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JOURNAL

VOLUME 27

DECEMBER 2017

NUMBER 12

"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

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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

 

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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 want to take this opportunity to wish you and yours, a very Merry Christmas and a joyous Happy New Year. For those who will be working or on call for these Holidays, thank you. ED News ..............................................6 100 Year Celebration – March 4, 2018, in the Omni Hotel Corpus Christi, Texas, the association will be celebrating 100-Years Strong.

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. 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. 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. 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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Identifying Great Leaders: Inspiration And Impact

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President’s Message

Year End Thoughts by Chad Jameson

Seasons are changing, and winter will be on us in full force before we know it. I sincerely hope your Thanksgiving was joyful and time shared with family and friends was good for all. On behalf of the TWUA Management Committee and my family, I want to take this opportunity to wish you and yours, a very Merry Christmas and a joyous Happy New Year. For those who will be working or on call for these Holidays, thank you. Without your service life would not be quite so festive. I would also like to ask everyone to remember those serving in the military for our freedoms. And let us not forget our Police, Fire, EMS and emergency providers. Join us in lifting these up in our thoughts and prayers. With our sincere appreciation, we thank you for your trust and confidence in the Management Committee and Central Office staff. The year went by fast for me. With the TWUA Regional Training Events and life in general, seems like we were just finishing up the 99th Annual School, and now the 100th is just around the corner. With the 100 year celebration, I truly hope you will make plans to come to Corpus and help make this a momentous occasion. Wanted to share a recent conversation related to exams and testing. As most of you know, the state has gone to an electronic application process. When the electronic process began and with the state workload, in some cases, it was taking 60 days to process the applications and get the approval confirmed. TCEQ has been tweaking the process and making the application more user-friendly, so now that 60-day window has shrunk to 30 days in most cases. Take home point – if you are thinking about upgrading a license or considering testing at a TWUA Training Event, regardless of the timeline, go ahead and submit the application. I have it on good authority the state is watching applications closely, and processing is becoming more routine and expedited. Yes, the state would like to have extra time to process applications, but if a “deadline” was missed, it does not automatically mean you will not be able to test at a specific event. The electronic application process is here to stay so help spread the work and lets work together and get the exam numbers back to where they used to be. 2018 is going to be an exciting year for TWUA. Beyond turning 100, the association plans to release an update to the Computer Based Training program. The electronic classes will have the option to be “User Paced, ” or the user will have the ability to stop, start, and rewind chapters. The material will be accessible 24 hours a day and 7 days a week, so the training is more adaptable to busy schedules. TWUA will continue to offer live training both in the classroom and at Regional Events, so no changes are anticipated in that area. Association related news, I was informed that the Northwest Texas District (Wichita Falls area) will be turning 80 years old in December of this year. Northwest Texas has the distinction of being the FIRST District formed under the Associations Training Umbrella in 1937. Congratulations, I think this is a tremendous accomplishment, and I want to thank the officers, members, and volunteers who have contributed to make this happen. Thankfully, I will get to be a part of this recognition at Annual School when the District is recognized. Operators and utility staff, thanks for the great job you provide and may 2018 be even more rewarding for you and yours.

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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 and forgiveness. We offer you the glory for all that you do and all that we take for granted. Father, 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 we prepare for this time of Christmas, I look forward to family, friends, and fellowship and I think back on the accomplishments and find the days are coming and leaving quicker and priorities change. I hope that you will join me and remember the reason for this season. Christmas has a different meaning for children, and it gives great pleasure to see the joy and smiles from the gifts that Santa brought. But somehow the birth of Christ has been swallowed up by other traditions and customs. How about let’s join together and put Christ back in Christmas? I am very blessed and humbled by TWUA and by what the Management Committee allows me to write. For those who read the articles, poems, and various things I share in the Journal – thank you for your kindness and feedback. The TWUA Management Committee and Central Office Staff would like to extend our sincere wishes for a joyous Christmas and Happy New Year. For those who will be working to treat water and wastewater, we thank you. At times it is easy to take our freedoms for granted. So during this time of thanks, please join us and pray for our soldiers, police officers, and their families and the sacrifices they make; so that we can enjoy freedoms and life as we know it. As of November 1, 2017 – In West Texas, Lake Ivie is sitting at 20.1 % (- 1.0 %). Lake Spence is sitting at 13.3 (- 0.5 %). Lake Sweetwater is sitting at 20.2 % (- 0.8 %). White River is sitting at 21.5 % (- 1.2 %). Panhandle, Lake Meredith is sitting at 39.0 % (+ 8.2 %) and Greenbelt is at 25.8 % (+ 0.2 %). If you want to get a complete look at lake levels, go to www.waterdatafortexas.org. We have been monitoring the TCEQ Operator Application process, and I must admit the transition from paper has been more painful than I imagined. This electronic process began in Mach of 2017. Testing numbers were down at Annual School, and we imagined that as the year went on, the test application numbers would increase. From all indications, 6 Texas Water Utilities Journal www.twua.org

this is NOT HAPPENING. The West Texas Regional School in Lubbock was going to be my barometer. Last year there were approximately 200 exams administered in Lubbock. 80+ D water. This year at the application deadline, there were 11 applications that were deemed administratively complete and approved. In 2018 should the application numbers remain stagnant and significantly below the historical average, I believe TCEQ will be forced to reevaluate their involvement at the TWUA Regional Training Events. Basically, numbers will drive future participation by TCEQ. Help me understand the problem. What is the biggest struggle and what can we do to assist? Being able to test at the conclusion of a training event has proven popular and beneficial but the state is under scrutiny and must justify their expenditures, so if we as operators want to keep this option at TWUA events – we must get the electronic application filed in the required timeline. 60 Days prior to the event. We are getting closer to our Birthday. March 4, 2018, will be TWUA’s official Birthday. This coincides with Annual School in Corpus. If you have not registered, I encourage you to do so both at the Omni Corpus and with TWUA. Please consider making the trip to Corpus and help TWUA make this a memorable event. 100-Year festivities will begin at 1:00 p.m. at the Omni. Annual School meetings will begin at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 4, 2018. All training classes will begin on Monday, March 5, 2018, at 8:00 a.m. If you have not taken advantage of Raffle Tickets for a new Pickup Truck and Off-Road Vehicle, I encourage you to do so. Tickets will remain on sale until all are sold, BUT there are only 2,000 Pickup tickets and 2,500 ATV Off-Road Vehicle tickets. You can purchase on the TWUA website or call Central Office at 888-367-8982. The story goes something like this In a small farming community, lived a young woman named Ruth, who was a teacher. All her students loved her, and she always looked for new ways to personalize learning and involve all her class. She truly believed that each student was unique and no one delivery method worked effectively in all children. Ruth tried to make learning fun. This young lady was loved by the parents and community as well. She always seemed to have a kind word of encouragement and brought a smile to those she came in contact. As time passed Ruth noticed she was constantly tired, no energy, and throbbing headaches seemed to plague her daily life. Finally, she broke down and went to the doctor, who after the examination, sent Ruth for more extensive testing. December 2017


