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JOURNA L

VOLUME 26

JUNE 2016

"Proudly Serving Education Excellence since 1918"

NUMBER 6


Amarillo, Texas April 25-28

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Patrick Walters (979)849-6832

Robb Starr (409)755-1559

May 3-5

Central West Texas Regional School Abilene Civic Center Abilene, Texas

Charlotte McElwain (325)226-3079

Mickey Chaney (325)548-2237

May 16-20

North Central Texas Regional School University of Texas at Arlington Arlington, Texas

Ryan Simpson (214)546-4371

Jon Mahoney (972)721-2261

June 6-9

Central Texas Regional School Killeen Civic Center Killeen, Texas

Peggy Smith (830)598-2424 x 309

Charlotte Doran (254)750-8495

July 11-13

Southwest Texas Regional School McAllen Conference Ctr. McAllen, Texas

Steven Baugus (956)681-1744

Lynn Short (361)485-3381

August 2-4

Permian Basin Regional School MCM Grande Hotel Odessa, Texas

Norma Clark (432)528-1608

Norma Clark (432)528-1608

August 25-27

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

Mike Norris (903)939-8278

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November 1-3

West Texas Regional School Lubbock Civic Center Lubbock, Texas

Neil Weems (806)775-2880

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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.

July 1st is the deadline for the V.M. Ehlers Scholarship application.

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Reagan Bridges presented 1st Essay Award. From Belton, Texas.

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.

Safety News......................................12 As water and wastewater professionals we have the training to recognize these potentially hazardous combinations at our facilities and have learned how to mitigate those hazards and prepare for emergency situations.Â

POSTMASTER: Send address changes to: TEXAS WATER UTILITIES JOURNAL, 1106 Clayton Lane, Suite 112 W., Austin, TX 78723-1093. TEXAS WATER UTILITIES JOURNAL is not responsible for facts and/or opinions expressed by contributors or in advertisements herein. Editorials and comments do not necessarily represent the official policy of the Texas Water Utilities Association. All inquiries should be directed to: Texas Water Utilities Association, 1106 Clayton Lane, Suite 112 W, Austin, TX 78723-1093, phone 512/459-3124. Any material accepted for publication is subject to revision and editing at the discretion of the publisher. All advertising in the TEXAS WATER UTILITIES JOURNAL is subject to approval of the publisher. Learn more about T.W.U.A. at our Web site: www.twua.org

MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE: Donny Carrasco, TWUA President Allen Schreiber, Chair of Management Chad Jameson, President Elect George Glispin, Vice President Tony Salinas, Second Past President Mario Zanelli, Ex Officio Russell Hamilton, Executive Director

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PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE by Donny Carrasco, City of Lubbock

I just got back from the Beaumont Regional School. I had a great time, met a lot of nice people. Saw a few old friends including Bobby Rogers. The first time I met Bobby Rogers he was visiting the West Texas Regional School as President of TWUA. He invited me to Beaumont to visit their school. He promised me I would have a wild time. Bobby delivers. The night between the first and second day of their school, a thunder storm came through Beaumont and knocked out the electrical power. In the room I was provided there was a large conference room attached with a large table. I was told that room was to be used for people taking the A test at 8:00 a.m. So, I had to wait for sunrise to provide enough ambient light to take a shower and still beat the 8:00 deadline. I made it with five minutes left to spare, my next task was to traverse four flights of stairs in total darkness. Luckily for me my “Swiss army knife” phone has flashlight feature bright enough to lead the way. Fortunately, the school is located in the same hotel, the vendor area is in a huge lobby with two large skylights so there was plenty of student-vendor contact time. When I caught up with the Board members, their main concerns were the safety of the students, getting the “A testers” to a quiet place with proper lighting and starting classes. There were a couple of classrooms located with exterior windows that cranked up on time, and there were a couple of classes engulfed in darkness that started on time by the glow of laptops and cell phones. The plan was to move the remaining classes to the atrium at 11:00. Before that was necessary, the power was restored, classes were started and lunch was served without a hitch. Of course, schedules were shifted to accommodate the twenty hour course requirement by staying late, coming in early and reducing lunch times. All the credit goes to the board members, they were calm, they were focused, and they adapted and overcame. After everything normalized, Russell Hamilton and I were discussing the days’ events. He asked me the magic question, “What would Lubbock do?” Well, the civic center we use doesn’t have an atrium, skylights, or any classrooms with windows. So, I don’t know, but I think this is a good opportunity for all of the school’s boards to come up with a contingency plan in case of an unforeseen Act of God. I have enjoyed sitting and talking with Russell and meeting students, instructors, and vendors at the TWUA table during the schools I have attended. It was during one of our visits, when a young man walked up and asked for a study guide for a test he was preparing to take. After giving him the materials he asked for and wishing him good luck on his upcoming exam, I couldn’t help myself but to comment on the facial tattoo he had. Please don’t take this wrong, I have nothing against tattoos or where on the body one wears them. As a matter of fact I have a dangerous looking vaccination scar from the sixties and liver spot under my left eye that looks like a tear drop that gives me street cred. But when I was growing up, a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, tattoos were only found on sailors and ex-cons. My mom, told me that tattoos were the mark of the devil. Here is a peek into my psyche, I was raised Southern Baptist, with uncles who were preachers on my mother’s side and father’s side of the family. She also told me that playing pinball machines would lead to gambling. She could have been right on that one. I love to play poker, and I am usually a pretty formidable opponent unless I play against someone who wins with a queen and three off suit. I just want to remind you that July 1st is the deadline for the V.M. Ehlers Scholarship application. Any applications not received or postmarked by July 1st will not be accepted or processed. I have seen a couple of qualified students that had to wait until the next year because their application was late. So, please keep that date in mind. Last year V.M. Ehlers awarded over $100,000.00 to more than 90 students. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at (806) 775-2621 or dcarrasco@mylubbock.us

