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T EXAS W ATER U TILITIES

JOURNAL

VOLUME 27

MARCH 2017

"Proudly Serving Education Excellence since 1918"

NUMBER 3


2017

Date

Event

Primary Contact  

Exhibits Contact  

February  7th-­‐9th    

UPCOMING TWUA Far  W est  Texas  Region   Ft.  Stockton    

REGIONAL SCHOOL Norma Clark    

(432) 528-­‐1608  

Norma  Clark   (432)  528-­‐1608  

February  26th  –   Mar.  1st    

TWUA  Annual  School     Corpus  Christi  

David  Moore     512-­‐279-­‐8125  

Norma  Clark   (432)  528-­‐1608  

March  21st-­‐  23rd    

Panhandle  Regional  School   Amarillo  

Cindy  Moss   (806)  378-­‐3019  

Ruben  Arias   (806  674-­‐4834  

April  24th  –  27th    

Southeast  Texas  Regional  School     Beaumont  

Patrick  Walters   (979)  248-­‐7012  

Patrick  Gray   (713)  637-­‐8835   Ext.  306  

May  8th  –  11th    

Central  West  Texas  Regional  School   Abilene  

Kenny  Hutchins   (325)  676-­‐6429  

Mickey  Chaney   (325)  548-­‐2237  

May  15th  –  18th    

North  Central  Texas  Regional  School   Arlington    

Charly  Angadicheril     (817)  392-­‐8299  

Jon  Mahoney   (979)  721-­‐2261  

June  5th  –  8th    

Central  Texas  Regional  School   Killeen    

Charlotte  Doran     (254)  750-­‐8495  

Peggy  Smith   (830)  598-­‐2424   Ext.  309  

July  10th  –  13th    

Southwest  Texas  Regional  School   Laredo  

Tony  Moreno     (956)  795-­‐2620    

Lynn  Short   (361)  485-­‐3381  

August  1st  –  3rd    

Permian  Basin  Regional  School     Odessa    

Norma  Clark   (432)  528-­‐1608  

Norma  Clark   (432)  528-­‐1608  

  th st August  28  –  31     East  Texas  Regional  School     Tyler  

Mike  Norris   (903)  939-­‐8278  

Mike  Norris   (903)  939-­‐8278  

November  6th  –   9th    

West  Texas  Regional  School   Lubbock  

Matt  Kerley   (806)  775-­‐2624  

Bill  Boyd   (806)  775-­‐3415    

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

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

I encourage you to stay or become active in your monthly district meetings. When you place a pencil to it, there is no more cost effective method for continuing education. Decision Makers, I want to challenge you to get your new hires involved in the monthly district meetings.

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.

In The News .........................................8 How to build a strong succession plan for your workforce

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

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

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President's Message by Donny Carrasco, City of Lubbock

continued support of the operators.

Very hard for me to believe that a year has passed since I took over the office of association President. Here we are in February and soon I will be passing the Presidential duties to the capable hands of Chad Jameson. Please join me in welcoming Chad. I have no doubt that he is eager to lead TWUA as we prepare for the 100-year celebration and the

A parting request if you will. I want to call on the decision makers and leaders who have input into the budgeting process for your organization. As you prepare your operating budgets for 2018, please make preparations for come to Corpus and bring your staff for the 100-year festivities. Join us in the training classes, while being a part of this historic time. Most of the celebration will take place on Sunday afternoon and evening. Monday the expected training classes will begin and Annual School will be providing the operator training as anticipated. I know you have read the various article and recent comments related to the change in TCEQ application for testing. I think one last mention is appropriate. I would hate to see anyone attend a TWUA Regional Training Event and not be able to challenge a state operator exam to acquire or advance a TCEQ License. Please log on the TCEQ webpage and complete the electronic application process 60-days prior to the event. This is an evolving process and TCEQ is working diligently to streamline the procedure and make it as user friendly as possible. If you are a decision maker, please assist those in your agency who might have difficulty accessing the internet and those who are not computer literate.

Please allow me to recognize and thank a few key people whose support I cannot repay. First, I want to thank Craig Henderson, Mary Gonzales, Aubrey Spear and Wood Franklin, all of the City of Lubbock and the West Texas Region. They allowed me time to travel to the Regional Schools and be a part of the management committee and I am so grateful for their support. I also wish to thank the board members of the West Texas Regional School, especially Past Chair Bill Boyd and current Chair Matt Kerley. I used them as a “sounding board” and “think tank” whenever there were difficult decision to make. I want to thank the staff of TWUA Central Office for their work and dedication. Most of all I want to thank TWUA Executive Director Russell Hamilton. He kept me focused on more than one occasion. He is a mentor a trusted advisor and above all a good friend.

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I wish to thank the members and the association for allowing me the privilege and honor of serving you this past year. TWUA is a great member based organization with the common goal of providing training and improving operator knowledge, while protecting public health and the environment. I feel I am leaving the Presidential role with a wealth of knowledge. I will always treasure what I have learned from the members I met at the different regional schools. I am humbled to be in the presence of so many who are dedicated to their profession and their entity. 4 Texas Water Utilities Journal www.twua.org