The results of the tests were devastating. A few weeks later, Sunday came, and after the service, Ruth shook hands with the pastor and asked if he might have time to stop by that afternoon? Ruth indicated she really needed to talk. The pastor responded with “Of course, I will swing by around three if that’s okay?” The pastor arrived on time and was greeted by Ruth. As they sat in the living room facing each other, tears began flowing down her face as Ruth began to relay her medical problems and her prognosis. Pastor John, the medical specialist, has given me three to six months to live. I’m told I have an inoperable brain tumor and Leukemia. Her words were serious, but they had a certain calmness. The pastor began to speak. “I’m so sorry to . . . . “ but before he finished Ruth interrupted. Don’t be sorry. I’ve lived a blessed life. Have a great relationship with the Lord. When the time comes, I will be ready.

At the funeral, most of the small town had come to pay respects. As they passed by the casket at the back of the church, everyone commented how beautiful and peaceful Ruth looked. Most also under their breath asked – what’s up with the fork? During his message, the Pastor told the people of the conversation he had with this young woman shortly before she passed. He also told them about the fork and about what it symbolized to Ruth. He told the people how he could not stop thinking about the fork and told them that hopefully, they would not be able to stop thinking about it either. The Pastor’s eyes welled up with tears of joy as he closed, and he said, this young woman had a better grasp of life and heaven than most, and everyone should find comfort in knowing why Ruth wanted to keep her fork. Remember - we do not need all the operators in Texas to be a member of TWUA – JUST YOU ! ! ! !

Ruth handed Pastor John a nicely written list of things she wanted for her funeral service. I have been giving this a lot of thought, and these are the things that I know I want. Any other items, you can feel free to decide. They discussed Ruth’s favorite hymns, the scripture and message she wanted. Ruth was adamant that she wanted no part of a sad, tear-jerking service. She wanted joyful music and encouraging words. Pastor John, prayed with Ruth and they read from the Bible. Hours passed, and Ruth seemed at peace. Pastor John was about to leave when Ruth took his arm and said – one more thing. When I am buried, I want this bible in one hand, and this sterling silver fork in the other. Pastor John was somewhat surprised and puzzled by the fork request. With a smile Ruth said, Bet you have not had that request before? Ruth stated, over the years she could remember all the wonderful meals and foods she had enjoyed with family and friends. She went on to say, the ones that stand out the most, are the ones that right as the meal was concluding, and the dirty dishes were being collected, someone would say – you might want to keep your fork, a great dessert is one the way. You know Preacher, the good stuff. Cherry Cheese Cake, Coconut Cream Pie, and my personal favorite, Coconut Custard Pie. I’ve come to learn, that when the words “keep your fork” are spoken, that tells me, “the best is yet to come.” The doctors had been somewhat optimistic on Ruth’s timeline. She passed in her sleep a short time later. December 2017

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Field News

IDENTIFYING GREAT LEADERS: INSPIRATION AND IMPACT Brian Schooley - November 9, 2017 In a foundational leadership course I facilitate, I ask the students who they consider to be a great leader and why. With over 500 students in the past two years, I find in each class the answers are consistently similar. They identify two types of leaders who have either inspired or directly impacted them. The responses also provide some valuable insights for first-line supervisors and managers.

their commitment and passion were the same. They personified confidence, even if presented in different forms.

The first category of leaders are people most of us would recognize. Names like Martin Luther King Jr., Gandhi, John F. Kennedy, General Norman Schwarzkopf, Mother Teresa and many others like them. These are historical figures who have significantly impacted the world. When asked why they chose these particular people, the students typically mention how inspirational these people were. Following are some of the words used to describe these leaders:

But guess what? Most of us aren’t going to be the next Abraham Lincoln or Bill Gates or Colin Powell. Yet, we can still have an incredible impact on those we lead (and serve). Paraphrasing Mother Teresa, We are not all called to do great things, but we can each do small things with great love.

Charisma

Powerful

Influence

Selfless

Passionate

Mission-oriented

Commitment

Almost unanimously, the common theme amongst those named is their ability to communicate, even though many of them did so in different ways. Even today, who could listen to Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech and not be moved? At the same time, Mother Teresa’s humility and amazing persistence for her mission in India served as powerful communication devices. These leaders also had significantly different missions, but they all embodied the ability to motivate and move masses of people towards various goals. Certainly, the mission and goals of a Gandhi differ a great deal from a General Schwarzkopf. But

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Other famous people the students names include innovators like Elon Musk, Steve Jobs and Benjamin Franklin. Their creativity and inventive nature set them apart, and like the names listed before, impacted the world.

That is my segue to the second type of leader my students recognize class after class. They identify first-level supervisors and front-line managers, the people who are impacting their lives on a daily basis. Don’t get me wrong, not all of the students do this, but those who have effective supervisors are more than willing to list their supervisor as a “great leader.” Following are some of the attributes they use to describe these leaders: •

Invested

Active listener

Cares about my growth and development

Courageous

Expertise

Integrity

Genuine

Who wouldn’t want to work for someone who has even just a fraction of those attributes? When students name their supervisors and list some or all of those attributes, other students chime in how they wish their supervisor was like that. Sadly, many students tell different stories

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of supervisors and managers who are uninvolved, hide behind e-mails or are only worried about themselves. The results are lower morale, questions of worth or value to the organization and the desire to move to another location. Bear in mind, this is a voluntary leadership development course, so these students are hungry to do great things and emerge into leadership roles. I get it. We get busy. Most of us are working long hours and there’s an endless supply of items on the daily task list. It can be downright exhausting, and perhaps, makes it difficult to keep our own morale up. Being responsible for someone else just adds to the weight. But interestingly, when you start to do some of the things on that list of attributes, you gain a sense of energy. Developing others generates a sense of buy-in and ownership of the programs and – if done correctly – may allow for some delegation of that mountain of tasks. Sharing expertise makes everyone around you better. Leadership at any level requires a dose of courage and a great deal of investment.

