Tag Archives: Operators

Houston Operators Recognized for Hurricane Recovery Work

December 21, 2017

Comments Off on Houston Operators Recognized for Hurricane Recovery Work

Houston Operator Awards Featured

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 […]

Continue reading...

Christen Wood Pens New WEF Fight Song

December 20, 2017

Comments Off on Christen Wood Pens New WEF Fight Song

WEF Song - Featured

As the operators, engineers, and scientists on the front-lines of the fight for clean water, Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) members know that inspiration can strike at any moment. For Christen Wood, the winner of WEF’s Sound Off for Clean Water Song Contest, it struck while she was putting away dishes. WEF launched the […]

Continue reading...

Urging the U.S. Government To Fund Rebuilding Water Infrastructure After Hurricanes

November 30, 2017

Comments Off on Urging the U.S. Government To Fund Rebuilding Water Infrastructure After Hurricanes

The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) urges the White House and U.S. Congress to prioritize resilience in rebuilding water infrastructure in Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands that was damaged by recent hurricanes. WEF also requests robust funding for hurricane relief and removal of any restrictions that prevent certified drinking water […]

Continue reading...

Idaho Wastewater Operator Doubles as Celebrity Lookalike

November 16, 2017

Comments Off on Idaho Wastewater Operator Doubles as Celebrity Lookalike

Rusty Goss - Featured

When Ed Sheeran burst onto the music scene several years ago, William “Rusty” Goss took little notice of the popular English singer–songwriter and guitarist. Although familiar with some of Sheeran’s songs, the industrial wastewater operator living in Idaho knew little about the musician, including his appearance. That soon changed, as friends and even strangers began […]

Continue reading...

Retirement Doesn’t Stop William Grandner from Guiding Young Operators

October 31, 2017

Comments Off on Retirement Doesn’t Stop William Grandner from Guiding Young Operators

Grander featured

William Grandner, an icon of New York City’s wastewater treatment sector, has a long history in mentoring wastewater operators. By serving as a mentor for the next generation, he hopes to prepare the sector for an uncertain future. “I am not a psychic, but I know the future of the young operator. I walked in […]

Continue reading...

From the President: Spreading the Value-of-Water Message

October 17, 2017

Comments Off on From the President: Spreading the Value-of-Water Message

From the President Hartfelder Featured

It is an honor to serve the members of the Water Environment Federation (WEF, Alexandria, Va.) as the 2017-2018 president. This column reaches you after we all return home from an extremely busy week at WEFTEC 2017. WEFTEC, a program helping WEF achieve its mission As a member of the WEF Board of Trustees, I […]

Continue reading...

Pick the Top Ops Challenge Team

October 15, 2017

Comments Off on Pick the Top Ops Challenge Team

bracket-image

With the 30th Operations Challenge just concluded at WEFTEC 2017 in Chicago, now marks an ideal time to look back at the best of the best. The idea for the Operations Challenge competition began in the mid-1980s. After Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Member Associations began to host local operator-focused competitions, WEF hosted the first […]

Continue reading...

WE&T Photo Contest Shows Operators in Action

August 25, 2017

Comments Off on WE&T Photo Contest Shows Operators in Action

Operator Photo Contest Winner Featured

On July 31, Water Environment & Technology (WE&T) magazine revealed the winners of its photo contest. During June and July, more than 50 photos of water quality professionals on-the-job were collected and 300 votes were cast for these submissions. Entries came from wastewater operators, water systems engineers, hydrologists, environmental workers, and various others. They provided […]

Continue reading...