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Texas Water Utilities

JOURNAL VOLUME 23

DECEMBER 2013

NUMBER 12

Season's Greetings


2014 TWUA REGIONAL SCHOOL SCHEDULE 2014 TWUA REGIONAL SCHOOL SCHEDULE: DATE

EVENT

PRIMARY CONTACT

EXHIBITS CONTACT

Mar. 2-5

TWUA Annual School

David Moore (512)459-3124

Norma Clark (432)528-1608

Feb. 4-6

Far West Texas Regional School Pecos County Civic Center Ft. Stockton, Texas

Norma Clark (432)528-1608

Tom Ezell (432)553-1196

Mar. 31-Apr. 3

Panhandle Regional School Amarillo Civic Center Amarillo, Texas

Jessie Flores (806)378-3019

Ruben Arias (806)378-3019

Apr. 29- May 1

Southeast Regional School Holiday Inn Centre Beaumont, Texas

Bobby Rogers (409)385-7355

Robb Starr (409)755-1559

May 6-8

Central West Texas Regional School Abilene Civic Center Abilene, Texas

Charlotte McElwain (325)226-3085

Mickey Chaney (325)548-2237

May 13-15

North Central Texas Regional School Univ. of Texas Arlington Arlington, Texas

Selena Jackson (972)237-8377

Jon Mahoney (972)721-2261

June 9-12

Central Texas Regional School Killeen Civic Center Killeen, Texas

Teresa Bryant (254)750-8007

Peggy Smith (830)598-2424 x 309

July 14-16

Southwest Texas Regional School Holy Family Catholic Church Victoria, Texas

Donald Reese (361)485-3414

Lynn Short (361)485-3381

August 12-14

Permian Basin Regional School MCM Grande Hotel Odessa, Texas

Norma Clark (432)528-1608

Norma Clark (432)528-1608

August 26-28

East Texas Regional School Harvey Hall & R.T.D.C. Tyler, Texas

Mike Norris (903)939-8278

Mike Norris (903)939-8278

November 4-6

West Texas Regional School Lubbock Civic Center Lubbock, Texas

Neil Weems (806)775-2880

Neil Weems (806)775-2880

Please contact the person listed above for additional information about your regional school or call TWUA Central Office at (888)367-8982. Please visit our website at www.twua.org to register for one of these schools. Thank you for your support.


In This Issue ARTICLES S TRAINING LISTINGS S EMPLOYMENT

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

TEXAS WATER UTILITIES JOURNAL

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

ARTICLES: President's Perspective..................................................................6 by Roger Fussell, TWUA President TWUA Executive Director News......................................................8 by Russell Hamilton, Executive Director Texas Water Development Board News: Keeping Texas on a Path For Growth...........................................10 Safety News: Don't Get Left Out In the Cold.....................................................20 By Amy Northam AAS, Safety Committee Member Pretreatment Environmental Section News: Grease Trap/ Interceptor Inspection..........................................24 by Alphonse Newton, Environmental Supervisor, City of Forth Worth

ADVERTISERS: Classified Ads.......................................................................................30 Ana-Lab...............................................................................................26 Chlor-Serv, Inc.......................................................................................9 Global Treat.........................................................................................21 Hartwell Environmental Corporation.......................................................29 Jim Cox Sales........................................................................................5 Magna Flow Environmental.....................................................................3 Professional Cards................................................................................26 Samco Leak Detection..........................................................................26 Smith Pump Company, Inc...........................................Inside Back Cover

TRAINING: .TWUA

Training Schedule..................................................................................14 Annual School Registration Information...................................................12 TWUA Annual School Awards Information..........................................................16 TWUA Annual School Call for Inductees A/AA/ Twenty-Five Club..........................11 TWUA Webinar Information..............................................................................22 TWUA Far West Texas Regional School Information...........................................27

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DECEMBER 2013


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President's Message Roger Fussell, Executive Director Lumberton MUD

Noble By Choice Thanks to all of the folks in Lubbock for their hospitality. The North West Texas Regional School was a success due to all of the hard work of the regional board of directors and the volunteer efforts and hours devoted to providing a quality training experience for the region. As we continue our discussion of the word “professional,” let’s consider the 10th letter “n” and the word noble. We can find many definitions of the word noble. I believe the most fitting definition for today’s water utility professional is “having or showing fine personal qualities or high moral principles or ideals.” Several synonyms that come to mind when I consider the word noble are: good; honorable; moral; ethical; and reputable. The list could go on but I think you get my drift of the meaning of the word noble. Today’s water utility professional is a hard working individual who has the desire and drive to make certain that the public health and surrounding environment are safe for all. People often connect the term of noble to the medieval times and knights in shining armor. The noble knight is often portrayed as the rescuer of the damsel in distress. Yearly, the TWUA recognizes a water utility professional who has “saved the day.” Wouldn’t it be great if we could read stories about the hard work of water utility professionals for their efforts in providing a safe water supply and an effective, environmentally sound waste water treatment for our communities? Providing noble service to our communities requires the water utility professional to exhibit strong work ethics and high moral standards. We’ve discussed doing what is right when no one is looking. When we do this, our good reputation will set the moral bar at a level for others to strive to achieve. Our work, then, can be considered noble. Water utility professionals must choose the noble path. The citizens of Texas, our regions, and our communities deserve professionals who exhibit high standards to operate and maintain our water resources. What path have you chosen?

The Road Not Taken Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry I could not travel both And be one traveler, long I stood And looked down one as far as I could To where it bent in the undergrowth; Then took the other, as just as fair, And having perhaps the better claim Because it was grassy and wanted wear, Though as for that the passing there Had worn them really about the same, And both that morning equally lay In leaves no step had trodden black. Oh, I kept the first for another day! Yet knowing how way leads on to way I doubted if I should ever come back. I shall be telling this with a sigh Somewhere ages and ages hence: Two roads diverged in a wood, and I, I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference.

Robert Frost wrote the poem “The Road Not Taken.” Read this poem with the noble water utility professional in mind. S

Roger Fussell TWUA President 6 TEXAS WATER UTILITIES JOURNAL www.twua.org

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R. Hamilton

R. Hamilton

What’s happened to the Christmas; that we have come to know? Imagine His disappointment, as He gazes down below. Gifts and giving provide such joy; What’s happened to the Christmas; that we have come to know? But ask a child about Christmas and it’s usually about the toys. Imagine His disappointment, as He gazes down below. and giving We take the Christ from Christmas, becauseGifts for some it mightprovide offend.such joy; ButOne askwho a child about Christmas andour it’sfriend? usually about the toys. ems a lack of gratitude; for the gave His all, just to be

We seem surprised by all the turmoil; which depicts the worldly trend. We take the Christ from Christmas, because for some it might offend. Who decides which freedoms are worth fighting to defend? This seems a lack of gratitude; for the One who gave His all, just to be our friend? seem surprised by all the turmoil; This blessing knownWe as Christmas has once again arrived; which depicts the worldly trend. Who decides freedoms are worth fighting to defend? So pause and relish in your thoughts, as fondwhich memories are revived.

Thankful yet another year, our loved ones have survived. This blessing known as Christmas has once again arrived; We pray this blessing Jesus gives, no one be deprived. So pause and relish in your thoughts, as fond memories are revived. Thankful another year, our Enjoy the gifts and fellowship, which yet come this special day;loved ones have survived. We pray this blessing Jesus no one be deprived. t keep in mind Jesus represents forgiveness; and his love is ongives, display.

Bring us back to you Lord, when we tend to stray; Enjoy the gifts and fellowship, which come this special day; Provide us strength to follow You and the courage to obey. But keep in mind Jesus represents forgiveness; and his love is on display. Bring this us back Help put Christ back in Christmas; will to beyou the Lord, plea; when we tend to stray; Provide strength Youtoand courage your friends and families in thisusquest, for to allfollow the world see.the courage to obey.

