Tag Archives: Operation and Maintenance

Long-Lost Ring Discovered in New Jersey Collection Systems

February 26, 2019

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Operator reunites a resident with an heirloom that sat in a manhole for 9 years Collection systems employees at the City of Somers Point, N.J., found the proverbial needle in a haystack, or more precisely, the ring in a sewer system. In November, Ted Gogol, wastewater operator and Somers Point public works crew chief, was […]

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WEF Adds Trainer’s Kit to Wastewater Treatment Fundamentals Training Series

February 25, 2019

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) has introduced a new component to its robust set of operator training materials. The Wastewater Treatment Fundamentals 1 – Liquid Treatment Trainer’s Kit provides a hands-on guide for instructors of wastewater operator training programs. The Wastewater Treatment Fundamentals series is designed to help operators prepare for the first three […]

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

December 25, 2018

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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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From the President: Valuing Our Operators and Promoting Operator Initiatives

August 22, 2018

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Before my year as Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) president comes to a close, I want to discuss one segment of our membership that has special meaning to me: our operators. These professionals work on the front-lines of wastewater treatment. WEF has committed to supporting operator initiatives with the goal of attracting, preparing, and […]

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New England WEA Looks for a Few Good Water Warriors

June 27, 2018

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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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In Memoriam – Roy Herwig, “Father of CMOM”

April 26, 2018

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Roy Arthur Herwig, known as the father of capacity, management, operation, and maintenance (CMOM), died Dec. 17, 2017, at the age of 75.   Herwig worked for Region 4 of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from 1984 to 2001. During his tenure at EPA, he helped develop the CMOM program to help evaluate the performance […]

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Collections Systems Conference Focuses on Design for a Sustainable Future

February 22, 2018

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.), in cooperation with the Virginia Water Environment Association and the Water Research Foundation (Alexandria, Va.), will host the Collection Systems Conference 2018. The latest in collections systems programming will focus on coastal operations and a sustainable future for these systems. The event features an opening general session, exhibition, […]

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Latest in Membrane Technology Covered at WEF Conference

January 23, 2018

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) has partnered with the American Water Works Association (Denver), American Membrane Technology Association (Stuart, Fla.), and WateReuse Association (Alexandria, Va.) to host the 2018 Membrane Technology Conference. The educational event explores how the latest developments in membrane technology can enhance water reliability and quality. In addition to technical sessions, […]

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