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Confined Spaces In Construction: The New 29 CFR 1926 Subpart AA
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has just released a new construction standard 29 CFR 1926 Subpart AA.
Consultant’s Corner: Sustainability And Asset Management — How The Two Are Connected
Sustainability and asset management are more than just buzz words in the water industry. Sustainability, which in its broadest sense refers to ethics, governance, transparency, business relationships, financial stewardship, economic development, value, employment practices, and environment stewardship, is a key consideration for adopters of asset management programs.
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.
The Rights And Wrongs Of Measuring Flow In Wastewater
Innovation is upon us in flow meter design, allowing for more technology options and better precision. Don’t let faulty installations or O&M set you back.
Sick Work! Sewage Exposure Stats And Solutions
Everyone knows that sewer work is a “dirty job,” but there are factors — and real-life stories — that suggest the incidence and risk of sickness are rising.
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REGULATION UPDATES FOR UTILITY MANAGEMENT
People Leverage Technology To Transform Plant Processes
Regardless of how the many wastewater treatment plants across North America and the world are configured, their missions are the same. At the core of their operations, these facilities are charged with maximizing the efficiency of managing their wastewater and water resources.
A Water Network For Economic Vitality
Those in the water industry know water is essential for life and brings economic value, but the economic role of water is often not as well understood by the general public. This paper reviews the history and development of our transportation, electrical, and energy infrastructure and then presents a plan for our nation’s water to be augmented from where we have it abundantly to where we badly need it.
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 Customers Lose Service After Death Of Utility Owner
Ratepayers in a Pennsylvania town lost water service for two days this summer after the owner of their utility company died.
Water Utility Worker Accused Of Trading Sex For Discounts
A woman in Michigan filed a lawsuit this year against Beecher Metropolitan District claiming a water utility worker stalked, intimidated, and sexually harassed her by offering her a water and sewer discount in exchange for sex.
Water ‘Boot Camp’ Guides Next-Gen Utility Workers
A water utility in Connecticut is trying a long-term strategy for coping with the effects of brain drain. It is trying to attract employment candidates while they’re still young.
Chlorine Scare Plant Evacuation In Detroit
A wastewater treatment plant in Detroit was evacuated in June when airborne chlorine began to burn workers’ eyes, an indication of overexposure to the chemical.
Endress+Hauser Announces Summer 2015 Training Courses
Endress+Hauser announces its Summer 2015 schedule of instrumentation training courses.
American Water Awarded Contract From Israel-U.S. Binational Industrial Research And Development Foundation
American Water, the nation’s largest publicly traded water and wastewater utility company, recently announced it is a partner to an $800,000 award to partially fund a $2M, 2-year project, along with IOSight, Ltd., from the Israel-U.S. Binational Industrial Research and Development (BIRD) Foundation.