Donny Carrasco Donny Carrasco,TWUA President 4 Texas Water Utilities Journal www.twua.org

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CENTRAL OFFICE NEWS

by Russell Hamilton, TWUA Executive Director

Father, we offer up our thanks and appreciation for all that you do, and all that we take for granted. We thank you for the blessing of rainfall that Texas has received. The effects of this drought are far from over for some, so we ask that you would redirect clouds and rainfall to these areas. Father, no task or obstacle is too great for you, so we ask that you fill our lakes and cause our streams to flow with abundance, while helping us to be a more appreciative society and one that does not take the precious gift of water for granted - Amen. As of March 28, 2016 – In West Texas, Lake Ivie is sitting at 13.9 % (+1.4 %). Lake Spence is sitting at 10.0 % (+0.8 %). Lake Sweetwater is sitting at 17.6 (+3.0 %). White River is sitting at 32.6 % (+0.3 %). Panhandle, Lake Meredith is sitting at 26.5 % (+0.0 %) and Greenbelt is at 24.0 % (+0.4%). If you want to get a complete look at lake levels, go to www.waterdatafortexas.org. TWUA Regional Training Events are in full force. Thanks to those who continue to support the various Regional Schools. The Killeen school is rapidly approaching and the board members would like to encourage those in the area who need continuing education or those who are looking to advance a license, come join the others in Killeen. Likewise for those in the Rio Grande Valley, the Southwest Texas Region, will be hosting training in McAllen this year. Please take advantage of the training opportunities offered and join Lynn, Steve, and the other board members in McAllen. See the journal or the TWUA website for information related to either event. For those who find themselves pressed for time or travel is becoming an issue – Central Office is offering a Utilities Safety On-Line “Live” computer based class June 28th – 30th. For more information contact Central Office or take a look at the training calendar. I want to ask you remember back approximately 8 years ago. There was a lot of discussion related to Direct Supervision and Regional TCEQ field inspectors, issuing field citations for those performing “process control duties” without a license. With the current Flint Michigan crisis, and other less dramatic events here in Texas, the TCEQ 6 Texas Water Utilities Journal www.twua.org

staff is now re-evaluating the subject. No one wants to be on the National news related to some health incident that is directly related to water, but more importantly, an event whereby public health and safety becomes compromised or comes into question. Most will agree, that not all “work” within the distribution systems, requires the person with the license, to perform the actual task. The question seems to be, which task requires a licensed operator to perform or oversee? Some with license, appear to be more willing than others, to allow work by unlicensed workers to be performed under their license. I may very well be in the minority here, and this is purely MY opinion, but shouldn’t the primary concern of state regulators and decision makers for Public Water Supplies be on public health? Big difference in compliance with the laws and a PWS ensuring all process control duties are being performed or onsite supervision is being provided by a licensed operator. The topic of direct supervision appears to be taking the path of defining what it means to directly supervise someone. Some take the position, that as long as the person(s) performing the tasks, can contact a licensed operator, by any electronic means – work can happen. Others are of the opinion, that in order to directly supervise someone, the licensed operator must be on the scene in person and either performing the task or actually watching over the work being performed. First task of this effort as it moves forward, will be to form a consensus opinion of what it means to directly supervise someone else. Second task will be to look at the rules and evaluate what is identified and described as process control. What specific task are believed to require a licensed experienced operator? Again, this is simply my opinion of what could happen. This is NOT cast in stone and the outcome could very well be, it will die on the vine (so to speak). If a definition cannot be reached or if the process control duties cannot be agreed on, the subject may require the attention of the Texas Legislators. In any case, I appreciate the ability to participate in the discussion and I want to recognize and thank Jaya Zyman, and Robb Starr, Committee Chair, for acting on the thoughts and discussion of the Water Utility Operator Licensing Committee (WUOLAC). Jaya is the TCEQ Division Director that oversees licensing. June 2016


Point of this is, if you are a licensed operator, let your thoughts and opinions be heard. What are your thoughts related to what it means to directly supervise someone and what tasks or process control duties within the distribution system should require a licensed operator? The Story Goes Something Like This The secret of happiness There was a store owner who was becoming irritated with his son. The son seemed to lack focus and direction and the father and son were on opposite sides of most discussion. This store owner sent his son to seek the secret of happiness from the wisest man in the world. The young man wandered through the desert for 40 days, and finally came upon a lovely area with a beautiful castle, high atop a mountain. It was there that the wise man lived. Rather than finding a saintly man, our young man, on entering the main room of the castle, saw a hive of activity: tradesmen came and went, people were conversing in the corners, a small orchestra was playing soft music, painters were working on a wall mural, and there was a table covered with platters of the most delicious food in that part of the world. The wise man conversed with everyone, and the boy had to wait for two hours before it was his turn to be given the man’s attention. The wise man listened attentively to the boy’s explanation of why he had come. The wise man told him that he had come at a very busy time and he didn’t have time just then to explain the secret of happiness. He suggested that the boy look around the palace and return in two hours. “Meanwhile, I want to ask you to do something”, said the wise man, handing the boy a teaspoon that held two drops of oil. “As you wander around, carry this spoon with you without allowing the oil to spill”.

“Well”, asked the wise man, “Can you tell me about the beautiful Persian tapestries that are hanging in my dining hall? Did you see the garden that it took the master gardener ten years to create? Did you notice the beautiful woodwork in my library?” The boy was embarrassed, and confessed that he had observed nothing. His only concern had been not to spill the oil that the wise man had entrusted to him. “Then go back and observe the marvels of my world”, said the wise man. “You cannot trust a man if you don’t know his house”. Relieved, the boy picked up the spoon and returned to his exploration of the palace, this time observing all of the works of art on the ceilings and the walls. He saw the gardens, the mountains all around him, the beauty of the flowers, and the taste with which everything had been selected. Upon returning to the wise man, he related in detail everything he had seen. “But where are the drops of oil I entrusted to you?” asked the wise man. Looking down at the spoon he held, the boy suddenly realized that the oil was gone. “Well, there is only one piece of advice I can give you”, said the wisest of wise men. “The secret of happiness is to see and truly appreciate all the marvels of the world and never allow your focus to be on the worldly possessions”. Author: Paul Coelho Remember – We do not need all operators in Texas to be a member of TWUA – JUST YOU ! !

