LABOR SOLUTIONS & INSIGHTS FOR UTILITY MANAGERS
Model Behavior: Evaluating Instrumentation And Control In The Coagulation Process
An electrical engineer does the math on coagulation process control, using computational modeling to determine best practices.
Happy, Healthy Operators: A Water Provider's Guide To Wellness
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.
‘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.
10 Apps For Water And Wastewater Professionals
Smartphones, when programed with the right apps, can serve important functions at wastewater and water treatment facilities. These 10 apps make it easier to do everything from calculating chemical dosages to installing the right size sewage pipes.
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
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.
Tips For Training Today’s Operator — And Making It Stick
Introducing three training trends that improve operators’ understanding and plant performance
Understanding Municipal Bonds And Their Benefits
An analysis of tax-exempt bonds, the water/wastewater market, and infrastructure funding
7 Ways To Optimize Your Water Utility
Streamlining utility management and operations yields significant savings.
Keeping Pace With Data Management Evolution
How to harness technology and information to overcome modern municipal challenges
Taking Water From Invisible To Invaluable: 27 Communication Objectives
As demands on the water sector increase, leaders interested in shaping the future of water management are pushing the notion that water is water, whether its drinking water, stormwater or wastewater. Doing so, according to the experts, encourages "comprehensive thinking, planning and management of our waters on a transformational scale. By Donna Vincent Roa, PhD, ABC, CSR-P
Consolidated Waterworks, LA Deploys Sedaru Software, Optimizes Its Water Network Operations
IDModeling, Inc., a leading global provider of smart water network software and services, announced recently that Consolidated Waterworks District No. 1 of Terrebonne Parish, LA has deployed its flagship service, Sedaru to connect and optimize its water operations.
WEF, IWA Strengthen Shared Commitment To Improved Water Management
The Water Environment Federation (WEF) and the International Water Association (IWA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) intended to accelerate joint work to grow and disseminate water knowledge and to serve and advance the global water profession.
The Hydraulic Institute & Pump Systems Matter Announce The First 3-Part Slurry Pumps Webinar Series Of 2014
The Hydraulic Institute and Pump Systems Matter announce dates for the first Slurry Pumps 3-part webinar series of 2014. The series will be presented by slurry pump expert, Robert Visintainer, VP Engineering, Research & Development of GIW Industries.
Hydraulic Institute & Pump Systems Matter Announce Dates For The Introduction To Mechanical Seals 4-Part Webinar Series
The Hydraulic Institute and Pump Systems Matter, in collaboration with the Fluid Sealing Association, have announced the first Introduction to Mechanical Seals webinar series of 2014.
NGWA Offers Certified Groundwater Professional Designation
The National Ground Water Association (NGWA) is now accepting applications for its new Certified Groundwater Professional designation, which signifies that the holder has a thorough background in groundwater subjects.
Xylem Names Patrick K. Decker President And Chief Executive Officer
Xylem Inc. (NYSE: XYL), a leading global water technology company dedicated to solving the most challenging water issues, today announced that Patrick K. Decker has been named President and Chief Executive Officer, and will be appointed a member of the Board of Directors on March 17. He joins the company from Harsco Corporation, where he has been President and CEO. At Xylem, Mr. Decker succeeds Steven R. Loranger who will remain a member of the Xylem Board. Mr. Loranger was Chairman, President and CEO of ITT Corporation when it spun its water businesses off as Xylem in October 2011.