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T exas W ater U tilities

JOURNAL

VOLUME 28

FEBRUARY 2018

"Proudly Serving Education Excellence since 1918"

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Years Strong 100 Years  S100 trong  

Texas Water Utilities Association Texas Water  Utilities  Association   Regional Training Regional  Training   –  2018  –   2018  

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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.

I may be a month late, but let’s all make a New Year’s resolution to work more safely in 2018

ED News ..............................................6 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.

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.

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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.

Small System Planning and Preparedness for Catastrophic Events

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.

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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

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

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President’s Message

Work more Safely in 2018 by Chad Jameson

I may be a month late, but let’s all make a New Year’s resolution to work more safely in 2018. Safely operating construction equipment is a must for performing most of the jobs associated with the public works department. All types of equipment have safe operating procedures and recommended routine maintenance. Operators of any equipment need to be instructed to read and comprehend the safety operating procedures in their equipment’s operating and maintenance manual in order to avoid accidents. A safety instructor or manager should make sure every employee has sufficient time to read the manuals, and operate the equipment with a competent, experienced person in the field before they are allowed to work alone. By reading the operation and maintenance manual they will understand the equipment’s capabilities and limitations. Operators should also be familiar with the location and function of all controls, gauges, instruments and protective devices. Allowing time to read and understand the manuals can save you money in the long run, as consistent preventative maintenance can keep your equipment running, and shorten or eliminate downtime. In addition, employees should make sure they have read and know their employer’s safety and operating procedures. Look out for yourself, because operating equipment in a way that goes against your employers operating procedures, could prevent you from getting paid from Workman’s Compensation in the case of an injury. Never take for granted and assume that the equipment is safe and ready just because it operated fine and seemed ok the previous day. Before starting the equipment, make sure you thoroughly inspect it to be sure it is in good operating condition: fluid levels are ok, tires are in good operating condition, hydraulic lines are ok and show no leaks, etc. Keep the equipment clean including the engine compartment, cab, windshield, windows, mirrors and all lights. In cases of equipment being moved on trailers, before transport make sure all chains are secure and all windows are latched, that the trailer brakes are in working condition and trailer brake/turn lights are working. Inspect for any leftover mud or debris that could fall off the trailer during transport. The operator should check his shoes before attempting to mount the equipment in order to reduce the chance of slipping and injuring him or herself. The employee’s clothing should be worn closefitting. Always wear the required personal protective equipment as directed by your employer such as: safety glasses, reflective vests, work boots and ear protection. Never start and operate any equipment with the safety devices bypassed or broken. You, as the operator, need to know your surroundings and proper clearance of equipment. When stopping to dismount the equipment always lower all attachments to the ground set the transmission lock and parking brake.

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Over my years in the Public Works setting, I have seen many accidents, from minor glass windows slamming and breaking, to taking a turn to fast and losing equipment off the trailer. The time it takes to do a small routine inspection before you drive can save you and your employer a lot of headaches down the road. Most work details have a crew leader that should do a final inspection before the equipment should move anywhere. If you don’t already, you should require a second person to spot when backing all equipment. This person should always stay in the line of site with the operator. Every time I have witnessed or heard of a backing accident, there was one or more passengers sitting in the vehicle. That should make you all responsible for the accident. Take the extra time to get out and help the driver back up. Another easy way to prevent an incident is to take the time to check the bed of the truck for tools that might fall out and strike another vehicle causing damage. Last but not least please check your tool boxes! I can’t count how many times I’ve seen tool boxes from utility trucks open when driving down the road. There is always time for safety at home and at work. It usually takes just a few seconds to prevent an incident from happening, rather than days or weeks or even months to recover from it. So, lets all resolve to take a little time to work more safely. Don’t forget, the 100th Anniversary Annual School is coming soon. Hope to see you all there learning from our amazing instructors, enjoying a little relaxation with colleagues, and maybe winning a new truck or ATV. Flip through this journal to find all the details.

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Central Office News by Russell Hamilton, TWUA Executive Director

F

ather, we come into your presence seeking your grace, your mercy, and forgiveness. We offer you the praise for all that you do and all that we take for granted. Father, continue to bless as only you can. We pray for your grace, your blessings, and ask that 2018 will be a great year. Amen As of January 2, 2018 – In West Texas, Lake Ivie is sitting at 19.5 % (- 0.3 %). Lake Spence is sitting at 12.7 % (- 0.2 %). Lake Sweetwater is sitting at 19.8 % (- 0.4 %). White River is sitting at 19.5 % (- 0.3 %). Panhandle, Lake Meredith is sitting at 40.6 % (- 0.1 %) and Greenbelt is at 25.5 % (- 0.1 %). If you want to get a complete look at lake levels, go to www.waterdatafortexas.org. 80th-Year Celebration – Northwest Texas Region (Wichita Falls Area) I was fortunate enough to be a part of this TWUA District’s 80th birthday in December of 2017. Northwest Texas has the unique distinction of being the first and oldest TWUA District in Texas. Outstand group of Operators and Public Works staff. Appreciate the opportunity to be a part of this event. 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 electronic purchase. Should be a great time and I know you will want to be a part of making TWUA History. Come to Corpus and be a part of Annual School and the 100-year festivities. Information related to TCEQ Exams – Please be aware and help spread the word that operator applications are electronic and 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. In discussing the electronic exam registration process and designating where the individual will test, the TCEQ staff wished to relay to those wanting to test for a water or wastewater license to go ahead and submit the application regardless of the 30-day 6 Texas Water Utilities Journal www.twua.org

