Labor Solutions & Insights for Utility Managers

  1. Women In Water, Women In Membranes
    11/8/2018

    Looking around the room at the Southwest Membrane Operators Association (SWMOA) board meeting, it was brought to my attention that this was the first time SWMOA has had two women on the board of directors — myself and Christiana Daisy, Operations Manager at West Basin Municipal Water District. Pretty impressive, considering that female representation in SWMOA has only been ~10 percent since its inception in 2006.

  2. A Multimillion-Dollar Project Gets A Fresh Look Through Students’ Eyes
    3/13/2019

    CU engineering students tackle real-world design challenges at new Denver Water treatment plant.

  3. 10 (More) Apps For Water And Wastewater Professionals
    2/27/2015

    Mobile technology is so fast-moving that new apps are created each day, with more and more people turning to them for on-the-job solutions. Here are 10 apps geared toward the water/wastewater professional that are worthy of consideration.

  4. 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.’

  5. Math Solutions: Poundage Calculations For Waste Stream, Tank Volume, And Percent (%) Solution
    1/6/2016

    Water Online’s “Math Solutions,” presented by wastewater consultant and trainer Dan Theobald (“Wastewater Dan”), instructs operators on poundage calculations.

  6. 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.

  7. Overcoming UV Obstacles
    11/9/2015

    UV disinfection is certainly proven, but there still may be resistance due to unfamiliarity. Operators need to know the nuance of a technology — regular O&M requirements and how to prevent and control system upsets — in order to feel comfortable using it.

  8. 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.

  9. 5 Tips For Efficient Plant Operations
    9/5/2014

    These days, efficiency is everything. So why not learn from a company that has been around for over a century and has continually fine-tuned its operations to cut waste and add value?

  10. Math Solutions: Flow Velocity Calculations
    5/2/2017

    Flow velocity is defined in fluid dynamics as the specific distance (feet, yards, or miles) fluids such as water and wastewater travel in an exact period of time including seconds, minutes, or hours. In managing your water/wastewater, applying this tool can be very useful.