The boy began climbing and descending the many stairways of the palace, keeping his eyes fixed on the spoon. After two hours, he returned to the room where the wise man was.

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TEXAS WATER UTILITIES ASSOCIATION TEXAS WATER UTILITIES ASSOCIATION 40TH ANNUAL CENTRAL TEXAS REGIONAL SCHOOL 40TH ANNUAL CENTRAL TEXAS REGIONAL SCHOOL JUNE 2016 JUNE 6-9,6-9, 2016 Killeen Conference Center—Killeen, Texas Killeen CivicCivic andand Conference Center—Killeen, Texas Hotel—Shilo Inn and Suites—(254) 699-0999 HostHost Hotel—Shilo Inn and Suites—(254) 699-0999

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In The NEWS First Place Essay Winner

Belton, Texas ISD TWUA Essay First Place Winner Photo with Karen Siddall, PE Committee Member, performing the Award Presentation Ceremony. Reagan Bridges and her teaches Dana Jackson and Lindsay Dubberly.

Reagan Bridges (4th grade) at Leon Heights Elementary and her excited classmates

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Safety NEWS Two Searches to TATP By Renee Witherspoon, RS, CSP, CIH, CHMM, TWUA Safety Committee Chair

As I was watching the breaking news stories about the horrific bombings in Brussels, I wanted to find out about the explosive used, Triacetone Triperoxide or TATP.  As a safety professional and a chemistry major in college, I wanted to find out why this chemical combination was so explosive. 

hydrogen peroxide in our medicine cabinet but in the manufacture of TATP it is in a higher concentration. For water treatment the concentrations of hydrogen peroxide used is 35 or 50 %.

Doing a quick search for TATP on the computer, I found an article that contained a link to published research on TATP. Two clicks later I found how to make the explosive. The researcher provided details, giving the grams, concentrations, temperature for the reactions to take place, how to collect the precipitate and that it can be easily scaled up.  Mentioning also safety considerations with use of certain methods, AKA “how not to blow yourself up in the process.”

The hydrogen peroxide molecule contains two oxygen atoms. When the bond between these two atoms, called the peroxide bond, is broken two H-O radicals are formed. Like the name implies, radicals react, and they can and will react with many other chemicals that could be in the work area. These reactions can be beneficial such as cleaning a sand filter at the water treatment plant, or they can be violent, as a fire or explosion. Hydrogen peroxide is completely soluble in water and at high concentrations hydrogen

There are three key ingredients in TATP - acetone, hydrogen peroxide, and sulfuric acid. All are readily available online or at our local Walmart and beauty supply store.

— Hernandez et al., “Comparing the performance of various advanced oxidation processes for treatment of acetone contaminated water” Journal of Hazardous Materials, 92:1, 2002, 33-50

Acetone (C3H6O)

peroxide gives off an irritating, acrid odor. Upon decomposition, such as in that fire, hydrogen peroxide releases that oxygen and heat, another one of the legs of the fire triangle.

Acetone is probably most well known in nail polish remover. Acetone is highly flammable, an excellent organic solvent and a ketone (carbonyl compound). It is also hazardous with skin and eye contact. Ketones as well as other Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) are often found in ground water and wastewaters, because acetone is soluble in both cold and hot water and it does not adsorb onto activated carbon very well nor does it volatilize from water influent using air stripping.1 From a safety perspective, if there is a fire with acetone involved, we get a really big fire because the acetone provides the oxygen to sustain it. In the familiar fire triangle model where the triangle illustrates the three elements a fire needs to ignite: heat, fuel, and an oxidizing agent (usually oxygen), the combustion of acetone would serve as the fuel and the oxidizing agent. 

Although stabilizers are used to minimize decomposition during storage to increase handling safety, commercial grades over 50% can be very hazardous. The presence of any “peroxide” at a facility warrants close scrutiny by the safety professional to ensure that it is properly stored in accordance with all manufacturer’s recommendations. Sulfuric Acid (H2SO4) 

Hydrogen Peroxide (H2O2)

Sulfuric Acid is one of the most important industrial chemicals and according to one source plays a part in the production of nearly all manufactured goods. In the synthesis of TATP it is used as a catalyst.  Sulfuric acid is sometimes called battery acid, as it is used as the electrolyte in the lead-acid storage battery, typically a 33% concentration, and at higher concentrations over 80% as a drain cleaner.

We are familiar with the brown plastic bottle of 3%

Sulfuric acid is a strong acid and very corrosive to skin and

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eyes. Acid vapors are also highly irritating and can cause severe damage to the respiratory system.  Importantly sulfuric acid is an oxidizing acid, which means that it will also provide oxygen during combustion by acting as the oxidizing agent.  What makes it particularly hazardous is that is also hygroscopic which means it can absorb moisture from the air to start a reaction.  Very water reactive.  Proper handling and storage (away of any incompatible substances) is critical if sulfuric or other strong acid (Nitric Acid as an example) is present at your facility. From the safety perspective the presence of any of these chemicals at a facility should be at the top of an inspection list.  Plans and training would be developed and implemented to make sure everyone was thoroughly trained in the hazards, storage and emergency response capabilities in case of a spill. However, all three of these chemicals: acetone (an oxidizing flammable liquid), hydrogen peroxide (an oxidizer), and sulfuric acid (an oxidizing acid) together mishandled or used for nefarious purposes could be potentially catastrophic.

