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Integrating Wastewater Treatment into the Community in Ontario

May 28, 2018

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Seldon - Stratford - Clarifier

John Seldon, Founder of Temporary Operations and Maintenance Inc. John Seldon, a Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) member since 1980, is founder and president of Temporary Operations and Maintenance Inc. (Port Burwell, Ontario, Canada). During his career, Seldon has focused on optimizing municipal and industrial solids collection and dewatering systems. Since entering the wastewater […]

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Ohio State University Adds One-of-a-Kind Bioenergy and Biowaste Management Program

May 23, 2018

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Ohio State Bioenergy and Biowaste - Drake

When three Ohio students graduate this spring, they are sure to stand out in the job market. They will be the first to receive degrees in bioenergy and biological waste management from the Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute (Ohio State ATI; Wooster). The 2-year Associate of Applied Science program in bioenergy and biological waste […]

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In Memoriam – Roy Herwig, “Father of CMOM”

April 26, 2018

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Roy Arthur Herwig, known as the father of capacity, management, operation, and maintenance (CMOM), died Dec. 17, 2017, at the age of 75.   Herwig worked for Region 4 of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from 1984 to 2001. During his tenure at EPA, he helped develop the CMOM program to help evaluate the performance […]

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Brag About Your Inventive Solutions by Entering the 2018 Operator Ingenuity Contest

April 25, 2018

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Operator Ingenuity Crest

Not all great ideas come from research laboratories. Many come from good old ingenuity, finding new uses for the supplies at hand. If you have come up with an innovative fix for a persistent problem, enter the Operator Ingenuity Contest for a chance to brag about it. This annual contest, now in its seventh year, […]

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Georgia County Develops Specialized Training To Fit Its Utility’s Needs

March 26, 2018

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GC Yellow River Featured

When it comes to training operators in wastewater treatment, one size does not fit all. Gwinnett County, Ga., figured this out in 2014 when it set a new goal to become a “utility of the future.” This process began with assessing the utility’s status by looking at its existing facilities and treatment processes, such as […]

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My Water Legacy: Davila Family Bonds Through Competition

March 20, 2018

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MyWaterLegacy Davila Featured

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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In Memoriam – Jim Condon Leaves a Lasting Impression on WEF

February 28, 2018

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Condon Featured

James “Jim” Lee Condon made a lasting impression on the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) community. The WEF life member, past president of the Nebraska Water Environment Association (WEA), and volunteer devoted to students died Jan. 14 at the age of 70. “He was the sort that would brighten up the room when he […]

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Maine Community College Program Responds to a Water Sector Need

February 27, 2018

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Maine Training Featured Final

As college students begin their first year at Northern Maine Community College (NMCC; Presque Isle), some will add a few courses in water and wastewater treatment to their busy schedules. Come this fall, students in Maine will have a chance to learn about state-of-the-art treatment methods in a college setting. The unique program will offer […]

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