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Central Office News by Russell Hamilton, TWUA Executive Director Father for grace, forgiveness, and for all that you do and all that we take for granted, we pause and say thank you. For the rainfall that Texas has received we give you praise. The effects of this drought are far from over for some, while flooding for others, so we ask that you would redirect clouds and rainfall to these areas of need. 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 leading us to be a more appreciative society. One that does not take the precious gift of water or those who treat it for granted - Amen. As of February 1, 2017 – In West Texas, Lake Ivie is sitting at 24.0 % (+ 0.4 %). Lake Spence is sitting at 13.5 % (0.0 %). Lake Sweetwater is sitting at 22.6 % (+0.7 %). White River is sitting at 24.6 % (- 0.1 %). Panhandle, Lake Meredith is sitting at 23.6 % (+0.5 %) and Greenbelt is at 27.3 % (+0.3 %). If you want to get a complete look at lake levels, go to www.waterdatafortexas.org. As the TWUA Regional School calendar approaches, PLEASE keep the TCEQ pre-approval of licensing applications in mind. If you are planning to test at any of the Regional Schools, you MUST submit application and all supporting documents along with proof of payment to TCEQ electronically, 60-Days prior to the event. Example for 2017, the Beaumont Region is April 24th – 27th. If you are planning to attend and plan to challenge the TCEQ operator’s exam at the conclusion of this event, you need to submit all the documents by March 3rd. I hope the word is circulating in the water and wastewater community regarding electronic exam applications. But if you need additional information, look at the TWUA website and click on the TRAINING TAB. At the bottom of the choices there will be something called TCEQ Licensing Approval – click on that tab. This is a video where TCEQ staff came to the TWUA office and explained the process. For additional information and clarifications, call TCEQ @ 512-239-6133. Are you active in your TWUA District? TWUA maintains that as far as continuing education, district meetings are the best and most economical source. If it has been a while since you attended a monthly meeting, our challenge is to get you attending regularly and bring a friend. Please keep in mind as you build your budgets for 2018 the TWUA 100th Birthday will occur. We would like to have your support and attendance. We would like to have you involved. If you have items that you would like to lend for a static display. If you have suggestions for events or things that would enhance the 6 Texas Water Utilities Journal www.twua.org

event. Please share those with us. The story goes something like this A police officer in his early 50’s walked a beat in a Boston business district. This officer moved up the street quite impressively and methodically, taking in all the surroundings, while he checked each door of the businesses to make certain all was secure for the night. This officer’s stature was quite impressive. His devotion to detail was extraordinary. Face freshly shaved. Creases on his uniform pants were crisp. Brass buttons on his overcoat polished. Streetlights and the glow of neon from the various businesses reflected in the leather of his belt, holster and shoes. Even his nightstick, which he skillfully twirled, appeared to be recently painted and the leather strap oiled. This night was particularly cold and there was a mist falling. Few people were on the street, as it was approaching 9:00 and only the restaurants and pubs remained open. As the officer approached one of the businesses with an overhang, he noticed a man in the darkened doorway leaning against one of the posts about to light a cigar. The police officer slowed his walk and paid particular attention to this man, as he fumbled with a match. As the officer walked up, the match was lit and raised to the end of the cigar. Momentarily illuminating the face of the man of interest. The man spoke up quickly. It’s all right officer. Sir, I am just waiting for a friend here out of the elements. This may sound odd to you, but it is an appointment that was arranged exactly 30 years ago. The officer cocked his head slightly and processed the information. Okay, I realize it sounds a little funny to you or perhaps suspicious, but if you will allow me a few minutes, I will explain. 30 years ago, there used to be a restaurant where this very store now stands, called Big Joe’s Barbecue. The officer spoke up and said, “Yes until 4 years ago, when a grease fire in the kitchen resulted in devastating damage and the structure had to be torn down.” The man in the doorway struck another match and re-lit his cigar. The light showed a pale, square-jawed face with squinting eyes and a noticeable thick white scar over his right eyebrow. His scarf pin was a large diamond, fashionably set. His overcoat cashmere. He carried a cane and gave the impression that he had money. “Thirty years ago tonight, I dined here at Big Joe’s with my childhood friend Tommy O’Neill. And he was my best friend and by March 2017


my account, the finest man in the world. He and I were raised here in Boston, and were closer than brothers. I was 19 and Tommy was 21”.

other’s hands with his own. “It’s Donny, sure as fate. I was certain I’d find you here if you were still in existence. Well, well, well! – thirty years is a long time. How have you been, old man?”

“The next morning I was to start my way out West to make my fortune. There was no way to drag Tommy out of Boston; he was fond of saying, Boston is the finest place on earth, why would you ever leave?”

“I have been given everything I asked it for and everything I dreamed of. You’ve changed a lot, Tommy. I don’t remember you being so tall.”

“Well, we made a vow that exactly thirty years from that night, no matter what our conditions might be or from what distance we might have to come. At exactly 9:00 p.m., we would meet at this address.” “It sounds interesting,” said the police officer. “Rather a long time between meets, though, it seems to me. Haven’t you heard from your friend since you left?” “Well, yea, for a few years we corresponded,” said the other man. “But after maybe 10 years, we lost track of each other. You see, I kept hustling the dollar and chasing my fortune. Nevertheless, I know Tommy will meet me here if he’s alive, for he always was the truest, most reliable, best person I have ever known. He will never forget. I came a great distance to stand in this doorway tonight, and it will be worth it when my old pal turns up.” The waiting man pulled out a gold pocket watch, the lid of it, set with impressive array of diamonds. “Three minutes to nine,” he announced. “It was exactly nine o’clock when we parted here at the restaurant door.” “It appears you did very well for yourself ?” “You bet! I hope Tommy has done half as well. He was a kind of plodder, though, good fellow as he was; he was more partial to hard work and the typical Boston lifestyle. The police officer twirled his nightstick a few times and took a step. “Very well, I’ll be on my way. I wish you luck with your meeting.” “If Tommy is alive on earth, he’ll be here. A pleasant evening to you.” “Good-night, sir,” said the policeman, passing on along his beat, shaking doors as he went. In the doorway of the now hardware store the man who had come a great distance to fill an appointment, uncertain but hopeful his friend of his youth, was soon to arrive. He smoked his cigar and waited. About ten minutes he waited, and then a tall man in a long overcoat, with collar turned up to his ears, hurried across from the opposite side of the street. He went directly to the waiting man.

