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Continuing Education Opportunity – Water Loss Leak Detection and Distribution Deficiencies

The Division of Compliance Assistance is hosting “Water Loss Leak Detection and Distribution Deficiencies” at Lake Barkley State Resort Park. This class will give tips on effective leak detection techniques and procedures, how to combat, correct and control water loss, … Continue reading

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Help Shape Your Industry – Job Analysis

The Association of Boards of Certification’s (ABC) Certification Commission for Environmental Professionals (C2EP) is currently conducting an international operator job analysis in the fields of water treatment, water distribution, wastewater collection and wastewater treatment operations. The responses to these job … Continue reading

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Ice Pigging as a Future Best Practice

Many utility companies have begun instituting asset management plans to maintain and improve their distribution and collections systems. In order to conserve resources and money the goal of water systems should be to lose less than 15 percent of their … Continue reading

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New Report on Sustainable Solutions for U.S. Aging Infrastructure

The Center for Sustainable Infrastructure at The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Wash., recently released a report on the issues we will face and how the future looks for infrastructure for the U.S. and globally. After reading through the report, … Continue reading

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America’s Infrastructure Report Card

The CBS television news show, “60 Minutes,” reported a story about the condition of the United States’ infrastructure, which is considered by the American Society of Civil Engineers infrastructure report card to be a D+. To view the report, click … Continue reading

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Dry Cleaning is not Just for Clothes Anymore

Talk about an ironic day, this has been one. A coworker was talking about stopping at the dry cleaners this morning on the way to work in order to have a dress shirt for today. Then no less than an … Continue reading

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Improved Water Quality

In a recent groundwater class, the subject of water quality was brought up. As we conversed about effective and ineffective storage and distribution, an alarming discussion began. A couple of questions were proposed:  How do we know if we are … Continue reading

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Aging Infrastructure

The following links take you to two articles that deal with a problem affecting us all. Infrastructure decay is real, and the water and wastewater industry must deal with it or we will lose our economic advantage.

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Storage Tank Disinfection

As distribution operators, there are times when storage tanks have to be disinfected. By rule, it has to be chlorinated at 50 ppm for 24 hours with a residual of 25 ppm. You may be asked to calculate the amount … Continue reading

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Preparing for the Certification Exam

Over the years that I’ve been at DCA, one constant remains with the majority of operators facing certification exams…FEAR. I will attempt to curb some of the uneasiness and lack of preparation for those who are gearing up to take … Continue reading

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