Public works managers often strive to improve their performance and optimize resources. One way to achieve this is to follow the process of becoming a high-performance organization (HPO).
Airtime for water industry issues used to be a rarity in mainstream news, but that has changed of late — a development that is not particularly welcome, considering that bad news makes for good copy.
Most leaders of successful organizations in the global marketplace understand they need to be extremely dynamic, agile, and resilient in an ever-changing landscape.
The Globally Harmonized System (GHS) for classification and labeling of chemicals is a logical, comprehensive, and international approach.
The introduction to Water Online’s new “Math Solutions” series, presented by wastewater consultant and trainer Dan Theobald (“Wastewater Dan”), instructs operators on six essential calculations.
Aging infrastructure, including water networks, is an ongoing problem. The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) provides a four-year report card on the state of our infrastructure, and the water sector received a grade of “D” on the 2017 Infrastructure Report Card. Clearly, much work is needed to bring our water systems up to par. But with finances consistently tight, knowing how and where to spend is crucial.
Staying on top of new regulations is a never-ending responsibility for water professionals. Each new rule may require huge dollars in capital and operating costs. Operators and technicians may need training on new technologies, sampling, and testing methods.
Unless you spent the last election cycle hiding under a rock (and no blame if you did), you are no doubt aware of the growing rift between the two major political parties of the United States. As reported in The Atlantic citing polling from the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press, those who identify as Democrats are becoming more liberal and those identifying as Republicans swing ever more conservative.
Pressure sewers (effluent or grinder) and gravity sewers require different methods of construction, different installation techniques, and different degrees of accessibility to install the various products and system components. The construction impact of installing any sewer system technology falls under two main categories: on-lot and right-of-way (ROW).
To help customers use variable frequency drives (VFDs) to enhance safety and reliability, Eaton is offering eLearning courses for VFD technology to support product, installation and commissioning and service knowledge. The robust online training program helps electrical distributors, contractors and industrial customers optimize the performance of VFDs.
Scenario 1: It is 3 am and you are fast asleep at home in your bed. At your office across town, the server that monitors and controls your critical water and wastewater infrastructure goes offline. Maybe, the hard drive failed or the power supply died. Perhaps it just lost connection to the network. Regardless, all polling, logging, monitoring and alarming have ceased. What happens next?
One of the greatest challenges faced by our nation’s water departments is replacing the retiring baby boomer. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) predicts that water/wastewater system employees will retire at a faster rate than the national average, estimated at 25 percent through 2024.
Budgetary constraints and the challenges of maintaining and upgrading aging infrastructure have water utilities looking for ways to operate more efficiently, even as customer service expectations and regulatory demand for more sophisticated reporting and usage information are on the rise. Fortunately, many water treatment plants have found a solution to these seemingly contradictory requirements in remote monitoring systems, which allow utilities to conserve water, operate efficiently, and ensure that the assets within their network are performing well.
H2O Innovation Inc. (“H2O Innovation” or the “Corporation”) is proud to announce that it has recently won an operation and maintenance (“O&M”) contract in the province of Alberta (Canada) totalling $4.5 M over a 5-year period. This contract brings the Corporation’s O&M business backlog to $64.2 M, excluding the projects sales backlog.
Additional organs have washed up at a wastewater treatment plant in southwest Detroit following the discovery of body parts at the same location.
A bizarre discovery at a wastewater treatment plant in mid-December seems to have gruesome origins.
The Water Environment Federation (WEF) and DC Water announce that 106 individuals recently completed training and testing requirements for certification in construction, inspection, and maintenance of green infrastructure (GI), a fast-growing approach to reduce stormwater pollution.
In the male-dominated water industry, Kyla Jacobsen stood out during her more than three decades of service.
Water companies in the U.K. are using a questionable method for leak detection.