“Oh, I had a bit of a growth spurt after you left.” “Doing well I see, hey, Tommy?” “From appearances, not as well as you. I have a position in one of the city departments. Come on, Donnie Boy; we’ll go around to a place I know, and have a good long talk about old times.” The two men started up the street, arm in arm. Donny with all his egotism enlarged by success was beginning to outline the history of his career. The other, one hand in his overcoat, listened with keen interest. At the corner stood a drug store, brilliantly lit with floodlights. When they came into this light, each of the men turned simultaneously to gaze upon the other’s face. Donny stopped suddenly and released the other man’s arm. “You’re not Tommy O’Neill,” he snapped. “Thirty years is a long time, but not long enough to completely change a man’s facial features.” “Long enough to change a good man into a bad one, said the other man.” Now with gun in hand he said, ‘Diamond Don Devaney’, you are under arrest. Chicago FBI gave us a heads up you might drop over our way and guess what? They want to have a chat with you. Now, before we go to the station here’s a note I was asked to deliver. You may read it here at the window.” The man unfolded the piece of paper handed him. His hand was steady when he began to read, but it trembled a little by the time he had finished. “Donny: I honored our agreement. I was at the appointed place on time. When you struck the match to light your cigar, sadly, all I saw, was the face of the most wanted man in Chicago. Still, somehow I could not bring myself to do it, so I went around the corner where a plain-clothes detective was watching and waiting. And from these shadows, I watch as this officer arrest the illustrious Chicago crime boss, who was once my best friend. TOMMY.” Remember – We do not need all operators in Texas to be a member of TWUA – JUST YOU! ! ! !

“Is that you, Donny?” he asked, doubtfully. “Tell me that’s you, Jimmy O’Neill?” cried the man in the door. “Bless my heart!” exclaimed the new arrival, grasping both the March 2017

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In the News

TWUA Southeast Regional School April 24th – April 27th, 2017 Holiday Inn - Beaumont Plaza, 3950 I-10 South, Beaumont, Texas. Monday, April 24 Tuesday, April 25

9:00 am 8:00 am 8-10 am 10-11 am 11-12 noon 12-12:30 12:30-5 pm Wednesday, April 26 8-12 noon 9-3:30 pm 12-1 pm 1-5 pm Thursday, April 27 8-12 noon 12-1 pm 1-5 pm Friday, April 28 8-12 noon

Golf tournament, Idylwild Golf Course Surface Water I Class Begins On-site registration General Session VIP, Instructors, and Staff Luncheon Proctor training, General Session Room Classes in Session Classes in Session Exhibits open Luncheon Classes in Session Classes in Session Luncheon Classes in Session Testing: Water-Wastewater

TWUA Southeast Region 26th Annual Golf Tournament

The Southeast Region of TWUA is hosting a golf tournament on April 24, 2017 at Idylwild Golf Course. Sponsors are needed to raise money to support the tournament and to fund scholarships. Cost: $75 / player $100.00 hole sponsorship (printed sign with sponsors names) Any $50.00 donation will go toward the following Proximity and Long drive prizes. First Place $100.00 per person plus trophies 4 closest to the pin prizes awarded 4 longest drive prizes awarded Please make all checks payable to TWUA Southeast Region and mail to: PO Box 7851, Beaumont, TX 77726 If you have any questions, please contact JON BROUSSARD, TWUA golf tournament director, at 409-813-2796 or jbroussard@actpipe.com HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS – HOLIDAY INN – BEAUMONT PLAZA (409) 842-5995 before March 24, 2017 for Reservations and mention Group Code: UTW KING OR DOUBLE ROOM $83.00 PER NIGHT plus tax Please call the local Beaumont number for reservations. (409) 842-5995 The 1-800 reservation number rooms will not credit towards our school.

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60th SOUTHEAST

REGIONAL SCHOOL APRIL 25 – April 27, 2017

HOLIDAY INN – BEAUMONT PLAZA

3950 I-10 SOUTH

BEAUMONT, TEXAS

409-842-5995 TEXAS WATER UTILITIES ASSOCIATION

Wastewater Courses Basic Wastewater Wastewater Collection Wastewater Treatment

Water Courses Basic Water Works Operation Ground Water Production Water Distribution *Surface Water Production I

Water & Wastewater Chlorinator Maintenance Utility Management Special Topics CCC/CSI **Utility Safety

CLASSES START 4-25-2017

Class Times: Tues. 12:30 P.M. - 5:00 P.M. Wed. & Thurs. 8:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M. * Class times start at 8:00 A.M. Tuesday morning. ** Utility Safety to be held at Beaumont Water Utility Service Center 1350 Langham Rd PRE-REGISTRATION ON SITE REGISTRATION Postmark 4/10/2017 4/25/2017 TWUA Member $250.00 TWUA Member $260.00 Non Member $300.00 Non Member $310.00 Pre-Registration Packets can be picked up from 8:00 – 10:00 A.M., in the Lobby 4/25/2017 General Session – 10:00 A.M. All Students are required to attend. Two Luncheons are included. 60th TWUA SOUTHEAST REGIONAL SCHOOL PLEASE PRINT CLEARLY OR TYPE: FIRST NAME

M.I.

LAST NAME

MAILING ADRESS

CITY

STATE

WORK PHONE: AREA CODE AND NUMBER

ZIP

EMPLOYER

_________________________________________________________________________________ SOCIAL SECRUITY # or LICENSE #

Are you a TWUA Member? Yes ____ or No____

CLASS ATTENDING

If Yes, What District Chapter or At-Large Membership?

