Labor Solutions & Insights for Utility Managers

  1. Outsourcing Water: Which Model Is Right For Your Plant?
    11/21/2018

    Outsourcing water management at industrial plants is not a simple all-or-nothing decision. Instead, when looking to outsource, industrial plant managers have a variety of models to choose from to meet their needs, each with its own benefits as well as trade-offs. Here is what to consider when deciding what and how to outsource.

  2. Coping With The Personnel Pinch In WTP/WWTP Operations
    2/23/2018

    The trend of losing top-tier water-treatment employees to retirement has been receiving enough press recently that water treatment plant (WTP) and wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) managers are starting to plan ahead. Having to groom and certify mid-level employees to fill top-tier spots is difficult enough. Finding qualified and interested prospects to fill in entry-level positions is getting even harder.

  3. 7 Steps To Water System Asset Management
    12/14/2015

    A primer on developing asset management programs to support economically and environmentally sustainable water systems.

  4. Denver Hosts The Biggest Water Conference Of Its Kind
    6/4/2019

    More than 12,000 people are expected to attend the international ACE19 meeting, focusing on ‘Innovating the Future of Water.’

  5. 5 Steps To Prepare The Next Generation Of Water Workers
    7/10/2018

    Much like investing in water infrastructure, the country often overlooks the pressing need to invest in a skilled workforce to manage these systems. Nearly 1.7 million “water workers”construct, operate, and maintain water systems found in every region, whether employed in utilities, engineering firms, or other industries. And many water workers are in short supply due to a wave of retirements and a lack of younger talent, even though they earn more competitive wages, tend to only need a high school diploma or less, and develop valuable skillsets over time.

  6. Field And Office Technologies Improve Stormwater Systems
    8/20/2015

    Although the city of Bozeman, Montana’s stormwater system has been silently producing front-page news for decades, it has typically only flowed into the spotlight because of an incident or an emergency.

  7. The Future Is Here — Just Add Utility
    5/4/2016

    Water utilities are responsible for one thing above all: supplying safe drinking water to their populations on a daily basis. In light of the recent public health crisis in Flint, MI, utilities have never been under more pressure from the public to perform this service.

  8. WWEMA Window: Congress Needs To Reauthorize The Ex-Im Bank
    7/21/2015

    The Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im) is the official export credit agency of the United States. Established by Executive Order in 1934 with a mission of supporting American jobs by facilitating the export of U.S. goods and services, in 1945 the Ex-Im Bank became an independent, self-sustaining Executive Branch agency. For over 80 years, the Bank has provided financing tools and services that allow small, medium, and large companies to compete for global sales.

  9. Math Solutions: 10 Most Popular Step-By-Step Procedure Calculation Videos Of 2017
    1/10/2018

    With almost 30,000 total views in 2017, the “Math Solutions” series of tutorial videos from wastewater consultant and trainer Dan Theobald ("Wastewater Dan") has offered plenty of guidance to treatment plant operators. Here are the lessons that drew the most attention.

  10. Math Solutions: Volume Calculations
    9/13/2014

    Water Online’s “Math Solutions” series, presented by wastewater consultant and trainer Dan Theobald (“Wastewater Dan”), provides an understanding of the sometimes difficult calculations involved in achieving wastewater operator certification.