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January 2018 Digest

January 31, 2018

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Featured Other News The Art of the Sewer Artists from around the world transform manhole covers and wastewater into art Some artists look to nature for inspiration. Others explore color, light, or shapes. But a few have found their muse in the municipal wastewater system. One group in Europe is inspired by manhole covers, while […]

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December 2017 Digest

December 31, 2017

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Featured Other News Christen Wood Pens New WEF Fight Song As the operators, engineers, and scientists on the front-lines of the fight for clean water, Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) members know that inspiration can strike at any moment. For Christen Wood, the winner of WEF’s Sound Off for Clean Water Song Contest, it […]

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November 2017 Digest

November 30, 2017

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Featured Other News Found in Philadelphia: 200-Year-Old Wooden Water Mains In a city as old as Philadelphia, construction crews are bound to occasionally stumble on something of historical interest when they begin digging. Such was the case in early May when workers replacing a water line along the 900 block of Spruce Street encountered what […]

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October 2017 Digest

October 31, 2017

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Featured Other News Retirement Doesn’t Stop William Grandner from Guiding Young Operators William Grandner, an icon of New York City’s wastewater treatment sector, has a long history in mentoring wastewater operators. By serving as a mentor for the next generation, he hopes to prepare the sector for an uncertain future. This #MyWaterLegacy article showcases the […]

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September 2017 Digest

September 29, 2017

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Featured Other News Kicking the Porcelain Throne up Several Notches WaterAid creates an eye-catching ‘toilet of dreams’ to convey a serious message about sanitation One of the big attractions at the 2017 Glastonbury Festival — a 5-day contemporary performing arts festival that takes place periodically near Pilton, Somerset, in the United Kingdom — was outfitted […]

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August 2017 Digest

August 31, 2017

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Featured Other News Mentorship Becomes Theme of New and Improved Opening General Session As the kickoff for WEFTEC® 2017, the Opening General Session sets the tone for the annual technical exhibition and conference. The 90th WEFTEC will introduce changes to this event. For the updated event, the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) combines traditional […]

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July 2017 Digest

July 31, 2017

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Featured Other News My Water Legacy: Like Mother, Like Daughter June Nakamura charted a more than 40-year career in the water sector. She rose to leadership roles, joining Hawaii Water Environment Association (HWEA) and eventually serving as HWEA president in 2006. June’s younger daughter, Bri, was watching. Bri earned a degree in civil engineering and […]

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June 2017 Digest

June 30, 2017

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Featured Other News Sewer Simulator Shines a Light on Underground Infrastructure Two wastewater operators from the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District (NEORSD; Cleveland) had a bright idea — if the public can’t go underground to see wastewater treatment systems, then these systems must be brought to the public. To spread the word, Pete Lehman and […]

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