Labor Solutions & Insights for Utility Managers

  1. Math Solutions: Activated Sludge – No. 2
    10/22/2015

    “Wastewater Dan” provides a second round of math solutions devoted to activated sludge calculation requirements.

  2. Math Solutions: Wet Well Flow Rate Calculations
    8/6/2015

    Water Online’s “Math Solutions” series, presented by wastewater consultant and trainer Dan Theobald (“Wastewater Dan”), instructs operators on a variety of calculations necessary for plant operations and operator certification. Here Dan tackles wet well calculations, with a bonus calculation for determining flow in cubic feet.

  3. The Future Is Here — Just Add Utility
    5/4/2016

    Water utilities are responsible for one thing above all: supplying safe drinking water to their populations on a daily basis. In light of the recent public health crisis in Flint, MI, utilities have never been under more pressure from the public to perform this service.

  4. Model Behavior: Evaluating Instrumentation And Control In The Coagulation Process
    5/23/2014

    An electrical engineer does the math on coagulation process control, using computational modeling to determine best practices.

  5. Meeting The Workforce Reliability Challenge
    5/23/2014

    A forward-looking utility responds to workforce retirement with a jobs program worth replicating.

  6. Potable Reuse Summit To Seize The Moment
    8/25/2016

    In October, the WateReuse Association’s 2016 Potable Reuse Summit will bring water professionals of all levels together to hear success stories and find out how to implement potable reuse programs in their own communities.

  7. Sewer Sense: Smart Decisions About Sanitary Sewer System Is Paying Off For Utility And Customers
    12/5/2017

    Using a technology called SmartCover Systems, the Prince William County Service Authority is able to remotely monitor wastewater flows in strategic areas across Prince William County. A SmartCover is comprised of a small device that electronically monitors the level of flow in sewer mains from the underside of a manhole cover.

  8. A Master’s Plan For Water Industry Success
    5/11/2015

    The top concerns, trends, and opportunities in water are revealed by a leading voice in the industry — AWWA's CEO, David LaFrance.

  9. Flow Measurement Management Enables Total Visibility Of Water Use
    8/25/2017

    Advancements in submetering and cloud-based data analytics help reduce consumption, lower costs, and improve operational efficiency.

  10. 7 Reasons Vaults Are A Bad Choice For Backflow Cover Installation
    3/10/2016

    Across the United States, it is common to find a backflow preventer, whether for a fire or domestic line, in a below-ground vault. However, there are a myriad of reasons to join a growing  consensus of people that have pulled the plug and drained the pit. Living with this perpetual hazard to life, limb, and water safety just doesn’t make sense.