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What was so surprising about my TATP search was how easy the information was to find, each component available locally with details on its synthesis. TATP is sensitive to shock, friction, and heat and can be made with basic chemistry equipment and skills. This is the probable reason that this chemical was used as an explosive in the recent bombings in Brussels. As water and wastewater professionals we have the training to recognize these potentially hazardous combinations at our facilities and have learned how to mitigate those hazards and prepare for emergency situations. But as members of the general public living life, commuting to work, or going through an airport terminal, we now have to be even more vigilant to protect ourselves and our families.  Always being aware of our surroundings and knowing the way out.   We have all heard this statement before, “If you see something, say something.”  It’s time now to update our emergency response plans and contact lists. One of those listings should be to your local FBI office, see www.fbi. gov.  Meet them, invite them to your facility, they are a great resource.  *** My thoughts and prayers go out to all the families of the victims of this recent terrorist attack in Brussels.

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TEXAS WATER UTILITIES ASSOCIATION 60th ANNUAL SOUTHWEST TEXAS REGIONAL SCHOOL McAllen Convention Center 700 Convention Center Blvd., McAllen, Texas JULY 11 - 13, 2016

The City of McAllen hosts the 60TH ANNUAL SOUTHWEST TEXAS REGIONAL SCHOOL at the McAllen Convention Center, 700 Convention Center Blvd., McAllen, Texas. The new La Quinta Inn at the McAllen Convention Center is our host hotel and has blocked suites for the school at a rate of $114.00 / night for single occupancy and $119.00 / night for double occupancy. Their address is 801 S. Ware Road. The hotel may be contacted at 1- 956 / 682-6765 for reservations. Please make sure you tell them that you are attending the TWUA SW Regional School to get the block rates. Monday night we will have our annual Exhibitors Appreciation Event with dinner, live entertainment and door prizes. All school attendees are invited and are encouraged to attend.

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TEXAS WATER UTILITIES ASSOCIATON 32 ANNUAL PERMIAN BASIN REGIONAL SCHOOL AUGUST 2-4, 2016 – UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS/PERMIAN BASIN – ODESSA, TX nd

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TWUA Member Non-Member Pre-Registration (by 7/25/16)………………………………………………$250.00……………………………$310.00 Onsite Registration………………………………………………………….$275.00……………………………$335.00 . PLEASE NOTE NEW LOCATION The School will be held on the 3rd floor of the Mesa Building at the University of Texas Permian Basin located at East University and Parkway in Odessa. Onsite registration for all courses begins at 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 2. Courses are from 8:00 am to 5:15 pm Tuesday & Wednesday and 8 am to noon on Thursday. TCEQ exams begin at 1:00 on Thursday – separate check or money order payable to TCEQ in the amount of $111 required to register for exam. Lunch will not be provided.

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The MCM Grande. 6201 East Business I-20 in Odessa is the host hotel. A special room rate of $99.99/exterior or $109.99/interior is available. To obtain the special rate, please contact the hotel at (432) 362-2311 and specify the Permian Basin Water School. Reservation cutoff date is 7/17/16.

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A golf tournament will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, August 1 at Hogan Park in Midland. Cost of the tournament is $65/person and includes green fee and cart. Proceeds from the tournament will be donated to the V.M. Ehlers Scholarship Foundation..

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In The News

Few U.S. Outdoor Workers Routinely Using Sunscreen, Survey Finds “There are very real dangers associated with sun exposure that are often overlooked in the workplace,” said Isabelle Faivre, Vice President of marketing for Deb North America, which has its headquarters in Charlotte, N.C. “Organizations should educate outdoor workers on proper sun protection and provide sunscreen for use daily.” - May 04, 2016

A survey commissioned by Deb Group and conducted online by Harris Poll among U.S. adults who work outdoors at least half the time found that just 18 percent of them always wear sunscreen at work. This, despite an estimate by the American Academy of Dermatology that more than 8,500 people in the United States are diagnosed with skin cancer every day, according to Deb Group, which released the findings May 3. “There are very real dangers associated with sun exposure that are often overlooked in the workplace,” said Isabelle Faivre, vice president of marketing for Deb North America, which has its headquarters in Charlotte, N.C. “Outdoor workers are at a higher risk of developing skin cancer and other ailments related to increased sun exposure. Organizations should educate outdoor workers on proper sun protection and provide sunscreen for use daily.” According to Deb, the study found that 58 percent of outdoor workers said they always or sometimes see a need to wear sunscreen at work, but 71 percent of said their employers don’t provide sunscreen to them for use at work. “Perhaps that is why 59 percent of outdoor workers always or sometimes bring their own sunscreen to work,” the company reported. Deb Group said it is campaigning to raise awareness of the risks associated with prolonged UV exposure for people who spend a significant amount of time outside as part of their job and offers a collection of educational materials for managers and employees to implement an effective sun safety program, including a manager’s guide, an infographic, blog posts, posters, and presentations. For more information or to request a free trial, visit info.debgroup.com/sun-home-us.

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IMAGINE Water Awareness Activities The City Of Paris Utilities Dept. and Lamar County Water Supply sponsored a Hoop Shoot during Water Awareness Week, May 1-7, 2016. We played the game “horse” but using the word “WATER” in place of horse. The hoop shoot was held at the Boys and Girls Club of Paris on May 3, 2016. In the first picture Beau Gallahan, water treatment plant operator with The City Of Paris, poses with his son Kaidyn Gallaghan who won first place in the 7-9 yrs. Age division. In the second picture, Larry Ellis, waste water plant maintenance with The City Of Paris, poses with his grandson Keylyn Sanders, who won third place in the 10-11 yrs. Age division.

A PROGRAM T H AT H E L P S U S S AV E WAT E R T O D AY. S O T H E Y ’ L L H AV E I T T O M O R R O W.

