"The difficult we do immediately; the impossible takes a little longer," says Mike Welke, the biosolids manager and maintenance supervisor at the Warren (Ohio) Water Pollution Control Facility.

Listen in as Welke describes how he moved up the wastewater ranks to a supervisory role, and learn how he tackles stressful situations. In this video of the October TPO featured wastewater operator, you'll also get an extended look into the challenges of biosolids management. Welke covers everything from land application to biosolids perceptions to the value of end products. Here, he shares how wastewater treatment plants can take those ideas and apply them to public education efforts.

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