Labor Solutions & Insights for Utility Managers

  1. The Bible On Effective Utility Management
    4/28/2016

    The U.S. EPA and multiple water groups recently gathered during Water Week 2016 in Washington, D.C. to announce updates to an essential guide for effective utility management (EUM). If utilities aren't already familiar with this document, they need to be. 

  2. Success Can Be Found By Taking On A New Mindset
    7/24/2017

    Last year I wrote an article published in Water Online entitled “FrankenSpec - How Projects Can Go Awry”.  In that article I explored the effect of changing times and events and how entities such as consultants, construction contractors, municipalities, and manufacturers can work together more effectively.

  3. Math Solutions: More Volume Calculations
    3/8/2016

    Water Online contributor Dan Theobald provides a second round of “Math Solutions” devoted to volume calculations (see the initial installment here). Based on 24-plus years of experience in training and consultation, tutorials from “Wastewater Dan” are designed to help the operator both in the field and while sitting for certification exams.

  4. Math Solutions: Activated Sludge – No. 2
    10/22/2015

    “Wastewater Dan” provides a second round of math solutions devoted to activated sludge calculation requirements.

  5. 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

  6. How To Treat The Best-Tasting Tap Water
    8/1/2016

    The City of Bloomington, MN, took home this year’s “best-tasting tap water” prize from AWWA’s annual conference with a combination of the right technologies and the right people.

  7. Fawn Rescued From Sewage Lagoon
    6/25/2018

    "Joe Bauer, who works for the City of Fort Benton, was asked to go rescue a fawn from the sewage lagoon. The fawn was reunited with its mother."

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

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

  9. 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.

  10. Women In Water — The Female Engineers' Perspective
    4/17/2018

    Increased numbers of women entering the workforce brings diversity, which is especially beneficial for the water industry. The engineering field is known to be male-dominated. But this is slowly beginning to change, as more and more young women are earning engineering degrees and entering the workforce. In the past, graduating classes from engineering schools may have been 1 or 2 percent female. As of 2016, about 20 percent of engineering graduates were female.