Labor Solutions & Insights for Utility Managers

  1. WWEMA Window: Congress Needs To Reauthorize The Ex-Im Bank
    7/21/2015

    The Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im) is the official export credit agency of the United States. Established by Executive Order in 1934 with a mission of supporting American jobs by facilitating the export of U.S. goods and services, in 1945 the Ex-Im Bank became an independent, self-sustaining Executive Branch agency. For over 80 years, the Bank has provided financing tools and services that allow small, medium, and large companies to compete for global sales.

  2. How To Leverage Water Data To 'Make Your Case'
    5/24/2019

    Efficiently managing potable water treatment and distribution or wastewater collection and treatment involves many moving components, not the least of which are cost implications. If only there was a way to quantify and analyze those factors to leverage them for better decision-making. There are, and they reach far beyond tactical treatment plant adjustments, all the way up to strategic decisions as well.

  3. Water Worries In 2017 And Beyond
    6/28/2017

    The American Water Works Association’s annual State of the Water Industry (SOTWI) study reveals declining confidence compared to recent years.

  4. Achieving Success Through Leading People, Setting Goals, And Measuring Performance In Public Works
    3/7/2017

    Leadership and management are commonly used to describe successful directors, managers, or supervisors within the field of public works.

  5. WWEMA Window: In Memory Of Bridget O’Grady (7/11/1949 – 7/9/2019)
    7/16/2019

    This month I would like to celebrate and honor a dear colleague and friend who recently lost a short but heroic battle with cancer. Bridget O’Grady was just two days shy of her 70th birthday — the date that she had set for retirement. What makes Bridget remarkable is that much of her life and career was dedicated to making drinking water safe and secure for all of us; and she worked to the end to make that a reality.

  6. A Bill Of Relief For Small Wastewater Treatment Plants
    5/22/2017

    If passed, a new piece of bipartisan legislation would provide technical assistance to rural wastewater treatment systems that need help in complying with federal regulations.

  7. Confined Spaces In Construction: The New 29 CFR 1926 Subpart AA
    6/1/2015

    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has just released a new construction standard 29 CFR 1926 Subpart AA.

  8. Vacuum Dosing Chemical Feeder For Chlorination And Dechlorination Helps Minimize O&M Costs For City Of Nashua, NH CSO Screening And Disinfection Facility
    4/22/2016

    As part of its Long Term Control Plan to reduce combined sewer overflows (CSOs) to the Merrimack River, the City of Nashua, NH constructed a new Screening and Disinfection facility (SDF) to reduce untreated discharges of CSOs to the Merrimack River.

  9. 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.

  10. Get PO'ed: 5 Reasons To Achieve 'Professional Operator' Certification
    8/25/2015

    A few letters after your name can make all the difference in your career — just ask any RN, CPA, or PE. They prove your ability, expertise, and work ethic. Such certification functions well for countless trades, so why not for water and wastewater operators?