Rejoice in sharing your presents and decorating your tree; Help put Christ back in Christmas; this will be the plea; Just acknowledge the true meaning, at least to some degree. Encourage your friends and families in this quest, for all the world to see. Rejoice in sharing presentsday; and decorating your tree; As friends, families, and loved ones, gather on thisyour momentous acknowledge the true To give Jesus His respect,Just please bow your head andmeaning, pray. at least to some degree. May love and blessings find you, at this time today; As friends, families, and loved ones, gather on this momentous day; And rest assured your Heavenly Father, is never far away. To give Jesus His respect, please bow your head and pray. May love and blessings find you, at this time today; And rest assured your Heavenly Father, is never far away. © 2013 Russell Hamilton

© 2013 Russell Hamilton

DECEMBER 2013

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EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR NEWS: Russell Hamilton, TWUA Executive Director

Thank you Lord for the rain. The Austin area has been blessed with more rain. Lake Travis is up about 3 feet, and Lake Buchanan is up about a foot. We are still a long way to go to reach the full mark, but the rain came at a good time. Update: Lake Travis is at 32.7% capacity and Lake Buchanan is sitting at 37.9% capacity. In West Texas, Lake Spence is sitting at 4.8% capacity and Lake Ivie is sitting at 15.1% capacity, and Lake Meredith remains at 0% capacity. I urge you to join me and continue to pray for a statewide significant rainfall event and to make us better stewards of this precious resource. Want to get a complete look at lake levels – go to www.waterdatafortexas.org. The paper invoice is really making a difference in the membership renewals, and we appreciate your patience and understanding. We are absolutely not abandoning the online renewal process. Once you have your approval to pay, please feel free to utilize the electronic payment process, but we will always accept your checks. I would like to make you aware of a couple of dates. December 17th – 19th will be TWUA’S first scheduled online computer based Distant Learning 20-hour core training class. Please go to the TWUA website and click on the training calendar for more information and to register. District Officer Training (January 7th 2014): Will be held in Austin at the Holiday Inn Mid-Town. This training is scheduled from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Those who are coming into the leadership positions at the District Level will want to make plans to attend. For those who cannot justify the trip to Austin, we will provide the training live online using the association’s video equipment and distant learning process. TWUA is working on enhancements to the training hours reporting process for the Secretaries, and it is our goal to be able to demonstrate these new tools at the District Officer Training in January. VERY IMPORTANT: For any Computer Based Distant Learning Training Class offered by TWUA, you will need to register early. We are required to send you a training manual, and unless you are willing to cover overnight FedEx charges, this is NOT a class you can decide to take at the last minute.

not have a process where you would be able to project the course on a big screen for multiple viewers in a classroom setting. You need telephone access and a minimum of 1-Mbps uninterrupted internet download speed – larger download speeds will only enhance your online experience. This is NOT user paced. You will NOT be able to start and stop the class to attend to other duties. This is as close to live classroom training or training you might expect to receive at a regional school as we can get. Please make sure you have your time allocated and your workplace is not expecting you to take calls or respond to emergencies. I certainly do not want to alarm or surprise anyone with the computer based training, but there will be an exit exam required with all 20-hour core training classes. This is so that TWUA can ensure TCEQ that attendees comprehended the training materials. This is not the TCEQ Operator Licensing Exam; this is not any assurance that if you successfully pass the TWUA exit exam that you will have no trouble passing the state exam. There are options to challenge the exit exam several times and ask for help if you find the process confusing. Please give TWUA’s computer based training a try, and we look forward to your feedback and suggestions for improvements. On behalf of staff and management, we would like to extend to you and yours the warmest and most heartfelt holiday wishes. We want to thank you for your support and look forward to a great 2014. For the Man Who Hated Christmas - By Nancy W. Gavin It’s just a small, white envelope stuck among the branches of our Christmas tree. No name, no identification, no inscription. It has peeked through the branches of our tree for the past ten years. It all began because my husband Mike hated Christmas. Oh, not the true meaning of Christmas, but the commercial aspects of it – overspending and the frantic running around at the last minute to get a tie for Uncle Harry and the dusting powder for Grandma – the gifts given in desperation because you couldn’t think of anything else. Knowing he felt this way, I decided one year to bypass the usual shirts, sweaters, ties and so forth. I reached for something special just for Mike. The inspiration came in an unusual way.

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Our son Kevin, who was 12 that year, was on the wrestling team at the school he attended. Shortly before Christmas, there was a non-league match against a team sponsored by an inner-city church. These youngsters, dressed in sneakers so ragged that shoestrings seemed to be the only thing holding them together, presented a sharp contrast to our boys in their spiffy blue and gold uniforms and sparkling new wrestling shoes.

The next morning, I found it was magically joined by three more. Unbeknownst to the others, each of our three children had for the first time placed a white envelope on the tree for their dad. The tradition has grown and someday will expand even further with our grandchildren standing to take down that special envelope.

As the match began, I was alarmed to see that the other team was wrestling without headgear, a kind of light helmet designed to protect a wrestler’s ears. It was a luxury the ragtag team obviously could not afford.

May you truly be blessed this Christmas season. S

Well, we ended up walloping them. We took every weight class. Mike, seated beside me, shook his head sadly, “I wish just one of them could have won,” he said. “They have a lot of potential, but losing like this could take the heart right out of them.” Mike loved kids – all kids. He so enjoyed coaching little league football, baseball and lacrosse. That’s when the idea for his present came. That afternoon, I went to a local sporting goods store and bought an assortment of wrestling headgear and shoes and sent them anonymously to the inner-city church. On Christmas Eve, I placed a small, white envelope on the tree, the note inside telling Mike what I had done, and that this was his gift from me. Mike’s smile was the brightest thing about Christmas that year. That same bright smile lit up succeeding years. For each Christmas, I followed the tradition – one year sending a group of mentally handicapped youngsters to a hockey game, another year a check to a pair of elderly brothers whose home had burned to the ground the week before Christmas, and on and on. The white envelope became the highlight of our Christmas. It was always the last thing opened on Christmas morning, and our children – ignoring their new toys – would stand with wide-eyed anticipation as their dad lifted the envelope from the tree to reveal its contents. As the children grew, the toys gave way to more practical presents, but the small, white envelope never lost its allure. The story doesn’t end there. You see we lost Mike last year due to dreaded cancer. When Christmas rolled around, I was still so wrapped in grief that I barely got the tree up. However, Christmas Eve found me placing an envelope on the tree.

DECEMBER 2013

Mike’s spirit, like the Christmas spirit will always be with us.

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TEXAS WATER DEVELOPMENT BOARD NEWS: Keeping Texas On A Path For Growth

Texas, unlike some other parts of the country, is experiencing unprecedented growth. In the U.S. Census Bureau's list of 15 fastest growing large cities, 8 are in Texas. Last month, the Austin Board of Realtors reported that city's home sales increased more than 30 percent over September 2012. Increasing employment opportunities are anticipated as well, with cities like McAllen slated to experience 3.7% annual job growth according to a recent Forbes list. However, these benefits can be quickly negated by long-term drought, critical water shortages and crumbling infrastructure. Lost jobs, income and taxes are on the horizon if we don't have enough water. Take a look at the infographic above to see how severe drought can affect Texas in five sample regional water planning regions (the Texas Water Development Board relies on 16 water planning regions to develop a state water plan that addresses needs and projects across the state). These numbers are compelling. But water management strategies can positively affect the economic impact within a particular region and the state's economy as a whole. Construction projects provide a short-term boost to local economies through employment and earnings. Expenditures on materials and labor as well as planning, design, and construction services result in increased local income. After construction is complete, permanent employment is supported by the operation and maintenance of water supply facilities. Specifically, every $1 million invested in water projects creates

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$1.75 million sales revenues in construction, engineering, materials and supporting sectors $889,000 in gross state domestic product $44,000 in state and local tax receipts 13 new jobs

If we don't have enough water, Texas will face many challenges if it hopes to continue on a path of growth. But because we have a detailed planning process, we can avoid these negative effects and continue Texas’ economic growth despite national trends to the contrary.

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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 3, 2014 at: 12:00 p.m., at the Omni Bayfront Hotel in 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. To apply for induction, simply complete the form below, and mail it to TWUA Central Office at 1106 Clayton Lane, Suite #112 West, Austin, TX 78723-1093 or FAX it to 512/459-7124. Name: _______________________________________ SS#: License #_______________________________ Employer: ___________________________________Daytime Phone Number: (

) ______ -___________

Address: ___________________________________ City: ________________State______ Zip: ___________ "A" License Issue Dates: Water: ____________________ Wastewater: _____________________

"A" CLUB CALL FOR INDUCTEES

The "A" Club will conduct their luncheon on Monday, March 3, 2014, at the Omni Bayfront Hotel in Corpus Christi, Texas. at 12:00 p.m. Membership in this prestigious organization is limited to those who (1) are members of the Association, (2) hold an "A" License in either water or wastewater and (3) apply for membership. To apply for induction, simply complete the form below, and mail it to TWUA Central Office at 1106 Clayton Lane, Suite #112 West, Austin, TX 78723-1093 or FAX it to 512/459-7124. Name: _______________________________________ SS#: License #_______________________________ Employer: ___________________________________Daytime Phone Number: (

) ______ -___________

Address: ___________________________________ City: ________________State______ Zip: ___________ "A" License Issue Dates: Water: ____________________ Wastewater: _____________________

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 2, 2014 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. To apply for induction, simply complete the form below, and mail it to TWUA Central Office at 1106 Clayton Lane, Suite #112 West, Austin, TX 78723-1093 or FAX it to 512/459-7124. Name: _______________________________________ SS#: License #_______________________________ Employer: ___________________________________Daytime Phone Number: (

) ______ -___________

Address: ___________________________________ City: ________________State______ Zip: ___________ Region, District, Chapter, Section or other Affiliations: _____________________________________________ DECEMBER 2013

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Texas Water Utilities Association 96th Annual School

March 2-5,2014 Corpus Christi, Texas

TWUA Professionals We are proud to announce our upcoming 96th 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 $147+taxes. 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 7, 2014.

