Labor Solutions & Insights for Utility Managers

  1. 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.

  2. WWEMA Window: Don’t Lose Sight Of The Past As You Look To The Future
    10/17/2016

    As a board liaison and an associate member of the Water and Wastewater Equipment Manufacturers Association (WWEMA), I am pleased to have an opportunity to provide some comments and observations from a rep’s perspective.

  3. 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.

  4. The Future Of Pipeline Renewal
    11/30/2015

    Where is your utility when it comes to water and sewer management? Leading municipalities are using GIS tools to provide direction.

  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: 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.

  7. Demography is Destiny: The Looming Wave Of Retirements In The Water And Wastewater Industry
    1/24/2018

    It’s a foregone conclusion that operators are on their way out at utilities across the country, yet the workload remains and could even intensify. When it comes to preserving talent, institutional knowledge, and the future of the industry, the solution may be closer than you think.

  8. Simulating A Cure For Brain Drain
    2/8/2016

    Much has been made of the gap in knowledge to come when the water industry’s aging workforce reaches retirement. With advances in simulation training software capable of getting new employees familiar with plant processes, it may be an analog fear in the digital world.

  9. 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. 

  10. 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.