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Squiggles & Cracks: Creating Art from Biosolids

When Tommy Armstrong stares at the cracking mud of a dewatering bed, he sees more than drying biosolids. Take a look at how this North Carolina operator-turned-artist finds inspiration in the seemingly ordinary as he takes advantage of a controlled drying process. Trust us: You’ll have a hard time picking a favorite. Tpomag.com/featured


Overheard Online

Perhaps it’s easy to assume you’ll be fine without a gas detector or confined-space gear … But familiarity breeds complacency.

-Wait! Did You Check Your Gas Detector? Tpomag.com/featured


Pedal Power: Going Green At The Plant 

Forget golf carts and utility vehicles. At the Field’s Point Wastewater Treatment Facility in Rhode Island, workers are making their rounds at the 23-acre site via tricycles. But these aren’t the tricycles of your childhood. See how the idea is working, and why management hopes the change will save money and promote employee wellness. Tpomag.com/featured


On The Job: How To Train A Rookie Operator

Do you remember your first day on the job? Now that you’re the experienced one, how do you introduce a newcomer to wastewater treatment? Your rookie operator will probably be anxious about starting a new career, but you can help settle those nerves. Take this advice from an experienced manager, and see how you should handle those first days — and weeks — of training. Tpomag.com/featured



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