Labor Solutions & Insights for Utility Managers

  1. Math Solutions: Energy Dollar Savings Calculations
    1/6/2017

    Energy efficiency, as defined in wastewater treatment, is using less energy to provide the same service. It can be expressed as energy dollar savings by replacing older, inefficient motors.

  2. Is CIPP Installation Really Safe?
    8/17/2017

    New research into the chemical byproducts that result from cured-in-place pipe (CIPP) repair indicates that the practice may not be safe for installers or nearby residents. Is your operation at risk?

  3. Math Solutions: Efficiency And Recovery Calculations
    5/4/2016

    “Wastewater Dan” helps wastewater operators understand efficiency and recovery with more easy-to-apply mathematical templates.

  4. Not Fulfilling Your Biggest Aspirations? It Doesn’t Have To Be That Way
    11/22/2016

    Most leaders of successful organizations in the global marketplace understand they need to be extremely dynamic, agile, and resilient in an ever-changing landscape.

  5. 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.

  6. The App For Treatment Data And Reporting
    12/21/2017

    With water treatment plant operators around the country relying on paper and pen to record critical quality data, there is an opportunity to make life easier online.

  7. 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.

  8. Operation Brain Drain: Workforce Issues At California Utilities
    2/3/2016

    Every weekday morning at about 9:00 a.m., hopeful water professionals get the latest job posting from Brown and Caldwell, the go-to website for water industry job openings. By around lunchtime that same day, one maintenance worker position gets roughly 100 to 200 views.

  9. Math Solutions: More Flow Rate Conversion Calculations
    6/29/2015

    This edition of Water Online’s “Math Solutions” series, presented by wastewater consultant and trainer Dan Theobald (“Wastewater Dan”), instructs operators on flow rate conversion calculations.

  10. 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.