Labor Solutions & Insights for Utility Managers

  1. Math Solutions: Pumping Calculations
    7/7/2016

    Like Hans and Franz from the classic Saturday Night Live skit, we’re ready to “Pump you up!” with training and exercises to conquer operator certification exams. Your trainer, wastewater consultant Dan Theobald (“Wastewater Dan”), presents his latest round of Math Solutions.

  2. Coping With The Personnel Pinch In WTP/WWTP Operations
    2/23/2018

    The trend of losing top-tier water-treatment employees to retirement has been receiving enough press recently that water treatment plant (WTP) and wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) managers are starting to plan ahead. Having to groom and certify mid-level employees to fill top-tier spots is difficult enough. Finding qualified and interested prospects to fill in entry-level positions is getting even harder.

  3. Knowledge Transfer For Water’s Better Informed Future
    5/29/2019

    Water industry managers are caught in a squeeze. On one hand, they need to capture institutional knowledge from long-term baby boomer employees before they retire. At the same time, they need to manage current operations optimally and attract and train next-generation replacements. Here is how advanced analytics solutions are making it easier to achieve all those goals while improving business outcomes.

  4. The Future Of Pipeline Renewal
    11/30/2015

    Where is your utility when it comes to water and sewer management? Leading municipalities are using GIS tools to provide direction.

  5. 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.

  6. 10 Exciting Technologies From WEFTEC
    10/26/2015

    Judging by WEFTEC 2015, the water industry is on a roll.

  7. AMA Improves Accuracy And Customer Service For Texas City
    2/24/2016

    After deployment of an AMI system that didn’t work properly, initially forcing them to manually read meters, Highland Village was in need of a new vendor and product they could count on. Enter Badger Meter and the BEACON® AMA managed solution, with ORION® Cellular endpoints.

  8. Tackling A Big Water Challenge? Don’t Stop Thinking About Tomorrow
    7/30/2018

    In his recent interview with Water Online, American Water Works Association (AWWA) President David Rager emphasized the importance of providing a plentiful water supply across the country.

  9. Making America’s Water Utilities Great
    3/20/2017

    This January, a national leader emerged with a plan to shake up the status quo, touting a “business” approach to rectify historic “inadequacies” of our system. And we should all be on board with the plan, because it means potentially great things for the water and wastewater industry.

  10. Outsourcing Water Management Versus Hiring At Industrial Plants
    11/19/2018

    Water doesn’t directly drive profits at industrial plants, but it’s a crucial component of plant operations. Since properly treated water is required, plants must operate and maintain equipment to process their influent and effluent. There are a few options for handling water treatment onsite: hiring and delegating to employees, outsourcing to third-party vendors, or a combination of both. Here are some of the reasons why you might consider outsourcing your water management rather than hiring your own employees for it.