Tag Archives: Public outreach

Integrating Wastewater Treatment into the Community in Ontario

May 28, 2018

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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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WEF Makes Photo Library Available to Member Associations

April 24, 2018

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Reaching the public and customers is easier with a high-quality photo. The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) provides its Member Associations with a photo library to assist with outreach materials. After logging in, authorized users can access various water images. Users also are invited to contribute additional images to the gallery for others to […]

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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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WEF Announces Winners of 2017 StormTV Competition

November 24, 2017

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) has announced the winners of its sixth annual stormwater video competition, the StormTV Project. The video contest recognizes innovative stormwater practices, programs, products, and public outreach. The 2017 StormTV Project received 40 submissions. A panel of 25 judges – primarily members of the WEF Stormwater Committee – scored […]

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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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New York WEA Illustrates the Importance of Water and Wastewater Infrastructure

June 29, 2017

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While everyone uses water and wastewater infrastructure daily, not everyone knows exactly how it works and why it needs to be funded. The New York Water Environment Association (NYWEA) decided to illustrate the importance of this infrastructure to the public with a video and accompanying guide. NYWEA’s messaging video and its guide, “Sustaining and Enhancing […]

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Communicating the Value of Water

May 22, 2017

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A new suite of public outreach materials helps communicate the value of water and wastewater services and the need for infrastructure investment. The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) partnered with the American Water Works Association (AWWA; Denver) to develop these materials, which are available to free-of-charge. The materials include a series of five “The United […]

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StormTV Project Open for Entries

May 19, 2017

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) wants to share videos highlighting best practices in stormwater management. For the 2017 StormTV Project, WEF will collect and share videos that seek to educate about stormwater. Through June 12, WEF will accept video entries that exemplify good communication and effective public outreach on stormwater. The competition element […]

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