timeline. Depending on workload at the state, it is possible; the application could be processed in less than 30 days. If it is a day or two before the regional school or even at a regional school, not enough time to process. However, if it is 20 days before the event, it could be enough time for the state to process. The Story Goes Something Like This A 27-year-old mountain climber and thrill seeker had climbed 59 of the highest mountain peaks in Colorado. This young man was a mechanical engineer who enjoyed pushing himself and testing his abilities. Normally he would have told his roommate his itinerary and exactly where he should be at specific times. This was only going to be an estimated eight-hour hike, and the roommate was asleep when he left so, no information was shared. Cell service would have been questionable at best, so he left his phone, signaling devices, and flashlight in his pickup. Saturday began with leaving his pickup at what would be the conclusion of the hike and taking his mountain bike to a location near the beginning of what was hoped to be an eight-hour hike. Once he reached the end of the hike, he would take his pickup back to the beginning and retrieve the secured bicycle. The ride up the mountain would be somewhat challenging, but it would get the blood pumping and muscles moving. About two hours into the hike he came to a narrow three foot rock passage. He rigged up ropes and was lowering himself over an estimated 1,000 pound bolder when the huge rock suddenly shifted, pinning his right arm between the rock and the canyon wall. All efforts to move the bolder were not successful. Our young man was an experienced climber and engineer so he began using his climbing gear to make a rope web and attempt to hoist or relieve some of the pressure so that he might free his hand and wrist. Finally, he submitted that the bolder was simply too large and too heavy to move with the tools at his disposal. The time of year was early summer, and in Colorado, the nighttime temperatures fell to 30 degrees. On Tuesday (four days into the event) our climber ran of water and ate his last protein bar. He had been using climbing cleats and gear to attempt to chip away the rock and the wall face, but he was making no headway. On Wednesday he realized that his survival required him to save himself. He was pretty sure the arm and hand would have

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to be amputated because blood flow was lost and the hand was turning black. He did have a dull multi-tool pocket knife, but at least at one point, it had an edge on it. The tool was described as one that you would receive at a convention as an advertisement or pay $8.00 dollars for at Walmart. In any case, he deduced that the only way he was going to free himself was to cut off his arm between the wrist and elbow. Though field surgery is hard to imagine, other climbers had performed similar tasks, and it was a matter of restricting blood flow, severing muscles and tendons, and doing something about the bones.

walking. A few hours later he ran into two more hikers who assisted by giving water, applying more makeshift bandages, and starting a signal fire and used a cellular phone to notify rescuers. Since he had not shown up for work all week and his roommate had not heard from him, search and rescue teams had begun searching the area. Soon a helicopter was on the scene, and our climber was flown to a hospital in Grand Junction, Colorado. He insisted on walking himself from the helicopter to the emergency room. Park rangers and doctors said they seldom witness such a phenomenal individual with such an unbelievable will to live.

Reports indicate that right before dark on the fourth night our climber broke one of the bones in the forearm. On the morning of the fifth day he broke the other bone and tore a strip from his clothes to make a tourniquet. He then used his knife to slice through the skin, muscle, and tendons and freeing himself. The climber says it took about an hour for the final process.

This is a true story about Aron Ralston, and it took place May 2003. They made a movie about the events of this climber called 127 hours. Today among other things, Aron does motivational speaking and still loves the outdoors.

Once he had completed the amputation, he tore more strips from his shirt to make bandages. He then rigged a rope and strapping to lower himself some 60 feet to the canyon floor. He estimated he was five miles from his pickup. He then began

Remember – we do not need all the operators in Texas to be a member of TWUA – JUST YOU ! ! ! !

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The Lesson: Most can perform beyond expectations when properly motivated.

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Field News

SMALL SYSTEM PLANNING AND PREPAREDNESS FOR CATASTROPHIC EVENTS By: Rich Oller, PE, CPM, REP Jody Hooks, Director of Public Works There has been and continues to be major repairs and modifications to Houston and surrounding communities from the aftermath of hurricane Harvey. Larger cities have processes in-place for dealing with interruptions in normal day services and treatment. In many cases these cities have emergency and backup supplies, fuel, staff and contracts with many equipment suppliers to provide the necessary supplies during a major storm event. But what about the smaller communities with limited public works staff and only a handful of certified operators to maintain their respective water and wastewater systems. So, what are the key elements in getting your city or community ready for a catastrophic event that would interrupt normal water and sewer service? What types of events should you plan for? What types of supplies and readiness are required to meet these events head-on? First and foremost, the safety, health and welfare of the users is the most important factor in developing a response plan. Identifying critical areas within your community such as flood prone areas, older infrastructure, roadway conditions and type, service line types and sizes are some good questions to pose in the planning process and identify on system maps. One of the first infrastructure items to loose is typically electrical supply. Knowing the electrical grid and major feeds and back-feed transformers and substations. Know your contact with the electrical company and supervisor for distribution in your area. Coordinate with this person early in the planning process and ahead of certain catastrophic events. Same with your first responders in your community and neighboring communities. Get to know these people and help them as they need your assistance throughout the year. Water supply is crucial to protect especially during flooding events. Have a plan in-place to protect pumping facilities from flooding. Likewise, if you are using groundwater be sure these are protected from flooding. If you are connected to a regional supply coordinate your response plan with them to assure water will be available during these events. Plan a minimum use program that is published and communicated to the users in the system during such an event. Restricting water use will be necessary in many cases to conserve water for other uses such as fires, hospitals and shelter facilities. Protecting the supply from contamination is a must and 8 Texas Water Utilities Journal www.twua.org