If that’s not happening now, shouldn’t it be? Wouldn’t it be great to have one of my students identify you as a great leader? The implications are rather clear. First-line supervisors and front-line managers truly do have the capability to not only impact their employees but also to inspire them. This isn’t accomplished by great oratory abilities or by moving millions of people towards a goal. Instead, it’s about breathing life into the workforce. It’s about doing the hard work day in and day out to show you care about your people. It’s about putting people in the best position to succeed. That is greatness.   Brian Schooley is part of the GovLoop Featured Blogger program

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2018 TWUA 100th ANNUAL SCHOOL INFORMATION March 4th — March 7th, 2017 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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 If  a  receipt  is  needed  –  please  provide  your  email:     _______________________________________________________________________________________      Email:_____________________________________    

TICKETS FOR  THE  FOLLOWING  MUST  BE  PURCHASED  INDIVIDUALLY:      AA  Club  Luncheon  Ticket  

$35.00  (Monday)  

A  Club  Luncheon  Ticket  

$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. December 2017

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FIELD News

EMPLOYER’S CELL PHONE LIABILITY Many drivers have experienced what it is like to be behind someone who is talking on their cell phone. Because the driver is multi-tasking, they have trouble placing a concentrated focus on the actual subject of driving. Their speed can fluctuate, and they may drift into other lanes or make very abrupt stops. In some ways, it can appear as if you are following someone who’s had too much to drink. Sometimes these drivers are the cause of accidents. Business owners are finding themselves in a precarious situation. If their employees who must drive also use a cell phone and that employee is the cause of an accident while talking on their cell phone, it may be the business owner who may be found liable. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) passed along a story in a recent newsletter that documents a true story. The results speak for themselves. Clients anticipated the arrival of Ms. Walker who used her car as a mobile office most days. It didn’t take Ms. Walker long to discover she could get more work accomplished if she used her cell phone while she drove from one client’s location to the next. Walker entered the onramp of the regional Interstate and set her cruise while using the company supplied cell phone to make an appointment with a client. She didn’t notice the traffic snarl until it was too late. Walker hit the vehicle in front of her causing it to overturn. The driver’s arm was lodged between the door and the pavement. In the end, this victim, a single mother of four, lost her arm to amputation.

Case # 2 – An accidental death case resulted in another $16 million settlement against a separate employer. Case # 3 – An attorney using a cell phone while driving struck and killed a 15 year-old girl. The attorney faced felony charges and her firm settled for an undisclosed sum. Case # 4 – An employer settled a case for $20 million where cell phone use by an employee led to an accident. We’ve talked about these collisions in light of using a cell phone provided by an employer, but a similar scenario is true if the employee is using their personal cell phone for business purposes. In other words, it may be fiscally responsible to develop a proactive plan to deal with employees and their use of cell phones for business purposes. The Braun Consulting Group offers two primary motivations that businesses should consider when it comes to cell phone liability: 1. An employee could be injured or killed in an accident in part because of cell phone usage while driving. It is an unsafe activity and increases the risk of injury or death. 2. If the employee is engaged in company business while on the phone and involved in an accident, then the employer may be liable, and face significant financial repercussions.

You can probably tell what direction this story takes next, and you’d be right. The victim sued both Walker and her company due to what she perceived as an unreasonable hazard associated with the cell phone use. Millions of dollars in damages were asked for, and millions of dollars were given to the victim.

Does your company have a policy related to cell phone use?

You may think this is an isolated case, but employers across the US are finding themselves liable for accidents involved employees who use company-supplied cell phones while driving.

A company policy may limit or even negate your potential liability is such cases. Ignoring this problem could result in the loss of millions in company revenue and potential loss of innocent life.

More and more governing boards, as well as judicial courts, are finding in favor of victims in cases where an employee is using a cell phone for business purposes while driving.

Consider the following. Case # 1 – A jury in Arkansas settled a case involving cell phone use and an employee behind the wheel. The expense to the employer? $16 million. 14 Texas Water Utilities Journal www.twua.org

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(20 Hours - TCEQ Approved for Water and Wastewater) When: Tuesday, December 5, 2017 - through - Thursday, December 7, 2017 Time: 8:00am - 5:00pm (CST)

CHLORINATOR MAINTENANCE/DISINFECTION

Member Fee: $350 Non-Member (20 Fee:Hours $410 - TCEQ Approved for Water and Wastewater)

ONLINE TRAINING

When: Tuesday, December 5, 2017 - through - Thursday, December 7, 2017

No travel required! Training from the convenience of your own desk. Time:Only 8:00am - 5:00pm (CST) a computer and internet connection required.

Member Fee: $350

instructor led

REGISTER!! (Registration deadline: December 1, 2017) Non-Member Fee: $410 YOUR SEAT NOW Space is limited. RESERVE

No travel required! Training from the convenience of your own desk. Only a computer and internet connection required. TWUA is offering our 20-hour Chlorinator Maintenance Course. This course is intended for water and wastewater credit. It REGISTER!! (Registration deadline: December 1, 2017) Space is limited. RESERVE YOUR SEAT NOW

can be used for core training, renewal or continuing education hours. Attendees will participate in discussions of how to safely TWUA isand offering our 20-hour Chlorinator Maintenance Course. This coursetoisdisinfect intendedwater for water wastewater credit. It can be used operate maintain chlorination systems along with the requirements and and wastewater. for core training, renewal or continuing education hours. Attendees will participate in discussions of how to safely operate and maintain chlorination systems along with the requirements to disinfect water and wastewater. PRESENTERS:

OBJECTIVES WITHTHIS THISTRAINING: TRAINING: OBJECTIVES WITH

PRESENTERS:

Share knowledge and experience that will: Share knowledge and experience that will: Improve operational safety ofofoperations chlorine Improve operational safety operationsthat thatwork work with with chlorine Improve thethe understanding and Improve understanding andknowledge knowledgeof ofchlorine chlorine Provide information forfor operation chlorinationequipment equipment Provide information operationand andmaintenance maintenance of of chlorination

David Moore TWUA Training Coordinator

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:Operators Water and Wastewater

