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JOURNAL VOLUME 28

JANUARY 2018

"Proudly Serving Education Excellence since 1918"

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100 Years Strong Texas Water Utilities Association Regional Training – 2018  

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February 6  –  8  2018     March  4th  –  7th  2018     April  3rd  –  5th  2018       April  24th  –  26th  2018       May  8th  –  10th  2018       May  14  –  18th  2018     th

June  5  –  7th  2018  

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Far West  Texas  Region  –  Ft  Stockton       TWUA  Annual  School  –  Corpus  Christi         Panhandle  Regional  School  –  Amarillo       Southeast  Texas  Regional  School  –   Beaumont     Central  West  Texas  Regional  School  –   Abilene       North  Central  Texas  Regional  School  –   Arlington       Central  Texas  Regional  School  –  Killeen    

Contact  

Norma Clark  –  (432)  528-­‐1608       David  Moore  –  (512)  279-­‐8125       Cindy  Moss  –  (806)  378-­‐3019     Patrick  Walters  –  (979)  248-­‐7012     Mickey  Chaney  –  (325)  548-­‐2237       Joe  Smolinski  –  (682)  518-­‐8007  

Charlotte  Doran  –  (254)  750-­‐8495           July  16th  –  18th  2018   Southwest  Texas  Regional  School  -­‐  Victoria   Donald  Reese  –  (361)  485-­‐3414           July  31st  -­‐  August  2nd  2018   Permian  Basin  Regional  School  –  Odessa     Norma  Clark  –  (432)  528-­‐1608         August  28th  –  30th  2018     East  Texas  Regional  School  –     Mike  Norris  –  (903)  939-­‐8278   Tyler         November  6th  –  8th  2018   West  Texas  Regional  School  –     Paul  Nolan  –  (806)     Lubbock     th

 

February 6th  –  8th  2018  –  Fort  Stockton  

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In This Edition: President Message.................................4

TEXAS WATER UTILITIES JOURNAL (ISSN 1051-709X) is published monthly by the Texas Water Utilities Association, located at 1106 Clayton Lane, Suite 112 West, Austin, Texas 78723-1093, for engineers, operators, managers, laboratory technicians, customer service personnel, and other professionals employed in, or interested in, the water and/or wastewater industry.

Time to make those resolutions to eat better, exercise more, and to give back. Truly hope that 2018 is good for you and yours.

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Five dollars of each annual membership dues payment to the Texas Water Utilities Association pays for a subscription. Non-Member subscription price: USA $50 per year; $4.20 per single copy; $60 per year outside USA. Periodicals Postage Paid at Austin, TX.

The 100-Year Celebration will be upon us soon. At 1:00 p.m. on March 4, 2018, at the Omni Hotel, Corpus Christi the official celebration will begin.

The Texas Water Utilities Association is wholly independent, and is not affiliated with the American Water Works Association, the Water Environment Federation, or any other National organization.

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POSTMASTER: Send address changes to: TEXAS WATER UTILITIES JOURNAL, 1106 Clayton Lane, Suite 112 W., Austin, TX 78723-1093. TEXAS WATER UTILITIES JOURNAL is not responsible for facts and/or opinions expressed by contributors or in advertisements herein. Editorials and comments do not necessarily represent the official policy of the Texas Water Utilities Association.

Operation Appreciation - TWUA partnered with

a few vendors that made it possible to take a hot meal along with items such as drinks, plates, utensils, and dessert for operators and support staff in the Hurricane impacted areas of the state.

ADVERTISERS: Classified Ads..................................................................................... 34 American Flow Control.......................................................................... 9 Ana-Lab............................................................................................. 24

All inquiries should be directed to: Texas Water Utilities Association, 1106 Clayton Lane, Suite 112 W, Austin, TX 78723-1093, phone 512/459-3124. Any material accepted for publication is subject to revision and editing at the discretion of the publisher.

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All advertising in the TEXAS WATER UTILITIES JOURNAL is subject to approval of the publisher. Learn more about T.W.U.A. at our Web site: www.twua.org

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MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE: Donny Carrasco - Chair of Management Chad Jameson - President George Glispin - President Elect John Krause - Vice President Allen Schreiber - Second Past President Jim McCain - Ex Officio Russell Hamilton - Executive Director

_______________________________ Front Cover Photo Courtesy of: Burleson, Texas January 2018

Frio................................................................................................... 21 Garrison Mineral................................................................................. 22 Hach................................................................................................. 20 Hartwell Environmental Corporation..................................................... 22 OEI................................................................................................... 18 Samco Leak Detection........................................................................ 24 Scoop................................................................................................ 24 USA Bluebook.................................................................................... 34 Smith Pump Company, Inc............................................ Inside Back Cover Magna Flow...........................................................................Back Cover

TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES: TWUA Training Schedule......................................................... 16

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President’s Message

Happy New Year by Chad Jameson

Well, it’s a new year. Time to make those resolutions to eat better, exercise more, and to give back. Truly hope that 2018 is good for you and yours. When I think of ways I can give back, I think of our colleagues down in the Houston, Beaumont, Aransas Pass and surrounding areas that were impacted in different ways by Hurricane Harvey. I had the honor and privilege of helping our Executive Director Russell Hamilton and Aqua Metric vendor back in November. TWUA participated in a program called Operation Appreciation. The intent of the program is to say thank you and you are appreciated, by taking a hot meal to public works members after a natural disaster. This time, we served some great barbecue to the Aransas Pass, Port Aransas, and Portland, Public Works, police and fire departments. This meal process was a very humbling experience. Talking with staff and seeing the devastation firsthand was humbling. We can learn from the problems that arise from the hurricane clean up. Don’t think the Federal Government is the Knight in Shining Armor. Extended electrical outages are real and require preplanning. Trees and objects being ripped from the ground cause water main breaks. Long hours – crews end up putting in extremely long hours working to correct issues so the various systems can be brought back online. Lift stations and pumps have to be operated manually. And eventually virtually every meter box will be covered with debris, so when this debris is loaded into trucks, a good portion of the services are ripped out. It was amazing how the staff of this area came together to make everything happen and get the public drinking water systems online even in one city when their water tower was left on the ground in pieces. As Hurricane Harvey approached the Texas coast, the cities were as ready as they could be. The resident’s safety will always come first, but what happens next can be a very long and daunting task. You may never lose pressure in the distribution system or your primary task may get the water system up and running. Then as we all know, what goes in, must come out, so we have to think about the wastewater collection system and wastewater treatment, or it may be something so seemingly simple as trying to find the customer meter for emergency turn-offs? One observation I had was, the City of Aransas Pass, Port Aransas, and Rockport are resilient and strong. The way Public Works staff was operating and working hand in hand with all departments. The other reoccurring theme was other cities, and other crews from around the state were quick to send crews and equipment and assist in getting this beautiful coastal area up and functioning. Russell and I were amazed at how much the city had accomplished in such a short amount of time. Port Aransas and surrounding area has always been a special place, not because of the land or water but because of the people. The Hurricane didn’t destroy the greatness of the city; it just showed how much this city can shine. I hope to return to help in any way I can. If you can’t get to Port Aransas, Aransas Pass, and Rockport, there are many areas in every community where you can give your time to those in need. Volunteer. Mentor. Donate. Believe me; it helped me as much as it helped them. Go to TWUA.org and click on the Operation Appreciation link to donate. The other thing on my mind is that the Corpus Christi Annual school is approaching quickly. Now is the time to make plans to attend the 100th anniversary, if you haven’t already. There will be lots of celebrating, along with quality training opportunities with some of the best instructors in the state sharing their experience and knowledge. We will be raffling away a beautiful truck, and each ticket gives you a 1/2000 chance at winning! You need not be present to win, and tickets can be purchased on that same TWUA.org website where you can register for the conference. We will also be giving away a John Deere ATV, with a 1/2500 chance at winning. I hope to see you there.