EPA is proud to introduce WaterSense, a program that sets performance and water-efficiency specifications for products and services. Local utilities can use WaterSense to help residents save water. Together, we can build an ethic of water efficiency and protect this resource for future generations. Learn more at www.epa.gov/watersense.

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In The News

Things That Require Zero Talent!! Being On Time – Punctuality is one of the ways we brand ourselves. Being on time demonstrates we are diligent and dependable. Being on time indicates that we honor our commitments. Being on time shows that we have respect for others. Being habitually late implies you do not care or that you are not responsible. Appearance – “The problem with appearance is that it translates to performance,” Nicole Williams. “When you don’t fit in, you’re not as accepted and welcomed,” says Williams. Understand what is appropriate. There is such a thing as business dress or business attire. Flip-flops, jeans with holes, t-shirts with something offensive, vulgar, or otherwise inappropriate is not typically acceptable. Grooming and attention to oneself are habits we should all pay attention to. Work Ethic – For most this means a value based on hard work and diligence. Things such as integrity, responsibility, and emphasis on quality demonstrate that you are committed and not simply working for a paycheck. Effort – The exertion of physical or mental effort needed to achieve something. Positive Attitude - The right attitude doesn’t cost anything and requires no specific skill, yet it can literally set the course for your life and for your work. Have a winning attitude it cost nothing but pays back great dividends. Initiative - You will not get very far without initiative. It is the one thing that will push you further then you have ever been before. Initiative ignites talent and the absence of initiative defuses it. Passion - Passion will take you a long way, get you through closed doors and sustain you longer than the next person and it does not require talent. Courage - The courage to act, to take risk, to move forward and to step out has nothing to do with your skill set or talent, it has to do with a choice. Ask yourself what kind of person you’ll be, courageous or cowardly. Focus - People who are focused get things done. Talent will not get it done for you, talent will not help you complete a task or mission, but focus (a non-talent characteristic) is what will help you get it done and then some. Being Coachable - A proverb says that only stupid men learn from experience. Wise men learn from other people’s experience. We have to be willing to make changes in our behavior and outlook. Doing Extra – An important principle of success in all walks of life and in all occupations is a willingness to “Go The Extra Mile”; which means the rendering of more and better service than that for which one is paid, and giving it in a positive mental attitude. Dreaming Big - No one can stop you from dreaming big. It takes no talent to dream big.

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Texas Water Utilities Association 61st Annual East Texas Regional School 24hr Classes Start on August 22nd All Other Classes August 23 thru 25, 2016

Harvey Convention Center, 2000 W. Front St., Tyler, Texas COURSE OFFERINGS WATER WASTEWATER WATER & WASTEWATER Basic Water Basic Wastewater Utilities Safety * Surface Water Production I (24hr) Wastewater Treatment Utilities Management Surface Water Production II Wastewater Collection Utilities Calculations Ground Water Production Pumps & Pumping Water Lab Water Distribution * Pre-Registration Required – Surface Water Production I is 24hrs. Class starts at 1:00 p.m. on Monday August 22nd 2016 at Harvey Convention Center All other classes start at 9:00 a.m. Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016. Final class room locations for 20 hour courses will be available at registration Exams for Class “B, C, D” and Class “I, II, & III” certifications will be given at 1:30 pm August 25th. NO WALK UP TESTING. Class “A” exams are at 8:30am on August 24th. Call TCEQ (512-239-6133) in advance to schedule “A” exam. Separate checks are required for examinations made payable to TCEQ. NO CASH.

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The Three Deadly Words

When Spoken, They Can Spell Career Disaster By: Todd Cohen

The English language has an unending supply of words and phrases that are built to create conversations that convey meaning and leave impressions. How you use and deliver these words makes a huge impression on people and leaves them thinking and feeling a certain way about you.

Every conversation is a selling moment that constructs lasting images in others’ minds. Considering how important first impressions can be, there are three words that are absolutely deadly to sales, your career and your very psyche. These three words, when uttered, send an extremely negative message to everyone around you. These words—just nine simple letters and one apostrophe—can have an incredibly detrimental effect on your ability to create new relationships, establish credibility and attract others. Ready….? Here they are:

“I’m just the…”

These three words by themselves send a very strong message about how you feel about yourself and how you view your value and contributions to your organization. “I’m just the” sets up a cascade of unflattering perceptions and opinions in the mind and hearts of the people being spoken too. It creates an indelible image that you have little to no value.

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three, seemingly harmless little words. They can negatively impact you in a number of ways. 1. This expression is one you are so wired to say, and it sends the message that “I don’t matter”. It’s akin to saying, “Please don’t take me seriously”. There is another dimension to the very damaging effects of these words. Imagine you are approached by your supervisor, manager or a colleague and they ask you some questions about a situation. The questioning could be entirely innocent or pointed—eliciting a defensive response in the form of “I’m just the” in an attempt to deflect blame or responsibility. These words are an intentional or unintentional way to defer accountability. It’s the unconscious way these words are used that set you up for failure and disengagement. 2. It’s similar to using “but” when you should say “and”. Using the word “but” is a bad idea because it negates everything that has been said up to that point. The same result occurs when you say, “I’m just the”. You make it harder on yourself to get what you need, and it drastically affects your ability to leave a lasting, positive impression. You must engage people to further your goals. Let them know you matter! 3. It sends the clear message that you don’t have confidence in what you do and how you contribute every single day. One of the most common questions in business is, “What do you do?” When faced with June 2016


that question, you typically have a few seconds to make your mark. Don’t waste that opportunity by starting with “I’m just the”. 4. It telegraphs your insecurities. Everyone has them, and anyone who suggests that they are not insecure at some level is actually insecure. Secure people are ok with their insecurities and face them with courage and determination. Life can be hard enough without adding to it with these three words. 5. Clients and decision makers like confidence. Project confidence and be able to articulate what you do quickly (your value proposition) and capture people’s imagination and passion. Don’t squander that golden opportunity with the following answer …”I’m just the” and then your title. Snoozer. 6. It’s competitive out there! When you use these words you don’t differentiate or set yourself apart in any way. You might as well say “Please ignore me and talk to the next person.” When people attempt to engage you in conversation, believe that they want to try and find some common ground. Your job is to engage with others and to display an open willingness to taking the conversation to a deeper level. 7. It’s all about attitude and mindset. “I’m just the…” speaks volumes about your attitude and mindset. Whether accurate or not; once the message is sent then perception is set. Perception becomes reality and then it becomes very hard to turn that ship around. Don’t make things harder on yourself than need be. Perception is reality.  

