Labor News

  1. WSSC Launches National Search For Newly Created Inspector General Position
    8/1/2018

    WSSC has launched a nationwide search for the newly created Inspector General position, which was recently established by Maryland General Assembly House Bill 419, Chapter 130 during the 2018 session.

  2. MWRD Executive Director Resigns
    7/5/2018

    Effective June 27, 2018, David St. Pierre has resigned as Executive Director of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD).

  3. Hydraulic Institute & Pump Systems Matter Launches Authorized Training Partner Program
    6/21/2018

    Recognizing the growing need for trained personnel throughout the pump industries and in the end-user community, the Hydraulic Institute, through its educational subsidiary, Pump Systems Matter (PSM) has created an Authorized Training Partner (ATP) program.

  4. Water Infrastructure Jobs Pay Up To 50 Percent More To Hundreds Of Thousands Of Workers, Says New Brookings Report
    6/14/2018

    Building off previous workforce research, the Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program has released a first-of-its-kind analysis of jobs involved in the construction, operation, and maintenance of the country’s water infrastructure.

  5. Report On Water Workforce Provides New Data On Challenges, Opportunities
    6/14/2018

    A new report from the Brookings Institution provides a detailed and data-driven look at careers in the water sector, finding that while there are looming shortages and a need for diversity in the workforce, water jobs are a tremendous economic opportunity for the American worker.

  6. Vicksburg, Mississippi Expands Partnership With ESG For The Operation And Management Of Wastewater Treatment Facility
    6/11/2018

    The City of Vicksburg, Mississippi has selected ESG Operations, Inc. to operate, maintain and manage the City’s wastewater treatment facility.

  7. Utility Worker Dies Under Manhole
    6/6/2018

    A utility worker died while working under a manhole in Florida on Friday.

  8. Wastewater Operations Consolidate Lab Tech Services
    5/31/2018

    As smaller public utilities strain against a lack of resources, many are pairing up to share the load. Two such cities are Libertyville and Mundelein in the Chicago, IL suburbs. Although deciding against consolidating their neighboring wastewater treatment plants, they recently agreed to share the cost and deployment of a laboratory technician. 

  9. Water Plant Worker Falls To Death
    5/28/2018

    A water treatment plant worker died in Winnipeg on Tuesday morning after he fell from a chemical tank.

  10. U.S. Water’s Cambridge And Plymouth Facilities Win Minnesota Governor’s Safety Award
    5/11/2018

    U.S. Water’s Cambridge, Minnesota and Plymouth, Minnesota facilities were recognized for excellence in workplace safety and health during the 2017 Governor’s Safety Awards luncheon in Minneapolis. U.S. Water is one of 279 employers to be honored through the awards program, coordinated by the Minnesota Safety Council.