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Central Office News by Russell Hamilton, TWUA Executive Director

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ather, we come into your presence seeking your grace, your mercy, and forgiveness. We offer you the glory for all that you do and all that we take for granted. Father, continue to bless as only you can, the people of Texas who were impacted by the Hurricane and flooding. We just ask for comfort, strength, and guidance during this time of recovery and rebuilding. We pray for your grace and ask you to help these people to endure and come out of this Texas strong. Amen As of December 4, 2017 – In West Texas, Lake Ivie is sitting at 19.8 % (- 0.3 %). Lake Spence is sitting at 12.9 % (- 0.4 %). Lake Sweetwater is sitting at 19.8 % (- 0.4 %). White River is sitting at 20.5 % (- 1.0 %). Panhandle, Lake Meredith is sitting at 40.7 % (+ 1.7 %) and Greenbelt is at 25.6 % (- 0.2 %). If you want to get a complete look at lake levels, go to www.waterdatafortexas.org. Hard to conceive, but in 2017 one part of the state was receiving 60 inches of rain in a matter of a few days, and in West Texas, the long-term effects of the drought are still being experienced. As 2017 concluded, so did my 11th year as Executive Director for TWUA. Someone once said – do something you like, and you will never work a day in your life. This is exactly how I feel. I am truly grateful and blessed. Thank you for the opportunity. TWUA is a great association, and some of the best people of Texas are associated with TWUA supporting the water and wastewater industry. The 100-Year Celebration will be upon us soon. At 1:00 p.m. on March 4, 2018, at the Omni Hotel, Corpus Christi the official celebration will begin. If you have not registered, I encourage you to do so. If you have not purchased your Raffle Tickets for the Pickup and ATV, I encourage you to do so. There are 2,000 truck tickets and 2,500 ATV tickets, and once they are gone, there will be no more. Go to the TWUA website and place your mouse on the truck or ATV and you will be directed to electronically purchase. Should be a great time and I know you will want to be a part of making TWUA History. Hope to see you in Corpus. 6 Texas Water Utilities Journal www.twua.org

Static Display – one of the things suggested for the 100-Year, is to collect old artifacts and items used in the water and wastewater industry in the past. Old wooden pipe, meters, valves, gauges, tools, etc. If you or your entity have any of these items or want to offer something else (TEMPORALLY), we will make a place in the exhibit hall for others to view. If you have anything or plan on bringing items, please let Cece White know. (twuturns100@twua.org) Additional information related to TCEQ Exams. TCEQ has attempted to get the word out this year, to those wanting to obtain or advance an Operator’s License, and I think the word is beginning to spread regarding electronic applications. I need to make certain that everyone testing is also aware – there is a second part of the application process. Once you receive approval or conditional approval, YOU MUST DESIGNATE WHERE YOU PLAN TO TEST. If you are going to a TCEQ Regional Office or a TWUA Regional Training Event, let the TCEQ staff know by signing up electronically. For any question or clarifications call TCEQ @ 512-239-6133. For those in the Ft. Stockton area, hope you are making plans to be a part of that TWUA Regional training event – February 6th – 8th 2018. For those planning to challenge the TCEQ exam, you need to register electronically with TCEQ 30-days prior to the event and let TCEQ know you plan to test in Ft. Stockton. (Remember a two-part process) For those attending Annual School in Corpus in March, and plan on testing, you will need to register by February 4th 2018, and let TCEQ know that you plan to test in Corpus at Annual School. (Remember a two-part process) The Story Goes Something Like This – There was a young man going to college who was a charmer and schemer. He seemed to be skating through life with all the rewards and very little effort. This young man always seemed to have an “entourage” of other college students who took notes, shared information and in general assisted our young man in his educational efforts. One night just before the final exam in History, our young man suggested that the group go to dinner. This idea was

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met with skepticism. Most questioned the wisdom of taking away from study time. After about 10 minutes of shaming, the group of 5 students agreed to go for a quick dinner. Our young man said that as a show of appreciation, the meal and anything that followed that night would be his treat. With that, drinks were ordered with the meal. The liquor kept coming and the night was quickly escaping. It did not take much tempting by our host for the group to end up at a local night spot. The famous last words were, “just one more and we will leave, sleep off the alcohol and still get in a few good hours of study.” The bar announces the last call at 1:30 a.m. The group stumbled outside and as luck would have it, another friend who had not been drinking, assisted in driving the group back to the house they shared.

lowing morning at 9:00 a.m. they were waiting in the Dean’s office. The Dean came out and without a word placed each one in a separate room, which did not bother anyone, since they had the extra day to prepare. The Dean passed out the exam. There were two questions. Your name _________ worth 2 points. Second question, which tire blew out _________ worth 98 points. If ALL five answers do not match, everyone will receive 2 points on the course final – provided the name correct. The lesson: be honest, be responsible and make wise decisions. Remember – we do not need all the operators in Texas to be a member of TWUA – JUST YOU ! ! ! !

It was now 2:00 a.m. and the exam was scheduled for 9:00 a.m. (7 hours later). Our young man suggested that everyone sleep for 4 hours then get up shower, cram for the final, and get to class with time to spare. The group set all alarms in the house for 6:00 a.m. At 8:30 finally one of the young men got up to silence the noise. He panicked and ran through the house getting the others to realize they only had 30 minutes to jump in the shower in an attempt to sober up and get to class. Just as the group was about to leave, our young man hatched a plan to get the exam delayed. The group smeared mud, dirt, and grease on their faces and clothes. They went to the professor’s classroom and began explaining the events of helping a stranded motorist and how they drove her to a city two hours away and on the return trip, they themselves, had a blowout and no jack. The professor sent the group to the Dean’s Office where the story was repeated. The Dean stated that he appreciated the fact they helped someone in need, so he offered to allow them to come back tomorrow and take the exam in his office at 9:00 a.m. This time they went home and slept and studied. The fol-

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Field News

OPERATION APPRECIATION TWUA is a proud supporter of Operation Appreciation. For those who are unfamiliar with this project. TWUA partnered with a few vendors (and was fortunate enough to receive donations that were used to purchase meals) that made it possible to take a hot meal along with items such as drinks, plates, utensils, and dessert for operators and support staff in the Hurricane impacted areas of the state. The idea originated with Justin Hamilton’s of Aqua Metric. Justin contacted me while the rains were still pounding the Beaumont area. The jest of the discussion was sandwiches, and MRE’s were going to get old quick. He indicated that Mallet Brother Barbecue in Navasota, was willing to provide two meat barbecue meal with sides and loan their catering boxes for a very reasonable fee, so that we could take the hot meal to operators and support staff for entities in the storm impacted area. Just as a small show of appreciation for the efforts by the entities staff leading up to and following the storm. We knew we would not be able to go to all impacted cities because of the size of the storm area. There are a couple of locations remaining, but it has proven difficult to work out the logistics – hopefully, we will get these accomplished soon. I have been asked what left the biggest impression. My reply – Of the areas we have been, the devastation in the hardest hit areas. The Rockport, Aransas Pass, and Port Aransas area seemed to have the most immediate structural devastation.

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The Lumberton Area seemed to have the most damage from flooding. I know the Houston area is still recovering and some areas are just as bad. I won’t say worse because once a structure has been totally submerged, not sure it can get much worse. I have been asked about my observations. My reply – The Water and Wastewater staff are the first ones that I want on my team. In almost all cities we visited, there are countless stories of “Public Works” staff who did not evacuate and in most cases went above and beyond to keep water pressure in the system and help where needed. When people talk of putting their families into cars and sending them inland and returning to work, so they could be available - that sir, is dedication. I talked to operators who were “excited” when their entity went to a 12-hour workday. I talked to operators who used dump trucks and large rubber tire loaders to take police officers and first responders around their city and participate in water rescues. I talked to operators who took canoe’s in the pouring rain to lift stations that were about to go underwater, and they pulled the disconnect for the station in an attempt to salvage motors and equipment. I talked to operators who during the storm kept hauling diesel to generators so water pressure could be maintained and lift stations operated. I talked to operators who relayed stories such as four days after the rain stopped customers were calling wanting to know why debris had not been removed – they were afraid it was going to kill their grass. (all about priorities and perspective) I talked to operators who said “social media” was their biggest headache. False information and misinformation only distracts from more pressing needs and in most cases cause panic and confusion.

