Tag Archives: Operators

My Water Legacy: Like Father, Like Son

November 21, 2016

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Jeff Sober’s childhood wasn’t always like that of the other kids. As a 12-year-old growing up in Austin, Texas, he recalls the day he found himself alone standing atop a water clarifier. “I was thinking, ‘Wow, it’s a miracle how this works,’” he said. At that tender age, Jeff was already forming a vision of […]

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Guide Helps Prepare Operators for Certification Exam

September 23, 2016

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Are you an operator preparing to take a certification exam? To help test-takers study, the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.), in collaboration with the Association of Boards of Certification (ABC; Ankeny, Iowa) and the Certification Commission for Environmental Professionals of ABC, have released The Wastewater Operator’s Guide to Preparing for the Certification Examination. Consisting of […]

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California State University Offers Flexible But Focused Water Education

September 22, 2016

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Do you have a schedule that makes attending traditional classes next to impossible? The online self-study courses offered by the Office of Water Programs at California State University in Sacramento might be a suitable alternative. The program, administered through the College of Engineering and Computer Science, offers 15 different online courses on operations and maintenance […]

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Operators Accumulate Skills at the University of Hawai’i in Maui

August 29, 2016

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For someone interested in joining the next generation of water stewards, there are few places to start more exotic than Hawaii. And demand for water and wastewater professionals is particularly high in the state. The Sustainable Living Institute of Maui at the University of Hawai’i Maui College (Kahului) offers a 3-month training program for current […]

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Technology Transfer Workshop Educates About Membranes

June 29, 2016

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Learn about applying membranes to drinking water, wastewater, and reuse applications during the Technology Transfer Workshop. The Water Environment Federation (Alexandria, Va.) is hosting the workshop jointly with the American Membrane Technology Association (Stuart, Fla.) and Northwest Membrane Operators Association (Boise, Idaho). The workshop will feature educational sessions, exhibits, and tours of two full-scale membrane […]

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Water Resource Recovery Facilities Operate as Urban Microbiomes

June 23, 2016

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Photo courtesy of John Seldon.

John Seldon, WEF Member and 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 […]

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Celebrating WRRF Operators and Their Receiving Streams

March 23, 2016

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John Seldon, WEF Member and 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). During his career, Seldon has focused on optimizing municipal and industrial solids collection and dewatering systems. Since entering […]

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U.S. EPA Prepares Water Sector for Extreme Weather with Online Resources

January 5, 2016

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) works with partners to offer a variety of programs to prepare utilities for extreme weather including this workshop on managing small or rural utilities. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and National Rural Water Association (Duncan, Okla.).

As extreme weather events become more common, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has been working to provide the water sector with resources to prepare. The tools are designed to improve the security and resilience of the drinking water supply and wastewater treatment services in the U.S. EPA’s Drinking Water and Wastewater Resilience website provides […]

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