Inside the March 2018 Issue of Treatment Plant Operator

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Jim Baird Takes Pride in Helping Other Operators Become More Effective and Valuable Jim Baird Takes Pride in Helping Other Operators Become More Effective and Valuable

Jim Baird devotes much of his free time to improving training programs that help make water and wastewater operators more effective and valuable in their careers.   

Cross-Training and In-House Improvement Projects Help the Carpinteria (California) Sanitary District Keep Quality Up, Costs Down Cross-Training and In-House Improvement Projects Help the Carpinteria (California) Sanitary District Keep Quality Up, Costs Down

Cross-training and in-house improvement projects help the Carpinteria (California) Sanitary District keep treatment costs down and maintain quality performance.

Georgia Students Get Feet Wet and Hands Dirty Learning the Importance of Water Quality Georgia Students Get Feet Wet and Hands Dirty Learning the Importance of Water Quality

A watershed stewardship program in Georgia gives students of all ages hands-on experiences in monitoring stream quality.

Worth Noting - March 2018 Pumps Pumps Exam Study Guide How Will You and Your Agency Observe a Special Week Dedicated to Water?

Among all the special national week celebrations, one deserves special attention from members of the water and wastewater professions.

Hands-Off Monitoring Hands-Off Monitoring

A wireless remote monitoring system offers a low-cost way to track equipment condition, improve maintenance practices, and prevent unplanned downtime.

Looking to Carry Your License to Other States? WEF Is Working to Pave the Way

The Water Environment Federation is working toward the day when certification reciprocity would remove barriers that limit options for operators and utilities.

A Treatment Plant's Settling Ponds Create an Attraction for Birds — and Bird-Watchers A Treatment Plant's Settling Ponds Create an Attraction for Birds — and Bird-Watchers

A rural Michigan treatment plant near Lake Huron attracts an abundance of birds and waterfowl to its settling ponds – along with visitors carrying binoculars.

Structured Ceramic Media Boosts Emissions Control Efficiency in a Florida Biosolids Drying Facility Structured Ceramic Media Boosts Emissions Control Efficiency in a Florida Biosolids Drying Facility

The JEA biosolids treatment facility uses structured ceramic media to resolve siloxane clogging, cut costs and boost uptime in its emissions treatment process.

A Utility District and School District Join Forces to Promote Water Careers to High School Students A Utility District and School District Join Forces to Promote Water Careers to High School Students

A water and sewer district and a school system team up for a presentation to introduce students to job opportunities in the water sector.

A Major Award Makes It Official: This South Carolina Water Plant Is a Sustainable Operator A Major Award Makes It Official: This South Carolina Water Plant Is a Sustainable Operator

A water plant upgrade includes changes friendly to nearby homeowners and earns a significant award for infrastructure sustainability.

This Award-Winning Virginia Water Plant Excels at Treatment Performance and Operator Training This Award-Winning Virginia Water Plant Excels at Treatment Performance and Operator Training

Operators in Salem do more than deliver high-quality water. They earn awards for excellent performance and help train other operators from around Virginia.

A Hectic Schedule Is a Way of Life for High-Energy Operator Dustin Coles A Hectic Schedule Is a Way of Life for High-Energy Operator Dustin Coles

Dustin C. Coles thrives on a hectic schedule as he leads the Kansas team at Topeka’s second largest treatment plant, serves as a consultant, and contributes time to his state association.

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