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I talked with some who indicated that dealing with FEMA was a full-time job.

great ice chest. The following is a list in order of largest donation

The resounding message received – we got kicked down, and things got a little bleak but give us a little while, and we will get this sorted out.

Aqua Metric & Sensus

The other heartwarming site was to see neighbors helping neighbors and cities helping cities. Crews and equipment coming from all over the state to assist in a time of need. I promise, none of the water and wastewater folks get the credit or the appreciation they deserve for the jobs they do. On behalf of those who made Operation Appreciation happen, along with TWUA Central Office and the Management Committee – GREAT JOB!! Glad you’re on our team. We Appreciate You.

TWUA Central West Texas Region (Abilene) TWUA West Texas Region (Lubbock) TWUA East Texas Region (Tyler) Jodie Marbut – (Scoop) Jim McCain (McCain Waterworks) Troy Najar (Evergreen Southwest) TWUA Brazos Colorado District George Glispin

The following is an attempt to recognize those who donated money and made this project possible. The TWUA Regions and Districts made significant donations toward the effort, and we want to thank everyone. This project absolutely would not have been possible without your generosity. The great people over at Frio Ice Chest donated ice chests so that we could transport ice and cold drinks, so keep them in mind if you are looking for a

Susan Hier David Moore Russell Hamilton

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2018 TWUA 100th ANNUAL SCHOOL INFORMATION March 4th — March 7th, 2018 January 3rd 2018 – last day to electronically complete the TCEQ preapproval process for operator exams!! https://www.tceq.texas.gov/licensing/eapp TWUA Professionals:

We are proud to announce our upcoming 100th Annual School in Corpus Christi, Texas at the American Bank Convention Center. Please mark your calendars and take advantage of our training program and more. Please remember in some cases classroom sizes may be limited.

Hotel Reservation Information:

Hotel: Group Code TWUA. Omni Hotel Bayfront will serve as our host hotel again this year. Room rate $161+ taxes -single rate. For direct information or reservation, please call (800) 843-6664 or you can visit www.omnihotel.com for on-line reservations. This information is also located on our website at www.twua.org. Please note group discount reservation cut-off date is February 5, 2018.

Academic Offerings:

All classes are 20-hour training courses. We encourage everyone to attend the General Session on Sunday, March 4th at the Omni Hotel and visit the Exhibitor Area at the American Bank Center on Tuesday. Technical Sessions will begin at 8:00am on Monday and will

end at 12:00pm on Wednesday.

TCEQ Examinations Information: TCEQ Water and Wastewater exams will be given at 1:30pm on Wednesday, March 7th. Class “A” exams and TWUA LAS Voluntary Laboratory Analysts exams will be given Tuesday, March 6th at 8:00am. Applications for the “A” exam must be approved prior to Annual School. Approval for an “A” exam takes approximately 60 days. Call TCEQ Occupational Licensing Section for more information: (512) 239-6133 Payment must be made on-site or prior to testing. Please do not include testing fee with your TWUA registration. Make checks payable to: TCEQ and please allow (45) days for test results to be available on (TCEQ) website. Exam Fees: Water Licensing Exams……………$111 Wastewater Licensing Exams……...$111 TWUA LAS……………………….$105/$150

Pre-registration and payment is also required for the TWUA Voluntary Laboratory Analysts’ Certification Program. Contact David Moore at TWUA Central Office (512) 279-8125 for more information.

MAIL REGISTRATION FORMS TO:

DEADLINE Nov 1st – 30th Fees: Dec 1st – 31st Fees: Jan 1st – 31st Fees: Feb 1st – On-Site

Please submit all registration forms with a check or money order payable to: TWUA Central Office 1106 Clayton Lane, Suite 112 West Austin, Texas 78723 Online registration is available at www.twua.org. All major credit cards are accepted. MEMBER NON-MEMBER $250 $310 $275 $335 $300 $360 $350 $410

PLEASE NOTE: No Refunds. Attendee substitutions are acceptable if received in Central Office prior to February 16th, 2018. In other cases, the funds can be used toward a future TWUA course. To receive the above discounts, all payments and registrations must be received by Central Office within the month of said discount. Following this date, on-site registration will be available at the school.

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2018   TWUA  100th Annual     School

                                 REGISTRATION  FORM  -­‐  MARCH  4TH  –  MARCH  7TH,  2018  

WATER COURSES     (20  hrs  Water)  

WASTEWATER COURSES     (20  hrs  Wastewater)  

WATER/WASTEWATER COURSES   (20  hrs  Dual)  

Special Notes:    **These  (20  hour  courses)  are  pending  TCEQ  approval  /  All  courses  are  20  hour  credit  

 

SPECIAL TOPICS  FOR  LAB  ANALYSTS  **  

WATER UTILITIES  MANAGEMENT  

BASIC WATER  

BASIC WASTEWATER  

CALCULATIONS

GROUND WATER  PRODUCTION  

WASTEWATER TREATMENT  

CHLORINATOR MAINTENANCE  

WATER DISTRIBUTION  

WASTEWATER COLLECTION  

PUMP &  PUMPING  

SURFACE WATER  II  

ACTIVATED SLUDGE  

WATER UTILITIES  SAFETY  

WATER LABORATORY  

WASTEWATER LABORATORY  

SPECIAL TOPICS  FOR  MANAGERS  **  

CCC/CSI

CS –  UTILITY  RELATIONS     (No  Operator  Credit)  

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$35.00  (Monday)  

$15.00 (Mon  –  Wed)  

Annual  School  –  Registration  Fee                                                                (See  Back  Side  of  This  Form  for  Annual  School  Pricing)  

TOTAL ENCLOSED:  

Event  Parking  Pass  

$    

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REGISTRATION FEES      

NOVEMBER     Pre-­‐Registration  Fee  until  11-­‐30-­‐17   MEMBER  

NON-­‐MEMBER

Water &/or  Wastewater  

COURSE

$250.00

$310.00

CSS Utility  Relations  

$250.00

$310.00

LAS Special  Topics  for  Lab  Analysts  

$260.00

$320.00

DECEMBER     Pre-­‐Registration  Fee  until  12-­‐31-­‐17   MEMBER  

NON-­‐MEMBER

Water &/or  Wastewater  

COURSE

$275.00

$335.00

CSS Utility  Relations  

$275.00

$335.00

LAS Special  Topics  for  Lab  Analysts  

$285.00

$345.00

JANUARY     Pre-­‐Registration  Fee  until  1-­‐31-­‐18   COURSE   Water  &/or  Wastewater  

MEMBER

NON-­‐MEMBER

$300.00

$360.00

CSS Utility  Relations  

$300.00

$360.00

LAS Special  Topics  for  Lab  Analysts  

$310.00

$370.00

FEBRUARY     Pre-­‐Registration  Fee  until  2-­‐28-­‐18   COURSE  

MEMBER

NON-­‐MEMBER

Water &/or  Wastewater  

$350.00

$410.00

CSS Utility  Relations  

$350.00

$410.00

LAS Special  Topics  for  Lab  Analysts  

$360.00

$420.00

MARCH     On-­‐site  Registration  Fee     MEMBER  

NON-­‐MEMBER

Water &/or  Wastewater  

COURSE

$350.00

$410.00

CSS Utility  Relations  

$350.00

$410.00

LAS Special  Topics  for  Lab  Analysts  

$360.00

$420.00

           **  To  receive  the  above  discounts,  all  payments  and  registrations  must  be  received  by  Central  Office  within  the  month  of  said  discount.  **  

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DOUBLE “A” CLUB CALL FOR INDUCTEES

The Double "A" Club will conduct its annual induction of new members at their luncheon on Monday, March 4, 2018, at 12:00pm., at the Omni Bayfront Hotel - Corpus Christi, Texas. Membership in this prestigious organization is limited to those who (1) are members of the Association (2) hold an "A" License in both water and wastewater and (3) apply for membership. Name: License #: Employer:

