Labor News

  1. Miller Appointed Western Municipal Water District’s General Manager

    Craig Miller, a seasoned public-sector leader, has been appointed as the next General Manager by Western Municipal Water District’s (Western) Board of Directors. 

  2. NRWA Announces Partnership With DOL On Apprenticeship Program

    The National Rural Water Association, the nation’s largest water utility association with more than 31,000 members, recently formerly announced a partnership with the United States Department of Labor to launch a nation-wide apprenticeship program.

  3. Water Environment Federation Announces Application Period For 2018 Water Leadership Institute

    The Water Environment Federation (WEF) is accepting applications for its 2018 Water Leadership Institute.

  4. Worker Killed During Sewer Line Repairs

    In addition to being an onerous, often overwhelming logistical challenge to utilities, pipe repair can often be quite dangerous to those tasked with performing it. In a devastating example of this danger, a construction worker was recently killed.

  5. After False Results Scandal, Two Utility Employees Vindicated

    After over a year of legal work, it appears the book has closed on an investigation into altered water test results in Virginia as two former utility employees have been largely cleared of wrongdoing.

  6. University Alliance Awarded £2M To Train A New Generation Of Freshwater Leaders

    The GW4 Alliance will receive £2M from the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) to establish the UK’s first centre for doctoral training dedicated to freshwater bioscience and sustainability.

  7. Wastewater Treatment Employee Allegedly Assaults The Mayor

    In a truly unique tale for the breakroom at a wastewater treatment plant in Pennsylvania, one employee has been accused of attacking the mayor, who also happens to be his mother.

  8. Indiana American Water’s Katherine Jamriska Named NAWC Living Water Award Grand Prize Winner

    The National Association of Water Companies (NAWC) is pleased to announce Katherine (Katie) Jamriska of Indiana American Water has been selected as the grand prize winner of the 2017 NAWC Living Water Awards. The announcement was made today during the 2017 NAWC Water Summit being held in Seattle, Washington.

  9. Small Water Utility Fights Back After Alleged Theft Of $850,000

    After a former employee allegedly stole thousands of dollars from a New Mexico water utility, the company has decided to fight back.

  10. Utility Employee Injures Self In Facility Shooting Cover-Up

    When authorities arrived at a drinking water treatment plant in Maryland earlier this year, they thought they were responding to an attack on a utility employee. As it turns out, they now believe that employee injured himself.