Labor News

  1. For Second Time In Three Years, A Baltimore Wastewater Worker Is Killed In A Trench

    In a tragedy that highlights the inherent danger faced by wastewater treatment professionals on a regular basis, a worker employed by Baltimore’s Back River Wastewater Treatment Plant recently suffered a fatal accident while in a construction trench.

  2. CDM Smith – Fostering Careers, Not Jobs – Launches New Reboot Re-Entry Program

    CDM Smith is excited to be the first in our industry to launch a career re-entry program in partnership with iRelaunch and the Society of Women Engineers (SWE).

  3. Itron Collaborates With Disco Learning Media And GPB Education To Expand STEM Education Resources In PBS LearningMedia

    Itron, Inc., which is innovating the way utilities and cities manage energy and water, and Disco Learning Media announced recently an educational collaboration to host Resourcefulness, a new interactive experience inside PBS LearningMedia that offers free, educational standards-aligned videos, interactives and lesson plans for high school students.

  4. Industry Leaders Share Experiences At Women in Water

    Over 100 delegates attended British Water’s inaugural Women in Water event held in London on 27 November 2018.

  5. MWRD Board Of Commissioners Selects Brian A. Perkovich To Fill Executive Director Post

    After a nationwide search, the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) Board of Commissioners has selected civil engineer Brian A. Perkovich to serve as its next Executive Director.

  6. Expansion Of Wastewater Treatment Facility Includes Women’s Employment Plan

    Newfoundland’s Department of Municipal Affairs and Environment has added an interesting condition to its approval of Grand Falls-Windsor’s $10-million wastewater treatment facility upgrade. As reported in The Compass, the town must develop a Women’s Employment Plan for the construction phase of the project.

  7. Evoqua Launches Water One® Service Platform Nationwide

    Evoqua Water Technologies, an industry leader in mission critical water treatment solutions, recently announced the national launch of its optimized Water One service platform, which enables customers to outsource their water treatment systems and focus on their core business, while Evoqua manages the operation and maintenance of customers’ water treatment systems.

  8. Burns & McDonnell Broadens Service Offerings Out Of Texas With New Water Group, Hires Industry Veteran To Lead Service

    Burns & McDonnell announced David Kinchen has joined its team in Texas to expand the firm's water services in the region. In this role, Kinchen will grow the team of engineering, construction and design professionals to deliver water and wastewater solutions for municipalities, utilities and industrial clients.

  9. Lila Thompson Appointed British Water Chief Executive

    British Water has named its new chief executive as Lila Thompson, who has been promoted from her position as international director.

  10. American Water Employees Contribute 5,000 Volunteer Hours Across U.S. During Month Of Service

    American Water, the nation’s largest publicly traded water and wastewater utility company, held its company wide AmerICANs in Action! Month of Service employee volunteer event in September. More than 1,200 American Water employees stepped up to help their neighbors, participating in 90 different community volunteer projects and providing a record-breaking 5,000 hours of service.