Tag Archives: Maintenance

The Wilfleys: A Family of ‘Water Nerds’ Mixes Business with Pleasure

December 25, 2018

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Wilfley Family Featured

Growing up in Beaumont, Calif., then a relatively small town in the mountains, Bryan Wilfley didn’t expect to pursue a career in the water sector. But he also remembers shadowing his father, Jay Wilfley, who spent 30 years at the small Beaumont-Cherry Valley Water District working as an operator, foreman, superintendent, and self-taught engineer. Bryan […]

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New England WEA Looks for a Few Good Water Warriors

June 27, 2018

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NEWEA Water Warriors Featured

As a machinist’s mate in the U.S. Navy, Dustin Price was trained to maintain, operate, and repair nuclear propulsion plants. But after retiring from service in 1999, he found himself working three part-time security jobs to make ends meet. Eventually, Price stumbled across a job with the Portland (Maine) Water District. This “accidental” discovery made […]

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Texas Teams Earn First in 30th Operations Challenge

December 28, 2017

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Operations Challenge 2017 Winners Featured

WEF introduces the top teams in every category Members of the 44 Operations Challenge teams competing at WEFTEC 2017 entered McCormick Place in Chicago with their sights set on winning. In addition to overall Division 1 or Division 2 awards, teams vied for top spots in the competition’s five events: Process Control, Laboratory, Safety, Godwin […]

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My Water Legacy: For Dustin and Sylvan Coles, Wastewater Begins at Home

April 26, 2017

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MyWaterLegacy - Syvan and Dustin Coles Featured

When Sylvan Coles first joined the Kansas Water Environment Association (KWEA) in 1979, some of the chapter’s “old-timers” made an impression on him that stuck. “They sold me on the importance of making a substantial commitment [to the profession,]” he said. And commit he did. If you want to visit KWEA’s offices, you’ll need to […]

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WEF Offers MOP 11 Information by Topic Area

February 22, 2017

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Operation of WRRFs MOP 11 Featured

The Operation of Water Resource Recovery Facilities, MOP 11, Seventh Edition, covers the latest developments in the operation, management, and maintenance of water resource recovery facilities. The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) has developed a few curated selections of content from this publication organized by topic area: Maintenance Collection: Operation of Water Resource Recovery Facilities provides […]

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Linn-Benton Community College Offers Quick Pathway into Water

January 28, 2017

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Linn-Benton Community College Featured

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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Certificate Program at Skagit Valley College Equips Students To Protect Public Health

December 28, 2016

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Students taking the Estuarine and Nearshore Ecology class identify zooplankton in the laboratory. Photo courtesy of Skagit Valley College

Students at Skagit Valley College in Mount Vernon, Wash., can choose to study everything from home brewing to urban sketching. But Pacific Northwesterners looking to start a career can take advantage of a certificate program at the college that will put them on the front line of protecting public health and the environment in less […]

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WEF’s MOP 11 Incorporates the Latest in Operation, Management, and Maintenance

October 14, 2016

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Operation of WRRFs MOP 11 Featured

Water resource recovery facilities (WRRFs) play a role in recovering valuable resources that can rely on cutting-edge technology and knowledge of the latest reporting requirements. The Operation of Water Resource Recovery Facilities, MOP 11, Seventh Edition, covers the latest developments in the operation, management, and maintenance of WRRFs. The book reflects on WRRFs’ ability to […]

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