__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

PAYMENT INFORMATION (Please choose one)

____ Purchase Order (Attach Copy) ____ Check (Make Checks Payable To: TWUA S.E. Region) ____ Credit Card

Name on Card ____________________________________ Credit Card#_________________________________________ Exp. Date_____________ Billing Zip Code ___________Security Code ____________ MC/VISA/DISCOVER/AMER EXP Signature_____________________________________________________________________________________________ Mail Completed Pre-Registration Forms & Payment to: PO Box 7851, Beaumont, TX 77726 or Fax to (713) 637-8866

Any questions concerning registration please contact: Karin Warren @ 409-673-9041

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In the News

Development of Groundwater Resources In Securing Sustainable Water Supplies by RICH OLLER, PE

A previous article addressed sustainability of current and future water supplies. This article focuses on what we’ve done well regarding changes in groundwater development, and what we need to do better in the future since groundwater is the major resource for municipal supplies. Today’s demands posed by agricultural use and petroleum exploration greatly impact groundwater. Competitors fight for the same resource. Agriculture needs groundwater for crop irrigation. Evolving technology has improved irrigation practices and application times, and efficient irrigation application methods have allowed efficient use of groundwater. Advanced moisture monitoring devices have added to the farmers’ toolbox to monitor and apply water during key growth times of the specific plant. Petroleum exploration competes with agriculture for groundwater to assist in drilling and oilfield development. Fracking and directional drilling technology require more water for crude oil development than ever before. Groundwater resources for municipal, agricultural, and petroleum use all rely on the same limited supply. Of the three, agriculture has historically been the larger user; however, money to secure water rights and groundwater use currently favors petroleum exploration. As a public entity, municipal groundwater development is hampered by public fund use requirements and fair market value requirements for all real property negotiations.

image from Texas Water Development Board Why is this important and how can we better prepare for its use and protection?   Groundwater is the primary source for all municipal supplies. Securing and protecting water rights for municipal use has always been attached to the land surface. If you own the land, you own the water below the surface. This is not 10 Texas Water Utilities Journal www.twua.org

true with other minerals. Agriculture has defended this position for decades and continues to fight for the right of the landowner to protect their sovereign water rights beneath their land.   Petroleum companies have challenged mineral right definitions to include groundwater as a mineral, asserting that groundwater should be handled like oil and gas. In some cases, courts have decided in favor of mineral right owners.   Groundwater is a finite resource and its protection and conservative use is required by all to ensure future supplies. Groundwater has typically been viewed as a renewable resource with an unending supply; however, with more competitors tapping the same resource, groundwater has become a rapidly depleting commodity.   Understanding the importance of groundwater and its use as a drinking water resource is everyone’s responsibility. Groundwater is the most cost-effective water resource available. It is the cheapest to produce and use – a fraction of the cost of surface water resources. Groundwater generally is the purest form of drinking water, requiring only chlorination prior to use. Lately, as more groundwater is produced and wells are pumped, more contaminants such as naturally occurring arsenic and fluorides are leached from the water-bearing strata, thereby requiring additional treatment. The more these wells produce, the higher the levels of contaminants present in the water.   Groundwater Development Now and in the Future Conservation and subsidence districts have been established to control groundwater development and regulate production in specific areas.   “Of the 17 million acre-feet of water used by Texans each year, 60% (approximately 10.2 million acre-feet) is groundwater.   March 2017


Of the groundwater used, 80% (approximately 8.16 million acre-feet) of the water is used for agricultural irrigation for approximately 6.3 million acres of irrigated agricultural land.   Another 15% (1.53 million acre-feet) is used by municipalities.” (Texas Agricultural Law)   In Texas, the Rule of Capture governs the use of groundwater. Simply stated, the surface owner owns the water, whether produced or not under their land. Groundwater may be produced at whatever rate the landowner desires without a permit. This is true except in areas where a conservation water district or subsidence district exists; there, a permitting process for groundwater is required. Other rules also apply that are specific to the district.   The Rule of Capture has been tested several times in the courts where a neighbor’s well is directly affected by a larger producing well on adjoining property. These cases favored the owner with the larger producing well, even if the neighbors well stopped producing as a result of a larger producing well adjoining the affected property.   Conservation districts and other water districts have developed setback requirements for wells that are designed to prevent this from occurring. First in place has been adopted to require others to offset existing wells by a predetermined distance to prevent “undermining” or overlapping zones of influence of existing wells.   Future groundwater development will need to address proper design and spacing to maximize production without negative affects on surrounding wells. Municipal wells are strictly governed by design standards to protect downhole contamination. Private agricultural wells, and oil and gas water wells are not as strictly controlled as public drinking water wells. Having varying requirements for well development in groundwater-producing aquifers can open possible points of contamination to the aquifer. Well design standards should be consistent to protect the aquifer producing wells.

providing for drinking water. Funds for cities to secure access to protected groundwater supplies should be made available by the State, ensuring continued supplies for our cities. Regional water systems are encouraged to share resources with other cities. Infrastructure to provide this regional benefit is required to connect cities to share this resource. To conserve energy and prevent over-production of the wells, well fields should be designed so the well pumps deliver the produced water a shorter distance to storage tanks, using booster pumps to push the water longer distances. Well fields should also be managed in a way that allows full recovery from pumping cycles by providing storage tanks in close proximity to the producing wells. Frequently, wells are pumped to lift the water from the water-bearing strata, and then the same pump is used to push the water down several miles of pipelines. Well pumps are not made for delivery of water over long distances but instead are made to lift the water from the ground. Well pumps, vertical turbines, or submersibles are used to push groundwater long distances to lift water from the formation. This increases the drawdown of the well and enlarges the zone of influence of the well. Groundwater is a limited commodity that must be through development standards and production practices. The Rule Of Capture is important for all groundwater users. Improved production management will be of extreme importance in future use. Proper design of the wells and management of the surface of the well field are important components in ensuring sustainable groundwater supplies. Public education and understanding of groundwater and use are an important part of the sustainability model for groundwater. Municipal public outreach and educational opportunities show the community efforts being made to deliver a safe and continuous supply to utility users.