Phone:

Address:

City:

“A” License Issue Dates: Water:

Wastewater:

TX

Zip:

“A” CLUB CALL FOR INDUCTEES

The Double "A" Club will conduct its annual induction of new members at their luncheon on Monday, March 4, 2018, at 12:00pm., at the Omni Bayfront Hotel - Corpus Christi, Texas. Membership in this prestigious organization is limited to those who (1) are members of the Association (2) hold an "A" License in either water and wastewater and (3) apply for membership. Name: License #: Employer:

Phone:

Address:

City:

“A” License Issue Dates: Water:

Wastewater:

TX

Zip:

TWENTY-FIVE YEAR CLUB CALL FOR INDUCTEES

The Association will honor new members of its Twenty-Five Year Club, and present this year's recipients at the TWUA General Session on Sunday, March 4, 2018, in the Ballroom of the Omni Bayfront Hotel - Corpus Christi, Texas. Membership is limited to those who (1) are current members of the Association, (2) have been a member for twenty-five or more years and (3) who apply for membership. Years do not have to be consecutive. Name: License #: Employer: Address:

Phone: City:

TX

Region / District / Chapter / Section or other Affiliations:

Zip:

To apply for induction, simply complete this form, and mail it to: TWUA Central Office 1106 Clayton Lane, Suite #112 West, Austin, TX 78723-1093 or FAX it to (512) 459-7124. January 2018

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FIELD News

The top 4 signs your employees are about to quit By Dawn Motsiff Employees who may be about to leave their jobs give very clear cues that they’re not happy. But the best indicators aren’t always the most obvious ones – like taking more vacation time or leaving at 5 p.m. every day. It’s what the experts call disengagement and the clues are more subtle than you may imagine. What does disengagement look like? A study by Utah State University found that most employees display some combination of the following behavioral changes about one to two months before they quit a job: •

Less active during meetings

Offer fewer new ideas or suggestions

Reluctant to commit to long-term projects

More reserved and quiet

Avoid social interactions with management

Less productive

More argumentative or complain more

Seem less interested in pleasing their boss

Show less interest in advancing the organization

Give little effort beyond minimum requirements

Show less interest in training and development

The key to any of these behaviors is that it’s a change from the employee’s previous conduct. These behaviors could also indicate a problem at home or a health issue. That’s why it’s vital you talk to the employee about what’s going on. A show of concern lets the employee know you’ve noticed there’s a problem and you want to try to help – whether it’s personal or professional. 14 Texas Water Utilities Journal www.twua.org

Questions to ask Before talking to your employee about your concerns, consider this: Has anything changed that might cause a typically good worker to want to jump ship? •

Was the person recently passed over for a promotion or a raise?

Have there been recent layoffs?

Are their work friends leaving for other jobs?

Are they working for a new manager?

Has your company gone through a merger or acquisition?

Has there been a culture change, perhaps due to new leadership?

Have they been in the same position for too long and aren’t challenged anymore?

Yes, you may occasionally come across a perpetually dissatisfied employee, but it’s more likely that a disengaged employee is frustrated, bored or unhappy about something their manager can address. Here are some of the most common reason employees leave. 1. They don’t feel a sense of rapport With so much of their life spent at the office, it’s only natural for your employees to want to develop positive relationships with those around them. Pay close attention to how you communicate with your employees. Can you put names to faces? Do you ask them about their hobbies or interests? While it may seem trivial to you, to them it shows that you recognize they’re more than just a body filling a chair. It shows that you care. Your employees will be more willing to go the extra mile for you if you do the same for them. January 2018


Similarly, when your employees have sour relationships or no relationships with coworkers, they may feel bullied or isolated. Feuding employees can be distracting to everyone in the office. It undermines employee engagement, confidence and commitment. Pay attention to your employees’ relationships with one another, and intervene if you see problems. Can you separate adversaries or help employees find a common goal to work toward together? It’s all about the fit If your corporate culture doesn’t jibe with an employee’s personality, it will be difficult for them to be productive and engaged. While job skills are usually trainable, changing a person’s character isn’t. Before you hire, you should understand: What are your company’s core values? What kind of work environment do you maintain? What do most of your employees like about working for the company?

themselves, and they may need your help to connect the dots and understand the relevance of their contribution. Talk to them; find out what they want to do within your company. Do they have ideas that could help grow your business? Based on this information, you can help them create a development plan so that they have a clear path to success. 3. They’re frustrated Nothing sours an employee on their workplace like unending frustration. Has this person brought a recurring problem to you over and over? Be honest here: Is it a problem you and your employee can fix? Or, is this person a poor fit for the job they’re in? Not every employee frustration can be addressed, but if it’s something within your power to correct, just do it. You’ll gain a more productive workplace for your efforts. 4. They’re don’t feel valued

The answers to these questions will help you hire for cultural fit and make it more likely an employee will stay longer.

Beware of taking a good employee for granted. Do you recognize their work or provide the feedback they need?

During interviews, ask cultural fit questions such as, “Tell me what your ideal environment feels like.” or “Of your past work experiences, which was your favorite position, and why?”

On its own, lack of recognition may not be a top reason an employee wants to leave, but it can be a deciding factor when combined with the other causes.

And, if your culture changes due to new leadership, a merger or acquisition, or other seismic company shift, you’ll need to be aware of its impact on your employees.

You don’t necessarily have to do something elaborate or expensive to show employees appreciation for a job well done. A simple “way to go” or a small gesture, such as lunch with the boss, or a gift card to their favorite store, can go a long way. You could also make a habit of pointing out their hard work in a meeting or in front of their peers.

Cultural fit is vital for a solid workforce. It ensures that your employees collaborate and use their skills in a way that supports others. 2. They’re bored Employees want to enjoy their jobs and have a chance to contribute. They want to feel a sense of pride and accomplishment in their work, so help them develop and grow their skills. Help your employees connect to why their work has meaning for your company. If they’re bored or unchallenged, help them find a new position in the company or change some of their responsibilities within their current position. Employees who are excited to come to work will be more engaged. Employees also want to feel connected to the organization’s overall effort. They want to be part of something larger than January 2018

Genuine appreciation and recognition are often the “cherry on top” for many employees. Nip it in the bud before it’s too late Don’t wait until an employee has disengaged from your company to ask what’s up. The best way to retain your employees is to stay in touch with them and address their concerns before they start considering whether greener pastures exist. Instead of reacting to disengagement by recruiting and hiring new employees, develop a proactive strategy to retain the employees you already have. Texas Water Utilities Journal www.twua.org 15


TEXAS WATER UTILITIES To register for any TWUA classes – simply complete the registration form and fax to (512)459-7124 or contact TWUA @ 888-367-8982 for additional details. *NOTICE: Due to recent increases for training materials, class costs have Increased. ***Pre-Registration Is defined to mean 14 Days prior to any scheduled event. All registrations received after the pre-registration cutoff date must pay on-site registration fee. We strongly encourage everyone to please pre-register by fax, e-mail, or calling. On-site registrations are welcome but not preferred.