TCEQ requires that 30 days of chemical be stord on-site for this reason. This in and of itself is a major undertaking for smaller communities. And certainly during an event or soon after receiving supplies and materials is not going to happen quickly. Knowing usage rates for the various chemicals in your system and useful life or shelf life of the respective chemical is important when planning for these events. Chlorine is one such chemical that should be stored in various forms to provide disinfection capabilities during catastrophic events. Wastewater collection systems were inundated during Harvey and the flood waters mixed with sanitary sewer overflows causing a significant concern to the health of those wadding through the flood waters and or working in the flooded areas. Lift stations are extremely vulnerable to flooding and experience electrical outages. Standby generators where connected require fuel to maintain operations. Storing adequate fuel must be planned for and stored safely for emergency use. How much fuel should be stored is the hard question to answer! This also applies to booster stations in the system. Accessing these facilities and treatment plants is the next issue. During heavy flooding conditions what means of access do you have available? Boats, trucks capable of negotiating flood waters and debris, are the typical mechanisms used to deploy personnel and access the various facilities. In many cases these devices are also being used by others in responding to emergency calls, rescue operations and by first responders. An Emergency Response Plan is the key. Catastrophic events happen, weather related, infrastructure failures, industrial mishaps and contamination, any number of incidents can occur and for small to medium sized communities is there a living plan in place to implement? Here are some of the items that I have found to be basic in the planning process: • Communication network identified; February 2018


Establish a communication team to work with Public Information personnel;

Assess damage and determine magnitude, coordinate with fire, police and emergency management crews;

Mobilize staff & resources, develop a Specialized response team with equipment & other resources;

Establish external communication through established channels using all media resources;

Coordinated with response team determine severity of event;

Establish a process to develop specific response/ recovery & actions;

Identify in the planning process how to assess/ identify health & safety threats, identify evacuation routes and rescue locations;

Preserve stored water/chemicals/confirm alternate water sources;

Check your service contracts with providers on performance history;

Check finish floor elevations of process equipment & equipment pads to raise these above previous flood elevations saving equipment replacement;

Start planning now while the events & response are still real;

Train, Train, & Train some more.

Small to medium sized communities need to develop their plan based on the above key functions. Including neighboring communities and their resources is extremely beneficial. Sharing resources especially storing of critical supplies and fuel benefits all entities. In my experience as a Director of Public Works along the Gulf Coast we had an emergency plan for disasters, i.e., hurricanes, tropical storms and flooding primarily. These plans were developed for the sole purpose of documenting procedures and process should an event occur. Our community was fortunate February 2018

to have resources readily available such as high water vehicles to use for delivery of supplies and rescues. Facilities were identified to house and shelter staff and operations personnel. Drinking water supply was projected and stored with additional back supply or alternative supplies were available if needed. Storage of water was accomplished in proactive planning with water infrastructure projects to add additional storage to our various elevated and ground storage facilities to provide emergency supply when needed. Wastewater systems become mixed as they did with flood waters from Harvey and inundate treatment plants like this one shown in a photo from the Houston area. Maintaining treatment operations is crucial in providing some degree of treatment for the incoming wastewater. Treatment levels are obviously compromised during such events, but planning on how to best accommodate adverse and flooding conditions will provide a level of treatment otherwise lost. Wastewater is the hardest to secure and maintain reasonable treatment levels. Additional disinfectant can help in preventing wide spread contamination and diseases during this “washout” conditions. Coordinating your planning efforts with TCEQ local and state personnel can assist in identifying best practices for these catastrophic events. Storing additional disinfectants should be planned and executed for emergency responses. No plan is fool proof but without a plan and training there can be no meaningful response. Practicing with different scenarios prepares the staff to respond efficiently and effectively in the moment. Having guidance to follow is extremely important to protect the health and welfare of your public.

The many operators in Houston during Harvey excelled in their undeniable efforts to assure a safe utility for their respective citizens. My hat is off to each of you for all that you did in an unrelenting storm event.

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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.

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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)  

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SPECIAL TOPICS  FOR  LAB  ANALYSTS  **  

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BASIC WATER  

BASIC WASTEWATER  

CALCULATIONS

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WASTEWATER TREATMENT  

CHLORINATOR MAINTENANCE  

WATER DISTRIBUTION  

WASTEWATER COLLECTION  

PUMP &  PUMPING  

SURFACE WATER  II  

ACTIVATED SLUDGE  

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WASTEWATER LABORATORY  

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$15.00 (Mon  –  Wed)  

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

TOTAL ENCLOSED:  

Event  Parking  Pass  

$    

February 2018

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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. February 2018

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FIELD News

WHAT MOTIVATES YOU MAY NOT MOTIVATE ME By Brian Schooley

Motivation comes in all kinds of shapes, sizes and approaches. Unfortunately, regardless of what method is used, it’s often delivered in a one-size-fits-all approach. But as the title of this post suggests, what motivates you may not motivate me at all. So the effort becomes a hit or miss exercise and can leave leaders bewildered as to why employees don’t respond as expected. Money is often used as a motivational tool, whether to get people to stay in the workforce, to get them to leave early or as a reward for a job well done. Guess what? Money is not the driving force for many people in your organization. Don’t get me wrong, they will take the extra money – and so will I. But what motivates people differs significantly from one person to the next, and can even be based by what is going on in a person’s personal or professional life. Our organizations are diverse. Besides the differences in race, gender, age and other demographic and equal opportunity categories, there will be varying levels of experience, financial and marital status and a host of other factors that make us different from one another. And face it, we’re all individually wired, regardless of how we look and how we are made. Our needs and motivators are equally different, so if we use a wide brush in our efforts to motivate and reward people, we’re going to miss the mark often. Great — we’re all different! So what’s a leader to do? At the supervisory level, it starts with knowing your people. It begins with the understanding you can’t mirror image to the point where you believe everyone will respond the same way you do. Years ago, I had a gentleman who worked for me who was an outstanding technician and an effective first-line supervisor. He took great care of his employees, and in turn, I wanted to show him my appreciation. I figured everyone enjoys time off, so I offered him some time away from the job. He quickly asked if he could give it to his folks instead. That’s not what I had intended, so I told him I wanted to reward him for a job well done. 14 Texas Water Utilities Journal www.twua.org