Academic Offerings: All classes are 20 hour training courses. We encourage everyone to attend the General Session on Sunday, March 2nd, at the Omni Hotel and

visit the Exhibitor Area at the American Bank Center. Technical Sessions will begin at 8:00 a.m. on Monday and will end at 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday.

TCEQ Examinations Information:

Discounts, Fees and No Refunds Policy:

All TCEQ Water and Wastewater exams will be given at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 5th.

By Mail or Online: 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 also available at www.twua.org. All major credit cards are accepted.

Class “A” exams and TWUA L.A.S. Voluntary Laboratory Analysts exams will be given Tuesday, March 4th, at 8:00 a.m. Applications for the “A” exam must be approved prior to Annual School. Approval for an “A” exam takes approximately 30-60 days. Call TCEQ Occupational Licensing Section for more information. (512)239-6133 (W) (512) 239-0176 (WW). Payment must be made on-site or prior to testing. Please do not include testing fee with your TWUA registration. Please make check 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 Collection I/II/III.........................................$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.

November 1st - 30th Fees: (MEMBER) Pre-Registration Fee:

NON-MEMBER Pre-Registration Fee:

$220 $270

December 1st - 31st Fees:

(MEMBER) Pre-Registration Fee: NON-MEMBER Pre-Registration Fee:

$245 $295

January 1st - February 21st Fees:

(MEMBER) Pre-Registration Fee: NON-MEMBER Pre-Registration Fee:

$270 $320

On-Site (Walk-up) Registration Fee (Member): On-Site Registration Fee (non-member):

$320 $370

l No Refunds: Attendee substitutions are acceptable if received in Central Office prior to February 14, 2014. 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. We are requesting all pre-registrations and payments by: February 21, 2014. Following this date, on-site registration will be available at the school.

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TWUA ANNUAL SCHOOL REGISTRATION FORM

Texas Water Utilities Association 95 Annual School (February 24-27,2013) th

96th Annual School Registration Form American Bank Convention Center - Corpus Christi, Texas

ACADEMIC OFFERINGS: WASTEWATER COURSES:

WATER COURSES:

Basic Wastewater Wastewater Treatment Wastewater Collection Activated Sludge Wastewater Laboratory Advanced Pretreatment***

WATER / WASTEWATER COURSES:

Basic Water Ground Water Production Water Distribution Surface Water II Water Laboratory

Special Topics for Lab Analysts*** Water Utilities Management Calculations Water Utilities Safety Special Topics for Managers*** CCC/CSI CS- Utility Relations – No Operator Credit

Special Notes: *** These (20 hour courses) are pending TCEQ Approval

TEXAS WATER UTILITIES ASSOCIATION MEMBERS ONLY

Pre-Registration Until 12-31-2013

On-Site & After 1-1-2014

Water and/or Wastewater Courses ................................................................................................................... $220.00 ............................................ CSS Utility Relations Course ............................................................................................................................. $230.00 ............................................ PES Advanced Pretreatment Course ................................................................................................................ $230.00 ............................................ LAS Special Topics for Lab Analysts........................................................................... ..................................... $230.00….......................................

$ 270.00 $ 280.00 $ 280.00 $ 280.00

NON-MEMBERS OF TEXAS WATER UTILITIES ASSOCIATION

20 hour Water and/or Wastewater Courses ...................................................................................................... $270.00 ............................................ $ 320.00

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REGISTRATION INFORMATION:

TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE DISCOUNTS BEING OFFERED

PRE-REGISTRATION FORM

NOTE: Substitutions ONLY - Refunds Cannot Be Made Provide complete information for each registrant

Name:_______________________________________________ SS# or License #: ________________________________________________________________

Badge Name (Nickname):__________________________________ Course Selection: _____________________________________________________________

Address: __________________________________________________ Email: ___________________________________________________________________

City: _________________________________________ State: ______ Zip: _______________ Phone: _________________________________________________

TWUA Member

YES

NO

Representing (Region, District, Chapter or Section): ______________________________________________________

Method of Payment: Check (Ck #__________________)

Credit Card: Cardholder Name:________________________________________________________

Bill my (Visa) (MasterCard):_____________________________________________ Exp. Date: ___________ Security Code: ________ Zip Code: _____________ Authorizing Signature for Credit Card: _____________________________________________

Please provide the following information if a receipt is needed:

Attn: __________________________________________

Tickets for the following must be purchased individually:

Email: _________________________________________

School Registration Fees (See Above)……………………………………. .................................................................................... $___________ AA Club Luncheon Ticket - $35 (Monday) ……………………………………. .............................................................................. $___________ A Club Luncheon Ticket - $35 (Monday) ……………………………………. ................................................................................. $___________ Event Parking Pass - $15 (Mon. – Wed.) ……………………………………. ................................................................................ $___________ Total Enclosed……………………………………. ................................................................................................................. $___________

Please make checks payable to TWUA: Mail registration form with payment to: Texas Water Utilities Association Annual School 1106 Clayton Lane Suite #112 West *Austin, Texas 78723-1093 - Registration is available online at: www.twua.org For questions please call Central Office: (888) 367-8982 Fax: (512) 459-71249-7124 DECEMBER 2013

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TWUA TRAIN 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

Location

Course

Address/Hours

Credit

Date Dec 17-19 Jan 27-29 Feb3-5 Feb 11-13 Aug 4-6

Basic Water Weslaco Sinton Corpus Christi New Braunfels Corpus Christi

TCEQ 0092 Basic Water Basic Water Basic Water Basic Water Basic Water

20 Hours 1912 Joe Stephens 301 E Market 2726 Holly 355 FM 306 2726 Holly

Water

Dec 9-11

Ground Water Production Lindale

TCEQ 0223 Ground Water Production

20 Hours 124 N Commerce

Water

Jan 14-16 Jan 21-23 Jan 22-24 Apr 15-17 May 19-21 Nov 10-12

Distribution Carrollton Lindale Odessa New Braunfels Corpus Christi Corpus Christi

TCEQ 0605 Distribution Distribution Distribution Distribution Distribution Distribution

20 Hours 4750 Josey Lane 124 N Commerce 1100 W 42nd 355 FM 306 2726 Holly 2726 Holly

Water

Surface Water Production I Georgetown Surface Water Production II Corpus Christi Georgetown Water Lab Laredo

TCEQ 0942 Surface Water Production I TCEQ 0954 Surface Water Production II Surface Water Production II TCEQ 0285 Water Laboratory

24 Hours 400 Rock Dove Lane 20 Hours 2726 Holly 400 Rock Dove Lane 20 Hours 5512 Thomas Ave

Water

Dec 2-4 Jan 28-30 Feb 10-12 Feb 18-20 Feb 25-27 Aug 18-20

Basic Wastewater Rockport Sinton Corpus Christi Carrollton New Braunfels Corpus Christi

TCEQ 0059 Basic Wastewater Basic Wastewater Basic Wastewater Basic Wastewater Basic Wastewater Basic Wastewater

20 Hours 2751 SH35 Bypass 301 E Market 2726 Holly 4750 Josey Lane 355 FM 306 2726 Holly

Wastewater

Apr 7-9 Oct 6-8

Wastewater Treatment Corpus Christi Corpus Christi

TCEQ 0437 WW Treatment WW Treatment

20 Hours 2726 Holly 2726 Holly

Wastewater

Dec 10-12 Jan 7-9 Jan 28-30 Mar 18-20 Apr 1-3 May 26-28 Nov 17-19

Wastewater Collection New Braunfels Lindale Terell Carrollton New Braunfels Corpus Christi Corpus Christi

TCEQ 0080 WW Collection WW Collection WW Collection WW Collection WW Collection WW Collection WW Collection

20 Hours 355 FM 306 124 N Commerce 400 Industrial Blvd. 4750 Josey Lane 355 FM 306 2726 Holly 2726 Holly

Wastewater

Jan 6-8 July 29-31

Wastewater Lab Corpus Christi Terrell

TCEQ 0081 Wastewater Laboratory Wastewater Laboratory

20 Hours 2726 Holly 400 Industrial Blvd

Wastewater

20 Hours 400 Industrial Blvd 24 Hours 355 FM 306 4750 Josey Lane 400 Industrial Blvd 2726 Holly

Water/Wastewater

Jan 7-9 Dec 2-4 Jan 14-16

Utilities Management TCEQ 0550 Terrell Management Pump and Pumping TCEQ 0430 Jan 14-16 New Braunfels Pump and Pumping 14 UTILITIES JOURNAL www.twua.org AprTEXAS 8-10 WATER Carrollton Pump and Pumping Apr 22-24 Terrell Pump and Pumping Jul 7-9 Corpus Christi Pump and Pumping Sept 9-11

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Apr 7-9 Oct 6-8

Corpus Christi Corpus Christi

WW Treatment WW Treatment

NING SCHEDULE

2726 Holly 2726 Holly

Wastewater Collection TCEQ 0080 20 Hours Wastewater Dec 10-12 New Braunfels WW Collection 355 FM 306 Jan 7-9 Lindale WW Collection 124 N Commerce Jan 28-30 Terell WW Collection 400 Industrial Blvd. Mar 18-20 Carrollton WW Collection 4750 Josey Lane Apr 1-3 New Braunfels WW Collection 355 FM 306 20 HOUR CLASSES : (PRE-REGISTRATION) $200 MEMBER $250 NON-MEMBER May 26-28 Corpus Christi WW Collection 2726 Holly (ON-SITE ) $250 MEMBER $300 NON-MEMBER Nov 17-19 Corpus Christi WW Collection 2726 Holly 24 HOUR CLASSES: (PRE-REGISTRATION) $260 MEMBER $310 NON-MEMBER Wastewater Lab TCEQ 0081 20 Hours Wastewater (ON-SITE) $310 MEMBER $360 NON-MEMBER You can register on-line at http://www.twua.org/training.php for Jan 6-8 Corpus Christi Wastewater Laboratory 2726 Holly your next training class.