Richard M. Oller PE, CPM, REP OEI President | Thought Leader

The Rule of Capture should be supported and enforced for all entities. Cities developing groundwater for public supplies should own the surface to control access and use of the land covering their groundwater supplies. Groundwater should not be considered a mineral like oil and natural gas. Water is the life-breathing fluid required for agriculture and public/private drinking. As such, water is a valuable resource that is part of the land and should be made available to the landowner for producing the land above and March 2017

For more information, contact: Rich.Oller@oei-eng.com 806-473-8183

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MAKING THE MOST OF A MENTORSHIP RELATIONSHIP BY COURTNEY BELME, GOVLOOP.

A mentorship relationship can be the determining factor in making or breaking the next steps of your career. However, many individuals jump into mentorship relationships without really knowing what it entails or how to get the most out of it. In order to avoid ineffective relationships, here are a few ways that you can make the most out of a mentorship: If you are a mentor: 1. Be committed. As a mentor, you are offering your time to someone else in order to help them further their career. By taking this responsibility seriously, you are making the most of your time and your mentees time. We understand that life can get in the way, but if you commit to a mentee it is crucial that you are there when they need you. 2. Listen. You may think that your main job as a mentor is to be the one talking, giving advice and encouraging, but listening is one of the key parts of making the most of a mentorship relationship. Listening to your mentee allows you to understand their situation and give them tailored advice and encouragement. Additionally, letting your mentee talk it out can be helpful for them to sort through the situation they are discussing. 3. Have patience. Committing to a mentorship relationship can be a long-term endeavor. Over your relationship with your mentee they may neglect advice or flounder. In these instances, a little bit of constructive criticism can help get them back on track.

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However, many people have a hard time taking criticism. In these instances, your patience will be critical to maintaining the relationship and getting the most out of it. 4. Be a good role model. By volunteering as a mentor, you are raising the bar for how you conduct yourself. Leading by example allows your mentee to go beyond the conversations you have with them and follow your direction. You don’t have to be a saint, but it is good to be cognizant that your actions are being watched by someone who wants to emulate you. 5. Be prepared. Walk into every mentorship session with a loose game plan of what you want to discuss and what goals you want to achieve. You can plan each session by first asking your mentee what they want to get out of the relationship and what topics they want to discuss. From there, you can get the most out of every meeting by knowing what key points you want to focus on ahead of time. If you are a mentee: 1. Have an open mind. The best way to go into a mentorship relationship is with the mindset that you are there to learn. While you may have been the smartest kid in your college class or the brightest new hire at your agency, it is critical that you go into your mentorship relationship humbly and with an open mind. Checking your ego at the door can make your mentorship relationship much more fruitful.

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2. Be flexible. While you probably have a busy schedule yourself, it’s important to remember that your mentor does too. During initial meetings talk about your schedules and decide what the best way for you to meet is. Be prepared to adjust your schedule to fit it around when and where your mentor is able to meet and spend time with you. 3. Have goals. Going into a mentorship relationship just to pick your mentors brain can be counterproductive. Rather, you should have a clear goal for the relationship and what you want to cover in your sessions. Be honest and up front with what you need from your mentor and work together to achieve those goals throughout the mentorship relationship.

going to give you some criticism. When they do this, it is because they are trying to help you and shape your career. Don’t get defensive and accept it graciously. Most importantly, take what they say and implement change so you don’t make the same mistake again. 5. Shine. One of my favorite professors in grad school started the first lecture of every semester by bluntly explaining that if we were not going to use our degrees to thrive in the field we should drop his class. This mindset is a good way to approach your mentorship. In order to get the most out of a mentorship relationship it is critical to use the tools you learn from your mentor and be a star in your field.

4. Accept criticism. At one point or another in your mentorship relationship, your mentor is

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Waco Utilities Safety Corpus Christi Utilities Safety Valve & Hydrant Maintenance TCEQ 0961 Mar 7-9 Bowie Valve & Hydrant Maintenance Mar 13-15 Corpus Christi Valve & Hydrant Maintenance Training Schedule (continued from pageValve 17) & Hydrant Maintenance Apr 18-20 Victoria May 23-25 San Marcos Valve & Hydrant Maintenance Oct 2-4 Wylie Valve & Hydrant Maintenance Utilities Calculations TCEQ 0108 Apr 12-14 Corpus Christi Utilities Calculations May 16-18 Victoria Utilities Calculations Jul 25-27 ON-LINE Utilities Calculations Oct 24-26 Waco Utilities Calculations Dec 6-8 Wylie Utilities Calculations Dec 5-7 Gilmer Utilities Calculations Chlorinator Maintenance TCEQ 0124 Aug 9-11 Wylie Chlorinator Maint/Disinfection Sep 19-21 Victoria Chlorinator Maint/Disinfection Customer Service Inspection/ TCEQ 0173,0043 Cross Connection Control Mar7-9 Lindale CSI/CCC Apr 18-20 Jefferson CSI/CCC Apr 26-28 RRWA - Wichita Falls CSI/CCC May 3-5 Wylie CSI/CCC May 31-Jun 1 ON_LINE CCC 10 Hrs Jul 25-27 Victoria CSI/CCC Aug 16-18 Corpus Christi CSI/CCC Aug 30-Sep 1 Wylie CSI/CCC Sep 19-21 Gatesville CSI/CCC Nov 28-30 San Marcos CSI/CCC Instructional Design and Evaluation (Instructor II) Oct 16-20 TWUA Central Office