Turns out, giving this particular individual time off was a non-motivator. His home life wasn’t all that great, so more time at home was like a punishment to him. He was motivated by the job, by responsibility and by caring for others. Just because other people in the organization would’ve given a kidney to have a day off didn’t translate into that being a motivator for him. It was a great lesson and reminder to pay attention. What I have found over the years is it’s usually the small things that motivate people and helps build trust. Simple things like getting out from behind the desk and having conversations and building relationships. Things like knowing who has children and who doesn’t. Things like recognizing good performance, birthdays, team accomplishments and a host of other activities that cost nothing — but reap rewards. But there’s not enough time! I hear that often. I guess it depends on what you’re willing to invest in and what you hope your time investments will yield. Bear with me for one more war story. When I was a Lieutenant in the Air Force, I was a section chief and had close to 40 people in the section. To show appreciation to my folks, I started recognizing people in an informal way. If someone did something well, I would leave the soft drink of their choice on their desk with a little yellow stickie note saying something like, “Great job on the readiness report. BKS” I think the drinks from our snack bar were a quarter each, so this was really inexpensive and didn’t take more than a couple of minutes of my time. It wasn’t a big deal, and quite frankly, I wasn’t sure how much impact it was having. After doing this for about six months, one of my branch supervisors, a Master Sergeant, came to my office and asked to speak to me. After sitting down, she asked me if she was doing a good job. I was rather astonished, because she was a stellar worker and her branch always performed well. I let her know unequivocally she January 2018


was doing a great job. After a few quiet seconds passed by, she said, “But I’ve never gotten a Pepsi with a stickie note.” To be honest, I had targeted the younger folks in the section, because I thought they would be more likely to respond positively to this form of recognition. But what I was really doing was giving a stamp of approval by this small gesture, and I had overlooked someone, thinking it wouldn’t matter. What a great lesson to once again learn. The little things do indeed matter, and by not including the Master Sergeant in my informal recognition, I caused her to question my perceptions of her quality of work. Leadership is complex and meeting everyone at their needs is a difficult undertaking, especially in large organizations. But that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t try new things and be intentionally personal as we go about it. Listening to people and caring about them are great starting points. And along the way, it will often be the little things, like a cold Pepsi and a stickie note that will have the most motivational impact.

January 2018

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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

