LABOR RESOURCES FOR UTILITY MANAGERS

  • Coconino County has enhanced its Public Works fleet operations by focusing on employee development and establishing new business practices. Located in northern Arizona with its seat in the City of Flagstaff, Coconino County is the second-largest county by land area in the United States, requiring a varied and extensive fleet. In the last five years, Public Works leadership have taken many actions to build a sustainable future.

  • Nothing may be more universal than the power of water. It is at the center of ecosystems. The foundation of societies. The core of human beings. A single molecule of water carries two hydrogen atoms and one oxygen atom. It is easy to think that something so sustaining should be more complex. And yet it is not, giving validity to the idea that power truly lies in simplicity.

  • Despite overseeing our most precious resource, water professionals often go unnoticed, and hence unappreciated. To that end, it’s my pleasure to highlight the efforts, accomplishments, and insights of industry leaders such as Joy Eldredge, chair of the California-Nevada Section of the American Water Works Association.

  • How Seeq allows navigation to past production runs to find past production settings and visibility into the relationship between the production settings and key process KPIs, like quality or production rate.

  • As water system owners contemplate retirement, they should also ponder the fate of their businesses and the options available for the transition of assets.

  • Digital transformation, but also diversity and inclusion, will be essential for recruiting the next generation of utility workers.

  • In a context of crisis, the management of water supply, sanitation and purification services is critical. Managers must ensure the continuity and quality of services, whilst minimizing health risks for workers and customers.

  • John Ramos knew his way around the wastewater treatment plant in Ruidoso, New Mexico. He retired in 2008 after rising to the rank of the plant manager, and returned in 2010 as the plant operator/lab technician operator. He worked at the plant for more than 30 years, and was respected for his “wealth of knowledge and leadership,” according to his 2016 obituary.

  • A quarter-century into its existence, the program started by six prestigious water groups to honor the highest achieving drinking water utilities continues to grow and evolve.

  • Nicole A. Blanco was born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico. She learned early in life that she had a passion for engineering and science, which she eventually channeled into a career in water. Nicole was the first in her family to obtain a college degree, then proceeded to break down barriers in an industry sorely in need of — and yearning for — operational innovation and evolution. As you will surely find through the following Q&A, the water sector needs more like her, and we hope her story provides inspiration to both aspiring young professionals and future mentors.

LABOR SOLUTIONS

  • AccuGrid Surface Grating

    AccuGrid protective grating provides a strong, interlocking, non-skid surface on top of tube settler and trickling filter media. As a cost-effective alternative to other walkway systems, it covers the entire media surface for complete access to the distribution system. AccuGrid also improves safety by eliminating trip hazards through its surefoot tread design and locking tabs that maintain panel alignment.

  • CASE Program

    The Component Analysis and System Evaluation (CASE) program, developed by Brentwood, helps customers to prevent problems with their chain and flight equipment and to extend the lifetime of their installations. The specialized tools and software provide facilities with cost-effective recommendations for budgeting future capital expenditures, maintaining inventory levels, and scheduling preventative maintenance.

  • Wonderware InTouch

    Since 1987, Wonderware InTouch has been the world’s number one human machine interface (HMI), offering market leading innovation, brilliant graphics, legendary ease of use, unsurpassed connectivity, the industry’s best support and the broadest partner ecosystem.

  • Installation Support

    Brentwood’s systems and components are engineered not only for performance, but for ease of installation. With a dedicated team of site technicians who have assisted in countless installations, you can be assured not only that the system will run properly, but that your employees will be educated and prepared to operate the system. Additionally, Brentwood’s process team is available for consultation throughout the lifetime of your system to provide maintenance advice and to ensure continued performance results.

  • Process Design Assistance

    Brentwood’s full staff of technical designers and skilled engineers take each project from concept to realization. Our designers provide installation and layout drawings while working in conjunction with our engineers to perform process analyses and optimize systems for each application.

    The experience of our engineers is a key factor in product improvement and new product development. Feedback from customers and knowledge gained from installations are assimilated into the design process to ensure that Polychem products and systems address every customer need.

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