Labor Solutions & Insights for Utility Managers

  1. Math Solutions: Pump Performance And Efficiency Calculations
    9/26/2014

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

  2. Operation Brain Drain: Workforce Issues At California Utilities
    2/3/2016

    Every weekday morning at about 9:00 a.m., hopeful water professionals get the latest job posting from Brown and Caldwell, the go-to website for water industry job openings. By around lunchtime that same day, one maintenance worker position gets roughly 100 to 200 views.

  3. Collaborating To Confront Water Scarcity: 5 Things To Know
    8/30/2016

    As water organizations in the U.S. and beyond gear up to find new ways to deal with water scarcity, my colleagues and I are increasingly asked what we’ve learned working with water corporations in Australia. The first thing that comes to mind: Deal with water issues before scarcity arises.

  4. Asbestos Pipe Safety Awareness And Compliance
    2/20/2015

    The distribution system for water treatment has several hazards especially asbestos cement piping.

  5. Technology Helps To Inspire Community-WWTP Relationships
    7/15/2015

    The relationship between the wastewater treatment plant and the community it serves is a delicate one. Unfortunately, politics gets involved because many plant improvements are purchased with municipal bonds.

  6. 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.

  7. The High Stakes Of Smart Water: $1 Trillion And 1.8 Billion People
    4/21/2015

    Making the business case for smart water networks and advanced metering infrastructure

  8. A Guide For Effective Utility Management
    3/20/2017

    Updates to a seminal document for running water and wastewater utilities as efficiently as possible call for review by those facing new obstacles.

  9. The Top 5 Fall Protection Hazards Overlooked By Utilities
    9/2/2014

    Fall hazards are the number one killers in the construction field according to the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA). In 2010, fatalities from falls to lower levels was 255 out of 264 recorded fall deaths.

  10. Math Solutions: Wet Well Flow Rate Calculations
    8/6/2015

    Water Online’s “Math Solutions” series, presented by wastewater consultant and trainer Dan Theobald (“Wastewater Dan”), instructs operators on a variety of calculations necessary for plant operations and operator certification. Here Dan tackles wet well calculations, with a bonus calculation for determining flow in cubic feet.