explaining your position or seeking consensus it does matter what people think. Please be very careful about your word choice when you are engaged in a conversation. Don’t make it easier to be dismissed by others by uttering the words ‘I’m just the”. 9. Respect. When you hold yourself accountable and refuse to hide behind “I’m just the” you show the world that you accept responsibility for your position or your opinion on a situation—regardless of outcome. Avoiding “I’m just the” will earn you respect and admiration. If you have ever wondered why you have not gotten something you want, consider that your use of these three words might have been the roadblock in your mission. Attitude is everything. Even if you have not said them aloud, you may still be telegraphing this mindset. Watch your words and watch what happens.

You are important and vital. Tell the world!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Todd Cohen, CSP is an accomplished and sought after speaker, sales culture expert and author of Everyone’s in Sales and Everyone’s in Sales; STOP Apologizing. Please visit www.ToddCohen.com.

8. It does matter what people think! When you were growing up did your parents ever say, “It doesn’t matter what others think?” While that may be true in certain situations, when it comes to selling yourself, June 2016

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Engineer Corner NEWS

OPERATOR’S, Managers & Guardian Angels: Rich Oller, PE, CPM MBCO Engineering

Interesting title for an article in our Operators magazine! Operators, Managers and then Guardian Angels how in the world does all of that fit together? Operators are one of the most important positions in our cities, municipal districts, water supply corporations and other entities responsible for providing safe drinking water and treated wastewater. I have always been an advocate of operators in all that I do. As a design professional. I have always made the operator/manager an important part of the design team. Their input into the design process is without measure. I recently had the opportunity to participate in the Abilene Regional Training Seminar. I was among operators and managers who had gathered to attend classes and lectures to maintain or improve their knowledge of operations and technical application of their profession. The training also provides opportunity to network and exchange experiences, discuss problems and solutions. Practical solutions of similar problems can be exchanged and expanded on to help others. This is no different than other professions in attending similar training sessions. These include City Manager Regional Associations, City Secretaries Associations, Municipal Financial Managers groups, Public Works Directors Association and Engineering Seminars. All of these organizations do the same training and exchange of ideas and solutions. Sharing experiences in the same field provides a common thread between all of us. But in order to share the experiences one must be open to discuss issues or problems in the group setting. One of the things I have noticed over the years participating in the Regional Training events is a tendency of participants not openly participating. I have noticed it’s easier to sit through the various class sessions and successfully get the continuing education credit without participating in discussion or volunteering answers asked by the presenter. 26 Texas Water Utilities Journal www.twua.org

As professionals in a very important field, participation is an important part of our training is what will set all of us apart as valued professionals. Our business is providing a safe and consistently dependable water. Likewise, wastewater is treated to the highest quality allowed by our specific treatment process. In most cases the operator must tweak even the best designed systems to produce the desired finished product. Creating operational improvements and process “tweaks” are what we are trained to do. Learning from others who have walked that road is adding value to what each of us do and achieve each day. Building on our experiences and sharing those experiences with others is mentoring at its best. Training sharpens are skills and thought processes to allow us to better analyze a problem or situation. Adding learned skills and previous experiences, our own or others, decreases risk and enhances solutions. The general public depends on our skills and knowledge to provide a dependable and safe water supply. It’s our responsibility to assure them daily that we are on watch and meeting that trust given to us. You see, cities, water supply districts and water corporations entrust to our care and expertise a significant asset. We are the first line security for all of our entrusted water supplies and wastewater treatment processes. The public assumes the water they drink and the effluent that is disposed of all complies with certain treatment standards that we as operators and managers of systems understand and comply with. Obviously we cannot control the political agendas that occur. But when all of these systems are on functioning with the public’s safety as the main objective then the system is out of balance. A recent example of a system out of balance is Flint, Michigan. When the trust of the public is eroded it will June 2016


take years to regain that trust again. We are the publics’ first responders.

to serve. So you see it does all fit. But it can easily fall apart if we as professionals do not share our experiences with one another and communicate with the public. We are the entrusted few, who have an awesome responsibility and we perform consistently day after day, year after year. Congratulations to you all for who you are and what you do daily! Rich Oller, PE, richm@oeihq.com

We ensure compliance with all of the standards placed upon our respective utilities. We monitor and adjust and tweak and lose sleep and go back again and again to assure a safe water resource for our citizens. We are the night riders of our utilities. We handle political inquiries, politics in general and continue to meet the water quality requirements placed upon us. We are the utilities “Guardian Angels” and guardians for the people we choose

We’re Here to Help With population growth and climate change, the design and management of our infrastructure is becoming more complex requiring original but carefully considered solutions. MBCO will work with you to develop the best solution.

Have you reached max capacity?