Anyone in the industry that deals with disinfection with chlorine Water and Wastewater Operators Online Training: Anyone in the industry that deals with disinfection with chlorine Cannot be substituted for hands-on training required to teach critical skills The same distance training repeated in the license renewal period will not receive training Online Training: credit per 30 TAC 30.28 (p)(3)(c) TheCannot same webinar training not be repeated within renewal be substituted for may hands-on training required to the teach critical period skills for training credit perThe 30 same TAC 30.28 (s)(4) distance training repeated in the license renewal period will not receive training credit per

David is currently the Training Coordinator of TWUA with David Moore 28 years of experience in water and wastewater operations. TWUA Training Coordinator

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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

Dec 4-6

Borger Frank Phillips College

Basic Water

CAI 901 Opal St

Jan 22-24

Corpus Christi

Basic Water

2726 Holly Rd

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

Ground Water Production

TCEQ 0223

20 Hours

Feb 13-15

San Marcos

Ground Water Production

170 Charles Austin Dr

Water Distribution

TCEQ 0605

20 Hours

Oct 30-Nov 1

Corpus Christi

Water Distribution

13101 Leopard

Nov 14-16

Beaumont

Water Distribution

1350 Langham

Water

Water

Water

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

Surface Water Production I

TCEQ 0942

24 Hours

Dec 4-6

Corpus Christi

Surface Water I

2726 Holly

Dec 11-13

Laredo

Surface Water I

19002 Riverside El Pico Water Lunch Provided

Feb 20-22

Waco

Surface Water I

200 Colcord

May 21-23

Corpus Christi

Surface Water I

2726 Holly

Surface Water Production II

TCEQ 0954

20 Hours

Dec 4-6

Wylie

Surface Water II

949 Hensley Lane, Building 300

Water

Water

Apr 10-12

Waco

Surface Water II

200 Colcord

May 22-24

San Marcos

Surface Water II

170 Charles Austin Dr

Water Laboratory

TECQ 0285

20 Hours

Water

Basic Wastewater

TCEQ 0059

20 Hours

Wastewater

Dec 12-14

San Marcos

Basic Wastewater

801 MLK Drive

Jan 24-26

Corpus Christi

Basic Wastewater

2726 Holly Rd

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

Wastewater Treatment

TCEQ 0437

20 Hours

Feb 6-8

Waco

Wastewater Treatment

425 Franklin

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

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Wastewater

December 2017


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 Collection

TCEQ 0080

20 Hours

Dec 18-20

Cibolo

Wastewater Collection

3846 Cibolo Valley Dr FS #2

Wastewater

Feb 7-9

Corpus Christi

Wastewater Collection

2726 Holly Rd

1:00 PM Start

Wastewater Laboratory

TCEQ 0081

20 Hours

Wastewater

Activated Sludge

TCEQ 0009

20 Hours

Wastewater

Utilities Management

TCEQ 0550

20 Hours

W/WW

Dec 12-14

Beaumont

Utilities Management

1305 Langham Rd

Jan 16-18

New Braunfels

Utilities Management

355 FM 306

1:00 PM Start

Pumps and Pumping

TCEQ 0430

20 Hours

W/WW

Dec 11-13

Corpus Christi

Pumps & Pumping

13101 Leopard

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

Nov 14-16

Stafford

Utilities Safety

902 Corine

Jan 16-18

Waco

Utilities Safety

425 Franklin

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

Valve & Hydrant Maintenance

TCEQ 0961

20 Hours

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

1:00 PM Start

W/WW

W/WW

Dec 6-8

Wylie

Utilities Calculations

949 Hensley Lane, Building 300

Dec 5-7

Gilmer

Utilities Calculations

120 Henderson

Jan 9-11

New Boston Riverbend

Utilities Calculations

228 Texas Ave Ste A

Apr 25-27

Corpus Christi

Utilities Calculations

2726 Holly Rd

1:00 PM Start

Chlorinator Maintenance

TCEQ 0124

20 Hours

W/WW

ON-LINE

Chlorinator Maint/Disinfection

twua.org

Customer Service Inspection/

TCEQ 0173,0043

20 Hours

Dec 5-7

W/WW/CSI/BPAT

Cross Connection Control Dec 5-7

Waco

CSI/CCC

425 Franklin

May 29-30

On-Line

Cross Connection Control

twua.org

December 2017

10 Hours

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Training Schedule (continued from page 17) Backflow Preventer Assembly Tester Refresher

24 Hours

W/WW/CSI/BPAT

40 Hours

BPAT

Backflow Preventer Assembly Tester 40 Hr

TCEQ 1200

Jan 29-Feb 2

Corpus Christi

Backflow Preventer Assembly Tester 40 Hr2726 Holly

Effective Instructional Tecniques (Instructor I)

40 Hours

Jan 15-19

TWUA Central Office

1106 Clayton Lane

Instructional Design and Evaluation (Instructor II)

40 Hours

No operator hours

No operator hours

ON-LINE TRAINING ----2017----' Nov 14-16

Ground Water Production

On-Line

20 Hours

Water

Dec 5-7

Chlorinator Maint/Disinfection

On-Line

20 Hours

W/WW

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

May 29-30

Cross Connection Control

On-Line

10 Hours

CSI/W/BPAT/WW/LI

----2018----'

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Annual School NEWS

W. T. "DOC" Ballard Memorial Meritorious Service Award: As the Association's most prestigious award, the Meritorious Service Award should be presented only to one who has exhibited untiring dedication to the water utilities industry and to this organization. The recipient's service should span a period of fifteen or more years, and he/she should be or have been active at the State or National level of the industry and at the State level of this organization. Daniel C. Allen Memorial Distinguished Service Award: As the Association's second highest award, the Distinguished Service Award should also be presented only to one who has exhibited untiring dedication to the water utilities industry and to this organization. The recipient's service should span a period of fifteen or more years, and he/she should be or have been active at the State level of the industry and at the State level of this organization. Outstanding Professional Award: The Outstanding Professional Award should also be presented only to one who has exhibited dedication to the water utilities industry and exemplary service to this organization spanning a period of from five to fifteen years. The recipient's service should be or have been active at the T.W.U.A. Region or Section level and may include service at the State level of this organization. Outstanding New Professional Award: The Outstanding New Professional Award should also be presented only to one who has served the water utilities industry and this organization in an exemplary manner and who has been employed in the industry for no more than five years. The recipient must be or have been active in his/her local TW.U.A. District or Chapter. Exemplary Service – Education & Training: The Exemplary Service in Education and Training Award is designed to recognize outstanding contributions to the industry and to this organization for any duration of time. It is specifically designed to recognize those who give of themselves in serving the education and training needs of T.W.U.A. members and others employed in the water utilities industry. Exemplary Service – Public Education: The Exemplary Service in Public Education Award is designed to recognize outstanding contributions to the industry and to this organization for any duration of time. It is specifically designed to recognize those who give of themselves in serving the need for improved public awareness of the importance of water and of the issues involved in the water utilities industry. Exemplary Service – Association Leadership: The Exemplary Service in Association Leadership Award is designed to recognize outstanding contributions to the industry and to this organization for any duration of time. It is specifically designed to recognize those who have shown exceptional leadership skills in the Association or one of its subsidiary Regions, Sections, Districts or Chapters. Exemplary Service – Community Improvement: Exemplary Service in Community Improvement Award is designed to recognize outstanding contributions to the industry and to this organization for any duration of time. It is specifically designed to recognize those who have been instrumental in bringing about a significant improvement in the protection of the public health or the water related environment in the community which he/she serves.