July 29-31

Wastewater Laboratory

400 Industrial Blvd

TCEQ 0550 Management TCEQ 0430 Pump and Pumping Pump and Pumping Pump and Pumping Pump and Pumping

20 Hours 400 Industrial Blvd 24 Hours 355 FM 306 4750 Josey Lane 400 Industrial Blvd 2726 Holly

Water/Wastewater

Jan 14-16 Apr 8-10 Apr 22-24 Jul 7-9

Utilities Management Terrell Pump and Pumping New Braunfels Carrollton Terrell Corpus Christi

Dec 10-12 Jan 27-29 Jan 28-30 Mar 11-13 Oct 13-15

Utilities Safety Carrollton Mineola New Braunfels Terrell Corpus Christi

TCEQ 0426 Utilities Safety Utilities Safety Utilities Safety Utilities Safety Utilities Safety

20 Hours 4750 Josey Lane 300 Greenville Hwy 355 FM 306 400 Industrial Blvd 2726 Holly

Water/Wastewater

Mar 11-13 Mar 17-19 Jun 17-19

Valve & Hydrant New Braunfels Corpus Christi Terrell

TCEQ 0961 Valve and Hydrant Valve and Hydrant Valve and Hydrant

20 Hours 355 FM 306 2726 Holly 400 Industrial Blvd

Water/Wastewater

Apr 14-16 Jun 3-5

Utilities Calculations Corpus Christi New Braunfels

TCEQ 0108 Calculations Calculations

20 Hours 2726 Holly 355 FM 306

Water/Wastewater

Sept 8-10

Chlorinator Maintenance Corpus Christi

TCEQ 0124 Chlorinator Maintenance

20 Hours 2726 Holly

Water/Wastewater

20 Hours

W/WW/CSI/BPAT

Dec 4-6 June 17-19

Customer Service InspectionI/ Cross Connection Control TCEQ 0173,0043 Rockport CSI/CCC New Braunfels CSI/CCC

Jan 13-17

BPAT Refresher Amarillo

24 Hours 3701 S Osage

Date

Sept 9-11

Terrell

Location

Course

TCEQ 1194,1195,1201 Effective Instructional Tech

Address/Hours

2751 SH35 Bypass 355 FM 306

Credit

Water/Wastewater

1 PM Start time W/WW/CSI/BPAT

(24 hours) *(24 Students Max)

Pre-registration $260 Member, $310 Non-Member On-site Registration $310 Member, $360 Non-Member 8 hr Mod I: TCEQ Training credit for: 8 hrs BPAT, CSI, LI, W/WW & WTS Licenses 8 hr Mod II: TCEQ Training credit for: 8 hrs BPAT, CSI, LI, W/WW & WTS Licenses 8 hr BPAT PRACTICAL SKILLS REFRESHER: TCEQ Training credit for: 8 hrs BPAT ONLY License

OCCUPATIONAL LICENSING CUSTOMERS: Beginning March 1, 2011, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) will accept a credit card or electronic check transfer for payments for all new occupational license and registration applications. As a result, any person applying for a new Occupational License or registration will be able to pay their application fee online using the TCEQ’s ePay system.   Note: All online renewals will continue to be processed through Texas.gov. The ePay system allows companies, cities, municipalities, and organizations to pay up to 20 employees at one time using this system. At the time of the exam a printed receipt will be required. The receipt is considered to be a copy of the email verifying your payment or a copy of the web page showing the Trace Number and Voucher Number(s). For additional information and instructions on how to use the ePay system, please visit http://www.tceq.texas.gov/licensing/exams/registration. If you have questions please contact the Occupational Licensing Section at 512-239-6133 or email us at licenses@tceq.texas.gov. Russell Gardner, Manager Occupational Licensing Section. DECEMBER 2013

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TWUA AWARD CATEGORIES 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.

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” Batchelo r Memo rial Safety Pro g ram 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 made electronically or by using the forms on the next two pages. Forms must be in T.W.U.A. Central Office by December 31. 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- March 2th In the Omni Bayfront Hotel Ballroom. Please submit nominations electronically at: http://www.twua.org/membership/awards/award-nomination. 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 ____ Ballard Meritorious Service ____ Allen Distinguished Service ____ Outstanding Professional ____ Outstanding New Professional ____ Education and Training ____ Public Education ____ Association Leadership ____ Community Service ____ Community Improvement ____ Heroism Operator of the Year 1,001-10,000 Population 10,001-30,000 Population 30,001-60,000 Population Over 60,000 Population PERSONAL INFORMATION:

ORGANIZATIONAL AWARDS ____ Leadership Award ____ Alliance Award ____ Public Education Program Award ____ Batchelor Safety Program Award Use the form to describe why the named nominee is deserving in this category.

Name of Nominee: ________________________________________________________ Daytime Phone: _____________________ Nominee’s Address: __________________________________________________________________________________________ Current Member of Which District/Chapter: _______________________________________________________________________ Social Security No.: _____________________________ Date of Birth: ________________________ Marital Status: ____________ Spouse’s Name: ___________________________________ Children’s Names: _________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________ EDUCATIONAL INFORMATION: Formal Diplomas and Degrees Held: _____________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Professional Memberships/Awards: ______________________________________________________________________________ Certificates and Licenses Held: _________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________ EMPLOYMENT INFORMATION: Present Job Title: __________________________________________ Length of Time in Present Position: _______________ Years Present Employer: ___________________________________________________________________________________________ If less than three years, Previous Employer: _______________________________________________________________________ Years in the Water Utilities Profession: ___________________________________________________________________________ Description of Present Job Duties: _______________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________ NOMINEE’S ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Notable Achievements in the Water Utilities Profession: _____________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________ DECEMBER 2013

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Notable Public Education Activities: _____________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Community and Local Organization Involvement: __________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Notable T.W.U.A. Leadership Activities: _________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Additional Information Regarding the Nominee: ___________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________ If nominated for the Operator of the Year Award, What is the Number of Connections or Population Served? Name of Person Submitting Nomination: ________________________________________________________________________ Daytime 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, Texas 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:

(512) 459-7124

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SAFETY NEWS:

Don't Get Left Out In the Cold By Amy Northam AAS, Safety Committee Member Unless you live in or around the Guadalupe Mountains, South Plains, Permian Basin, or the Panhandle, you don’t think much about winter weather in Texas. With very few exceptions, most of our state will dip below freezing at some point during the winter season if only for a few hours. Snow, ice, freezing rain, and sleet do occur even if it doesn’t stick around in the southern and eastern regions. Cold weather is a safety concern for all working in the water utilities industry even if your region does not get as cold as other parts of the state. The fall and winter seasons bring cooler temperatures and a different kind of precipitation. Slips and falls become more of concern as ice and snow make walking and working surfaces slick. Pipes and hoses have to be protected from freezing conditions. Workers must exhibit defensive driving skills as the roads become slick with ice and snow. Portable and indoor heaters must be monitored for carbon monoxide. Cold stress now becomes a safety priority and a shift in safety thinking. Very little attention is paid to cold stress and its related injuries and illnesses as compared to heat stress. Cold stress can be just as harmful and deadly as heat stress and some of the injuries can have a lasting effect. Cold stress refers to the types of injuries and illnesses associated with lower temperatures (not necessarily below freezing), wind speeds, and wetness. These include hypothermia, cold water immersion, frostbite/frostnip, chilblains, and trench foot. Lower temperatures plus wind speeds equals the wind chill factor.