HOUSTON & LUBBOCK ANDREWS, HOUSTON, LUBBOCK Rich | rich.oller@mbcoengineering.com Rich Oller, Oller,PE PE| 806.473.8183 | 432.523.2181 | rich.oller@wtcinc.com www.wtcinc.com www.mbcoengineering.com

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WATER CLASS A HIGGINS, JERRY J JR MENDOZA, JESUS I BALL, JO E DEMOULTRIE, ELIZABETH F POWELL, JAMES L NAYLOR, JOSHUA E PHILIP, THOMAS MONCIVAIZ, JOSEPH A MORALES, SALVADOR GONZALEZ, VICTOR M DEUCHER, ABRAHAM ACOSTA, JESUS G CLASS D DEAN, ANDREW K RANGEL, MARCOS A MEHRINGER, KATELYN J LEE, ASHLEY G FISHER, GARRETT V ADAMS, JOSEPH A TURNAGE, LEON G SUAREZ, CARLOS E GUARDIOLA, RAUL CALDERON, ALEXIS PRIEST, MICHAEL H CLAWSON, ANTHONY D ALTAMIRE, LEO D PEREZ, GILBERT KIMBLEY, STEVEN A RIOS, JOSE A HUERTA, FRANCISCO MORGAN, ROBERT W BARTHELS, RUSTY W BECKHOLT, KELLY J MARTINEZ, SERGIO J RADTKE, DANIEL M SALCIDO, MARCOS III EDWARDS, BRYAN D THOMAS, MARQUIS D FIGUEROA, FRANCISCO JR BREAUX, STEVEN E TORRES, ESTEBAN C GUTIERREZ, DANIEL L SABLATURA, ED F JR TURNER, NICHOLAS T GARZA, COSME JR JENNINGS, DAVID M BATES, BRIAN A JR CONATSER, CASEY R ESQUIVEL, LORENZO JR REDD, BRADLEY C GONZALEZ, VICTOR H MIGL, JAMES A GRAEF, CHRISTOPHER L MEDINA, RICHARD J DUEITT, JEREMY Z RENFRO, SHAWN M TAYLOR, ROBERT B JR BEDDO, JEFFERY L MARX, HENRY P RAWLS, THOMAS K WISE, MARK P WEBB, RACHEL L GOLDEN, DONALD E PLAYER, DAVID A CARR, JOSHUA J MASON, BRANDON L VALDEZ, JESSE DUNN, BRIAN C

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AGUIRRE, JOE JR ESPARZA, BENJAMIN M GADBURY, JACOB K CASTRUITA, ERNESTO WHITAKER, JOSEPH W CANTU, MARIO JR RAMIREZ, NOE O COWAN, MATTHEW STONE, DAVID R MARTIN, MICHAEL J RODGERS, JON T PARKER, GARY L JR KELLERHUIS, RYAN J ZIMMERMAN, GARY T BARR, MICHAEL J PAWLOWSKI, WILLIAM J ESCARCEGA, NORMALDO

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WATER DISTRIBUTION CLASS B GARCIA, EDGAR R GONZALES, WILLIAM J AMSTEAD, TERRY D JR PEARSON, SAMUEL D CLASS C

WASTEWATER COLLECTION CLASS A HARVEL, JOSHUA E CUNNINGHAM, BLAISE W LATHAM, MURPHY D SALDIVAR, FELIPE JR BRANDSTETTER, TYLOR R PEREZ, ISRAEL BRANDSTETTER, CORY T MEINE, JUSTIN C ESPARZA, VICTOR B CLARKSON, DUSTIN E MORGAN, ROBERT W VAUGHAN, DEIONE A HERZOG, DAVID T VIDAURE, DAVID III DYESS, KRISTOPHER M CREAMER, STEVEN C CLASS B ROMERO, ARTURO DICKERSON, KOLTON B BARRIERE, CHRISTOPHER J BOWMAN, BRIAN A SIGL, ERIC D JENKE, TYLER W SAENZ, RUBEN

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BACKFLOW PREVENTION ASSEMBLY TESTER ESPINOZA, FELIX MCCLEARY, MICHAEL D SR BISHOP, CLEVE R II HAMM, ROBERT M JR MABASA, ANTHONY J ORE, DOUGLAS S ROJAS, JOE M REEVES, DWIGHT M HOLDORF, LAWRENCE H JR HARRIS, JAMES R MERCADO TORRES, EDGAR COX, DAVID L QUIROZ, ANGEL A ROBERTSON, DOUGLAS D WILLIAMS, BRADLEY S MCALLISTER, ROBBY L JR ESTUPINAN, SERGIO A TORRES, MANUEL J WHITE, KELLY C RHIMA, STEVE B BASS, YURI G CASSEL, RICKY V JR SKIDMORE, JASON P WHITING, TIMOTHY M GOSSETT, JIMMY C JR STALEY, STEPHEN ABANTO, RON RAINS, ROBERT E DAMIANI, SEAN M MCLEOD, TAYLOR CAO, JASON L LENNOX, PATRICK

WENZEL, CHARLES A CORDER, SCOTT D SIMMONS, JOE D CARREON, CELESTINO III VILLARREAL, JOSE G BUICE, CHARLES A STEVENSON, PRESTON R YOUNG, MATTHEW A MCCRACKEN, RYAN R CRAYTOR, SAMMY L WEISON, JAMES O DEMPSEY, WESLEY A CORNELIUS, BARNEY M ZAMARRIPA, ALONSO BOWMAN, TREY TRANTHAM, KENNETH D ROSS, DAVID E CARDENAS, ROBERT FLORES, ALFREDO F COPELAND, CODY WADE, JOHN R JR MELCHIORI, TYLER T ROLLINS, ZACHARY G CHEW, STEPHEN J WILLIAMS, JERRY H POOLE, KENNETH W SARGENT, BRADLEY N VAUGHN, GARY L HALSEY, ANDREW M III TIPTON, DUSTIN P APODACA, JOEL SR RODRIGUEZ, RICHARD M JR FALCON, DAWN C

CUSTOMER SERVICE INSPECTOR PHILLIPS, DAVID G SMITH, SAMUEL R JR WOODS, KATERAH E JONES, TONY RENE MOREE, ERIC A MALIN, KENNETH R SILVER, JOHN M ADAMS, TREY D DIGGS, JOHNNIE C JR YOUNGER, RICHARD A DAFTARIAN, STEVEN B DHANE, LESTON C