Date

Basic Water

TCEQ 0092

20 Hours

Jan 22-24

Corpus Christi

Basic Water

2726 Holly Rd

Jan 22-24

Tyler

Basic Water

212 N Border

Jan 23-25

On-Line

Basic Water

twua.org

Jan 30-Feb 1

Waco

Basic Water

425 Franklin

Feb 13-15

New Boston - Riverbend

Basic Water

228 Texas Ave Ste A

Feb 13-15

Beaumont

Basic Water

1350 Langham

Ground Water Production

TCEQ 0223

20 Hours

San Marcos

Ground Water Production

170 Charles Austin Dr

Water Distribution

TCEQ 0605

20 Hours

Jan 23-25

Carrollton

Water Distribution

2711 Nimitz

Jan 23-25

Granbury

Water Distribution

5507 Tin Top HWY

Feb 5-7

Corpus Christi

Water Distribution

2726 Holly Rd

Oct 30-Nov 1

Corpus Christi

Water Distribution

13101 Leopard

Feb 13-15

Water

Water

Water

Surface Water Production I

TCEQ 0942

24 Hours

Feb 20-22

Waco

Surface Water I

200 Colcord

Mar 20-22

Port Arthur

Surface Water I

1101 O H Mills

Mar 27-29

Waco

Surface Water I

200 Colcord

Apr 17-19

Victoria

Surface Water I

2902 Bluff

May 21-23

Corpus Christi

Surface Water I

2726 Holly

Surface Water Production II

TCEQ 0954

20 Hours

Apr 10-12

Waco

Surface Water II

200 Colcord

May 22-24

San Marcos

Surface Water II

170 Charles Austin Dr

Jun 4-6

Corpus Christi

Surface Water II

2627 Holly

Water Laboratory

TECQ 0285

20 Hours

Corpus Christi

Water Lab

2627 Holly Rd

Basic Wastewater

TCEQ 0059

20 Hours

Wastewater

Jan 24-26

Corpus Christi

Basic Wastewater

2726 Holly Rd

1:00 PM Start

Jan 24-26

Tyler

Basic Wastewater

212 N Border

1:00 PM Start

Feb 20-22

Carrollton

Basic Wastewater

2711 Nimitz

Feb 20-22

Beaumont

Basic Wastewater

1350 Langham Rd

Mar 20-22

On-Line

Basic Wastewater

twua.org

Mar 20-22

Waco

Basic Wastewater

425 Franklin

Jun 6-8

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Water

Water

Water

January 2018


TRAINING SCHEDULE 20 HOUR CLASSES: (PRE-REGISTRATION) $300 MEMBER $360 NON-MEMBER. (ON-SITE) $350 MEMBER $410 NON-MEMBER – 24 HOUR CLASSES (PRE-REGISTRATION) $360 MEMBER $420 NON-MEMBER (ON-SITE) $410 MEMBER $470 NON-MEMBER. YOU CAN REGISTER ON-LINE AT HTTP://TWUA.ORG/TRAINING.PHP FOR YOUR NEXT TRAINING CLASS. *ON-LINE COURSES MAY VARY

Wastewater Treatment

TCEQ 0437

20 Hours

Feb 6-8

Waco

Wastewater Treatment

425 Franklin

Feb 13-15

Port Neches

Wastewater Treatment

1005 Merriman

Mar 13-15

New Boston - Riverbend

Wastewater Treatment

228 Texas Ave Ste A

Apr 17-19

On-Line

Wastewater Treatment

twua.org

Apr 23-25

Corpus Christi

Wastewater Treatment

2726 Holly Rd

Wastewater Collection

TCEQ 0080

20 Hours

Wastewater

Corpus Christi

Wastewater Collection

2726 Holly Rd

1:00 PM Start Wastewater

Feb 7-9

Wastewater

Wastewater Laboratory

TCEQ 0081

20 Hours

Feb 13-15

New Braunfels

WW Lab

2356 Gruene Rd

Jun 19-21

Victoria

WW Lab

923 US Hwy 59 S

Activated Sludge

TCEQ 0009

20 Hours

Wastewater

Utilities Management

TCEQ 0550

20 Hours

W/WW

Jan 16-18

New Braunfels

Utilities Management

355 FM 306

1:00 PM Start

Jun 5-7

Riverbend WRD

Utilities Management

228 Texas Ave Suite A

Pumps and Pumping

TCEQ 0430

20 Hours

Jan 23-25

Port Arthur

Pumps & Pumping

1101 H O Mills

Feb 20-22

Kingsland

Pumps & Pumping

1422 West Drive

Apr 10-12

San Marcos

Pumps & Pumping

170 Charles Austin Dr

Apr 24-26

Carrollton

Pumps & Pumping

2711 Nimitz

Utilities Safety

TCEQ 0426

20 Hours

Jan 16-18

Waco

Utilities Safety

425 Franklin

Mar 27-29

Carrollton

Utilities Safety

2711 Nimitz

Mar 28-30

Corpus Christi

Utilities Safety

2726 Holly Rd

Apr 9-11

New Boston - Riverbend

Utilities Safety

228 Texas Ave Ste A

Valve & Hydrant Maintenance

TCEQ 0961

20 Hours

Mar 20-22

Victoria

V&H Maintenance

1301 SW Ben Jordan

Mar 26-28

Corpus Christi

V&H Maintenance

2627 Holly

May 1-3

Waco

V&H Maintenance

200 Colcord

May 1-3

Riverbend WRD

V&H Maintenance

228Texas Suite A New Boston

Utilities Calculations

TCEQ 0108

20 Hours

Jan 9-11

New Boston Riverbend

Utilities Calculations

228 Texas Ave Ste A

Apr 25-27

Corpus Christi

Utilities Calculations

2726 Holly Rd

January 2018

W/WW

W/WW

1:00 PM Start

W/WW

W/WW 1:00 PM Start

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Training Schedule (continued from page 17) Jan 16-18

Chlorinator Maintenance

TCEQ 0124

20 Hours

Victoria

Chlorinator Maint

2902 Bluff

Customer Service Inspection/

TCEQ 0173,0043

20 Hours

Cross Connection Control

twua.org

W/WW

W/WW/CSI/BPAT

Cross Connection Control May 29-30

On-Line Backflow Preventer Assembly Tester Refresher

Jan 29-Feb 2

Jan 15-19

10 Hours

24 Hours

W/WW/CSI/BPAT

40 Hours

BPAT

Backflow Preventer Assembly Tester 40 Hr

TCEQ 1200

Corpus Christi

Backflow Preventer Assembly Tester 40 Hr 2726 Holly

Effective Instructional Tecniques (Instructor I)

40 Hours

TWUA Central Office

1106 Clayton Lane

No operator hours

Instructional Design and Evaluation (Instructor II)

40 Hours

No operator hours

ON-LINE TRAINING ----2018----' Jan 23-25

Basic Water

On-Line

20 Hours

Water

Mar 20-22

Basic Wastewater

On-Line

20 Hours

Wastewater

Apr 17-19

Wastewater Treatment

On-Line

20 Hours

Wastewater

May 29-30

Cross Connection Control

On-Line

10 Hours

CSI/W/BPAT/WW/LI

Jun 26-27

Practical Math

On-Line

8 Hours

Water/Wastewater

Aug 14-16

Utilities Safety

On-Line

20 Hours

Water/Wastewater

From growing cities to already established communities, water infrastructure needs to be designed and managed with high tech solutions, but more importantly, with you in mind. At oei we work with you to develop these solutions while keeping you at the forefront of our business

Rich Oller, PE | 806.993.6227 | rich.oller@oei-eng.com www.oei-eng.com

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Tentative Annual School Schedule

20182018 Schedule of Events Schedule of Event

SUNDAY 12:00 Noon 12:00 Noon 1:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m. 5:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 8:00 p.m. MONDAY 6:30 a.m. 7:00 a.m. 8:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m. 12:00 Noon 12:00 Noon 1:30 p.m. 3:00 p.m. 5:30 p.m. 5:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. TUESDAY 7:30 a.m. 8:00 a.m. 8:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m. 12:00 Noon 1:30 p.m. 4:30 p.m. 5:30 p.m. 7:00 p.m. WEDNESDAY 7:30 a.m. 8:00 a.m. 9:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m. 11:30 a.m. 1:00 p.m.