Wind chill factors have the same effect on the body as blowing air across a spoonful of hot soup. The blowing air across the soup or the body increases the speed at which the heat dissipates off the soup or body. If it’s 45˚F outside with a wind blowing at 25 mph, the temperature will feel like 29˚F. Now it’s below freezing and frostbite can occur. With prolonged exposure, hypothermia can set in for unprotected skin. Adding wetness to the equation increases the speed of the onset of symptoms along with lowering the ambient temperature. Wetness can cause the body to lose heat 25 times faster than wind alone. Even at temperatures in the 60 degree range, these factors can pose a serious safety risk to water utility workers. Staying indoors where it is warm and dry is not often an option for water utility workers. PPE (personal protective equipment) is often the last line of defense against a hazard in the workplace. With cold stress, PPE is a worker’s number one defense against cold. •

Wearing several layers of loose fitting clothing will create an insulation barrier against the cold. Tight clothing can restrict blood flow preventing the body’s natural heating source from getting to the extremities. o The first layer should be a cotton material to help wick away moisture and keep the skin dry. o The second layer should be wool, Thinsulate, or another material that does not add weight or bulk, but has good insulation properties. o The last or outer layer should be wind and water resistant. It should allow for excess moisture and heat to escape. • D o n ’ t fo r g e t yo u r extremities. Hands, feet, and most importantly, the head are where most injuries occur. o Hands should be protected with gloves that are water repellant and insulated, but still allow dexterity to perform work efficiently. Never grab tools or other equipment which is not insulated and is below 60˚F with bare hands. Prolonged exposure to tools

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without insulation decreases circulation to the fingers, hand, wrist, and arm creating capillary and tissue damage. o Boots should be waterproof and insulated. Socks should wick away moisture and not become damp. o 30% of your body heat is lost through the head area. Make sure to wear hats, hoods, scarves, and facemasks made of materials that protect from wind, cold and wetness. Wearing a hat will make you feel warmer. •

As you are working, you may become hot from the energy exerted doing the task but resist the temptation to remove clothing until you are inside where it is warm and dry. If any part of your clothing becomes water logged change it as quickly as possible. If you get overheated, take a break inside to allow the excess heat to escape and for you to cool down.

Consider all of these factors when the job takes you outside in the cold. Preparing for cold weather is easy. Watch the thermometer; monitor the wind speed; dress appropriately; stay dry; stay hydrated and conserve energy. Resources The Wind Chill Chart can be downloaded and printed at: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/windchill/images/ windchillchart3.pdf Amy is a shift leader in operations at the Southeast Water Reclamation Plant (SEWRP) at the City of Lubbock Water Utilities Department. She has worked at the City for 8 years beginning as a lab technician and now as one of the team of shift leaders for the facility. Amy has an Associate of Applied Science with the option of Radioactive and Hazardous Materials Technology and holds a Level A Wastewater license. S

Besides clothing, workers can protect themselves by erecting some kind of shield to block the wind and precipitation and using portable heaters. Take frequent breaks inside to warm up and dry out. The longer the worker is exposed to the cold the greater chance for injury or illness. Most injuries and illnesses associated with cold stress occur during the transition from fall to winter because workers get caught out in rapidly changing weather conditions without the proper clothing; also, their bodies have not adjusted to the cooler weather yet. Cold through skin contact and inhalation causes the blood vessels to contract. The body will automatically strive to keep the core organs warm by decreasing the blood flow to the extremities. This decreased blood flow causes most of the better known illnesses like chilblains and hypothermia. Other illnesses such as dehydration and overexertion are more associated with heat stress rather than cold stress but are just as dangerous. Thirst is also suppressed in cold environments; so, drink warm sweet beverages to prevent dehydration. Alcohol and caffeine should be avoided as they constrict blood flow and decrease circulation. The colder temperature gives a false sense to the worker that he is exerting a normal amount of energy. In actuality, with the extra clothing and the body working harder to heat the muscles, a greater amount of energy is spent. This overexertion can cause fatigue and heart problems. Workers with certain medical conditions such as arthritis, hypertension and diabetes are more susceptible to cold stress. Age, gender, and previous cold injuries increase a worker’s sensitivity to the cold. DECEMBER 2013

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NUTRIENT REMOVAL IN WASTEWATER December 11, 2013 Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm (CST) Member Fee: $40 / Non-Member Fee: $55 (TCEQ approval pending - 1 hour) (Registration deadline: December 9, 2013) Reserve your webinar seat now (Space is limited) There will be a discussion related to upcoming changes to wastewater discharge. TCEQ permits, phosphorus limits, nitrogen limits, treatment options, sludge disposal, stream quality, factors that determine biological or chemical treatment, retrofitting existing treatment facilities, planning for capital improvements, and questions and answers. PRESENTER:

OBJECTIVES WITH THIS WEBINAR: Share knowledge and experience that will: • • • •

Improve knowledge of upcoming changes to permits Improve knowledge on wastewater discharge limits Improve knowledge of treatment options Improve knowledge on advantages & disadvantages of treatment options

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: • • •

Wastewater operators who work in treatment Anyone in the wastewater industry who deals with permit compliance Anyone interested in acquiring more knowledge in the area of Phosphorus and nitrogen limits in wastewater discharge and or stream quality

Webinar Training: • • •

Cannot be substituted for hands-on training required to teach critical skills Can only be used as training for renewal of a license The same distance training repeated in the license renewal period will not receive training credit per 30 TAC 30.28 (p)(3)(c)

Rich Oller - PE, CPM Engineer West Texas Consultants Rich is a Professional Engineer with over 30 years’ experience in water and wastewater treatment, design, optimization, and problem solving. Rich is a very hands on person, and possess a tremendous amount of knowledge and experience in wastewater treatment and collections. Rich will discuss the upcoming changes to the rules and regulations that govern the water quality of wastewater discharge and stream quality.

Requirements: • • • •

Registrant will be required to complete TWUA’s identity verification process upon successful registration. Voice verification and polling will be conducted during this training. Guaranteed bandwidth of at least 1 Mbps downstream Any questions contact TWUA Central Office – 888-367-8982

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UTILITY MANAGEMENT CLASS

LlVE ONLINE OPERATOR S

TRAINING

When: December 17-19, 2013 Time: 8:00am - 5:00pm (CST) Member Fee: $370 / Non-Member Fee: $470 (20 Hours / TCEQ approval pending) (Registration deadline: December 13, 2013) Reserve your seat now (Space is limited)

TWUA is offering our first 20-hour Utility Management Online Course. We have not received the official approval to offer this training using the online process, it is in the TCEQ approval process. This course is approved for dual water and wastewater credit. It can be used for core training, renewal hours or continuing education hours. Attendees will participate in discussion of management, goals & objectives, decision making, problem solving, delegation, time management, H.R. related topics, record keeping, discipline, evaluations, and questions and answers. PRESENTER:

OBJECTIVES WITH THIS ONLINE TRAINING: Share knowledge and experience that will: • • • •

Improve understanding of management-related functions in a utility Provide compliance with TCEQ for core training Provide compliance with TCEQ for continuing education credit Improve knowledge and understanding of skills used in the performance of management or supervisor functions in a utility

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: • • • •

Anyone who needs management training in their pursuit of an advanced operator license Anyone who needs utility management for licensing or renewal water and wastewater operators who work in treatment, collections or distribution Anyone interested in acquiring more knowledge in management

Online Training: • •

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 credit per 30 TAC 30.28 (p)(3)(c)

• • • •

Executive Director Texas Water Utilities Association

Russell is currently the Executive Director of TWUA with 30 years of experience in managementrelated functions related to Water and Wastewater. Russell has presented the TWUA version of management many times in the traditional 20hour classroom setting both at the regional and individual training events.

Requirements: •

Russell Hamilton

Registrant will be required to complete TWUA’s identity verification process upon successful registration Identification verification and polling will be conducted during this training Comprehension and understanding will be tested throughout the course Passing an Exit Exam will be required for successful completion Guaranteed bandwidth of at least 1 Mbps downstream

Russell is a very hands-on person and possesses a tremendous amount of knowledge and experience in management concerns associated with managers and supervisors in the water and wastewater profession. Join Russell and the TWUA as they bring this management course to the operators by way of your computer and internet.

REGISTER TODAY!!