Feb 13-15

New Boston - Riverbend

Basic Water

228 Texas Ave Ste A

Feb 12-14

Beaumont

Basic Water

1350 Langham

Aug 21-23

Victoria

Basic Water

1301 SW Ben Jordan

Sept 24-26

Corpus Christi

Basic Water

2726 Holly Rd

Oct 23-25

Beaumont

Basic Water

1350 Holly

Ground Water Production

TCEQ 0223

20 Hours

Feb 13-15

San Marcos

Ground Water Production

170 Charles Austin Dr

Mar 27-29

Wylie

Ground Water Production

505 E Brown

May 14-16

Beaumont

Ground Water Production

1350 Langham Rd

Sept 18-20

On-Line

Ground Water Production

twua.org

Oct 22-24

Corpus Christi

Ground Water Production

2627 Holly Rd

Nov 13-15

Tyler

Ground Water Production

14792 CR 192

Water Distribution

TCEQ 0605

20 Hours

Feb 5-7

Corpus Christi

Water Distribution

2726 Holly Rd

Feb 19-21

Tyler

Water Distribution

212 N Border

Apr 9-11

Beaumont

Water Distribution

1350 Langham Rd

Sept 11-13

Waco

Water Distribution

425 Franklin

Sept 11-13

Riverbend WRD

Water Distribution

228 Texas Ave Suite A

Sept 11-13

Beaumont

Water Distribution

1350 Langham Rd

Oct 9-11

San Marcos

Water Distribution

170 Charles Austin Dr.

Oct 29-31

Corpus Christi

Water Distribution

13101 Leopard

Nov 13-15

On-Line

Water Distribution

twua.org

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 3-5

Tyler

Surface Water I

14792 CR 192

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 1-3

Tyler

Surface Water II

14792 CR 192

May 15-17

Victoria

Surface Water II

14792 CR 192

May 22-24

San Marcos

Surface Water II

170 Charles Austin Dr

Jun 4-6

Corpus Christi

Surface Water II

2627 Holly

Nov 27-29

Port Neches

Surface Water II

1005 Merriman

Water Laboratory

TECQ 0285

20 Hours

Jun 6-8

Corpus Christi

Water Lab

2627 Holly Rd

Basic Wastewater

TCEQ 0059

20 Hours

Feb 20-22

Carrollton

Basic Wastewater

2711 Nimitz

Mar 20-22

On-Line

Basic Wastewater

twua.org

Mar 20-22

Waco

Basic Wastewater

425 Franklin

Sept 18-20

Victoria

Basic Wastewater

1301 SW Ben Jordan

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Water

Water

Water

Water

Water

Water

Wastewater

February 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 Sept 26-28

Corpus Christi

Basic Wastewater

2726 Holly Rd

Oct 9-11

Riverbend WRD

Basic Wastewater

228 Texas Ave Suite A

Nov 6-8

San Marcos

Basic Wastewater

170 Charles Austin Dr

Wastewater Treatment

TCEQ 0437

20 Hours

Feb 6-8

Waco

Wastewater Treatment

425 Franklin

Feb 13-15

Port Neches

Wastewater Treatment

1005 Merriman

Feb 27-Mar 1

Tyler

Wastewater Treatment

14792 CR 192

Feb 27-Mar 1

DeLeon

Wastewater Treatment

125 S Texas

Mar 13-15

New Boston - Riverbend

Wastewater Treatment

228 Texas Suite A

1:00 PM Start

Wastewater

Apr 17-19

On-Line

Wastewater Treatment

twua.org

Apr 23-25

Corpus Christi

Wastewater Treatment

2726 Holly Rd

Nov 6-8

Victoria

Wastewater Treatment

1301 SW Ben Jordan Dr

Wastewater Collection

TCEQ 0080

20 Hours

Wastewater

Feb 7-9

Corpus Christi

Wastewater Collection

2726 Holly Rd

1:00 PM Start 1:00 PM Start

Feb21-23

Tyler

Wastewater Collection

212 N Border

Mar 19-21

Beaumont

Wastewater Collection

1350 Langham Rd

Jul 10-12

Riverbend WRD

Wastewater Collection

228 Texas Ave Ste A

Aug 7-9

Waco

Wastewater Collection

425 Franklin

Oct 16-18

Victoria

Wastewater Collection

1301 SW Ben Jordan

Oct 31-Nov 2

Corpus Christi

Wastewater Collection

2726 Holly Rd

1:00 PM Start

Wastewater Laboratory

TCEQ 0081

20 Hours

Wastewater

Feb 13-15

New Braunfels

WW Lab

2356 Gruene Rd

Jun 19-21

Victoria

WW Lab

923 US Hwy 59 S

Jun 26-28

Tyler

WW Lab

14792 CR 192

Aug 20-22

Corpus Christi

WW Lab

2726 Holly

Activated Sludge

TCEQ 0009

20 Hours

Wastewater W/WW

Jun 5-7

Utilities Management

TCEQ 0550

20 Hours

Riverbend WRD

Utilities Management

228 Texas Ave Suite A

Jun 18-20

Rockport

Utilities Management

2751 SH 35 Bypass

Jul 23-25

Corpus Christi

Utilities Management

2627 Holly

Sept 25-27

San Marcos

Utilities Management

170 Charles Austin Dr.

Oct 23-25

On-Line

Utilities Management

twua.org

Nov 13-15

Waco

Utilities Management

425 Franklin

Pumps and Pumping

TCEQ 0430

20 Hours

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

W/WW

Jun 20-22

Rockport

Pumps & Pumping

3751 SH 35 Bypass

1:00 PM Start

Jul 25-27

Corpus Christi

Pumps & Pumping

2726 Holly

1:00 PM Start

Utilities Safety

TCEQ 0426

20 Hours

W/WW

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

February 2018

1:00 PM Start

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Training Schedule (continued from page 17) May 14-16

Hondo

Utilities Safety

402 Carter St

Jul 10-12

Waco

Utilities Safety

425 Franklin

Aug 14-16

On-Line

Utilities Safety

twua.org

Oct 23-25

Waco

Utilities Safety

425 Franklin

Oct 24-26

Corpus Christi

Utilities Safety

2627 Holly Rd

1:00 PM Start

Valve & Hydrant Maintenance

TCEQ 0961

20 Hours

W/WW

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

W/WW

Jan 9-11

New Boston Riverbend

Utilities Calculations

228 Texas Ave Ste A

Apr 25-27

Corpus Christi

Utilities Calculations

2726 Holly Rd

Mar 13-15

White Oak

Utilities Calculations

100 Church St

Jun 11-12

Beaumont

Utilities Calculations

1350 Langham Rd

Chlorinator Maintenance

TCEQ 0124

20 Hours

Aug 7-9

Riverbend WRD

Chlorinator Maint

228 Texas Ave Ste A

Oct 16-18

Tyler

Chlorinator Maint

14792 CR 192

Customer Service Inspection/

TCEQ 0173,0043

20 Hours

1:00 PM Start

W/WW

W/WW/CSI/BPAT

Cross Connection Control Feb 20-22

Red River Water Auth

CSI/CCC

3000 Hammond

May 29-30

On-Line

Cross Connection Control

twua.org

10 Hours

Aug 22-24

Corpus Christi

CSI/CCC

2726 Holly

Oct 10-11

On-Line

Customer Service Inspector

twua.org

Nov 6-8

Riverbend WRD

CSI/CCC

228 Texas Ave Suite A

Backflow Preventer Assembly Tester Refresher

1:00 PM Start 10 Hours

24 Hours

W/WW/CSI/BPAT

40 Hours

BPAT

Effective Instructional Tecniques (Instructor I)

40 Hours

No operator hours

Instructional Design and Evaluation (Instructor II)

40 Hours

No operator hours

Backflow Preventer Assembly Tester 40 Hr

TCEQ 1200

ON-LINE TRAINING ----2018----'

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

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February 2018


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.

February 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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IMPORTANT NOTICE Notice Change of Date for 61st Southeast (Beaumont) Regional School

April 30th – May 3rd 2018 Holiday Inn – Beaumont Plaza 3950 – I-10 South Beaumont, Texas

Texas Water Utilities Association ALL CLASSES BEGIN – Tuesday May 1st@ 8:00 a.m. Golf Tournament – Monday April 30th 9:00 a.m. Registration forms can be accessed at

http://twua.org/index.php/training/classes/regional-schools/134 paper forms will be in next journal edition LAST DAY TO REGISTER TO TCEQ EXAMS – April 2nd 2018 If you miss the exam date for registration, please go ahead and register with TCEQ. They are streamlining the process and may be able to process applications anyway.


