Labor News

  1. Wastewater Operations Consolidate Lab Tech Services

    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. 

  2. Water Plant Worker Falls To Death

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

  3. U.S. Water’s Cambridge And Plymouth Facilities Win Minnesota Governor’s Safety Award

    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.

  4. Women In Cleantech Challenge Offers $1M Prize

    On May 10, the Honourable Jim Carr unveiled a nationwide challenge for Canada’s aspiring woman cleantech entrepreneurs and innovators to submit their ideas to tackle the world’s most difficult energy and environmental challenges, such as climate change.

  5. U.S. EPA To Award $600,000 In Environmental Job Training Grants In California

    Recently, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that Los Angeles Conservation Corps (LACC), Hunters Point Family in San Francisco, and the City of Pittsburg, Calif., will receive grants to operate environmental job training programs.

  6. CCWA Earns Industry Awards During Recent Spring Conference

    Clayton County Water Authority (CCWA) employees brought home several awards from the Georgia Association of Water Professionals' (GAWP) recent Spring Conference.

  7. DC Water Board Of Directors Selects New CEO And General Manager

    The District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority’s Board of Directors recently named David L. Gadis as the new permanent Chief Executive Officer and General Manager of DC Water. Mr. Gadis was selected after a nationwide search that attracted more than 100 candidates.

  8. Water Worker, Firefighters Injured By Gas Line Fire

    A natural gas leak injured a water utility worker and two firefights in Arlington, TX, last week.

  9. Racism, Sexism At Chicago Water: Official Suspended

    New developments came to light this week in the ongoing story of racism and sexism within the Chicago water department.

  10. Recipients Of The 2018 Singapore International Water Week Scholarship Announced

    Six utility leaders have received scholarships to attend Singapore International Water Week (SIWW) so they can help break down international barriers, assist with the acceleration of technology transfer, and create an understanding of innovative policy options to advance resource recovery across the water sector.