Tag Archives: Wastewater treatment

My Water Legacy: Fran Bonaccorso Follows in His Father’s Footsteps

March 28, 2017

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You never know what might inspire a young person to pursue a career in wastewater. For Joe Bonaccorso, the seeds were planted when he first glimpsed the inner workings of a New Jersey water resource recovery facility (WRRF) as a boy scout in 1961— he was fascinated by what he saw. Joe may not have […]

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Students Invited To Submit Research for the U.S. SJWP Competition

March 17, 2017

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) is accepting entries for the U.S. Stockholm Junior Water Prize. The competition brings high school students who have conducted water research projects together for the chance to earn a trip to the international SJWP competition in Stockholm. Any high school student in grades 9 through 12, who has […]

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Linn-Benton Community College Offers Quick Pathway into Water

January 28, 2017

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Aspiring water and wastewater treatment operators, environmental technicians, and other public works employees in northwestern Oregon can turn to Linn-Benton Community College (Albany, Ore.) to give their careers a kickstart. The college’s Environmental Technology Department offers a 2-year associate of applied science degree in water, environment, and technology, as well as short-term career-path certificate programs […]

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My Water Legacy: Christen Wood Spreads the Love of Water

January 25, 2017

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Christen Wood started a new trend in her family: an intense love of everything water. And she has been shouting from the proverbial mountain tops —  also known as social media — about the importance of wastewater treatment, value of clean water, and significance of working in the water sector. Wood, unit process manager at […]

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Washington Environmental Training Center Helps Water Sector Students Get Certified

November 29, 2016

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Whether you are seeking your first job as a water supply or wastewater technician, or a sector veteran wishing to maintain and upgrade your certification, the Washington Environmental Training Center (WETRC) at Green River Community College in Auburn, Wash., has you covered. The center offers more than 50 courses on topics ranging from confined space […]

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Hamlett Family’s WEF Service Spans Three Generations and Five Decades

October 25, 2016

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In some families, the path to a career in water and wastewater is not always direct. Just ask Randy Hamlett. When his now 91-year-old father, Bruce, relocated his family to Michigan in 1970 to launch a water and wastewater equipment business, Randy had little reason to think that he, much less his yet-to-be born daughter, […]

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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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Sheep ‘Mow’ Grass Irrigated by Treated Wastewater in Oregon

September 19, 2016

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Biocycle Farm, a large farm in Eugene, Ore. sustained entirely by recycled water, doesn’t rely solely on herbicides or machines to maintain the 88,000 poplar trees planted on the property. The Metropolitan Wastewater Management Commission (MWMC; Lane County, Ore.), which manages the land, saves almost $3500 in labor and fuel costs each year by employing […]

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