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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.
‘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.
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.
The 'O' And The 'M' In Operation And Maintenance Of Water And Wastewater Treatment Plants
According to Sullivan in 2010, “Operations and Maintenance are the decisions and actions regarding the control and upkeep of property and equipment.”
One Water Communication: Standardizing How We Communicate Visually About Water
I believe that we value what we know. We use scales, models and frameworks to help us understand complex matters and materials. Review the conceptual models and categorization efforts of Daniel Defoe, Charles Darwin, Anders Celsius, John Smith Elgin Marbles, Seamus Heaney, Tycho Brahe, Captain Bligh, and my favorite, Rear Admiral Francis Beaufort, author and developer of the Beaufort Wind Scale.
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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.
8 Questions For Every Water Utility After The UCLA Water Main Break
The water and mud from the big water main break that flooded the UCLA campus in Los Angeles in late July left behind several questions that could be asked of every water supplier in the country. Find out for yourself how vulnerable your home town’s water supply is to leaks and breaks with these eight questions. By Ed Osann, NRDC senior water policy analyst
Do You Know The Value Of Decentralized Infrastructure?
According to the National Onsite Wastewater Recycling Association, onsite and decentralized wastewater treatment systems are an important part of a country’s permanent wastewater infrastructure.
12 Monitoring Applications That Will Keep A Finger On The Pulse Of Your Water Distribution System
“You can’t manage what you don’t monitor”, an adage first attributed to Lord Kelvin applies to practically everything, including water distribution systems.
Tips On Integrating Packaged Equipment Into Plant SCADA Systems
Integrating controls from an equipment supplier successfully within a Plant SCADA or DCS system requires communication on multiple levels. These levels include process of design, mechanical fit up and installation, as well as the coordination to get the equipment to work in concert with the plant’s other control systems. Simply looking after mechanical/electrical details are not enough. To be successful, the plant’s System Integrator and the equipment supplier’s PLC programmer must work with each other throughout the entire project’s development. By Todd Nydam, JWC Environmental LLC & Graham Nasby, Eramosa Engineering Inc.
Internal Branding Key To Creating Water Utility Employee Ambassadors
Internal branding can ignite employee performance, strengthen the profit potential of a water utility, and play a key role in helping utility executives and leaders inform staff of their external-facing expectations. To stimultate employee brand support and organizational change, internal communication and branding efforts should be a direct and constructive expression of the organization’s vision and strategic plan.
Iced! Polar Vortex Lessons From An Ohio Water Utility
In early January 2014, the polar vortex enveloped the Great Lakes region. When the vortex passed over Lake Erie, a phenomenon called frazil ice sent an untold number of slender shards of ice directly into Avon Lake Regional Water’s intake crib.
WWEM 2014 To Feature Gas Detection Zone
The organisers of WWEM 2014, the Water Wastewater & Environmental Monitoring event (Telford, 5/6th November 2014), have announced that this year’s show will again feature a Gas Detection Zone following the popularity of this section at previous WWEM events.
American Water Employees Recognized For Customer Service Excellence
American Water, the nation’s largest publicly traded water and wastewater utility company, recently announced that two of its American Water Resources (AWR) subsidiary employees, Joanne Kahl, Claims Specialist and Carrie Boner, Customer Service Specialist, received Customer Excellence Awards from the Professional Association for Customer Engagement (PACE).
NGWA Publishes Best Practices For Ground Water Professionals On Aquifer Storage And Recovery
A new set of best suggested practices (BSPs) for groundwater professionals involved in aquifer storage and recovery (ASR) projects has been approved by the National Ground Water Association (NGWA).
U.S. EPA Administrator To Spotlight Economic Benefits Of Water Infrastructure For A Stronger, More Competitive America
The Water Environment Federation (WEF), with support from the Value of Water Coalition, will present Water Works: Investing Together for a Stronger America. This exclusive WEFTEC press event will explore the idea of investing in water and wastewater infrastructure as one of the best ways to put people to work and grow a stronger, more financially secure and competitive nation.
Severn Trent Services Showcases Industry-Leading Water And Wastewater Treatment Solutions At WEFTEC 2014
Severn Trent Services, a leading global supplier of water and wastewater treatment solutions, will showcase its industry-leading solutions at the WEFTEC exhibition and conference in New Orleans, La., from 27 September – 1 October 2014 at booth #4217.
City Of Raleigh Public Utilities Department Receives Prestigious Award From The Partnership For Safe Water
The City of Raleigh Public Utilities Department has received the “Directors Award of Recognition” from the Partnership for Safe Water, a program developed by AWWA, EPA, and associated Partner organizations, to guide water suppliers towards improving water quality by optimizing system operations.