Labor Solutions & Insights for Utility Managers

  1. 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.

  2. Math Solutions: Flow Rate Conversions
    8/4/2014

    Water Online’s “Math Solutions” series, presented by wastewater consultant and trainer Dan Theobald (“Wastewater Dan”), provides an understanding of the sometimes difficult calculations involved in achieving wastewater operator certification.

  3. Field And Office Technologies Improve Stormwater Systems
    8/20/2015

    Although the city of Bozeman, Montana’s stormwater system has been silently producing front-page news for decades, it has typically only flowed into the spotlight because of an incident or an emergency.

  4. Crystalline Silica: The Deadly Dust
    8/10/2016

    Crystalline silica has been linked to several medical conditions and even death to workers exposed to the dust. Exposure to respirable crystalline silica is a health concern for both the construction and plant personnel. This article will shed some light on the exposure possibilities for the wastewater and drinking water professions and how to protect yourself from this deadly dust.

  5. A Guide For Effective Utility Management
    3/20/2017

    Updates to a seminal document for running water and wastewater utilities as efficiently as possible call for review by those facing new obstacles.

  6. WWEMA Window: Don’t Lose Sight Of The Past As You Look To The Future
    10/17/2016

    As a board liaison and an associate member of the Water and Wastewater Equipment Manufacturers Association (WWEMA), I am pleased to have an opportunity to provide some comments and observations from a rep’s perspective.

  7. Hold The Salt, Save The Water
    1/27/2016

    An important part of public safety is the application of sodium chloride — road salt, rock salt, ice melt, etc. — to reduce slippery conditions on roads, parking lots, and sidewalks. But there is a downside to the liberal application of road salt: it eventually ends up in waterways and groundwater, affecting ecosystems and water quality.

  8. The 5 Keys For Utility Workforces
    6/1/2017

    A recent presentation dedicated to maintaining and improving drinking water and wastewater utility workforces provided answers for employee obstacles.

  9. Making Water Quality Matter Every Day
    4/19/2016

    Every day most of the developed world wakes up and turns on a tap to get water. Whether it’s for tea, coffee, or just a plain glass of water, most people can count on fresh, clean potable water just the way they like it.

  10. Isn't It Time For Your Utility To Get On Social Media?
    8/3/2017

    Social media engagement has for too long been a missed opportunity for drinking water utilities. A new research project seeks to convince them that they need to change that.