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TEXAS WATER UTILITIES ASSOCIATION

50 ANNUAL CENTRAL WEST TEXAS REGIONAL SCHOOL MAY 8, 9, AND 10, 2018 – ABILENE CONVENTION CENTER – ABILENE, TEXAS

ACADEMIC OFFERINGS WATER

WASTEWATER

Basic Water Water Distribution Groundwater Production **Surface Water Production I** Surface Water Production II *Water Laboratory

WATER/WASTEWATER

Basic Wastewater Wastewater Treatment Wastewater Collection *Wastewater Laboratory

Utilities Safety Utilities Management Special Topics – pending TCEQ approval Cross Connect Control & Customer Service Inspection

*Pre-Registration Required – Class Size Limited to 12. **Surface Water I is 24 hrs. In Length - Start 1:00pm Monday, May 7th – Pre-Registration - Class Size limited to 20 All other courses are 20 hrs. in Length & Start Tuesday 8th.

BEST TASTING WATER CONTEST

There will be a Best Tasting Water Contest with winners in two categories: systems serving less than 10,000 persons and systems serving over 10,000 persons. THIS CONTEST IS OPEN TO ALL SYSTEMS WHICH TREAT THEIR WATER – BOTH GROUND AND SURFACE SUPPLIERS. Those interested should contact Mike Michaud at michael.michaud@abilenetx.gov or 325/676-6041.

GOLF TOURNAMENT

A Golf Tournament will be held at 12-noon, Monday, May 7, 2018. Those interested should contact Jessica Sosa at jessica.sosa@abilenetx.gov (325) 676-6041, ext. 1 or Kenny Doss at kenny.doss@abilenetx.gov or (325) 548-2237.

HOTELS

The MCM Elegante Suites, 4250 Ridgemont Dr., 325-698-1234 will be our host hotel again this year and offering a rate of $93.00/night until April 13, 2018.A list of hotels is available at 325/676-6041, ext. 1 or mickey.chaney@abilenetx.gov

PRE-REGISTRATION FORM CENTRAL WEST TEXAS REGIONAL SCHOOL Pre-Registration for Labs, Surface Water I required by April 06, 2018. Pre-Registration for all other classes is April 13, 2018. MAIL FORM WITH PAYMENT TO:

MICKEY CHANEY – WATER ADMINISTRATION – P.O. BOX 60, ABILENE, TX 79604

Must be Preapproved by March 1, 2018 with TCEQ to Test (takes 45 to 60 days)

MasterCard/Visa for pre-registration thru the TWUA Central Office at (888) 367-8982 or Fax (512) 459-7124 but confirm with Mickey Chaney at 325/548-2237 or Fax 325/676-6044 or email: mickey.chaney@abilenetx.gov

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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

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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 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 – May 1, 2018, TCEQ Applications Due by April 2nd 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

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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 60 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 _____________________________________________

Email Address _______________________________________ Course Selection _____________________________ TWUA Member ____Yes ____No

Member of which TWUA District __________________________________

Will you be taking a TCEQ License Exam _____Yes

_____No

Credit Card #______________________________________

Exp. Date ________

Security Code ______

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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DRAWING: DRAWING: DRAWING:March March March4,4,4,2018 2018 2018 TWUA TWUA TWUAAnnual Annual AnnualSchool School School2018 2018 2018 $50 $50 $50 per per per ticket ticket ticket for for for the the the truck truck truck (2,000 (2,000 (2,000 total total total tickets) tickets) tickets) $20 $20 $20 per per per ticket ticket ticket for for for the the the ATV ATV ATV (2,500 (2,500 (2,500 total total total tickets) tickets) tickets)

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TEXAS WATER UTILITIES ASSOCIATION

Individual Membership Application Use this form to: 1) Join TWUA "At Large" 2) Join TWUA and a District/Chapter 3) Renew your TWUA Membership Please Print Clearly Application for: o

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Full-Time Student Retired Member Membership Renewal New Member

"At Large" or District/Chapter Name:____________________ Membership for year 20____ Name:____________________________________________________ SS# _______ - _______ - __________ Home Address:_____________________________________________ City:____________________________State:________ Zip:___________ Home Phone: (

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E-Mail Address:_____________________________________________

Employer:______________________________________ Job Title:_______________________________________ Amount of Dues Enclosed: $________________________ Signature of Member:_______________________________________ Today's Date:______________________________________________ A portion of your TWUA Dues is allocated for a subscription to the Texas Water Utilities Journal. Submit all dues to the TWUA Central Office: 1106 Clayton Lane, Suite 112 W, Austin, TX 78723-1093 For more information, Ms. Adee at: 512-279-8129. Fax: 512-459-7124.