January 2018

Registration Opens Best Tasting Water Contest 100 – Year Celebration TWUA Management Meeting Registration Closes Final Board Meeting Begins Opening Session TWUA Awards Reception

American Bank Center – Lobby American Bank Center - Lobby 3rd Floor Omni – Ballroom 3rd Floor Omni - Boardroom

Instructors Breakfast Registration Opens ALL CLASSES BEGIN

2nd Floor Omni – Glass Pavilion American Bank Center - Lobby American Bank Center

A Club Lunch AA Club Lunch All Classes Resume

3rd Floor Omni – Laguna Madre 3rd Floor Omni – Corpus C American Bank Center

Meet & Greet Exhibit Hall B (All Welcome) LAS Meeting Washer Tournament

American Bank Center

Exhibit Hall Opens All Classes Resume TCEQ “A” Testing ALL CLASSES BREAK Lunch All Classes Resume Exhibit Hall Closes All Classes Dismiss Casino Night

American Bank Center – Hall B American Bank Center American Bank Center Exhibit Hall B

Exhibit Hall Opens All Classes Resume 2018 TWUA First Board Meeting All CLASSES BREAK Exhibit Hall Closes TCEQ W & WW Licensing Exams

American Bank Center American Bank Center 3rd Floor Omni Exhibit Hall B

3rd Floor Omni – Corpus A & B 3rd Floor Omni – Corpus A & B 3rd Floor Omni – Corpus C

3rd Floor Omni – Boardroom 3rd Floor Omni – Nueces A

American Bank Center American Bank Center 3rd Floor Omni – Nueces A

3rd Floor Omni Hotel – Nueces A

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Are you prepared to meet the requirements of the Nitrification Action Plan (NAP) ?

Dip. Read. The HachÂŽ SL1000 Portable Parallel Analyzer (PPA) can help you meet the requirements of the NAP by allowing plants to ensure water quality and act to prevent nitrification in the distribution system. Experience faster, simplified water testing and data collection, and be confident in your results. Nitrification Parameters Monochloramine | Free Ammonia | Total Ammonia | Total Chlorine Combined Free and Total Ammonia (One Chemkey, Two Results) | Nitrite | Free Chlorine

Other Parameters High and Low Range Alkalinity | High and Low Range Hardness | High and Low Range Orthophosphate | Dissolved Iron | Copper

See more information at: hachppa.com

Hach is here to help get you back online. For assistance, go to: hach.com/hurricane-response


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4 THINGS YOU NEED TO MASTER TIME MANAGEMENT by Tim Dendy

Time management is an art and skill that seemingly everyone finds challenging for various reasons. There are work demands and distractions. When I mention distractions, I am referring to those emergent but necessary tasks that come up throughout the day. Managing your workload as well as managing distractions is the two-sided scale with which everyone can relate. Techniques to deal with both are dependent upon your skillset, personality and individual style. If you are an excellent and accomplished multitasker, then you have an enviable skillset indeed. If, however, you don’t possess such skillsets, here are four things you can do to master the elusive art of time management: 1. Spend the first 30 minutes of each day to organize your work As government workers, our daily schedules can get busy very quickly. Your work can go more smoothly if you take the first thirty minutes to list your tasks for the day. Begin by writing down the “must complete” items first and then other duties that can be completed the next day if necessary. Doing this will help you order your day and provide clarity and a sense of accomplishment by day’s end. 2. Make full use of your Outlook or other calendars and refer to them regularly Listing daily tasks on your Outlook calendar is like writing them down. But since you, like most of us, are on our computers for

much of the day, your calendar will have a reminder of what you need to get done. Again, I know this may seem obvious but having meetings and tasks written down can not only organize the day or week but also help to remove the clutter in your mind and allow you to focus on what is at hand. 3. Arrange tasks into a hierarchy of high complexity to lower complexity Completing tasks with greater complexity early in the day will provide you with a sense of accomplishment. People also have more energy and greater alertness at the start of the day. You can use what energy and focus remain to complete low-complexity tasks. 4. Choose your work environment Arrange tasks into a list of those that can be accomplished in your regular work environment and those that need quiet, alone time to accomplish your tasks. There are obviously less distractions at a home office so plan assignments or projects that require a quiet environment for when you are working at home. This will require some discipline and establishing a schedule but the benefits are worth it. Applying these four tips will help you become more efficient as you continue to work on the art of time management.

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R

INCREASES MICROORGANISM POPULATION NOT AN ENZYME NOT A BACTERIA NOT AN EMULSIFIER NOT WATER SOLUBLE

IS LONG TERM REDUCES SLUDGE PREVENTS CORROSION REDUCES B.O.D. LEVELS SAVES TIME AND MONEY REDUCES VACUUMING

Before Micro-Solve®

A 100% biodegradable solution that softens grease, which releases nutrients and bound oxygen. This increases the growth of facultative microorganisms already living in the Week 3 wastewater system. Also, aids in phase oil separation. Cost effective, it controls grease, odor and corrosion in lift stations, collection lines, and grease traps. This sends cleaner water to the wastewater treatment plant. Solving grease and odor issues in Texas for over 18 years, we are EGSW. by

EGSW January 2018

512-775-5358 troy@egsw.us www.egsw.us

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Using state-of-the-art technologies, our experienced technicians offer solutions well beyond traditional leak detection capabilities to help you improve the performance of your utility system. These advanced services include: Pro-Active Leak Detection Preventive Maintenance Programs System-Wide Water Accountability Assessments GIS Mapping and Asset Management Services Drinking Water Regulatory Support Benefits of Utilizing SAMCO Services Reduce water production and distribution costs Improve overall efficiency and gain knowledge of your distribution system Improve water quality and assure adequate pressure to help safeguard public health Improve public water system compliance with State and Federal regulations

P. O. Box 9000 • Kilgore, Texas 75663-9000 903-984-0551 • Fax: 903-984-5914 www.ana-lab.com • email: corp@ana-lab.com Ana-Lab Corporation is an employee-owned organization which provides industry, government, consultants, and individuals with complete, timely, and accurate chemical analysis, including state approved total coliform testing. Amarillo 806-355-3556 806-679-8459

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Those wishing to test at TWUA Regional Training Events, please keep in mind TCEQ Electronic Applications are due 30 days prior to the event. Also please register with TCEQ where you plan to test.

All dates below are rounded to the last working day Fort Stockton – Date February 6, 2018, TCEQ Applications Due by January 5. 2018 Annual School – Date March 5, 2018, TCEQ Applications Due by February 2, 2018 Amarillo School – Date April 3, 2018, TCEQ Applications Due by March 2, 2018 Beaumont School – Date April 24, 2018 TCEQ Applications Due by March 23, 2018 Abilene School – Date May 8, 2018, TCEQ Applications Due by April 6, 2018 Arlington School – Date May 14, 2018, TCEQ Applications Due by April 13, 2018 Killeen School – Date June 5, 2018, TCEQ Applications Due by May 4, 2018 Victoria School – Date July 16, 2018, TCEQ Applications Due by June 15, 2018 Odessa School – Date July 31, 2018, TCEQ Applications Due by June 29, 2018 Tyler School – Date August 28, 2018, TCEQ Applications Due by July 27, 2018 Lubbock School – Date November 6, 2018, TCEQ Applications Due by Oct. 5, 2018 If for any reason the TCEQ Exam Application due date is missed by a few days, please go ahead and fill out the application and submit. TCEQ continues to streamline the review process and depending on workload; it is possible that TCEQ could still have time to review the application. If it is a week before the school, highly doubtful that an individual will be testing. But again if you just missed the deadline by a day or two, you are encouraged to submit.

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2018 WASHER TOURNAMENT

HER TOS AS

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Everyone is invited to come throw washers and have fun!

T WUA

Washer Tournament Monday, March 5th, 2018 @ 7:30 p.m. 2 person teams - $10.00 per person entry Omni Hotel (location to be announced)


T.W.U.A.

Annual School

2018 CASINO NIGHT Prizes! Everyone No matter what skill level, all will have a chance to win! We will draw for prizes every 15 minutes throughout the event.

Tuesday, March 6th, 2018 7:00 p.m. Omni Hotel (3rd Floor) For more information

Contact: Craig McCoy E-mail:@h2oclarifications.com (thats”o” not 0 in h2oclarifications)

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TEXAS WATER UTILITIES ASSOCIATION 14TH ANNUAL FAR WEST TEXAS REGIONAL SCHOOL

FEBRUARY 6-8, 2018 PECOS COUNTY CIVIC CENTER, 1574 AIRPORT DR., FORT STOCKTON, TX

ACADEMIC OFFERINGS

WATER Basic Water Groundwater Production

WASTEWATER Basic Wastewater Wastewater Treatment

WATER/WASTEWATER Utilities Safety Management CCC/CSI (20 hrs water, 20 hrs CSI, 20 hrs BPAT

Minimum of 5 students per class required.

