The Importance of an Operator in a Community’s Water Systems

August 4, 2013 |

As a member of the board of directors or other governing body of your community's wastewater (or drinking water) system, you are ultimately responsible for its technical, managerial and financial operations. Most systems have paid staff to handle these aspects…

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Preparing Your Wastewater System for Disasters and Emergencies

August 2, 2013 |

A disaster or emergency can hit anywhere, anytime. Wastewater treatment is a critical service in your community, which cannot go without this service for very long without running into serious trouble. Treating wastewater protects the health of your community's residents…

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Energy Efficiency at Wastewater Treatment Facilities

August 2, 2013 |

Are your community’s utility costs rising faster than revenues? Are you afraid or unwilling to raise your rates? How would you like to cut your utility’s energy bills by 10 to 40 percent or more? Facts: 30 to 60 percent…

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Small On-Site Wastewater Treatment Systems

August 2, 2013 |

Approximately 25 percent of homes in the United States are not connected to centralized sewer systems. These homes and businesses collect and treat their wastewater on their own property using systems that are referred to as onsite wastewater treatment systems,…

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Wastewater Collection Systems: More Than Meets the Eye

August 2, 2013 |

We all use our community's wastewater system multiple times a day, probably without thinking about it - when we shower, wash dishes and clothes, use the toilet, etc. If you do think about, chances are you think about where the…

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How Do We Get Clean, Safe Water

February 20, 2013 |

Despite using and benefitting from drinking water and wastewater systems multiple times every day, most of us don't even think about or know how these systems work. It takes a lot, in terms of natural, human, financial and other resources,…

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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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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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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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