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In Memoriam – Jim Condon Leaves a Lasting Impression on WEF

February 28, 2018

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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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The Art of the Sewer

January 24, 2018

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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 another in Taiwan is inspired by the unusual […]

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Let’s Talk Toilets: Communicating with a Bill Stuffer

December 29, 2017

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The Let’s Talk Toilets Bill Stuffer communicates that only the three P’s – pee, poop, and toilet paper – belong in the toilet. The Water Environment Federation (Alexandria, Va.) released this bill stuffer to help utilities educate customers about the need to prominently label wipes that do not disintegrate during the treatment process with a […]

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Community Service Project Creates a Water Legacy

December 26, 2017

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To create a vibrant and enduring example of a water legacy, more than 220 volunteers joined forces for the 10th annual Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Community Service Project on Sept. 30. Participants included members of the WEF Student and Young Professionals Committee (SYPC), event organizers, as well as additional volunteers from the WEF […]

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WEF Members Spread the Word About Water During the 2017 Boy Scout Jamboree

September 27, 2017

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In July, more than 30,000 Boy Scouts and their leaders from across the country converged in West Virginia for the National Boy Scout Jamboree. The event allows scouts to participate in outdoor activities and leadership training. It’s also an opportunity to give back to local communities. Pitching in for greening service projects During the 2017 […]

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Participate in Imagine a Day Without Water 2017

September 17, 2017

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The third-annual Imagine a Day Without Water will take place Oct. 12. Utilities and water organizations that participate will engage their communities in the state of water infrastructure and educate about the need for reinvestment. The Value of Water Campaign, a coalition of water sector organizations that is supported by the Water Environment Federation (WEF; […]

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Kicking the Porcelain Throne up Several Notches

September 14, 2017

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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 with a disco ball, mirrored walls, and even a throne. […]

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Sewer Simulator Shines a Light on Underground Infrastructure

June 30, 2017

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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 Todd Andexler, NEORSD field tech operators, transformed a metal storage container […]

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