LABOR SOLUTIONS & INSIGHTS FOR UTILITY MANAGERS
Using Technology And Best Business Practices To Make The Best Use Of Resources And Save Public Dollars
Creating long-term efficiencies and sustainability is a huge focus of today’s government sector. Every day the charge of Public Works’ leaders is to do more, with less. Further, technology, if used correctly, can be an effective tool for organizing work and cutting costs.
Occupational Safety And Utility Compliance: Tips for Surviving A Regulatory Plant Inspection
Whether the name is the State Department of Environmental Protection Agency or Department of Water Quality, or some other name, the agency can strike fear in municipalities when they inspect the plant. It is not that most plants have something to hide or are discharging inferior water, but no one likes to be under the microscope. Let alone under the microscope of a regulatory agency with the power to fine the utility.
PPCPs: Preparing For An Uncertain Regulatory Future
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.
‘Math Solutions’ For Wastewater Operator Certification
The introduction to Water Online’s new “Math Solutions” series, presented by wastewater consultant and trainer Dan Theobald (“Wastewater Dan”), instructs operators on six essential calculations.
4 Safety Considerations For Anyone Storing, Handling, or Transporting Substances
Substances regulated or substances unregulated may ultimately impact the environment, health, and water supply of others. The following safety considerations are advised for those who store, handle, or transport potentially dangerous substances.
UTILITY MANAGEMENT PRODUCTS AND SERVICESMore Utility Management Products and Services
REGULATION UPDATES FOR UTILITY MANAGEMENT
VSD Value: Why You Should Invest In Variable Speed Drives
A Q&A with Matthew Gormley and Gerald Dixon of Schneider Electric, who explain the functionality, operational advantages, and cost savings associated with variable speed drives (VSDs).
7 Things To Consider Before A Smart Meter Rollout
More than 45% of installed water meters in North America are equipped with automated meter reading technology, according to a recent IHS Technology 2014 report (“Water Meters Report – 2014”).
Sensor Maintenance Made Easy With Predictive Diagnosis
As winter sets in across the country, those trips outside to take a reading or conduct scheduled maintenance on your water quality instruments aren’t quite so inviting. But what if your instruments could save you the trip? Predictive diagnosis is set to become the operator’s new best friend.
4 Signs You Are Ready To Upgrade Your Wastewater Treatment Plant
There are a whole variety of reasons why operators and managers come to the decision that its time to upgrade their wastewater treatment plants.
On-Site Chlorine Generation: The Answer For This Reuse System
By making hypochlorite solution only as needed, the compact Constant Chlor unit brings efficiency, consistency to water reuse system.
A New York Integrator Compares Hosted And Traditional SCADA
The typical SCADA system is a diverse collection of hardware and software spread over a large geographical area.
Water Management And Sustainability In Canadian Cities
With climate change already showing adverse effects on our local resources, people, landscapes and infrastructure, what does this mean for the future of sustainable Canadian cities?
A Beginner’s Guide To On-Site Sodium Hypochlorite Generation
Why buy, transport, and store chlorine when you can make your own? Here are nine questions to consider before adopting the practice.
Career Center Job Fair At AWWA's ACE15 Working To Connect Water Job Seekers And Employers
The American Water Works Association will host its annual Career Center Job Fair June 9, 2-5 p.m. for job seekers, students and young professionals during its Annual Conference and Exposition in Anaheim, Calif.
GE’s Water Business Honored By Kraton Performance Polymers Inc. With Safety Excellence Award
GE was recently honored with a Platinum Contractor Safety Award from Kraton Performance Polymers Inc. for the company’s dedication to safety during the last 17 years.
Resource Recovery, Reuse And Renewal Focus Of Upcoming WEF Specialty Conferences
Representing a broad spectrum of issues related to resource recovery, reuse, and renewal in the water sector, the Water Environment Federation (WEF) is presenting two individual, but related conferences this June in Washington, DC.
NSF International And AWWA Launch New Sustainability Standard For Water Treatment Chemicals
Global public health organization NSF International and the American Water Works Association (AWWA) have published the first American National Standard for assessing the sustainability of water treatment chemical products – NSF/AWWA/ANSI 416: Sustainability Assessment Standard for Water Treatment Chemical Products.
Critics Want New Safety Measures After Waste Plant Chlorine Leak
The Moccasin Bend Wastewater Treatment Plant in Chattanooga sent two workers to the hospital after a one-ton cylinder of chlorine leaked last month, prompting critics to question safety protocols at the plant.
Foundation Seeks Emerging Leaders Alliance Conference Applicants To Better Groundwater Professions
The National Ground Water Research and Educational Foundation is seeking applications for the Emerging Leaders Alliance Conference taking place November 8-11, 2015 in Reston, Virginia.