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Enter the 2019 Operator Ingenuity Contest

April 24, 2019

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The Operator Ingenuity Contest is back for 2019. The contest seeks to recognize the simple, everyday fixes that operators and other water professionals invent to make work easier and safer. Entries are judged on solution safety, resourcefulness, and transferability. Have a clever fix to share? Draft up a few sentences, snap a picture, and enter […]

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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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Brag About Your Inventive Solutions by Entering the 2018 Operator Ingenuity Contest

April 25, 2018

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Not all great ideas come from research laboratories. Many come from good old ingenuity, finding new uses for the supplies at hand. If you have come up with an innovative fix for a persistent problem, enter the Operator Ingenuity Contest for a chance to brag about it. This annual contest, now in its seventh year, […]

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Houston Operators Recognized for Hurricane Recovery Work

December 21, 2017

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Two City of Houston operators received special recognition during WEFTEC 2017. During Session No. 533, Operator Excellence: Operations Ingenuity Contest Winners, the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) presented Tomas Martinez and Sidney Bomer with The First Responders’ First Responder Award. During the session, WEF celebrated winners of its sixth annual Operator Ingenuity Contest. They […]

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Operations Takes Center Stage at WEFTEC 2016

December 7, 2016

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Operator accomplishments and skills took center stage the morning of Sept. 28 in the Innovation Pavilion during WEFTEC© 2016. The event, “A Celebration of Operator Innovation, Excellence, and Professionalism,” spanned the breadth of what operators do, from fixing problems to pursuing continuing education to motivating others to serving as core team members in well-run utilities. […]

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WEF Wants To Celebrate Your Ingenious Fixes at WEFTEC® 2016

April 22, 2016

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) is hosting the fifth annual Ingenuity Contest. The competition recognizes that not all innovations come from the research laboratory. Some innovations come from the need to tackle a persistent problem with nothing more than the materials at hand and a hearty dose of ingenuity. The imaginative, inventive, and […]

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Move Fast To Share the Quick Fix!

April 21, 2015

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The time has arrived to enter the fourth annual WEFTEC Ingenuity Contest WEFTEC® 2015 is hosting the fourth annual Ingenuity Contest. The contest submission portal is open now until June 5. This competition recognizes your ability to solve a persistent problem with nothing more than the materials at hand and your ingenuity and imagination. So, […]

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Move Fast To Share the Quick Fix!

May 30, 2014

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Time is almost up to enter the third annual Operations Ingenuity Contest   WEFTEC® 2014 is hosting the third annual Operations Ingenuity Contest, but the contest submission portal is open only until June 6. This competition recognizes your ability to solve a persistent problem with nothing more than the materials at hand and your ingenuity […]

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