425 Franklin 2726 Holly 20 Hours 992 FM 1125 13101 Leopard 2902 Bluff 170 Charles Austin Dr 949 Hensley Lane, Building 300 20 Hours 2726 Holly 2902 Bluff twua.org 425 Franklin 949 Hensley Lane, Building 300 120 Henderson 20 Hours 949 Hensley Lane, Building 300 2902 Bluff 20 Hours

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ON-LINE TRAINING ===============================================================================================================================' ----2017----' Mar 14-16 Water Distribution On-Line 20 Hours Water Apr 11-13 Utilities Safety On-Line 20 Hours W/WW May 31-Jun 1 Cross Connection Control On-Line 10 Hours W/CSI/BPAT/WW Jun 27-29 Basic Water On-Line 20 Hours Water Jul 25-27 Calculations On-Line 20 Hours W/WW Sept 19-21 Management On-Line 20 Hours W/WW Oct 11-12 CSI On-Line 10 Hours W/CSI/BPAT Oct 24-26 Wastewater Collection On-Line 20 Hours Wastewater Nov 14-16 Ground Water Production On-Line 20 Hours Water Dec 5-7 Chlorinator Maint/Disinfection On-Line 20 Hours W/WW

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Operator NEWS 39th ANNUAL SCHOOL – TWUA PANHANDLE REGION March 21-23, 2017 Held at the Amarillo Civic Center, 401 S. Buchanan Amarillo, Texas WATER COURSES

Basic Water *Surface Water Production I Ground Water Production Water Distribution

WASTEWATER COURSES

WATER/WASTEWATER/OTHER COURSES

Basic Wastewater Wastewater Treatment Wastewater Collection *Wastewater Laboratory

Management Utility Safety Calculations Pumps and Pumping Chlorine & Chlorine Systems *Customer Service Relations

*Surface Water Production I (24 hour) class starts Monday March 20 at 1:00 pm

*Wastewater Laboratory will be held at the Environmental Laboratory at 4001 S. Osage *Customer Service Relations Class is open to the general public, no TCEQ operator credit hours

FOR REGISTRATION PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE Panhandleregion.com

All Classes TWUA Member Non-Member Pre-Registration (Deadline 3/7/17)…...........................................................................................$250.00 .........................$310.00 Late / On-Site Registration (after 3/7/17) ..................................................................................$300.00 .........................$360.00 Customer Service Relations $150 for more information contact Faye Stover 806-672-4619

TWUA MEMBERSHIP WILL BE VERIFIED!

We encourage you to register on-line at panhandleregion.com but if you choose to fax or mail your registration in please visit panhandleregion.com to download the registration form and send to the address provided below. Payment must accompany registration! We will not submit TCEQ hours if we do not receive payment for the class. No refunds but substitutions are allowed. Make Check Payable to TWUA - Panhandle Region. Please complete registration form and fax to 806-622-8649 or mail to TWUA Panhandle Region P.O. BOX 1324 Amarillo, TX 79105. On-Site Registration at the door will begin at 7:00am Tuesday. Pre-Registered students can pick up their name badge and information packets from the registration booth. Registration fee includes training manuals, snacks, refreshments, and noon meals.

TESTING INFORMATION Class “A” exams must be arranged with TCEQ at least 6 weeks prior to school. You must fill out an on-line application to take any exams, visit TCEQ website for more information. All exams will be given on Thursday at 1:00 pm. *Photo ID Required for all exams*

All Exam Fees are $111, checks or money orders for exam fees must be made out to TCEQ! HEADQUARTERS HOTEL Ashmore Inn & Suites – TWUA Special Discount Rate if reservations made by phone $69.00 / night

For Reservations call 877-374-3344

Make sure to mention that you will be attending the TWUA Regional School to receive the special discount rate.

For registration information visit our website at www.panhandleregion.com for other inquiries call Ruben Arias at 806-674-4834 or Cindy Moss at 806-341-5970, Emergency contact # at the regional school 806-341-5970 20 Texas Water Utilities Journal www.twua.org

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Event

60 Days Prior

Beaumont

3/2/17

Abilene

3/9/17

Arlington

3/23/17

Killeen

4/13/17

Laredo

5/17/17

Odessa

6/8/17

Tyler

7/6/17

Lubbock

9/14/17

Last Day to Submit Pre-approval Paperwork to TCEQ For Testing @ TWUA Regional Training Events. https://www.tceq.texas.gov/licensing/eapp for questions please contact TCEQ at: 512-239-6133

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TEXAS WATER UTILITIES ASSOCIATION

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

Active Member

o o o o

Full-Time Student Retired Member Membership Renewal New Member

"At Large" or District/Chapter Name: ___________________ Membership for year 20____ Name: ___________________________________________________ SS# _______ - _______ - __________ Home Address: ____________________________________________ City: ___________________________State: _______ Zip: __________ Home Phone: (

) ___________________________________

Work Phone: (

) ___________________________________

E-Mail Address: ____________________________________________

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

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Put This on Your Calendar

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Field News

Top 10 causes of disabling workplace injuries and their costs By Fred Hosier

Why is workplace safety a good business investment? Because the alternative is costly, to the tune of almost $60 billion a year, as this new report shows. According to the annual Liberty Mutual Workplace Safety Index, the most disabling workplace injuries cost U.S. employers $59.87 billion a year. That’s $1.15 billion a week. The Index calculates the top 10 causes and direct costs of workplace injuries. Overexertion involving outside sources is the No. 1 cause, accounting for 23% of the costs, or $13.79 billion. This category includes lifting, pushing, pulling, holding, carrying or throwing objects. The rest of the top 10: 

falls on same level, $10.62 billion, 17.7%

falls to lower level, $5.5 billion, 9.2%

struck by object or equipment, $4.43 billion, 7.4%

other exertions or bodily reactions, $3.89 billion, 6.5%

roadway incidents involving motorized land vehicle, $3.7 billion, 6.2%

slip or trip without fall, $2.3 billion, 3.8%

caught in or compressed by equipment or objects, $1.95 billion, 3.3%

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struck against object or equipment, $1.95 billion, 3.2%, and

repetitive motions involving micro-tasks, $1.81 billion, 3.0%.