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TCEQ DECEMBER LICENSES BACKFLOW PREVENTION ASSEMBLY TESTER

FOGLE, ROBERT T GLATT, TAYLOR T GONZALES, MICHAEL

WATER DISTRIBUTION OPERATOR CLASS B

SIMMONS, JOE D CLASS D

ARREDONDO, TOMMY L

HABER, CAMERON J

CICHON, CLAYTON L

HUNT, JESSE L

DUNN, KEATON A

JONES, JERIE J

GARZA, ALBERT

BARR, CHARLIE C

FAULKNER, MATTHEW R

RAMIREZ, RUDY P

SONNEVELT, JACOB L

BRADY, JOSEPH A

FAUST, DUSTIN W

SARMIENTO, ROBERT JR

HARRIS, KYLE F

SCHERRER, MICHAEL P

HATFIELD, JOSHUA G

STRAUBING, MARC C

HUBBARD, BRIAN E

THOMPSON, MATTHEW R

ALANIS, RICARDO SR

CARTER, NIKILIA R

HUTSON, JAMES R

WEBB, BRIAN L

AYALA, ROBERT

COFFMAN, ELY F

IKEY, LEWIS W

WITT, STEVEN F

BENAVIDEZ, SERGIO

DELEON, AMBROSIO J

BRYANT, TREVOR C

DIRIENZO, DOMENIC E

CARRASCO, ALONZO L

DITTFURTH, RICHARD J

CAVIN, DAVID

FAUSTIN, JEREMY

CLAWSON, ANTHONY D

GALAWAY, WALTER S

CRAIGO, CARL S II

GARABRANDT, QUINN

DEVLIEGER, JOSHUA E

GARCIA, ROBERT J

ELMORE, JARRET L

GARZA, RONNIE J SR

GAMBLES, CHRISTOPHER JR

GAUSEPOHL, MARJORIE K

GETZENDANER, WILLIAM H III

GEBBIA, ELLIOT K

HOLGUIN, RUBEN I

GILLILAND, PATRICK C

ISBELL, BRENDA B JOHNSTON, JESS M IV KIRK, AUSTIN T

SURFACE WATER TREATMENT OPERATOR

MAYS, STEVEN B OHLMANN, JORDAN J

CLASS B

RUIZ, JORGE SILCOX, THOMAS D SR

INGRAM, MICHAEL T

SMITH, SERENA STALLWORTH, LAPREAD J

CLASS C

STOVALL, CHAD E

ALVAREZ, LEONEL

CLASS C

BRAKHAGE, SAMUEL D BRUCE, RONALD G CABRERA, JOSE M

THARP, PATRICK T JR

ADAMS, STEPHANIE M

LAHR, COLTON

ALLCORN, JIMMY D

GLOVER, JESSE E

YNOSENCIO, ISAIAS II

LAING, MALCOLM B

CECALA, CRISTIN N

GONZALES, ANTHONY D

MORRIS, KELLY M

COLE, CARSON R

GREEN, CLAYTON

PETTEY, KYLE D

COURT, ROBERT S

GRIFFIS, WILLIAM K

SHAW, CORY D

DEAN, STEPHANIE N

HART, SHELLEY N

BUTLER, JAMES M

SILVAS, DAVID C

DORRIS, ZACHARY D

HARVILL, WILLIAM M II

BUTLER, JARROD W

SMITH, LEWIS W

DOVE, DAVID E

HOLMES, RODNEY D JR

GAMEZ, JAVIER A

TERRY, DALTON J

GARCIA, MARKUS

JOHNSON, ROBERT R

MALAER, BROOKS J

TORRES, JONATHAN S

GARCIA, ROBERT JR

KENDALL, JOHN B IV

SILVA, MARIO A

VAQUERA, CODY J

GRYMES, JOHN E

KISNER, ETHAN H

WINDHAM, JOE W JR

WILLIAMSON, GEORGE R

HUERTA, CHRISTIAN

LEDET, CHAD L

ZITO, LAURA L

YERGER, GLENN E

HUTCHINS, CHARLES B

LIVELY, ROBERT C

ZUNIGA, JOSE V JR

MARTINEZ, ROBERTO

CUSTOMER SERVICE INSPECTOR

GROUND WATER TREATMENT OPERATOR CLASS B EDWARDS, SANTANA D CLASS C BIGOTT, DANIEL CHITTY, MATTHEW R DAY, JAMES E DORLEY, LEROY C

JENNINGS, CHANCE A MARTINEZ, JUAN C MILLER, DONALD L JR NGUYEN, LILIAN K NUNEZ, SAMUEL PERALES, DAVID REINBOLD, ADAM SR SHELTON, JOHN W SLAYDEN, SARAH E SOLIS, SHAWN R SPRUILL, JASON P TIZENO, FRANK E JR VALDEZ, ARON M

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MCGEE, AZEL B WATER OPERATOR

