Tag Archives: Operations

King County Enhances Diversity Through Operator in Training Program

February 21, 2019

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King County - Training

King County, Washington is becoming more racially diverse as the growth of Asian-, Latin-, and African-American populations outpaces that of the white population, according to 2018 census data. Recognizing its changing demographics, the county is working to recruit a workforce that is fair and inclusive for all. Two years ago, the county Wastewater Treatment Division […]

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Operators Without Borders Makes a Lasting Difference in the Caribbean

January 29, 2019

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Operators Without Borders Featured

When Valerie Jenkinson heard about the devastation in the small Caribbean nation of Dominica after Hurricane Maria, she was not content to just make a donation. She started an organization that will make a much larger and lasting difference: Operators Without Borders. Jenkinson knows the Caribbean area well since she spends about 6 month every […]

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Wastewater Treatment Fundamental Fact Sheets Prepare Operators for Certification

January 25, 2019

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From the President OWWL

Operators preparing to take certification exams have new resources at their disposal. The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) released a new series of peer-reviewed fact sheets that will help operators prepare for the first three levels of certification exams and qualify for continuing education credits. WEF’s Wastewater Operations Fact Sheets provide summaries of each […]

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WEF Studybook Helps Operators Prepare for Collection System Certification

January 23, 2019

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Wastewater Collection System Studybook Featured

The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) introduced a study resource to help wastewater collection system operators expand their knowledge and prepare to take certification exams. The second edition of the Wastewater Collection System Operator Certification Studybook provides in-depth information on the topics these professionals need to be familiar with and offers more than 500 […]

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Meet the Highest Ranking 2018 Operations Challenge Teams

November 30, 2018

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Operations Challenge 2018 Featured

Texas teams sweep top spots in 2018 competition Three teams representing the Water Environment Association (WEA) of Texas took home awards for earning top scores in Division 1 and Division 2 Operations Challenge at WEFTEC® 2018 in New Orleans. The Trinity River Authority (TRA; Dallas) CReWSers claimed first in Division 1 while the Pooseidons of […]

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Notable Figure of New England Water Profession Recognized as 2017 WEF Fellow

October 17, 2018

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Growing up in the northeast U.S., Paul Dombrowski had two dreams: sail alongside Jacques Cousteau, studying the ocean while advocating for environmental protection, and play for the Boston Red Sox. While Dombrowski, a 28-year member of Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) may not have made the National Baseball Hall of Fame, his decades-long career […]

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From the President: Valuing Our Operators and Promoting Operator Initiatives

August 22, 2018

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President - Jenny Hartfelder Featured

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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Al Goodman Follows Path of Leadership To Become 2017 WEF Fellow

June 29, 2018

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Al Goodman got an early introduction to water. By working with his father, who owned a plumbing business, he learned about the residential and commercial aspects of the water sector as well as the skills needed to run a company. “I was fascinated by mechanical devices to move water,” Goodman said. “This led to also […]

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