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21Dec

Toxic Water – Our Responsibility

*Written by Heather Himmelberger. 

“4 million Americans could be drinking toxic water and would never know” headlined USA Today on December 15th, 2016.  There is no question that lead in drinking water is a major concern and that making drinking water safe for everyone should be a paramount concern.  Much of the blame for the “toxic water” was laid at the doorstep of EPA and state regulators.  What the article fails to point out is that we – all of us – are complicit in the problem.

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07Jul

Asset Management

As a water or wastewater system manager or operator, you are managing assets every day.  You have to make decisions on what maintenance to perform on pumps, wells, tanks, treatment facilities, or any other assets. You have to decide what to do when an asset fails – repair it, replace it, or rehabilitate it.  You have to make decisions regarding what spare parts to have on hand. The question is are you making well informed, data-driven decisions that are the most effective and efficient for your utility?  Implementing an Asset Management Program will help you run your systems in a better, more informed way.

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