Labor Solutions & Insights for Utility Managers

  1. 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.

  2. Help Wanted? Dive Into The Water Industry's Latest Talent Pool
    4/4/2017

    The labor crisis at water and wastewater utilities across the U.S. is well documented, but answers to the problem — a graying workforce retiring en masse, resulting in both physical vacancies and knowledge gaps to fill — are much harder to find.

  3. Real-Time Predictive Analytics For Smarter Smart Water Infrastructure
    5/26/2015

    Are you confused by your smart water system? New tools help utilities make sense of data and finally realize the potential of smart water infrastructure.

  4. Demography is Destiny: The Looming Wave Of Retirements In The Water And Wastewater Industry
    1/24/2018

    It’s a foregone conclusion that operators are on their way out at utilities across the country, yet the workload remains and could even intensify. When it comes to preserving talent, institutional knowledge, and the future of the industry, the solution may be closer than you think.

  5. Supporting The Next Generation Of Scientists
    5/21/2018

    I was always fascinated with science as a kid, and as I have grown older that curiosity has not waned. In fact, it has increased exponentially.  On family outings, it’s usually the case that I’m pulling my granddaughter aside to describe to her the intricacies of a water or wastewater plant seen from the road or pointing out the sewage lift stations that dot the highway.  This is a particular favorite of mine; it’s the equivalent of license plate spotting for the environmentally inclined.

  6. Occupational Safety And Utility Compliance: Tips for Surviving A Regulatory Plant Inspection
    2/21/2014

    Whether the name is the State Department of Environmental Protection Agency or Department of Water Quality, or some other name, the agency can strike fear in municipalities when they inspect the plant. It is not that most plants have something to hide or are discharging inferior water, but no one likes to be under the microscope. Let alone under the microscope of a regulatory agency with the power to fine the utility.

  7. Math Solutions: Conversion Calculations
    5/26/2015

    Water Online’s “Math Solutions” series, presented by wastewater consultant and trainer Dan Theobald (“Wastewater Dan”), instructs operators on specific math solutions for operator certification exam preparation.

  8. Math Solutions: Simulating Jar Test Results
    2/12/2015

    Water Online’s “Math Solutions” series, presented by wastewater consultant and trainer Dan Theobald (“Wastewater Dan”), instructs operators on specific math solutions for operator certification exam preparation.

  9. Math Solutions: Hydraulic Loading Calculations
    11/30/2016

    This tool for operators, represented through video tutorials, offers mathematical templates to master the hydraulic loading gallons per day per square foot by evaluating the incoming flow and surface area.

  10. 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.