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. The Water Industry Wants You: Careers In Water Are A New Way For Veterans To Serve Our Country
    7/3/2018

    Beyond Independence Day or Veterans Day, it's always a great time to thank our nation's veterans for their service and reflect on the sacrifices they and their families have made on our behalf. This year, it's also a great time to add a plea — and an opportunity — for further service in the defense of our country: to take the skills they learned in the military and apply them to the water industry.

  3. 10 Key Changes To Fall Protection Regulations For General Industry
    12/15/2016

    The Walking-Working Surfaces rule for General Industry (GI) has been a long time coming for regulators. There have been fall protection rules with vague or missing wording in the 29 CFR 1910 Subpart D standard ever since it was adopted in 1971.

  4. 10 Apps For Water And Wastewater Professionals
    4/7/2014

    Smartphones, when programed with the right apps, can serve important functions at wastewater and water treatment facilities. These 10 apps make it easier to do everything from calculating chemical dosages to installing the right size sewage pipes. 

  5. Utility Safety Culture: A Hidden Key To Employee Retention
    3/20/2017

    Sound safety policy does more than keep your workforce free from harm. It keeps them around.

  6. Denver Hosts The Biggest Water Conference Of Its Kind
    6/4/2019

    More than 12,000 people are expected to attend the international ACE19 meeting, focusing on ‘Innovating the Future of Water.’

  7. Math Solutions: Controlling Secondary Treatment
    3/23/2015

    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. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. One Water Communication: Standardizing How We Communicate Visually About Water
    4/22/2014

    I believe that we value what we know. We use scales, models and frameworks to help us understand complex matters and materials. Review the conceptual models and categorization efforts of Daniel Defoe, Charles Darwin, Anders Celsius, John Smith Elgin Marbles, Seamus Heaney, Tycho Brahe, Captain Bligh, and my favorite, Rear Admiral Francis Beaufort, author and developer of the Beaufort Wind Scale.