MCNUTT, DEAN R MOTHERSPAU, GERALD E

CLASS A

MULLENS, CHRISTOPHER R NAVO, ROMEO D

CUMMINGS, CRAIG M

NEWBERRY, JEREMY M

DIE, MICHAEL C

NORRIS, TERRENCE J

DOWELL, ANTHONY D

PITCHFORD, PAUL D

DUBIEL, BRUCE E

PITTS, DALE W

FLUHARTY, JOHN D

PROULX, HADEN

HANKINS, MATTHEW J

RAESNER, LARRY A

LABRADO, LORENZO R

RAMIREZ, PETER

RAMIREZ, GABRIEL D

RODRIGUEZ, JOSE

February 2018


TCEQ DECEMBER LICENSES MILLER, ANDREW P

LOPEZ, ANDREW W

SIERRA, JESUS R III

MURILLO, ANGELA

LOPEZ, ERIC M

STANFORD, CLAY J

BRISTER, DAVID M

PEREZ, JUAN C

MINDIETA, RUDOLPH

STUTSMAN, MATTHEW C

CHAVEZ, PETE SR

PEVETO, RANDY D

PATEL, JITENDRA B

TALLEY, COY P

HAM, RUSSELL W

PRIESS, JASON E

RIDPATH, ANDREW J

THREET, STEPHEN T

HELLER, BRYAN W

PUCKETT, VIRGIL S

RIOS, JOSE A

TYREE, SAMUEL G

LABRECK, MATTHEW K

RUIZ, ABRAHAM

SAWYER, MARK A

VASQUEZ, RUBEN A

LACY, BRANDON M

STEWART, ROBERT M

SIMS, ALLEN W JR

VECELLIO, ANDREW P

MCCORMICK, JOHN T JR

SUAREZ, RAFAEL

STEEDMAN, DARRIEL G SR

WHITE, JAMES

PADGETT, CHRISTOPHER B

SWINDLE, KEVIN J

STUTSMAN, MATTHEW C

WINN, TYLER L

WARD, PETER R JR

TREVINO, RAYMOND JR

THOMAS, SAMUEL D

WADE, DAMONE B

TURNEY, MARK R

WASTEWATER COLLECTION OPERATOR

WASTEWATER TREATMENT OPERATOR

WILLIAMS, MAURICE A

WALLAIN, JAMES C JR

WRIGHT, JASON W

WASHINGTON, DERRIUS M

COLLECTIONS I

CLASS A

BARRERA, ALEJANDRO J

DUBRULE, ERIC J

BOWERS, JACOB W

FRANKUM, DANIEL L

CASTILLO, JOSE M III

LERSCH, MAGAN M

DAVIS, TYLAN J

NESMITH, CLIFF G

SAMS, STEVEN L

COLLECTIONS III

GOMEZ, CRUZ JR GONZALEZ, JESSE

CLASS B

MCDUFF, ERIN MORGAN, NELSON B

ADAMS, GLENN R

PUTNAM, JORDEN L

ALEXANDER, PATRICK G

QUINTERO, JULIAN

ANDERSON, JOHNNIE L

RATCLIFF, KIEARRON SR

HUBBARD, WESLEY K

REEVES, GARY A

JERNIGAN, KORY S

SAMFORD, BRIAN

RANDLE, DENNIS R SMITH, RENARD D

COLLECTIONS II

TURNER, SHAELEVAR L

BOWERS, ROBERT B

CLASS C

BUSHBY, MARK A DENBY, DAVID R

BERGERON, JAMIE C

DODD, DAVID J

BLOUNT, BRANDON R

GAGE, MICHAEL G

CARR, SHANE M

HANKINS, DANNY

CATALANO, CHRISTOPHER D

JARVIS, GREGORY B

ELDER, JEREMY T

KEASLING, KEVIN R

FELLOWS, RICHARD A

KELLEY, JAMES O III

GUICE, STEVEN G

MARTIN, MATTHEW D

HANNON, DONALD R JR

MELLON, MARVIN T

KARG, PAUL D SR

MORENO, ISAAC E

KINYA, JASON G

RIOS, DENOVAN E

LAGOS, JOSEPH T

SANTIAGO, JOHN D

MACDONALD, THOMAS W

THOMAS, RYAN A

MACIAZ, MICHAEL D

WILLIAMS, COLBY N

MCBRIDE, MICHAEL E

February 2018

WILLIS, CHARLES H WOOD, STEVEN J

CLASS D

WRIGHT, JAMES B ALVARADO, JOSHUA R BALIEY, CHASE T CONTRERAS, DANNY C COX, CELISA DAVIDSON, CHARLES A JR DAVIS, CODY EDWARDS, MICHAEL A FEBRES, HENRY M FLUKER, KRISTI D FREEMAN, CHRISTINE A GARCIA, JESSE C III GARCIA, RAUL GRADY, JOHNNY W GUTIERREZ, MIGUEL A HAMILTON, ANTHONY J JACKSON, HERBERT M KIDD, CODY J LEFALL, JAMES M

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TWUA CLASSIFIED ADS VARIOUS OPENING Pearland, Texas

License within 6 months of start date. Salary: Depending of Qualifications.

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

MAINTENANCE ASSISTANT Elm Mott, Texas

OPERATOR/COLLECTIONS SYSTEM TECHNICIAN Edna, Texas The City of Edna is accepting applications for employment in the Water Wastewater Department for an operator/collections system technician. Salary: Depending on qualifications. Benefits: health insurance, retirement, vacation and sick leave. The City of Edna is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications may be obtained from City Hall, 126 W. Main, Edna, Texas, 77957 or www.cityofedna.com. Inquiries call 361-782-2800 or email gwoodring@cityofedna.com. Position open until filled. Requirements: High school diploma or GED equivalent; good driving record, valid Texas license/CDL preferred, ability to work flexible hours, varied schedules including nights/holidays/weekends, able to operate light equipment and be physically able to do various manual labor duties. Applicant must have ability to obtain state water/wastewater licenses. You will be expected to obtain a Class D Treatment

Will perform repairs and maintenance of water distribution and wastewater collection. Background in utility maintenance. Equipment operation and backhoe experience. Desire to pursue state licensing for career advancement. Must be able to be on-call 365 days a year 24/7. High School Diploma / GED Salary : 15.00 hr Fax resume and salary requirements to: 254829-9776 Email resume and salary requirements to: mclennancowcid2@sbcglobal.net CREW LEADER West Houston---Memorial Area Supervise field crew in repair and maintenance of water distribution and sewer collection lines, water plant and sewer lift station facilities, meter reading, hydrant repair, meter installations & replacement and making water taps. Must be proficient in backhoe operations, pump and motor maintenance, chlorinator maintenance, light electrical and controls knowledge and field operations. Must possess a valid Texas Drivers License, a minimum of a Class

C Water Operator and Class II Wastewater Collection License and one year of supervisory experience. Salary: $22.00 to $27.00 DOQ Fax resume and salary requirements to: 713465-8387 Email resume and salary requirements to: mike@mvwa.org CREW LEADER Trinidad, Texas Water Distribution & Sewer Collection maintenance crew leader for the Public Works Department. Operation, maintenance, construction and repair of water distribution and wastewater collection system. Lead crew in water/sewer collection line repairs, meter reading, meter installations, water and sewer taps, etc. preserving safe operations of water and sewer utilities. Ability to operate a backhoe and other related equipment. High School Diploma or GED required. Possess a valid driver's license and/ or CDL license Possess a minimum Class D Water and Class D Wastewater certification by TCEQ or be able to obtain certification within 3 months from employment date. Pay commensurate with experience Fax resume and salary requirements to: 903778-2754 Email resume and salary requirements to: cityadmin@trinidadtexas.com

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