Labor Solutions & Insights for Utility Managers

  1. A Flight Simulator For Treatment Facilities: The New Frontier For Modeling Complete Treatment Plant Operations
    8/19/2016

    Inconsistent water availability, reduced capital and operational budgets and tightening regulations are posing real challenges for our water conveyance and treatment infrastructure today.

  2. Project Engineer vs. Maintenance — A Valve And Pump Enclosure Tug-Of-War
    2/3/2016

    Spec a pump enclosure once, live with it for years.

  3. The Journey To Predictive Maintenance
    8/31/2015

    With the digital age fully upon us, it’s time for treatment plants to evolve beyond preventative maintenance and embrace predictive maintenance.

  4. United Utilities Improves Customer Satisfaction While Reducing Costs
    3/30/2016

    The rising marginal cost of producing clean water together with increasing demand and higher expectations of reliability and quality of service leaves utilities facing an uphill challenge — managing aging systems and infrastructure with limited resources.

  5. Why All The Hype About Chlorine Gas Safety?
    9/16/2014

    Remember when “Little Old Lady” Clara Peller rolled up to the drive-through window of Big Bun and asked “Where’s the beef?” She was asking a literal question, but also making a figurative statement. 

  6. Is CIPP Installation Really Safe?
    8/17/2017

    New research into the chemical byproducts that result from cured-in-place pipe (CIPP) repair indicates that the practice may not be safe for installers or nearby residents. Is your operation at risk?

  7. Does Size Matter For Public Works Directors? Is There A Leadership Difference Between A Large Organization And A Smaller One?
    3/10/2015

    A review of government organization statistics and the population they serve can give us some ideas on how Director of Public Works (DPW) leadership responsibilities vary.

  8. Lessons From DC Water’s Rock Star, George Hawkins
    1/31/2018

    In just eight years at DC Water, which provides drinking water, sewage collection, and sewage treatment in Washington, D.C., serving more than 600,000 residents, George Hawkins transformed the utility from insular and guarded to open and innovative.

  9. Math Solutions: 10 Most Popular Step-By-Step Procedure Calculation Videos Of 2017
    1/10/2018

    With almost 30,000 total views in 2017, the “Math Solutions” series of tutorial videos from wastewater consultant and trainer Dan Theobald ("Wastewater Dan") has offered plenty of guidance to treatment plant operators. Here are the lessons that drew the most attention.

  10. WWEMA Window: Great Expectations — A Supplier’s Point Of View
    3/15/2016

    Your team has been diligently working for over a year on a project and its bid time. You submit your equipment supply offer and eagerly await the results. Then, the good news: the project is yours! Even before the end of the celebratory high-fives, the clock is already counting down the minutes to final negotiations and after a few weeks of back-and-forth, you have a signed contract and the execution phase of the project commences.