Award Inforation Exemplary Service – Heroism: The Exemplary Service in Heroism Award is designed to recognize one who has performed an exceptionally humanitarian act, whether on their job or in their private life. The recipient must have demonstrated endurance, civic concern, bravery, courage, nobility or other traits normally associated with heroism, but not have shown disrespect for their own life or safety in doing so. The Association's Awards Committee also seeks nominations in the following Organizational Award categories: Leadership Award: The Leadership Award is designed to recognize an organization which has been particularly devoted to improving the public health and water environment of the citizens of Texas (or the Nation) and thus supporting the underlying mission of this organization. The award may recognize an organization for a particular product, program or service, or may be in recognition of their ongoing efforts in this regard. Alliance Award: The Alliance Award is designed to recognize an organization which has been particularly supportive of the Texas Water Utilities Association. The award may recognize an organization that has been particularly helpful in supporting T.W.U.A. membership, sponsoring Association educational or other events, or in making monetary contributions to this organization, its programs and services, or in other areas. R. B. “BOB” Batchelor Memorial Safety Program Award: Designed to recognize a utility, or a particular Department or Division within a utility, for an outstanding Safety Program. Public Education Program Award: Designed to recognize a utility, or a particular Department or Division within a utility, for an outstanding Public Education Program. Operator of the Year: This award is designed to recognize Operators of the Year within the Association that stand out in the categories by population. Every subsidiary unit and every member of T.W.U.A. is invited to participate in the nomination process. Nominations should be emailed to: a.dowell@twua.org or by using the forms on the next two pages. Forms must be in T.W.U.A. Central Office by December 31st. All individuals and organizations nominated will be recognized in an upcoming issue of the JOURNAL. W. T. "DOC" Ballard Memorial Meritorious Service Award, Daniel C. Allen Memorial Distinguished Service Award, R. B. “BOB” Batchelor Memorial Safety Program Award, Outstanding Professional Award, Customer Service, LAS Award, PES Award will all be presented at the General Session on Sunday- February 26th - In the Omni Bayfront Hotel Ballroom. You can also print the award forms from our website. Please be as detailed as possible in your narration. You may fax the R.B. BOB Batchelor Memorial Safety Program Award nominations to: (512)459-7124. Should you have any questions please contact Central Office at (512)459-3124.

Exemplary Service – Community Service: The Exemplary Service in Community Service Award is designed to recognize outstanding contributions to the recipient's community in a non-industry related manner. It is specifically designed to recognize those who have caused favorable public reflections on the industry through their care, concern, benevolence, kindness or other traits normally associated with philanthropy and humanitarian acts in his/ her community.

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TEXAS WATER UTILITIES ASSOCIATION AWARD NOMINATION FORM This is a general nomination form, and may be used for any award for which nominations are sought. It may be reproduced as necessary. Additional information about the individual or organization being nominated should be supplied on an additional sheet of paper if possible. Be sure to make clear to the Awards Committee why you believe their efforts or accomplishments are deserving of recognition. If a nominee is to be considered in more than one category, submit separate nomination forms for each. NOMINATION FOR WHICH AWARD: INDIVIDUAL AWARDS

Place ‘x’ in Box

Place ‘x’ in Box

Allen Distinguished Service

Association Leadership

Ballard Meritorious Service

Community Improvement

Community Service

Education and Training

Heroism

Outstanding Professional

Outstanding New Professional

Operator of the Year - 1,001-10,000 Population

Operator of the Year - 10,001-30,000 Population

Operator of the Year – 30,001-60,000 Population

Operator of the Year – Over 60,000 Population ORGANIZATIONAL AWARDS Alliance Award

Batchelor Safety Program Award

Leadership Award

Public Education Program Award

Use this form to describe why the named nominee is deserving in the category. Name of Nominee:

PERSONAL INFORMATION Date of Birth:

Address:

City:

TX

Current Member of Which District/Chapter: Phone:

Marital Status:

Zip:

Spouse’s Name:

Children’s Names:

Formal Diplomas & Degrees Held:

EDUCATIONAL INFORMATION

Professional Memberships/Awards: Certificates & Licenses Held:

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EMPLOYMENT INFORMATION Length of Time in Present Position:

Present Job Title: # of Years With Present Employer:

If Less Than 3 Years, Previous Employer:

# of Years in the Water Utilities Profession: Description of Present Job Duties:

NOMINEE’S ACCOMPLISHMENTS Notable Achievements in the Water Utilities Profession:

Notable Public Education Activities:

Community & Local Organization Involvement:

Notable TWUA Leadership Activities:

Additional Information Regarding the Nominee:

If Nominated for the Operator of the Year Award, What is the # of Connections or Population Served: Name of Person Submitting Nomination:

Phone:

PLEASE PROVIDE A LIST (NAMES AND ADDRESSES) OF AREA NEWSPAPERS WHICH MIGHT WISH TO RECEIVE A PRESS RELEASE SHOULD THE NOMINEE BE SELECTED AS AN AWARD RECIPIENT. YOU ARE INVITED AND ENCOURAGED TO ATTACH ADDITIONAL SHEETS TO CONVEY FURTHER SUPPORTIVE INFORMATION TO THE AWARDS COMMITTEE REGARDING THE NOMINEE. THANK YOU FOR PARTICIPATING IN THE ASSOCIATION’S ANNUAL AWARDS PROGRAM Submit all nomination forms, by December 31st, by mail to: Texas Water Utilities Association 1106 Clayton Lane, Suite 112 West Austin, TX 78723-1093 Or by Facsimile to: (512) 459-7124

