LABOR SOLUTIONS & INSIGHTS FOR UTILITY MANAGERS
SCADA: The Simulated Training Tool
The trainees are illuminated by several blinking monitors, testing their knowledge and reactions to catastrophic events displayed as technical readouts in the operating systems before them. They interpret technical data, make adjustments, and pilot the system around disaster and back to stability.
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.
Math Solutions: Pump Performance And Efficiency Calculations
Water Online’s “Math Solutions,” presented by wastewater consultant and trainer Dan Theobald (“Wastewater Dan”), instructs operators on pump performance and efficiency calculations.
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.
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.
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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.
NGWA Publishes New Guidance On Hydrogeology’s Impact On Large-Scale Geothermal Heat Pump Systems
NGWA Press, the publishing arm of the National Ground Water Association, just released its long-anticipated newest title, Understanding Hydrogeology and Its Impact on Large-Scale Geothermal Heat Pump Systems.
Civil Engineers Launch Nation’s First Utilities Pipeline And Surveying Institute
With the premier of the American Society of Civil Engineers’ (ASCE) new Utility Engineering and Surveying Institute (UESI), civil engineers have one more reason to “dig” their profession.
Courts Intervene After Man ‘Worked To Death’ By Water Department
After a protracted legal battle over death benefits, courts have sided with the widow of a man who was “worked to death” at a Pennsylvania water department, Reuters reported this week.
City Of Vancouver, Washington, Selects CH2M For 10-Year Wastewater Operations Partnership
The Vancouver, Washington, City Council on July 27 unanimously approved a 10-year partnership with CH2M for the operation and maintenance (O&M) of the City’s two wastewater treatment plants—Westside and Marine Park, the Industrial Pretreatment Lagoon and eight pump stations.
The Water Environment Research Foundation Seeks Proposals To Explore Urban Planning Best Practices
WERF is currently seeking proposals to bring together urban planning and water sector professionals to document best practices and explore how planning for the full spectrum of water services can be integrated with the urban development process.
Recipients Of The 2015 WEF Awards Announced
The Water Environment Federation (WEF) proudly announced the 2015 WEF Awards recipients. The annual awards program recognizes individuals and organizations that have made outstanding contributions to the water environment profession, WEF, and its Member Associations.