Certification Calculator App

December 10, 2012 |

Calculates time earned for actual work and equivalent experience for water and wastewater specialists. The three certification specialties include water treatment, water distribution, and wastewater treatment; and each has multiple levels of advancement. Specialists can now easily calculate their own…

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2012 NRDC report reveals 29 states unprepared for growing water threats to economy, health

April 12, 2012 |

First-of-its-kind state-by-state analysis examines climate-preparedness levels in all states, revealing nation’s best and worst General Overview: Steve Fleischli, Director, NRDC Water & Climate Program WASHINGTON – Only nine states have taken comprehensive steps to address their vulnerabilities to the water-related…

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Big hopes for Small Filters

April 2, 2012 |

At first glance, it looks like a metal box full of undercooked spaghetti. But these pasta-lookalike fibers represent the new technology of water filtration, capable of filtering material up to 30 times smaller than the current standard without things like…

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Checking Your System – for Free

March 20, 2012 |

Wouldn’t it be great if you could get a full assessment of your water system, training for your employees and financial advice to help you prepare for the future? Wouldn’t it be even better if you could get it for…

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About the Clean Water Act

March 20, 2012 |

The Clean Water Act is a water pollution-control measure, which was passed as the Federal Water Pollution Control Act in 1972. Born from a river of fire, the act has undergone many changes over the years and likely faces many…

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Five Things You can do to Save on Energy in your Utility

March 19, 2012 |

by Scott A. Strahley, P.E., C.E.A. How can a drinking water or wastewater system in a rural community become more energy-efficient and, at the same time, reduce its operating budget? There are a few quick answers and easy targets in…

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Are Water Systems a Terrorist Target?

March 16, 2012 |

Originally published in On Tap magazine's Winter 2002 edition by Kathy Jesperson, On Tap Managing Editor Threats to drinking water supplies are not new. Almost every water supply system is at risk to natural hazards, such as floods, drought, earthquakes,…

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Association of Boards of Certification

March 15, 2012 |

The Association of Boards of Certification is a membership organization that fosters water and wastewater operator certification throughout North America. It was started in 1972. The association includes almost 100 certifying authorities, representing more than 40 states, nine Canadian provinces…

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Brace the Pipes and Bring on the Cold!

March 14, 2012 |

Ready or not, it’s here. By now, many parts of the country have faced chilly, and even below freezing, temperatures. As typical with Fall weather, the days are warm enough that the quick overnight freeze isn’t a major problem. Yet.…

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Based on a True Story

March 9, 2012 |

Water and wastewater systems have it tough nowadays. With an aging infrastructure and an ailing economy, it’s not easy to keep a system in compliance or make costly improvements or expansions. Sometimes, a system needs a little help, or just…

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