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TEXAS WATER UTILITIES ASSOCIATION AWARD NOMINATION FORM R. B. “BOB” BATCHELOR MEMORIAL SAFETY PROGRAM AWARD Note: All nominees for the Safety Program Award must be able to demonstrate a reduction in the number of lost time accident or injury cases from the previous year in order to be considered. Name of Nominated Utility: _

Date:

Department/Division or Section (if applicable): Nominee’s Address: City/State/Zip Code: Contact Person:

Daytime Telephone:

This nomination is for the 12-month period which ended on:

, 20 Last Year

This Year

Average Number of Employees

Safety Training Hours per Employee

Number of Lost Time Cases (Involving Injury or Illness)

Number of Occupational Fatalities (Resulting from Injury or Illness)

Lost Time Cases/Employee (%)

Number of Cases Number of Employees

X 100 = %

Lost Time Case Reduction (%)

Last Year’s # - This Year’s # X 100 = % Last Year’s #

Please attach the following to the nomination form: 1. 2. 3.

A copy of the nominee’s documented safety program with all supportive policies and procedures. A record of Safety Training provided to employees. A calculation of the average hours of safety training provided per employee.

Submit all nomination forms, by December 31st by mail to:

Texas Water Utilities Association 1106 Clayton Lane, Suite 112 West Austin, Texas 78723-1093 or by Facsimile to:

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LAS NEWS

• CALL FOR LAS AWARD NOMINATIONS •

CALL FOR LAS AWARD NOMINATIONS

As Water Utility Professionals, I am sure you have come in contact with some individuals who have shown excellence in the realm of water or wastewater analysis and/or excellence in their contributions to the TWUA and LAS. We are seeking to recognize such individuals for their efforts. Please take a moment to nominate these deserving people for an LAS award! The form has been simplified to make it easier for you to nominate someone without having to take too much time to complete the form. You don’t have to be a member of the LAS to nominate someone, and in some cases, you don’t have to be a LAS member to be an award recipient. Here are the (4) awards given by the LAS. Outstanding Lab Analyst- recognizes an analyst, who may or may not be a current member of the LAS, for service in their profession above and beyond what is expected. This person does not have to be a full-time analyst; they may be an operator who performs analyses as part of their daily activities. Leadership – recognizes an individual who has shown themselves to be a leader in the LAS. This person must be a LAS member. Outstanding Service – recognizes an individual who has given outstanding service to the LAS. This person must be a LAS member also. Laboratory Alliance – recognizes an individual who may not work in a Laboratory or perform analyses, but through their efforts hasIgreatly the mission laboratories As a past recipient of an LAS award, can tellassisted you thatinreceiving suchofan honor is an(State extremely personnel,experience vendors, training providers, etc.) uplifting that encourages one to serve the organization and make it better. The deadline for applications is December 31, 2017. Elizabeth Turner, LAS Chair (469)626-4325 eturner@ntmwd.com

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TEXAS WATER UTILITIES ASSOCIATION Laboratory Analysts Section LAS AWARD NOMINATION FORM Individual is being nominated for:

Outstanding Service

Outstanding Lab Analyst

Leadership

Laboratory Alliance

Other (specify) Name of Nominee:

Title:

Nominee’s Daytime Phone:

e-mail:

Member of Chapter/District:

Member since:

Present employer:

Years there:

Certifications & License held:

Professional Memberships/Awards:

Descriptions of Job/Duties:

Notable Achievements for Nomination:

Please send completed forms to Elizabeth Turner at: Email: eturner@ntmwd.com or Fax 972-295-6436 or Mail to: Elizabeth Turner North Texas Municipal Water District P.O. Box 2408 Wylie, TX 75098

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Let Us Not Forget R. Hamilton

All the beautiful Christmas lights reflecting off the snow, Takes us back to a stable sight; long, long, ago. This glorious birth was marked with but a single star, And the gift this child would bring, is for everyone, regardless who you are. The beautiful sounds of children’s choirs now echo through the night; But acknowledgment given the Christ child, cause some to be uptight. Love and Happiness, Peace and Joy; Are but a few things enhanced by the life of this extraordinary boy. Holly wreaths and mistletoe help mark this festive day; While merchants push the fat guy, who flies a magic sleigh. Gifts and giving provides much joy; As love and sharing we strive to employ. The Christmas trees are so lovely with all the gifts below; As excitement and anticipation will certainly begin to grow. No value can be placed on the pleasures this day will bring; But let us not forget the gift of eternal life, and on to that, we cling. Let us remember our loved ones as memories are revived; For this gift of Christmas, has once again arrived. Help us to be grateful for the blessings that we know; And may love from our Father, now graciously be bestowed.

© 2011 Russell Hamilton

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100 100 100Year Year YearAnniversary Anniversary Anniversary

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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2018 WASHER TOURNAMENT

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Everyone is invited to come throw washers and have fun!

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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

2017 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, February 28, 2017 7:00 p.m. Omni Hotel Bayview (1st Floor) For more information

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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

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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 _____________________________________________

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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Happy Birthday – Northwest Texas District