10 hrs wastewater)

REGISTRATION FEES

TWUA Member $250 $275

Pre-Registration (until January 27, 2018) On-Site Registration

Non-Member $320 $345

On-Site Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday, February 8, 2018. Course Schedule: Tuesday & Wednesday – 8 am to 5 pm; Thursday – 8 am to 12 noon. TCEQ exams will be given at 1:00 on Thursday, February 8th. Anyone wanting to TEST at the conclusion of the training MUST pre-register electronically with TCEQ 30 days prior to event and pay the $111.00 fee online at the TCEQ website. https://www.tceq.texas.gov/licensing/eapp Registration fees include course materials and refreshments. Lunch will not be provided.

HOTEL INFORMATION

The Fairfield Inn & Suites located at 2751 West IH 10 has offered participants of the school a special rate of $119 per room. Please contact them at (432) 299-2252 and mention the TWUA Water School when making reservations.

POOL & DART TOURNAMENTS

Pool & Dart Tournaments will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 6 at Stixx, 1216 N Hwy 285 in Fort Stockton. Cost is $25 per person per tournament. Each tournament is a double elimination, blind draw team event. REGISTRATION FORM PURSUANT TO HOUSE BILL 1508 WHICH BECAME EFFECTIVE SEPT. 1, 2017, THIS NOTICE SHALL SERVE TO INFORM THAT SPECIFIC CRIMINAL HISTORY COULD NEGATIVELY IMPACT AND AFFECT A PERSON’S ABILITY TO RECEIVE A TCEQ ISSUED OPERATOR’S LICENSE. PARTICIPATING IN ANY TWUA AFFILIATED OPERATOR TRAINING COURSE(S) DOES NOT GUARANTEE OR IN ANY WAY IMPLY TOU WILL BE ELIGIBLE TO TEST OR RECEIVE A STATE ISSUED OPERATOR’S LICENSE. Name _________________________________________ Social Security or TCEQ License # ____________________ Address ___________________________________________City __________________ State _____ Zip___________ Daytime Phone _______________________

Representing _____________________________________________

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Member of which TWUA District __________________________________

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Credit Card #______________________________________

Exp. Date ________

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Cardholder Name (Printed)______________________________________________________________________ Credit Card Billing Address______________________________________________________________________ Email Address for Receipt ______________________________________________________________________ Payment MUST accompany registration. No purchase orders accepted. No refunds will be made; however, substitutions are allowed. Credit card registrations may be mailed, or faxed to (432) 332-1965. Make checks payable to Permian Basin Regional School, P.O. Box 12604, Odessa, TX, 79768. If you have any questions, please call Norma Clark at (432) 528-1608.

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TCEQ NOVEMBER LICENSES BACKFLOW PREVENTION ASSEMBLY TESTER ALVIAR, JAIME ARIZOLA, SILAS BADEAU, DILLON M BUTLER, MICHAEL W CONNER, MONTANA W CRUZ, EDWIN R DAILEY, TERRY M DIXON, BRANDEN C DUENAS, PHILLIP D DUNN, ALEJANDRO T GOODYEAR, LYLE HAGENBUCHER, SHAWN HANNA, TED A HERRERA, JAIME T ISBELL, BRENDA B JONES, FREDDY L KRUMNOW, JACOB J MORAZAN, FRANCISCO J NIXON, KIRK M PEREZ ALVARADO, JOSE F PHILLIPS, SAM W REYES, JUAN R ROBBINS, RYAN L SAMPLES, AARON M SCOTT, THOMAS E III SEILER, CALEB J SMITH, ROMAN H UHL, STEVEN M WILKINSON, JAMES M II CUSTOMER SERVICE INSPECTOR ALVARADO, BRANDON L ASMAR, ANTOINE BRUCE, LANCE A BULLA, KEITH P CALL, VAL G CLIATT, CODY R DUNN, KEATON A DUPREE, BRANDON K FLORES, DANIEL O SR GRANGER, ROXANNE R HAWTHORNE, CHARLES N HINOJOSA, ARMANDO JR JONES, CHARLES A SR KRUMNOW, JACOB J LIVAUDAIS, ANTHONY M MARLEY, TYLER JAMES MARTINEZ, LUIS E JR NEBGEN, WESLEY R OLINSKI, STEPHEN M ROUTON, MARK W SENDEJO, PATRICK C SMITH, MATTHEW J VALDEZ, LEOVALDO

GROUND WATER TREATMENT OPERATOR CLASS B OBOT, EKPEDEME ROBIDOUX, IVANHOE C II SIMPSON, JAKE R THOMAS, QUIENTIN S WEBB, DEBRA K WINTERSTEEN, TAYLOR D CLASS C BERMEA, DANIEL M CENTERS, ADONNIS L COGHAN, THOMAS E III CUCCARO, MELISSA S DONELSON, DEANNA K EDWARDS, JOSEPH M GOOCH, PATRICK E JONES, HARVEY R LASSIG, LARRY W MOORE, WENDELL L MOSER, DAVID O PELTON, DARREN W POOLE, DOYLE B RAMIREZ, RUDY P SEGOVIA, FRANKLIN J SURFACE, OMER L JR VALDEZ, JASON R VANYA, DAVID A JR SURFACE WATER TREATMENT OPERATOR CLASS B BROWN, TANYA L DORHAM, MARTIN L ESHETU, MICHAEL A LAWHORN, FREELY R III RAGAN, DANIEL W JR RUBRECHT, JASON D SANCHEZ, MIGUEL A JR SORENSEN, DANE M WHEELER, COLIN D WHITAKER, EARL W CLASS C ANDERSON, DARRELL W BOYD, VINCENT E SR DELRIO, DEREK R GANTT, WENDELL C GRYMES, JOHN E GUYOTE, TODD J HATLEY, JAMES K

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JOHNSON, KENNETH R LAMEY, WILLIAM IV LEWIS, TANNER B LIGHTSEY, MALLORY G PE MARTINEZ, DAVID MOONEY, MICHAEL G MOORE, SHANE L MUNOZ, MIGUEL R PACHECO, HERIBERTO M SR PIRKLE, NATHANIEL T RAND, KELLY C REAGAN, RICHARD J RUSSELL, RICHARD A SALINAS, ARIANNA N TIEMAN, JACOB S WHITE, JAMES B WATER DISTRIBUTION OPERATOR CLASS B HILL, CASEY J MILLER, WILLIAM F SELBY, THOMAS E CLASS C BOSH, VICTOR W CLARK, CHRISTOPHER R GARCIA, JOE GUAJARDO, ANTHONY JR HERNANDEZ, MATTHEW A HUTT, JEREMY J MAGIERA, JAMES F MARQUEZ, ALEX MARTINEZ, OMAR MCCOLE, JAMES F MCCREIGHT, TRAVIS W MCGEE, DAVID C OCHOA, DANIEL PLUMMER, CHAUNCEY J POWELL, LOREN M PRIETO, GILBERT RAY, SHAE A REYNAGA, MICHAEL J SCHULER, MARK D SHORT, ALICE M TREJO, LUIS R WAYCHOFF, TIMOTHY W WRIGHT, JEFFERY A ZAMBRANO, MICHAEL A WATER OPERATOR CLASS D AGUILAR, JAVIER A ALFORD, DUSTY

