Labor Solutions & Insights for Utility Managers

  1. 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.

  2. Math Solutions: Alkalinity Calculations
    11/2/2016

    We know the importance of pH to biological wastewater treatment, but alkalinity should be considered equally important for its direct correlation to pH.

  3. Math Solutions: Volume Calculations
    9/13/2014

    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.

  4. 4 OSHA Changes To Be Aware Of In 2015
    11/26/2014

    The utility sector mirrors what happens with the general industry and construction sectors throughout America.

  5. Affordable Sewer For Small Communities
    1/12/2018

    Affordability and maintainability are two of the greatest challenges small municipalities face when constructing and managing sewer infrastructure. With these challenges in mind, it’s important for small cities to choose wisely when investing in a wastewater system that needs to last for 30-60 years.

  6. Water Heroes Come To The Rescue In Times Of Need
    8/22/2017

    I think we could all speak of a time when we viewed utility workers as one of these “everyday” heroes. Most of us can share a story of a time when a storm knocked out power but, thanks to linemen working around the clock, power was restored to every home within 24 hours. Or of a water main break that was fixed before area residents were placed in a dire situation.

  7. Using Technology And Best Business Practices To Make The Best Use Of Resources And Save Public Dollars
    2/13/2015

    Creating long-term efficiencies and sustainability is a huge focus of today’s government sector.  Every day the charge of Public Works’ leaders is to do more, with less. Further, technology, if used correctly, can be an effective tool for organizing work and cutting costs. 

  8. Making America’s Water Utilities Great
    3/20/2017

    This January, a national leader emerged with a plan to shake up the status quo, touting a “business” approach to rectify historic “inadequacies” of our system. And we should all be on board with the plan, because it means potentially great things for the water and wastewater industry.

  9. How Utilities Can Put Safety Into The Hands Of Employees
    3/14/2018

    A recent initiative and underlying philosophy at American Water offers a lesson in what it looks like to empower utility employees to take charge of their own workplace safety.

  10. Industry Gut-Check: How’s Your Utility Workforce?
    10/29/2018

    In discussions with water industry suppliers and service organizations, the topic of a changing (i.e., aging) water workforce comes up quite frequently. Just how serious of a concern is it? How much of a threat does it pose to output quality and ongoing regulatory compliance at water treatment and wastewater treatment plants (WTPs/WWTPs) in the near future? Most important, what can be done to improve the situation?