Happy Birthday Northwest Texas District I’m sure you have seen the ads and read where TWUA as an association will be turning 100 in March 2018 and we are very proud of that. Equally important, TWUA has a District that has accomplished an amazing feat. They will be the first District in the Association to turn 80. It is my pleasure to be able to share with you - the Northwest Texas District proudly turning 80, in December 2017. Not only is this the First and Oldest District in the TWUA Association, but they have current and active member(s) who have been in the industry and association for 50 years or more. They regularly recognize perfect attendance at their year-end meeting. While that sinks in, think about 80 years ago it was 1937. 50 years ago would have been 1967. The Northwest Texas District was formed in 1937 when TWUA was the Texas Water and Sewage Works Association. In 1936 records indicate there were 3 – “A” Water Operators, 10 – “B” Water Operators, & 155 – “C” Water Operators in the state. In 1937 D. B. Dickson of Wichita Falls, was issued the 12th “A” Water license in the state. A.M. Gus Brenneke was President of the Association. At the time he was the City Engineer for Denison. At the upcoming 100th TWUA Annual School, Northwest Texas District will be recognized. A few things happening in 1937. Franklin Roosevelt was President. In comic books, Batman was introduced. The Hindenburg Disaster happened. The Golden State Bridge was opened. Amelia Earhart disappeared. The Lincoln Tunnel opened in New York. Natural gas explosion in New London Texas School killed 294 students. Byron Nelson wins his 4th Masters Golf Tournament. The first jet engine was tested. The first U.S. Social Security payment was made. SPAM lunchmeat was introduced. Walt Disney released Snow White and Seven Dwarfs. Cy Young was elected to Baseball Hall of Fame. Notable births in 1937 – Colin Powell, Jack Nickleson, Morgan Freeman. Deaths John D. Rockefeller. Some of the cities represented by the Northwest Texas District – Archer City, Holiday, Scotland, Lake Side City, Megargel, Windthorst, Seymore, Jacksboro, Bryson, Wichita Falls, Electra, Iowa Park, Burkburnett, Graham, Olney, & Newcastle. It is the operators such as those in the Northwest Texas District who make TWUA what it is today. The general public will never know or appreciate the countless hours volunteered and time devoted to making sure there is training available, so that experience and knowledge can be shared and trends and updates can be discussed. Please join me in wishing the Northwest Texas District, and it loyal members, a very Happy Birthday!! Great Job Ron, Terasa, & Gary!

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TEXAS WATER UTILITIES ASSOCIATION

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

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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 OCTOBER LICENSES BACKFLOW PREVENTION ASSEMBLY TESTER ARMENDARIZ, RICHARD D DAILEY, TERRY M DIAZ, GILBERT JR DISTEFANO, DAMON DIXON, BRANDEN C DOAN, TRAM T GARZA, ALBERT O HAMILTON, DAVID HENDERSON, CHAD R HOLUB, GERALD L KING, IAN LAWSON, JASON W LIPSEY, EDWARD M III MARLEY, TYLER JAMES MARTINEZ, RICKY MCNICOLL, JOHN A I MITCHELL, ANDREW J SR MOORE, CHARLES M OLSON, HEATH K PINEDA, BRANDON I RECIO, ZEFERINO V III SCOTT, JARED D SEHTMAN, JAIME THOMAS, BRETT E VALADEZ, MELITON WHITLEY, CASSANDRA C CUSTOMER SERVICE INSPECTOR BARTON, KEVIN L BLAKE, SUSANA DABNEY, DONNY A DUNN, BRIAN C GRIMES, THOMAS S JR GUERRERO, MATTHEW X LANG, PETER M MASON, RONNIE C QUINTANA, RUBEN J JR REES, THOMAS W WEBB, BRIAN L GROUND WATER TREATMENT OPERATOR CLASS B ADAMS, JOSEPH R BOATRIGHT, CODY S KELLEY, DESMONE B VEGA, OMAR SR WEBB, DEBRA K CLASS C BECK, WESTON E BOROWSKI, JOHN W BUTLER, MICHAEL K COX, RANDALL W GUICE, STEVEN G

HEFLIN, DAVID L QUEBODEAUX, HAROLD J III REDWINE, MARCUS L SCHMIDT, CODY A SILVEIRA, NELSON A STONE, SAMUEL J STONE, WILLIAM J WARREN, DARRELL M YOUNG, WILLIAM H III ZARATE, LUIS A SURFACE WATER TREATMENT OPERATOR CLASS B BELTZ, JUSTIN S DUCKWORTH, WILLIAM E JR GILMORE, SHAUN M KING, BEVERLY A MEDINA, JACQUELINE V TAPIA, GUILLERMO WILSON, CHAD A CLASS C ACOSTA, JULIO AGUIRRE, GUILLERMO A BLEHM, MONTANA C BRANHAM, HOMER E BROCKMAN, GARY L CRAWFORD, RYAN L CRUZ, NICOLAS R II EUGENE, ALLAN J II FOWLER, LAURA G GARZA, JOSE L GREEN, COLLIN HUNGERFORD, TROY M KELLEY, MARK L KENNEDY, JAMES L LEE, MARK A MERCADO, MIGUEL A JR MONTGOMERY, HERMAN S JR MORALES, JUAN L OSORIO, FRANCISCO PROVENCIO, DANIEL REED, MARC A REEDER, SAMANTHA N ROBESON, AARON J RODRIGUEZ, SALOMON JR SCHERMERHORN, ERIC R SOTO, ALBERT JR TRAHAN, TERRY L VILLARREAL, ORBILI WILSON, KYLE W YANKIE, RUBEN T WATER DISTRIBUTION OPERATOR CLASS B DUPREE, BRANDON K

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FERGUSON, JAMES T GRIFFIN, JUSTIN A GUZMAN, RUBEN D JR HILL, JEFFREY H II MCCARTY, MICHAEL B II CLASS C BENAVIDEZ, HECTOR BUTLER, JACOB T CHRISTOPHER, CALEB N DAWSON, JUSTIN C I DORN, SHAWN M FARRIS, JAMES D JORDAN, DAVID JUAREZ, DAVID MARTIN, MATTHEW D MOORE, JUSTIN L MORALES, JASON MURPHREE, ROGER W PARKER, JUSTIN L PELATA, DAVID W PEREZ, VICTOR H POWELL, RICHARD C REYNA, LEE R RICHARDSON, DERRICK J II SAENZ, GERARDO SHAW, DOUGLAS W II SWEARINGEN, ETHAN G SWINDLE, TRACEY L TUCKER, DAVID M TURNER, CHARLIE C JR TURNER, JAMES R VELASQUEZ, JOSE A III VESS, JEFFREY E WALDREP, GERALD W WRIGHT, BRANDON T WATER OPERATOR CLASS A BARGE, DANIEL G CHIPMAN, HOWARD K FELLOWS, DENNIS B GENZEL, MICHELLE M HILL, DANNY K JEFFREY, CURTIS L JONES, KRIS A LOGUE, WILLIAM S MONROE, TIMOTHY W OLIVO, REYNALDO JR PENTON, MARK W STRAWBRIDGE, KEVIN R WHITE, BRANDON S WHITTEN, MICHAEL B WOLVERTON, WILLIS W YBANEZ, CRYSTAL CLASS D ABADIANO, FERDINAND ALANIZ, JUSTIN