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PRETREATMENT ENVIRONMENTAL SECTION NEWS: Grease Trap/ Interceptor Inspection By Alphonse Newton, Environmental Supervisor, City of Fort Worth The most prevalent question I hear in the grease abatement business is how do you conduct a grease trap/ interceptor inspection? I hear it from industries as well. They are interested in ensuring that their treatment device is operating at maximum efficiency. Well, I’m no expert but I have been around several hundred grease traps and interceptors in my thirty plus year career. There is a correct way and there is an incorrect way to go about conducting the inspection. Fort Worth Grease Abatement Program starts off with a grease trap/interceptor check list. Most programs start off with a check list until inspectors become trained and know where to look to identify potential problems. Some programs have a rigid protocol to identify and examine key components of the grease trap/interceptor. Either way, the objective is to identify malfunctioning and/or underperforming grease traps/interceptors. What do you look for and how can you identify problems? A quick answer is - you go about it deliberately and purposely. There are dangers and you need to be cognizant of these dangers and avoid them during the inspection. The most important matter to remember during a grease trap inspection is safety. Are there power lines above the grease interceptor being inspected? If you are using a conducting (metal) pole to examine the grease interceptor, touching the power line could result in serious injury or death. Make sure all your grease trap probes are non-conducting. Even if you are aware of their presence, once you get involved in the inspection of grease trap/interceptor you often lose orientation between your pole and power lines. Although electrocution deaths are rare among municipal utility workers, you don’t want to be the exception to the rule. Are there any air intakes for the building near the grease interceptor? A large interceptor that has to be pumped periodically within 30 feet of a building air intake is not a match made in heaven. That’s too close for comfort. The question is not what came first, the building intake or the grease interceptor? It really doesn’t matter. It was a hazard and management was asked to move the air intake. Also be on the lookout for insects and critters around the grease interceptor. Grease traps tend to be out of sight 24 TEXAS WATER UTILITIES JOURNAL www.twua.org

and out of mind. They are often in isolated areas. Some FSE (Food Service Establishments) do an exceptional job of landscaping a grease trap/interceptor out of existence. Grease Abatement Control Guide a) Implement a training program to insure that Best Management Practices (BMP) is implemented b) Post “No grease” signs in appropriate locations. c) FSE to recycle waste cooking oil and maintain records. d) Ensure food waste is disposed of by recycling or solid waste removal and is not discharged to the grease interceptor/ trap. e) Ensure grease interceptor is maintained on a regular basis; at least once every 90 days or more often if necessary. Some municipalities use the 25% rule. Document cleaning frequency with a manifest system. f)

Make certain outdoor waste cooking oil containers are covered and do not show signs of overflowing or.

g) Determine that storm drains catch basins show no sign of grease or oil. h) Ensure roof show no signs of grease and oil from the exhaust system, if you are daring enough to get on the roof.

Make sure you have a hand pump sprayer that contains a combination of water, a good degreaser, detergent and plenty of paper towels. This will go a long way toward eliminating malodors on you, the examination gear and vehicle. Moreover, your colleagues will appreciate most that you don’t smell like grease. Then and only then will you radiate the look of the skilled professional that you are. THE CHECK LIST Of course we want to start with the date and the name of the individual conducting the grease interceptor inspection. I.

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c. Contact person

i.

Roof/exhaust inspected for signs of grease

d. Number of interceptors on site

j.

Exhaust system filters cleaned regularly

e. Type of food service: fast food , full service, cafeteria, deli, other

k. There are alternative grease treatment devices. If you not sure if these devices are working properly, collect an oil & grease sample after treatment.

f.

Hours of operation

g. Seating capacity, number of meals served h. Fixture count: sinks, hand sinks, floor drain, dishwashers, garbage disposal, other i.

Cleaning frequency, date of last maintenance

j.

Description of grease trap / interceptor: location, volumetric capacity (gallons)

k. Obstructions or overflows reported in area II.

Exterior a. Manhole covers: intact, accessible, removable b. Exterior clean-outs: caps in place, removable c. Vent lines attached d. Test well/sample basin

III.

Part 3. Interior a. Baffle walls: intact: b. Inlet/Outlet: equipped with sanitary “T’s”, extended below water surface c. Number of chambers

IV.

BMPs (Best management practices) a. “No Grease” signs Posted b. Recycles waste cooking oil c. Water temps at sinks<140°F d. Food waste disposed as solid waste or recycled/ not discharged to trap e. Grease trap cleaning frequency documented [manifest system] f.

Grease trap volume is less than ¼ accumulation of grease or use rule of 25.

g. Outdoor grease storage covered/no signs of overflow

General information captures important information about the restaurant. It tells you who the contact person is to address any problems identified during the inspection. The nature of the business, hours of operation and seating capacity helps diagnose problems. Clearly a full service restaurant with a seating capacity of 300 people, with an under-sized grease interceptor, would be expected to experience oil, grease and solids problems, overflows, oil & grease discharge violations, backups, stoppages and odor problems. How can you identify problems and transmit that information to the owner of the facility? This is especially important for FSE that are creating problems within your collection system. First you must obtain evidence of grease trap malfunction or pH violations or oil & grease violations or overflows or visible grease in sample basin or collection system. Once you have identified the responsible party, you have a number of people who want to be reimbursed. Grease problems cause serious problems and cost time and money to mitigate. All FSE suspected of causing problems in the collection system or at treatment facilities will be inspected. Some municipalities use the following criteria [Rule of 25] to inspect grease interceptors: Percent of interceptor filled 25 25 -50 >50

Interceptor condition Good Fair Poor

Fort Worth requires pumping at a frequency of once every three months, or more often if necessary. XC2, a software program, is used to track pumping frequency and each trip ticket is scanned into the XC2 database for tracking. This allows inspectors to examine the pumping history of each FSE and identify potential problems in the collection system. Most municipalities require the minimum standard for sizing FSE treatment equipment. If FSE are not pumping installed equipment at the specified frequency, they are discharging excessive grease into your collection system. Finally, a grease trap/interceptor check list is one of many tools in the battle against FOG. Used properly, it will enable POTW’s to identify problems and resolve FOG problems. Once identified the POTW can work with the offender and require corrective action. You can contact me at Alphonse.Newton@fortworthtexas.gov.

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TEXAS WATER UTILITIES ASSOCIATION ANNUAL FAR WEST TEXAS REGIONAL SCHOOL

FEBRUARY 4-6, 2014 PECOS COUNTY CIVIC CENTER, 1574 AIRPORT DR., FORT STOCKTON, TX ACADEMIC OFFERINGS WATER Basic Water Groundwater Production Surface Water Production II

WASTEWATER Basic Wastewater Wastewater Collection

WATER/WASTEWATER Water Utilities Safety Special Topics (pending TCEQ approval)

REGISTRATION FEES

TWUA Member $230 $240

Pre-Registration (until January 30, 2014) On-Site Registration

Non-Member $290 $300

On-Site Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday, February 4, 2014. 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 6. Exam fee is $111 payable by check made out to TCEQ. Registration fees include course materials and refreshments. Lunch will not be provided.

HOTEL INFORMATION

The Hampton Inn (2271 W. I-10) has offered participants of the school a special rate of $119/night. Please contact them at (432) 336-9600 and mention the Far West Texas Regional School when making reservations. Other hotels in Fort Stockton are listed below: MAKE YOUR HOTEL RESERVATIONS EARLY!! Quality Inn - (432) 336-5955, 1308 N. Hwy 285 Candlewood Suites – (432) 336-7501 – 2469 W. I-10 Comfort Suites – (432) 336-3224 – 3101 W. Dickinson Holiday Inn – (432) – 336-3421 – 2915 W. Dickinson LaQuinta Inn – (432)-336-9781 – 1537 N. Hwy 285 Super 8 – (432) 336-8531 – 3200 W. Dickinson

GOLF TOURNAMENT

A Golf Tournament will be held at 12:00 noon on Monday, February 3 at the Desert Pines Golf Course. Cost is $60 per person which includes green fee, cart, and prizes. REGISTRATION FORM Name _________________________________________ Social Security or TCEQ License # ____________________ Address ___________________________________________City __________________ State _____ Zip___________ Daytime Phone _______________________

Representing _____________________________________________

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Bill my ( )Visa ( )Mastercard #_________________________________Exp. Date ________ Security Code ______ Cardholder Name (Printed)____________________________ Zip Code of Billing Address ___________________ Payment MUST accompany registration. No purchase orders accepted. No refunds will be made; however, substitutions are allowed. Credit card registrations may be made online at www.twua.org, mailed, or faxed to (432) 332-1965. Mail registration and payment 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. DECEMBER 2013

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BOYD, JOSHUA A CHANDLER, RANDALL L CUTRONE, LAWRENCE III DALE, MARTIN T DOBBS, BARRY A FISCHER, ROBBY L FONVILLE, PHILLIP R GARCIA, ALFREDO GUERRA, GLORIA A HUGHES, NAASHON LAIRD, RICKY L MARTINEZ, FREDDIE MCBRIDE, ADAM D MCKONE, ROBERT A RICHARDSON, FRED J RUIZ, JESUS J TURNER, HAYWARD

LICENSES ISSUED BY TCEQ: OCTOBER 2013 WATER CLASS A ALBRITTON, KATHERINE L CHEEK, HOMER W DABNEY, DONNY ALBERT GABY, WANDA M LAWHORN, FREELY R JR MARTINEZ, FRANK JR PARTAIN, JACK A SALINAS, DAVID SARTAIN, CHRIS SURFACE WATER TREATMENT CLASS B AVALOS, JUAN BRENNAN, ERIC L SHOOPMAN, MARTIN S GROUND WATER TREATMENT CLASS B BRENNAN, ERIC L BRISTOL, MICHAEL A BROWN, MICHAEL K MOORE, JAMES E JR PEREZ, MARIO P SABOL, RYAN W SURFACE WATER TREATMENT CLASS C ASHLEY, GERALD L BUNTON, KEVIN E CADENA, JOSE I JR CHELETTE, CURTIS L SR EDEN, LEVI C GOLLIHAR, MICHAEL S GONZALES, ARMANDO GONZALEZ ARROYO, VANIA HALE, JOHN W HAWRON, JOHN M HURFF, CHARLES R JOHN, BENNY KWIE, SAMUEL LANG, BENJAMIN D MAXWELL, CHRIS C MAYHUGH, FORREST G MCMILLIAN, JAMES JR MONTERO, GONZALO NAYLOR, JOSHUA E NELSON, ALVIN C NUTT, KYLE W POTTS, SHAWEN W