ALVARADO, JOEL AMEZCUA, DANIEL I ASHLEY, JAMES R ATKINS, ZACHARY C ATKINSON, LILLIAN L BARNETT, TERRY W BARTON, KEVIN L BOURQUE, BRANDON J BUTZLAFF, PERRY G CARRE, JOHN W CHILDERS, JACE A CONTRERAS, RUBEN V COOK, KELLY P COOPER, ANDREW C DOMINGUEZ, JONATHAN DONOVAN, CURTIS J DUMAIS, CALEB J EDDY, STETSON L ELLIOTT, EDWARD R ESQUIVEL, FERNANDO E FAVELA, RUBEN FELAN, RICARDO JR FRAUSTO, CANDALERIO FRITSCHE, CHANCE W GALETKA, MARK G GALINDO, ANTONIO A JR GAONA, CARLOS GARABRANDT, QUINN GARCIA, JESUS GARCIA, RAUL GONZALES, PEDRO J GOODMAN, KOLE A GREEN, CLAYTON GUILLORY, JOHN R GUTIERREZ, JOEL HALL, LASHANDRA M HEFELFINGER, JONATHAN HEFFERNAN, JOHN J JR HENDERSON, RONALD D HENDERSON, SANDRA S HENDRICKSON, JERRY HENSARLING, ERIN C HERNANDEZ, MIGUEL A HOBBS, TODD HOGAN, AMANDA D HOUCHIN, AMBER L HUNT, DUANE E JOHN, PHILIP JOHNSTON, JACKIE L KINGSTON, PATRICIA A KLEIN, BRYAN L KOLSTER, HENRY T LEWIS, MICHAEL J LINDSEY, ROBERT E LOPEZ, DANIEL MADRID, MACARIO W MANSPERGER, COBY W MCGAHA, JOSEPH S MICHALIK, WAYNE W

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TCEQ NOVEMBER LICENSES MONROE, STEPHEN P MOPPIN, JEFF R NEWMAN, GREG A PANTOJA, LORENZO J PARKS, WILLIAM E PATTILLO, KRIS A PEREZ, JUAN D PITCHFORD, PAUL D POTEET, JENNIFER R PRICE, CLARENCE L JR RAMON, ZACHARY REDLIN, STEFAN P REYNOLDS, COLT P REYNOLDS, MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ, DAVID S III RODRIGUEZ, PEDRO J ROSS, FLOYD E JR SALINAS, ADRIAN JR SANCHEZ, FRANCISCO JR SEPULVEDA, ROLAND SIDES, AARON R SKEEN, EMILY D TURNER, JASON L TYLER, LOYD J III WARREN, JOHN F JR WEST, MITCHELL G WILCOX, MATTHEW WINKLER, JACOB A WOODRUFF, JOESEPH E WRIGHT, CASSIUS A WRIGHT, LANCE K WASTEWATER COLLECTION OPERATOR COLLECTIONS I BROOKS, JOSEPH W CAMPBELL, MARK SR CORNER, DEMARCO J DIAZ, JULIAN F GARZA, MICHAEL Q GYGER, JOSHUA B JAIMES, BERNARDO JR MCCRACKEN, AMY L PEREZ, PETER G PEREZ, RUBEN POWERS, DAVID L JR RODRIGUEZ, VISENTE SALDANA, ERNEST J SANCHEZ, LUIS A SILVA, MATT THOMAS, MARK S TOLBERT, ALLEN L COLLECTIONS II BINNING, DONALD G CONTRERAS, ANTONIO JR

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DUANE, KYLE X FEATHERSTON, MICHAEL L FULLER, WILLIAM B III GONZALEZ, JAVIER II HERNANDEZ, CARLOS JR HOUSTON, ANTHONY A HOWARD, CLAYTON K LAMB, WILLIAM M MANZANO, ISAI MARTINEZ, BRYAN A MITCHELL, JUSTIN S RANFT, JAMES A STILL, CULLEN W WILLIAMS, PAUL J COLLECTIONS III ALEJOS, CHRISTIAN R BARRIERE, CHRISTOPHER J CORN, JAMES R JR FEAGINS, ERNIE C MOORE, HUNTER T PEREZ, OSCAR SONNEVELT, JACOB L SOPER, WILLIAM S WASTEWATER TREATMENT OPERATOR CLASS B BRADLEY, BRANDON S BRIDGES, CHRISTOPHER S ELLIS, JAMIE L FORD, TRAYBEON L GARCIA, JULIUS M SR GONZALEZ, ARNOLD HORST, TROY E INOUYE, DAVID A JAMES, MARSHALL L JORDAN, DAVID D LLOYD, CHARLES H JR ORANDAY, JIMMY R SHUMAKE, JAMES K CLASS C AVILA SEGURA, NICOLAS BAKER, PAUL N III BARTON, KEVIN L BLUME, RICHARD C BROWN, RONALD W CATALANO, CHRISTOPHER D DAHL, NATHAN S DURHAM, LANDON R FARMER, DIDYMUS J GARCIA, ASAEL GARCIA, EUSEBIO GREEN, DANNY E

HERNANDEZ, OSCAR M JACOBSON, DOUGLAS J LAGOS, JOSEPH T LAMBERT, JUSTIN S MARQUEZ, JOSHUA A MCCOWN, JOSEPH R MCGUIRE, GREGORY MILLER, ANDREW P MILLER, KEVIN L MUSGRAVE, DUSTIN L NEELY, MATTHEW L ORTIZ, JUSTIN L PEVETO, RANDY D RILEY, AARON M SIDWELL, LESLIE D STRINGER, ROBERT S TELLO, ROLANDO TREVINO, MARTIN M WILHELM, DANIEL R WILLIAMS, RANDY E ZARATE, VICTORIANO CLASS D ANDERSON, COLE A ANGLIN, KENNETH D BODEWIG, LUCAS C BRZOZOWSKI, BARTOSZ BUCK, WILLIAM E JR BUSTAMANTE, JACOB G CABALLERO, BRYAN CAMPA, LAURA CHAMPLIN, LAWRENCE E III CRANFORD, ENEREE SR DAVIS, JASON B DEAN, JEFFREY A DODSON, JONATHAN DOWDLE, JEFFREY S FARLEY, ROBERT J FELDER, CASEY E JR FLORES, LUPE FOOTE, DONALD R JR

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TWUA CLASSIFIED ADS Fax resume and salary requirements to: 469 309-4003 Email resume and salary requirements to: bchapman@waxahachie.com

Pearland Public Works Please visit pearlandtx. gov/careers to view and apply for various opening in the Public Works Department

Electrician. These positions all require a high school diploma or GED certificate and valid Class "C" Texas Driver License. Please go to www.sugarlandtx.gov/jobs for complete and specific details about qualifications and experience required and to apply

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Email resume and salary requirements to: maleman@sugarlandtx.gov

Supervise field crew in repair and maintenance of wastewater collection and water distribution system.

The City of Bay City is currently seeking qualified applicants for our open Utilities Superintendent position. We offer a competitive salary and a great job benefits. For complete details, please visit www.cityofbaycity.org.

FIELD SUPERVISOR City of Waxahachie

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Salary : 59,171.84/ yr- 69,738.24/ yr Fax resume and salary requirements to: 979323-1681 Email resume and salary requirements to: jperez@cityofbaycity.org CITY OF SUGAR LAND PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT VARIOUS POSITIONS Sugar Land, Texas The City of Sugar Land Public Works Department has the following job openings: Pump and Motor Technician I, Lead Utilities Operator and

To supervise and coordinate the activities and operation of the Water & Sewer division within the Utilities department including water and sewer construction and maintenance, to lead and participate in the more technically complex work of the division. Minimum of four years (4) of increasingly responsible water and sewer construction and maintenance experience including one (1) year of lead or supervisory responsibility. Possession of, or ability to obtain and maintain an appropriate, valid class "C" Water Distribution and class II Wastewater Collection license issued by the State of Texas. High School Diploma, GED $19.86 to $24.33 DOQ

SENIOR MAINTENANCE WORKER City of Waxahachie

Prefer four years of construction or general maintenance experience including one year of supervisory responsibility. The City may consider less experience with solid references and demonstrated skills. Must possess a Class C water Distribution and Class II Wastewater Collection License issued by TCEQ and a Class B Texas CDL. High School Diploma $17.59 to $ 21.55 DOQ Fax resume and salary requirements to: 469309-4003 Email resume and salary requirements to: bchapman@waxahachie.com

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