ANDERSON, ERIC T ANDERSON, GREG W ARCHER, DAVID BARKER, DONATHAN L BECK, BLAINE P BERRYHILL, TRAVIS M BETHEA, NICHOLAS B BLACK, ALAN L JR BLASINGAME, LYNN A BOHNERT, RYAN E BRUNDIGE, DAVID S CANTU, DAISY N CARR, THERESA B CARTER, MELYNDA M CASTANEDA, MARTIN CASTILLO, DANIEL CHANEY, MARCUS CISNEROS, EDDIE SR COLE, BRITTNI M COOPER, DERRYCK COOPER, DOYLE T CRAYTON, AARON J DIAZ, ANGEL A DODD, CODEY M DORMINY, RAYMOND E DOUGLAS, MARVA L DOWNS, CHRISTOPHER L DURHAM, TERRANT R ELKINS, GABRIEL ESPARZA, KELLI H ESPINO, JUANITA ESTES, CHASE S EVERHART, BENNIE L EVERHART, JOSEPH C FORGAS, JAMES E GALINDO, CARLOS GAMEZ, JAVIER A GARCIA, RANDALL J GIBSON, DANE GLUECK, TERRANCE D GONZALES, CHRISTOPHER R GONZALEZ, JESSE GRAY, THOMAS W GRIMES, TORRE L GUZMAN, MARCUS G HANEY, TRAVIS V JR HARTMAN, ANGIE M HATMAKER, JOHN W JR HAZLEWOOD, TRAVIS HERNANDEZ, RICARDO III HERNANDEZSANCHEZ, SERGIO HERVEY, BOBBY G JR HILL, BRANDON R HOLLAND, DARYL JR HUTTO, JOSEPH A JACKSON, BARRY KIEFER, CHRISTOPHER P KLAUSMEYER, VERONICA C KUCERA, MATTHEW B KULAK, TYLER LASSITER, CHRIS LAWSON, CLARENCE L JR

December 2017


TCEQ OCTOBER LICENSES LEIJA, MATTHEW LEMON, MATTHEW T LEWIS, MOSES LONGORIA, EDWARD MCCAGE, LANE C MCCLINTOCK, MATTHEW S MCDONALD, DEZARAE L MYERS, SEAN N NAJAR, JAMES OUATTARA, BAGANIRA S OWENS, MISTY M PARIS, RAYLON D PECINA, JOSE E POTTS, KODY R PRICE, CLARENCE L JR PRICE, GREGORY R JR PUTNAM, JORDEN L QUINTANILLA, EDGAR R RAYMOND, ZACKERY D REINKE, ADAM W RICHARDS, KEVIN S RILEY, DONOVAN K ROBERSON, DAVID B ROMANY, MINA RUSSELL, SADEE K SAENZ, ALBERTO SCHERER, BRIAN M SCOTT, BRYAN D SCOTT, ROBERT A SEGOVIA, JUAN M SEPULVEDA, ROLAND SISO, YUNIOR R SMITH, DYLAN J SMITH, JOHNNY D SNIDER, JOE E SNYDER, ELISA SOLORZANO, ULISSES VILLALOBOS, BLAS V VILLARREAL, RAMON R WATSON, CLAYTON WATSON, TREVOR S WHITEHEAD, COAHLTON WHITENER, KATHRYN A WILDS, KYLE E II WILLIS, CHARLES H WILSON, MATTHEW L WOFFORD, STEVEN G WASTEWATER COLLECTION OPERATOR COLLECTIONS I BELMONTES, DAVID CALDERON, ENRIQUE CUNNINGHAM, DARRYL L JR DONOVAN, CURTIS J ELKINS, GABRIEL FOULKS, MICHAEL D HERNANDEZ, VICTOR HERRERA, ROBERT R MENDIOLA, ERASMO OJEDA, ANTONIO J SR

December 2017

RODRIGUEZ, JUAN STYLES, DALLAS TOLBERT, ALLEN L TRESSLER, TIMOTHY COLLECTIONS II ABNEY, GREGGORY W HEFFINGTON, STEVEN A HERNANDEZ, OSMAN R HUFF, DUSTIN G PEMBERTON, SCOTT L RYALS, JASON L SLOAN, CORY C VALDEZ, JASON R WAGNER, ADAM L COLLECTIONS III BOONE, DAVID A FELLS, DANIEL C JONES, JOEL W PATTERSON, TOMMY L RUDE, TYLER J SIERRA, ALFONSO TIBBITS, JACOB D TURNER, GIDEON L WASTEWATER TREATMENT OPERATOR CLASS A GAYOSO, LEON F III GIVENS, BYRON B HIGHTOWER, PAUL R LOPEZ, JOE C JR MANUEL, SCOTT L MOORE, BRIAN S PENDLETON, KURT B PERALEZ, RENE JR RAMIREZ, ROBERT SALINAS, JUAN P JR CLASS B CHUMBLEY, ROBERT C COVEY, PAUL W GOBERT, DANIEL R GONZALEZ, MATTHEW J HARRIS, ROGER A SR HOLLEY, RICHARD R JONES, RICHARD A JORDAN, DAVID D OWEN, MICHAEL A PASILLAS, RODOLFO A TIZENO, FRANK E JR CLASS C AVILA SEGURA, NICOLAS COMPTON, DAVID M DAHL, NATHAN S

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TWUA CLASSIFIED ADS VARIOUS OPENING Pearland, Texas Pearland Public Works Please visit pearlandtx.gov/careers to view and apply for various opening in the Public Works Department

computer experience High school diploma or equivalent No operators license required SAMCO Leak Detection Services, Inc. Sam Godfrey 512.751.5325 Email resume and salary requirements to: sgodfrey@samco-leakservice.com UTILITY CREW LEADER, UTILITY TECHNICIAN, PLANT OPERATOR 4050 FM 1660, Hutto, Texas 78634

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Jonah Water Special Utility District will have openings for Utility Crew Leader, Utility Technician and Plant Operator. Applicants should possess a minimum of a Class C Ground Water Operator's License issued by the TCEQ. Applicants must have a clean driving record. CDL must be obtained within 90 days of employment. Drug screening and background check required. Salary DOE. Applications available at 4050 FM 1660, Hutto, Texas 78634 or jonahwater. com. Hire date for these positions will be January 1, 2018. Jonah Water SUD Teresa Stockton 512-759-1286 Fax resume and salary requirements to: 512-759-2983 Email resume and salary requirements to: tstockton@jonahwater.com

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