SEGURA, ENRIQUE J TURNER, LORI A VELEZ REYES, ELENA P GROUND WATER TREATMENT CLASS C AINSWORTH, STEVEN BUTLER, ERIC K CROWE, CALVIN C CURTIS, TIMOTHY L DOUGHTY, ROBERT B FREEMAN, DAVID A GARRETTSON, BRANDON LAYTON, JAROD L ONTIVEROS, RAUL PERRY, WILLIAM J POWELL, WILLIAM R RODRIGUEZ, JULIAN SEALE, CARY G VEGA, GABRIEL R CLASS D ACOSTA, ALBINO JR ATWELL, KENNETH M BARTON, JACQUELINE BARTON, KENNETH J BELL, LASKEY D BOWMAN, BRIAN A BUEHRING, JEREMY W BURTON, MICHAEL W BURTTSCHELL, CHARLIE BUSH, JERRY A CALLAWAY, MICHAEL CASTILLO, MIGUEL A CONSTANTINE, VICTOR COUPLAND, CASEY R COX, JIMMIE M III CRUZ, ALBERTO DAVIS, ADAM R DEAN, DONALD L DONNELLY, GERALD H EVERETT, PAUL B FISHER, DENNIS L FLETCHER, MICHAEL FLOWERS, CHARLES C FURTADO, JONATHON GAPA, JONATHAN T GIROUARD, JEREMY H GOMEZ, HARLEY D GRACEDEL, DAN A GRANTHAM, DAVID P HARDING, KENNETH R HERNANDEZ, RAUL D HIDALGO, DANIEL N HOFFMAN, JOHN P HOFFMAN, TRACEY L HORN, ROBERT L HORTON, CODY W HOWE, BRITTON R

KAYS, JIM V KHAN, ABDULHAM KILPATRICK, BRADLEY KILPATRICK, ERICK S LUCAS, AMANDA L MACIAS, RAMON MAHANAY, TRAVIS B MARTINEZ, RUPERTO MCCAIG, DANIEL L MCDANIEL, LIONEL JR MCKEEL, MATTHEW J MCMILLAN, CAMREN S MEADOWS, DANNY L JR MELANCON, FREDERICK MOCK, JOSEPH R MONROE, DEXTER MONTEZ, IDA M MORENO-FERGUSSON, GABRIEL I MOSLEY, MARION K MURPHY, GEORGE J II NEAL, KATIE E NIXON, ADAM C NOWETNER, JOSEPH R OLVERA, ELIU ONTIVEROS, FRANSISCO ORR, FRANKLIN E PANTUSA, VICTOR P PEARSON, WILLIAM S PEERY, WILLIAM J III PREISNER, DAVID N RAMIREZ, RAMIRO A REED, CRAIG A REEVES, KURTIS R RICH, GREGORY B RIDGEWAY, DECONN RIVAS, MARTIN ROSALES, JUAN A RUDLOFF, TIMOTHY S SALDANA, MICHAEL SAUCIER, STEVEN S SAVAGE, JOHN D SCHMIDT, MICHAEL SCHNARR, PAULA R SEALY, KIM R SELLARS, JAMES C SHOTT, JOSHUA C SIMS, KENNETH D SKINNER, DENNIS L SLONE, JOSHUA D SPARKS, PATRICK A STERN, STEPHEN E SWETISH, MARK M TATERKA, STEPHEN TRISTAN, DAN C TROTTI, WADE E WATSON, CURTIS P WELBORN, STEPHEN A II WHITE, STEPHEN L WILLIAMS, AHMAD R WILLIAMS, RANDY E WINDHAM, JAMES R ZARLING, GREGG E

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WATER DISTRIBUTION CLASS B AMAYA, MANUEL GARZA, BENITO SR HINZ, JASON M LOWRY, JASON M METCALFE, JARROD PAREDEZ, DANIEL SMITH, BARRY L CLASS C AGESEN, LUCAS W ALEXANDER, DALE W CHEEK, LANE C CLARK, LARRY N DOTY, DAVID K FRANCEK, JOHN E GEORGE, MICHAEL L HILL, SEAN H KISER, LANCE W MATLOCK, TOMMY G NAVA, JESSE PATTENAUDE, BRADLEY PERALES, JOHN RICARTE, GILBERT L SALDIVAR, JORGE A TORRES, JOSE R

WASTEWATER TREATMENT CLASS A ACKER, THOMAS JR BECKER, SHAWN J CLAUSEN, DAVID E MONTANEZ-RIVERA, HECTOR PEASE, JOSEPH P ROBERTS, GEOFFREY CLASS B BELT, CODY A BLACK, LARRY A BOYD, JOSHUA A CHANDLER, RANDALL L CUTRONE, LAWRENCE III DALE, MARTIN T DOBBS, BARRY A FISCHER, ROBBY L FONVILLE, PHILLIP R GARCIA, ALFREDO GUERRA, GLORIA A HUGHES, NAASHON LAIRD, RICKY L MARTINEZ, FREDDIE MCBRIDE, ADAM D MCKONE, ROBERT A RICHARDSON, FRED J RUIZ, JESUS J

CLASS C BROWN, MARVIN W BRUNSON, JERALD CRUZ, ARMANDO G DAWKINS, DUANE D DEGREAT, JOSEPH HOLT, LANCE R JAIMES, CARLOS N JORDY, GEORGE A KNOBLOCH, JASON LACROIX, ERIC S LAPAGLIA, JARED LOPEZ, VICTOR A MILAM, ERIC R MORRISON, JONATHAN NEAL, BEN K PAYNE, EARNEST L ROBBINS, MATTHEW ROUNTREE, RANDY SCOTT, CODY R WESTERMAN, BRADLEY WHITTEN, COREY R WILSON, CHARLES T CLASS D ABRAHAM, RENNY ATKINSON, BUCKLIN BLACKWELL, SCOTT BOBO, RYAN D SR BURNS, KRISTOPHER CALAME, PEYTON L CAWTHON, RICKEY L DELAGARZA, SANTOS FREEMAN, DAVID A GALVAN, CARL A GANN, DARRON J GARCIA, ANDRES J HARDY, DANIEL P KING, CARL S LLOYD, CHARLES JR MARLOW, KENNETH MORAN, JAMES P MORAN, JUSTIN L RODRIGUEZ, ALEXANDER SALINAS, PAUL A SHEPHERD, DAVID R SMITH, MELANIE D STEPHENS, CORY A STEPHENS, KARL B STUTTS, DANIEL A TURNBOW, DANIEL R WILSON, ANDREW D DECEMBER 2013


CLASS CLASS IIII BRANTLEY, BRANTLEY, ALLEN ALLEN W W GARZA, GARZA, BRIAN BRIAN R R GUY, BRUCE BRUCE E E GUY, HARDWICK, HARDWICK, ROBERT ROBERT HARRISON, GLEN GLEN P P HARRISON, LABRECK, LABRECK, MATTHEW MATTHEW LARA, JULIAN JULIAN M M LARA, ONLEY, ONLEY, MICHAEL MICHAEL LL REAGAN, NICHOLAS NICHOLAS D D REAGAN, REDDELL, REDDELL, DANIEL DANIEL R R RUSZKIEWICZ, MACK MACK LL RUSZKIEWICZ, SERRATO, SERRATO, JOSE JOSE A A SPRADLIN, DAVID DAVID E E SPRADLIN, WHITWORTH, WHITWORTH, MELVIN MELVIN

WASTEWATER WASTEWATER COLLECTION CLASS I BABCOCK, BRANDON S GUZMAN, RUBEN D JR MARES, ISIDRO PETERSON, WILLIAM D RENDON, JORDAN L VASQUEZ, CURTIS D VILLARREAL, ROBERT JR CLASS II BRANTLEY, ALLEN W GARZA, BRIAN R GUY, BRUCE E HARDWICK, ROBERT HARRISON, GLEN P LABRECK, MATTHEW LARA, JULIAN M ONLEY, MICHAEL L REAGAN, NICHOLAS D REDDELL, DANIEL R RUSZKIEWICZ, MACK L SERRATO, JOSE A SPRADLIN, DAVID E WHITWORTH, MELVIN CLASS III BROWN, DAVID M CAMPBELL, JOHN SR GREER, NATHAN S HOLLIS, BOBBY W JOHNSON, JEREMIAH RAMOS, REYNALDO R ROGERS, MARK A JR SANCHEZ, EDGAR M SR

