Labor Solutions & Insights for Utility Managers

  1. What Pumps Tell Us About Water, Power, And The Worker
    10/10/2017

    High up in the Tehachapi Mountains of California’s Central Valley lies the largest consumer of the state’s electricity, driving 14 centrifugal pumps, each rated at 80,000 hp.

  2. Math Solutions: Additional Pump Performance And Efficiency Calculations
    12/2/2015

    Wastewater consultant and trainer Dan Theobald (“Wastewater Dan”) closes the loop on pump performance.

  3. Outsourcing Water: Which Model Is Right For Your Plant?
    11/21/2018

    Outsourcing water management at industrial plants is not a simple all-or-nothing decision. Instead, when looking to outsource, industrial plant managers have a variety of models to choose from to meet their needs, each with its own benefits as well as trade-offs. Here is what to consider when deciding what and how to outsource.

  4. Optimized Decision Support For Water, Wastewater, And Stormwater Systems
    6/8/2015

    Innovation is paying dividends for the growing list of municipalities that leverage the latest technology to optimize planning and operations decision making.

  5. Knowledge Retention: Stay Up To Date As Workers Come And Go
    3/22/2019

    Understaffing, upcoming retirements, and finding qualified replacements seem to be recurring themes in the water industry. Perhaps the answers are as much about the tools we use as the people using them. Here is how a new approach to utility data management can capture the knowledge of retiring workers, share the insight across all disciplines, and shore up the skills and interests of the next generation.

  6. Choosing Contract Services For Proactive Instrumentation Maintenance
    6/4/2018

    In an industry faced with around-the-clock operations and penalties for noncompliance with regulatory standards, it can be easy to lose track of periodic maintenance requirements whose impacts might not be noticeable until it’s too late. Ignoring the influence that measurement and analytic equipment maintenance can have on water treatment plants (WTPs) or wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) can be costly. Fortunately, equipment suppliers who bundle after-sale services tailored to WTP and WWTP needs offer new opportunities for instrumentation users to stay ahead of the curve in terms of timely response to changing performance.

  7. 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.

  8. Math Solutions: Controlling Secondary Treatment
    3/23/2015

    Water Online’s “Math Solutions” series, presented by wastewater consultant and trainer Dan Theobald (“Wastewater Dan”), instructs operators on specific math solutions for operator certification exam preparation.

  9. An Overview Of The New Hazard Communication Standard With The GHS
    1/8/2014

    The Globally Harmonized System (GHS) for classification and labeling of chemicals is a logical, comprehensive, and international approach.

  10. 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.