The top 10 causes total 83.4% of the costs, or $49.92 billion of the total cost burden. The top five causes account for 63.8% of the total cost burden. Last year, the Index put the cost of the most disabling workplace injuries at $61.88 billion. The top 10 causes remained in the same order from last to this year. The Liberty Mutual Research Institute for Safety develops the Index each year to identify critical risk areas so that businesses can allocate their safety resources better. The Index is developed based on information from Liberty Mutual, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and the National Academy of Social Insurance. Liberty Mutual researchers determine which events caused employees to miss six or more days of work and then rank those by total workers’ compensation costs.

March 2017


Wastewater Beer . . . . looking for a few brave souls By Arizona Daily Star The Southwest Water Campus — a coalition of water companies and utilities — is being awarded a $250,000 grant to promote beer made from reclaimed wastewater. The group includes Tucson Water, the town of Marana, the University of Arizona, Carollo Engineers, CH2M, Clean Water Services and Water Reuse. The group’s proposal was made in an effort to eliminate the stigma around drinking reclaimed wastewater. They plan to use the funding to haul water-treatment gear around Arizona next summer, stopping at municipal plants to treat water. Some of that treated water will be delivered to craft beer breweries, that will make special brews for a competition.

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

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

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TEXAS WATER UTILITIES ASSOCIATION

ANNUAL CENTRAL WEST TEXAS REGIONAL SCHOOL

MAY 9, 10, AND 11, 2017 – ABILENE CIVIC CENTER – ABILENE, TEXAS

ACADEMIC OFFERINGS WATER

WASTEWATER

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

Basic Wastewater Wastewater Treatment Wastewater Collection Activated Sludge *Wastewater Laboratory

WATER/WASTEWATER

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

*Preregistration For Lab’s Required by April 07, 2017 – Class Size Limited to 12. **Surface Water I is 24 hr. - Starts 1:00 pm, Monday, May 8th – Pre-Registration by April 14, 2017 - Class Size limited to 20 All other courses are 20 hrs. In Length & Start 8:00 am, Tues. May 9th. There WILL NOT be an opening session on Tuesday morning. All classes go until 5:30pm each day.

REGISTRATION FEES TEXAS WATER UTILITIES ASSOCIATION MEMBERS ONLY Pre-Registration Pre-Registration by Credit Card On-Site Registration Water/Wastewater Courses…………………$250.00 until 4-14-17.…………………..$255.00…………………………$260.00 Laboratory Courses…………………………$265.00 until 4-07-17…………………...$270.00……………………………N/A

NON-MEMBERS OF TEXAS WATER UTILITIES ASSOCIATION

Water/Wastewater Courses……………………$310.00 until 4-14-17.…………………..$315.00…………………………..$320.00 Laboratory Courses……………………………$325.00 until 4-07-17……..….…………$330.00……………………………..N/A Registration fees include luncheons on May 9, 10 and 11. Extra luncheon tickets may be purchased for $15.00 each.

BEST TASTING WATER CONTEST

There will be a Best Tasting Water Contest on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 with winners in two categories: systems serving less than 10,000 persons and systems serving over 10,000 persons. THIS CONTEST IS OPEN TO ALL SYSTEMS WHICH TREAT THEIR WATER –BOTH GROUND AND SURFACE SUPPLIERS. Those interested should contact Mike Michaud at michael.michaud@abilenetx.com or 325/676-6041.

GOLF TOURNAMENT

A Golf Tournament will be held at 12-noon, Monday, May 8, 2017. The fee of $75.00 includes green and cart fees, lunch and refreshments. Those interested should contact Jessica Sosa at 325/676-6041. A raffle of a golf club is being held with all monies going to the CWTRS V.M.Elhers’ Scholarship Fund. Tickets are $10.00 each (cash or check), to purchase contact Mike Homan at mike.homan@abilenetx.com or (325) 676-6042 or Kenny Doss at kenny.doss@abilenetx.com or (325) 548-2237.

HOTELS

The MCM Elegante Suites, 4250 Ridgemont Dr., 325-698-1234 will be our host hotel offering $85.00/night until April 14, 2017. Identify being a Water School Attendee. List of Abilene hotels is available at 325/676-6041 or mickey.chaney@abilenetx.com or jessica.sosa@abilenetx.com

PRE-REGISTRATION FORM CENTRAL WEST TEXAS REGIONAL SCHOOL

Pre-Registration for Lab required by April 07, 2017. Pre-Registration For Surface Water I and All Others Required by April 14, 2017.

PLEASE USE ONE FORM PER PERSON – COPY AS REQUIRED PRINT CLEARLY

Name: __________________________________________ Badge Name (Nickname) __________________________________ TCEQ License # or S.S.N: ___________________________ E-Mail: _______________________________________________ Course Selection: ________________________________ Day Phone/Fax: (_____) __________________________________ Address: ________________________________________ City: ___________________ State: _____ Zip: ________________ Representing: ___________________________________ T.W.U.A. District/Chapter: _________________________________ Bill my (Visa) (MasterCard) #: ____________________________________Security Code________ Exp. Date: ____________ MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO CENTRAL WEST TEXAS REGIONAL SCHOOL (CWTRS) REFUND REQUEST MUST BE RECEIVED BY THE REGISTRAR MICKEY CHANEY BY MAY 8, 2017. MAIL FORM WITH PAYMENT TO: MICKEY CHANEY – WATER ADMIN. – P.O. BOX 60, ABILENE, TX 79604

License Exams: Must be Preapproved (best sent in before Mar 01, 2017) with TCEQ to be able to Test