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TWUA CLASSIFIED ADS

PLANT MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN Clute, Texas

WATER/ WASTEWATER OPERATOR II Brenham, Texas

The purpose of this position is to maintain and repair Brazos River Authority water and/or wastewater facilities, equipment, projects, and grounds. Knowledge of methods, practices, and equipment used in all sections of wastewater treatment systems A Class C Wastewater Treatment License from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality is preferred. $13.53 to $17.25 per hour - Brazos River Authority, Crystal Wilde 254-761-3119, Fax resume and salary requirements to: 245-761-3157 Email resume and salary requirements to: crystal. wilde@brazos.org

Our Corix Utilities division develops customized water, wastewater and energy systems and provides field metering services for clients across North America. Our clients include municipalities, resort properties, gas, water and electric utilities, developers and institutions. Position Summary: Corix has an immediate openings for Water/ Wastewater Operators for our Brenham and Washington County, TX operations. The successful candidates will perform various semi-skilled maintenance tasks and operate a variety of equipment in the operation, repair, maintenance and replacement of water, wastewater, distribution,  collections system. High school diploma or GED. Two (2) or more years’ experience in water/wastewater operations maintenance or construction. A valid driver’s license is required. Class C Groundwater Systems certification from TCEQ in area of primary responsibility. Must have ability to work weekends, holidays and nonstandard hours as needed Salary $17-$22 per hour. Corix Utilities, John Quincannon, 414-203-8717, Fax resume and salary requirements to: 414-2038817 Email resume and salary requirements to: john.quincannon@corix.com

ENVIRONMENTAL SPECIALIST Austin, Texas Our Utilities division develops customized water, wastewater and energy systems and provides field metering services for clients across North America. Our clients include municipalities, resort properties, gas, water and electric utilities, developers and institutions. The position analyzes environmental data and supports environmental and safety programs. Will assist in performing inspections, audits and incident investigations. Responsible for water modeling, maintaining geographic information systems and other related activities. Duties are: 30% safety, 30% Environmental and 40% GIS system work. Water distribution and water treatment experience preferred. A working knowledge of federal, state and local Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) and environmental compliance with applicable federal and state regulations and standards is preferred Previous training or public speaking experience needed. Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Science, Occupational and Environmental Safety and Health or related field preferred. Salary $50-$75,000, Corix Utilities, John Quincannon, 414-203-8717, Fax resume and salary requirements to: 414-203-8817 Email resume and salary requirements to: john.quincannon@ corix.com UTILITY BACKHOE OPERATOR Spring, Texas Hays Utility South Corporation is looking for an experienced utility backhoe operator. Qualified applicants must have a good driving record, CDL preferred but not required. Applicants need to have 5 years of utility repair and construction experience. Company benefits are available to employees. If interested please contact Howard Wilhite at (281) 353-9809. Hays Utility South Corporation, Email resume and salary requirements to: bherrera@ haysutility.com

FIELD SERVICE TECHNICIAN Houston We are looking for a Field Service Technician to cover South Texas from our Houston (Tomball) HQ. Individual would be involved with equipment start up, troubleshooting and preventive maintenance. We offer a company vehicle, training, medical and other benefits as well. Visit our website at “www. hartwellenv.com” for additional info about us. Experience working with water and wastewater treatment equipment necessary. High school diploma minimum Salary: Based on experience. Hartwell Environmental Corp. Ron Culp 281-3518501. Fax resume and salary requirements to: . 281351-8323 Email resume and salary requirements to: rculp@hartwellenv.com UTILITY OPERATOR EVENING SHIFT The Woodlands, Texas SJRA is seeking an experienced Utility Operator for our Woodlands Division. This position will work the 2nd shift from 2:15 to 11:30 p.m.  Please visit our website to view a full job description and apply: www.sjra.net/about/careers. Apply for requisition # 227. TCEQ Class “C” Operator Certification. High School diploma or GED and at least one year of experience in the water/wastewater operations field. $15.65- $19.57/hr depending on experience + license premium. San Jacinto River Authority Kaylyn Huerter-Email resume and salary requirements to: khuerter@sjra.net

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MAINTENANCE & OPERATIONS SUPERVISOR Rosenberg, Texas This position will assist in the construction and maintenance activities of the Utilities Department and will ensure safe, well-maintained utility systems, and to provide utility service to all areas of the City in accordance with legal requirements and City policy. Typical duties may include: supervising staff; supervising day-to-day operations and activities; participating in the development of unit goals, objectives, policies and procedures; monitoring and maintaining appropriate levels of inventory; resolving complex customer complaints; overseeing regulatory compliance; and/or, performing other related activities. Supervisors oversee staff including conducting performance evaluations; coordinating training; and implementing hiring, discipline and termination procedures. High School Diploma or GED supplemented by college coursework. Valid Texas Driver License; Class B CDL preferred. Class C Groundwater Treatment Plant Operator License and Class III Wastewater Collection Operator License. Five (5) years of increasingly responsible experience in the assigned area of responsibility, including two (2) years of lead or supervisory experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed in the job description. $22.05/HR - $26.45/HR (DOQ) City of Rosenberg- Ashley Scaggs - 832-595-3320 Fax resume and salary requirements to: 832-5953321 Email resume and salary requirements to: ashleys@ci.rosenberg.tx.us UTILITY BACKHOE OPERATOR Spring, Texas Hays Utility South Corporation is looking for an experienced utility backhoe operator. Qualified applicants must have a good driving record, CDL preferred but not required. Applicants need to have 5 years of utility repair and construction experience. Company benefits are available to employees. If interested please contact Howard Wilhite at 281-353-9809. Hays Utility South Corporation Howard Wilhite 2813539809 Email resume and salary requirements to: bherrera@haysutility.com

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