Labor Solutions & Insights for Utility Managers

  1. Drones: How They Can Change Your Water Operations
    12/19/2016

    An eye in the sky offers a new dataset for treatment plant and pipeline infrastructure planning and decision making.

  2. Radioactive Iodine In Wastewater Treatment Plants
    3/18/2014

    Radioactive material in the environment often causes public concern or even panic. However, it is very common for wastewater treatment plants to have some radioactive material passing through the system. Radioactive material may occur naturally or through nuclear fission. Iodine-127 and Iodine-131 are the most common Iodine isotopes found in municipal biosolids, because it has a tendency to re-concentrate in the waste stream. This article will further explain the basic background of radioactive Iodine, its use, health risks, and its presence in the wastewater treatment plant.

  3. Situational Awareness — The Next Leap In Industrial Human Machine Interface Design
    7/25/2016

    Wonderware InTouch has been the world’s number one Human Machine Interface (HMI) for over 25 years and offers legendary ease of use, market leading innovation, unequalled investment protection, brilliant graphics, unsurpassed connectivity, the industry’s best support and the broadest partner ecosystem.

  4. Sick Work! Sewage Exposure Stats And Solutions
    11/22/2013

    Everyone knows that sewer work is a “dirty job,” but there are factors — and real-life stories — that suggest the incidence and risk of sickness are rising.

  5. 4 Safety Considerations For Anyone Storing, Handling, or Transporting Substances
    3/25/2014

    Substances regulated or substances unregulated may ultimately impact the environment, health, and water supply of others. The following safety considerations are advised for those who store, handle, or transport potentially dangerous substances.

  6. 4 OSHA Changes To Be Aware Of In 2015
    11/26/2014

    The utility sector mirrors what happens with the general industry and construction sectors throughout America.

  7. Math Solutions: Efficiency And Recovery Calculations
    5/4/2016

    “Wastewater Dan” helps wastewater operators understand efficiency and recovery with more easy-to-apply mathematical templates.

  8. Tips For Training Today’s Operator — And Making It Stick
    2/24/2014

    Introducing three training trends that improve operators’ understanding and plant performance

  9. Math Solutions: Load Calculations
    12/1/2014

    Water Online’s “Math Solutions,” presented by wastewater consultant and trainer Dan Theobald (“Wastewater Dan”), instructs operators on load calculations.

  10. Your Key To Project Success? Think Human
    7/14/2017

    There may be no easy answers when it comes to handling the capital projects often necessary to keep water infrastructure safe and secure. But there is guidance for how to lead those projects — and produce on-time, on-budget results, including pipelines and systems that perform reliably for years to come.