HERNANDEZ, ROY M HRNCIRIK, HUNTER D JACOBS, JERIMIAH SR KENNEDY, TOBIE J KNIPSTEIN, PHILLIP C LEE, ZACHARY B MAGANA, RICARDO MELBYE, DION L MOORE, TIMBER W MURILLO, GORGE A MURRIN, DANIEL P OATES, GEOFFREY C PARKS, LARRY R PERRIN, WADE H II PERRY, SAMUEL J POPE, JIMMY R PUCKETT, SCOTT E RAMIREZ, HUGO R ROSS, CLARENCE SECHREST, DAVID A SWAGGERTY, JOSEPH TEKAUCIC, THOMAS M TRAN, DAT T TURNER, BRENDA L VIVALDO, CIRO WEBER, PAULA D WHITES, MALACHI J WIATREK, REGAN L WILSON, DOUGLAS JR

COOK, COOK, THOMAS THOMAS RR DAVIDSON, DAVIDSON, PARKE PARKE CC DAY, DAY, HERSCHEL HERSCHEL LL III III DE DE JONG, JONG, JOHANNES JOHANNES ELIZONDO, ELIZONDO, JOHN JOHN AA ENLOE, ENLOE, MATTHEW MATTHEW CC FRARY, FRARY, DAVID DAVID W W FRITSCH, FRITSCH, DANIEL DANIEL CC CLASS CLASS III III FRYER, FRYER, LARRY LARRY W W GARCIA, GARCIA, RONALD RONALD AA BROWN, DAVID M BROWN, DAVID M GIBSON, GIBSON, JAMES JAMES SS CAMPBELL, CAMPBELL, JOHN JOHN SR SR GILLS, GILLS, FLOYD FLOYD HH GREER, NATHAN S GREER, NATHAN S GONZALEZ, GONZALEZ, NEFTALI NEFTALI HOLLIS, HOLLIS, BOBBY BOBBY W W HENDRIX, HENDRIX, ASHLEY ASHLEY LL JOHNSON, JEREMIAH JOHNSON, JEREMIAH HENDRIX, HENDRIX, DARRYL DARRYL DD RAMOS, RAMOS, REYNALDO REYNALDO R R HERNANDEZ, HERNANDEZ, LUIS LUIS G G ROGERS, MARK A JR ROGERS, MARK A JR HERNANDEZ, ROY M HERNANDEZ, ROY M SANCHEZ, SANCHEZ, EDGAR EDGAR M M SR SR HRNCIRIK, HRNCIRIK, HUNTER HUNTER DD JACOBS, JACOBS, JERIMIAH JERIMIAH SR SR BACKFLOW KENNEDY, TOBIE TOBIE JJ BACKFLOW PREVENTION PREVENTION KENNEDY, KNIPSTEIN, KNIPSTEIN, PHILLIP PHILLIP CC ASSEMBLY ASSEMBLY TESTER TESTER CUSTOMER SERVICE LEE, LEE, ZACHARY ZACHARY BB INSPECTOR MAGANA, RICARDO MAGANA, RICARDO ADAMS, ADAMS, WILLIAM WILLIAM C C MELBYE, MELBYE, DION DION LL MOORE, MOORE, TIMBER TIMBER W W MURILLO, MURILLO, GORGE GORGE AA MURRIN, MURRIN, DANIEL DANIEL PP OATES, OATES, GEOFFREY GEOFFREY CC PARKS, PARKS, LARRY LARRY RR PERRIN, PERRIN, WADE WADE HH IIII PERRY, PERRY, SAMUEL SAMUEL JJ POPE, POPE, JIMMY JIMMY RR PUCKETT, PUCKETT, SCOTT SCOTT EE RAMIREZ, RAMIREZ, HUGO HUGO RR Houston Dallas Tulsa ROSS, ROSS, CLARENCE CLARENCEAustin SECHREST, SECHREST, DAVID DAVID AA SWAGGERTY, SWAGGERTY, JOSEPH JOSEPH TEKAUCIC, TEKAUCIC, THOMAS THOMAS M M TRAN, TRAN, DAT DAT TT TURNER, TURNER, BRENDA BRENDA LL InVIVALDO, Texas and Oklahoma CIRO VIVALDO, CIRO WEBER, PAULA DD offer the WEBER, PAULA we not only WHITES, WHITES, MALACHI MALACHI JJ latest inREGAN technology and WIATREK, LL WIATREK, REGAN WILSON, DOUGLAS JR WILSON, DOUGLAS JR process equipment for

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TWUA EMPLOYMENT CLASSIFIED ADS:

WASTEWATER OPERATOR Various Locations

SouthWest Water Company has opening for Water and Wastewater Operators in Austin, Baytown, Benbrook, Conroe, Mabank and Pottsboro, Texas. Performs routine checks of the facilities, maintenance and field customer service; helps ensure compliance with governing agencies regulations. Advanced skills and technical knowledge of water and wastewater treatment. High school diploma or GED; 1-2 years’ related experience; water/wastewater certification a preferred and backhoe experience a plus. Fax or email resume and salary requirements to: (832)2095007/jobs@swwc.com

DIRECTOR OF WATER UTILITIES AND INFRASTRUCTURE McKinney, Texas

Please follow this link to view the full job description and formal brochure: http://www.affionpublic. com/positions/director-ofwater-and-infrastructure-cityof-mckinney-tx Under general supervision of the Deputy City Manager, the Director of Water Utilities and Infrastructure is responsible for planning, directing and managing the following departments: Street and Traffic Control, Facilities Maintenance, Environmental Stewardship, Solid Waste, Fleet Maintenance and Water/Wastewater. The position also coordinates activities with other City departments and outside agencies and provides

highly responsible and complex administrative support to the City Manager’s Office. This position may perform other related functions as assigned. Interested candidates should possess a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in Civil Engineering, Public Administration or closely related field and have a minimum of ten (10) years previous experience that includes city administration, management and public works operations; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. A Master’s degree in Public Administration, Engineering, Planning or a closely related field is preferred. Salary: DOQ-City of McKinney, TX-Fax resume and salary requirements to: 717-214-2205 or Email resume and salary requirements to: sprowls@affionpublic.com

ASSISTANT UTILITIES SUPERINTENDENT Canyon, Texas

Oversees and assists with the daily operations of the water production, distribution, wastewater collection and treatment for the City of Canyon. High school diploma or GED; Any combination of education and experience equivalent to 8 years minimum in water / wastewater industry, Class A CDL and TCEQ Class C operator certification in water or wastewater or higher. Supervisory experience required. TCEQ BPAT and/ or CSI certifications preferable. Salary

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starts at $3553/mo., DOE. Applications may be accessed at canyon-tx.com and will be accepted in the office of the City Manager, second floor, 301 16th St, Canyon, TX, thru 12/20/13. EEOE. City of Canyon: Fax or email resume and salary requirements to: 806-655-5025 mhickman@canyontx.com

MAINTENANCE UTILITY WORKER

Benbrook /Conroe, Texas

SouthWest Water Company has immediate opening for a Maintenance Worker in Benbrook and Conroe, Texas. This position will perform work related to the overall operations and maintenance of wastewater or water treatment facilities; assists with operation, maintenance, and service. To Apply: Send resumes to jobs@ swwc.com. Backhoe experience is a plus. High School diploma or the equivalent and a valid CDL license. SouthWest Water Company: Fax resume or email salary requirements to: 832-2095007 Email to: jobs@swwc.com

OPERATOR II Alba, Texas

Immediate opening for a Class “C” Ground Water Operator. G e n e r a l Wo r k i n c l u d e s maintaining and repairing water distribution system. Available for “on-call” rotation. Fax or email resume to 903-765-4334 or brightstarsud@yahoo.com.

High School Diploma or GED. $13.00 - $17.00. Bright StarSalem Special Utility District. Fax or email resume and salary requirements to: 903-765-4334 or Email to: brightstarsud@ yahoo.com

SURFACE WATER OPERATOR San Marcos, Texas

The Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority has an immediate opening at the Water Treatment Plant in San Marcos, TX. Job duties include maintaining plant equipment and facilities, performing laboratory testing and adjusting plant controls to process raw water in accordance with TCEQ regulations. Rotating shift work required. For more information and to apply, go to www.gbra. org. A resume may be included, but does not substitute for a completed application. Position open until filled. EOE Basic math and computer skills. Must have a valid Texas Driver’s license and live within 45 minutes travel time of the plant. Must be able to pass a background check, pre-employment physical and drug screen. HS diploma or GED equivalent plus TCEQ “C” Surface Water license or higher, 2 years’ experience. Salary dependent on qualifications and certification. GuadalupeBlanco River Authority Fax or email resume and salary requirements to: 830-379-9923 Email to: hr@gbra.org

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