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Notable Figure of New England Water Profession Recognized as 2017 WEF Fellow

October 17, 2018

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Growing up in the northeast U.S., Paul Dombrowski had two dreams: sail alongside Jacques Cousteau, studying the ocean while advocating for environmental protection, and play for the Boston Red Sox. While Dombrowski, a 28-year member of Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) may not have made the National Baseball Hall of Fame, his decades-long career […]

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Wastewater Treatment Fundamentals Book Helps Operators Prepare for Certification Exams

August 22, 2018

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Wastewater treatment Fundamentals I Featured

A new manual provides a hands-on guide for all aspects of liquid treatment. Wastewater Treatment Fundamentals I — Liquid Treatment can help operators prepare for the first three levels of certification exams. The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) publication outlines all stages of wastewater treatment. It also describes critical aspects of biological treatment, nutrient […]

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Al Goodman Follows Path of Leadership To Become 2017 WEF Fellow

June 29, 2018

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WEF Fellow - Goodman Featured

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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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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