Tag Archives: Operations

Al Goodman Follows Path of Leadership To Become 2017 WEF Fellow

June 29, 2018

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Al Goodman got an early introduction to water. By working with his father, who owned a plumbing business, he learned about the residential and commercial aspects of the water sector as well as the skills needed to run a company. “I was fascinated by mechanical devices to move water,” Goodman said. “This led to also […]

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New England WEA Looks for a Few Good Water Warriors

June 27, 2018

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NEWEA Water Warriors Featured

As a machinist’s mate in the U.S. Navy, Dustin Price was trained to maintain, operate, and repair nuclear propulsion plants. But after retiring from service in 1999, he found himself working three part-time security jobs to make ends meet. Eventually, Price stumbled across a job with the Portland (Maine) Water District. This “accidental” discovery made […]

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Azevedo Water Legacy Born from a 10-Minute Conversation

June 26, 2018

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My Water Legacy - Azevedo Family Featured

In high school, many students can become overwhelmed with career options and second-guess their choices. Not Vernon Azevedo. In 1970, as a senior at Lafayette High School in Lexington, Ky., Vernon found answers to those big life questions in less than 10 minutes. During a meeting with his guidance counselor, Mrs. Markley, Vernon admitted that […]

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Water Careers Go Back Four Generations in Chesebrough Family

April 18, 2018

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Patty Chesebrough’s love of water can be traced to the childhood weekends she spent at Lake Winnipesaukee in New Hampshire. “I can still hear the sound of the twin Mercury motors on our boat and remember dad teaching me to listen to their harmonies to set the throttles,” Patty said. Patty learned the importance of water stewardship as she watched her […]

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My Water Legacy: Davila Family Bonds Through Competition

March 20, 2018

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They say that when one door closes, another opens, and Rey Davila is living proof. An unexpected layoff from the City of Dallas’ Transportation Department opened the door to a successful water sector career for him and, eventually, two other relatives – his daughter, Jessica Davila, and nephew, Christian Mendez. Rey had served the city for […]

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Latest in Membrane Technology Covered at WEF Conference

January 23, 2018

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Membrane Technology Conference Featured

The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) has partnered with the American Water Works Association (Denver), American Membrane Technology Association (Stuart, Fla.), and WateReuse Association (Alexandria, Va.) to host the 2018 Membrane Technology Conference. The educational event explores how the latest developments in membrane technology can enhance water reliability and quality. In addition to technical sessions, […]

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Submit Applications for 2018 WEF Fellows

January 22, 2018

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) is accepting applications for 2018 WEF Fellows candidates. The WEF Fellows Program recognizes the professional achievements and contributions of WEF members to practice areas served by the organization including, but not limited to, design, education, operations, regulation, research, utility management, and leadership. The deadline for submissions is Feb. 1. […]

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Houston Operators Recognized for Hurricane Recovery Work

December 21, 2017

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Houston Operator Awards Featured

Two City of Houston operators received special recognition during WEFTEC 2017. During Session No. 533, Operator Excellence: Operations Ingenuity Contest Winners, the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) presented Tomas Martinez and Sidney Bomer with The First Responders’ First Responder Award. During the session, WEF celebrated winners of its sixth annual Operator Ingenuity Contest. They […]

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