LABOR RESOURCES FOR UTILITY MANAGERS

  • The Hidden Workforce Transition Underway

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

  • The Retirement Wave Is Coming: How Will Your Utility Manage?

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

  • Overcoming Challenges In A Context Of Crisis: Guarantee The Continuity And Quality Of Water Services

    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.

  • Connecticut Town Takes A Step Toward Preventing Deadly Slips

    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.

  • Fresh Perspective For The Water Workforce

    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.

  • Balancing Utility Performance, Cost, And Risk In The Face Of A Pandemic

    A lot will change moving forward, as water, wastewater, and stormwater utilities add pandemic risks to their list of priorities and must consider a growing array of threats in the development of capital improvement plans (CIPs).

  • Adapting To The 'New Normal' In A Post-COVID Water Sector

    Beyond all the health-related impacts of the coronavirus pandemic, there have been some ripple effects to the daily operations and related employment conditions for water-treatment personnel. Here is a recap of some of those issues, their impacts, and alternatives for water-utility management.

  • Initiative Takes On Water Systems, Climate Change, And Inequity

    The water industry and the communities it supports are beset with many problems when it comes to failing infrastructure and systems; but some have it worse than others.

  • We’re Better Together

    We are all stressed by a pandemic that’s caused more than 100,000 deaths in North America and economic fallout that has left tens of millions unemployed. Many of us are working from home, we wear masks outside, and a firm handshake or a hug is off limits.

  • Utilities Pass The Ultimate Test

    The water and wastewater industry proved its resilient and essential nature in the face of a world crisis.

LABOR SOLUTIONS

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

UTILITY MANAGEMENT VIDEOS

Every year, $17B is spent on design engineering with a large percentage spent on the human capital involved in creating repetitive preliminary designs. In this Era of Automation Startup Hustle interview, Ari Raivetz, Transcend Water’s CEO, explains how automating boring, preliminary design work is transforming the engineering world.