest job posting from Brown and Caldwell, the go-to website for water industry job openings. By around lunchtime that same day, one maintenance worker position gets roughly 100 to 200 views.

  9. 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.

  10. Dynamic Improvements In Low Pressure Membranes And System Design
    1/20/2016

    We are programmed to believe that the word “fouled” is inherently bad, identifying something that is dirty, unclean, or contaminated.  But for those of us in the membrane industry, the physical presence of “foulants” simply confirms that our treatment was necessary and that our process is successfully producing a more pristine effluent.