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  1. Hold The Salt, Save The Water
    1/27/2016

    An important part of public safety is the application of sodium chloride — road salt, rock salt, ice melt, etc. — to reduce slippery conditions on roads, parking lots, and sidewalks. But there is a downside to the liberal application of road salt: it eventually ends up in waterways and groundwater, affecting ecosystems and water quality.

  2. Overcoming UV Obstacles
    11/9/2015

    UV disinfection is certainly proven, but there still may be resistance due to unfamiliarity. Operators need to know the nuance of a technology — regular O&M requirements and how to prevent and control system upsets — in order to feel comfortable using it.

  3. 10 Exciting Technologies From WEFTEC
    10/26/2015

    Judging by WEFTEC 2015, the water industry is on a roll.

  4. Utilities In Search Of Direction, Look No Further
    8/31/2015

    The Water Environment Federation (WEF) is harnessing both natural resources and human drive to lead an energy surge in the water sector. WEF President Ed McCormick discusses where the industry is headed and how utilities can stay ahead of the curve.

  5. Get PO'ed: 5 Reasons To Achieve 'Professional Operator' Certification
    8/25/2015

    A few letters after your name can make all the difference in your career — just ask any RN, CPA, or PE. They prove your ability, expertise, and work ethic. Such certification functions well for countless trades, so why not for water and wastewater operators?

  6. 'Super' Advice From Philadelphia’s Water Commissioner
    8/18/2015

    This Q&A is longer than my usual for Water Online, but the exception is warranted. It's not often that you have the opportunity to talk to a 'superhero' of sustainability.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 5 Tips For Efficient Plant Operations
    9/5/2014

    These days, efficiency is everything. So why not learn from a company that has been around for over a century and has continually fine-tuned its operations to cut waste and add value?

  10. A Beginner’s Guide To On-Site Sodium Hypochlorite Generation
    8/21/2014

    Why buy, transport, and store chlorine when you can make your own? Here are nine questions to consider before adopting the practice.