MasterCard/Visa for pre-registration thru the TWUA Central Office Only at (888) 367-8982 or Fax (512) 459-7124 but confirm registration with Mickey Chaney at 325/676-6474 or Fax 325/676-6044 or email: mickey.chaney@abilenetx.com

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TEXAS WATER  UTILITIES  ASSOCIATION   TEXAS  WATER  UTILITIES  ASSOCIATION   41ST  ANNUAL  CENTRAL  TEXAS  REGIONAL  SCHOOL   41ST  ANNUAL  CENTRAL  TEXAS  REGIONAL  SCHOOL   JUNE  12-­‐15,  2017   JUNE  12-­‐15,  2017   Killeen  Civic  and  Conference  Center—Killeen,  Texas   Killeen   Civic   and  Conference   Texas   Host   Hotel—Shilo   Inn  and  CSenter—Killeen,   uites—(254)  699-­‐0999   Host  Hotel—Shilo  Inn  and  Suites—(254)   699-­‐0999      

ACADEMIC OFFERINGS   ACADEMIC   OFFERINGS   WASTEWATER   WATER  /  WASTEWATER  

WATER WATER   Basic  Water   Basic  Water   Distribution   Distribution   Groundwater   Groundwater   *Surface  Water  I     *Surface   Water  I     Water  Lab     Lab   *Class  begins  at  1:00pm  Monday,     June  12th    Water      

WASTEWATER WATER  /  WASTEWATER   Basic  Wastewater   Utilities  Management   Basic  Wastewater   Utilities  Management   Collections   Customer  Service  Inspections     Collections   Customer  Service    Inspections     Wastewater  Treatment     Wastewater  Treatment          

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begins at  1:00pm   Monday,     June                         All  o*Class   ther  classes   begin   Tuesday,   June  13,   2017  1a2t  8   :00am                   All  other  classes  begin  Tuesday,   J une   1 3,   2 017   a t   8 :00am            

 

 

      REGISTRATION  FEES         REGISTRATION  FEES

PRE-­‐REGISTRATION DEADLINE  JUNE  2,  2017   TWUA  Member   Non-­‐Member   PRE-­‐REGISTRATION  DEADLINE  JUNE  2,  2017   TWUA  Member   Non-­‐Member   PRE-­‐REGISTRATION  BY  CHECK/CREDIT  CARD   $250   $310   PRE-­‐REGISTRATION  BY  CHECK/CREDIT  CARD   $250   $310   ON-­‐SITE  REGISTRATION  BY  CASH  OR  CHECK   $300   $360   ON-­‐SITE  REGISTRATION  BY  CASH  OR  CHECK   $300   $360   Registration  includes  lunch  on  Tuesday  and  Wednesday   Registration  includes   lunch  on  Tuesday  and  OWnly   ednesday   No  Refunds—Substitutions   No  Refunds—Substitutions   Only  Office—(888)  367-­‐8982   For  specific  information   contact  TWUA  Central   For  specific  information  contact  TWUA  Central  Office—(888)  367-­‐8982  

Central       Texas         Regional         School         Registration         Form   Central         Texas         Regional         School         Registration         Form  

Name:   ___________________________________     Badge  Name:     ___________________________________   Name:     ___________________________________     Badge  Name:     ___________________________________   SS#  or  License#:     ____________________     Representing:     __________________     TWUA  Member:     YES  /  NO   SS#  or  License#:     ____________________     Representing:     __________________     TWUA  Member:     YES  /  NO   Address:     __________________________________     City:     _______________     State:     ____     Zip:     _______   Address:     __________________________________     City:     _______________     State:     ____     Zip:     _______   Phone#:     ____________________     Course  Selection:     ____________________     Total  Enclosed:     $_________   Phone#:     ____________________     Course  Selection:     ____________________     Total  Enclosed:     $_________   Visa  /  Mastercard#:     _________________________     Expiration:     _______     3-­‐digit  Security  Code:     _________   Visa  /  Mastercard#:     _________________________     Expiration:     _______     3-­‐digit  Security  Code:     _________   Billing  Zip  Code:     ____________     Cardholder  Signature:     ____________________________________________   Billing  Zip  Code:     ____________     Cardholder  Signature:     ____________________________________________   Make  checks  payable  to:  TWUA  Central  Texas  Regional  School—Mail  registration  form  &  payment  by  June  2,  2017   Make  checks  payable  to:  TWUA  Central   Regional   to:  T  exas     TWUA,   1106  SCchool—Mail   layton  Lane,  registration   Suite  112  Wform   est    &  payment  by  June  2,  2017   to:       TWUA,  1106  Clayton  Lane,  Suite  112  West     March 2017

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TCEQ JANUARY LICENSES BACKFLOW PREVENTION ASSEMBLY TESTER

GROUND WATER TREATMENT OPERATOR

ALLEN, RICHARD E SR

CLASS B

BRICKEI, KYLE R BROWN, BENJAMIN H

HUDSON, JAIME A

BUTCHER, ERIC

JARRELLS, ROBERT L

COLEMAN, DAVID L

WILLIAMS, MICHAEL T

DELATORRE, RUBEN A DYER, MATTHEW

CLASS C

EPPS, CURTIS E

MARTINEZ, VICTOR D MISEMER, GREGORY N ROSS, NATHAN L

JIMENEZ, RICARDO

SALAZAR, ERICA L

KINDER, WILLIAM C

TROTH, KAYLA N

MURRAY, KENNETH R

VASQUEZ, ESEQUIEL B

NEELY, RICHARD C PENDLETON, KURT B

WATER DISTRIBUTION OPERATOR

CLASS D

CLASS B

ADAMS, JORDAN T

DANE, STEVEN T

GASTON, ROBB A

DAVIS, CHARLES D

GRAY, WILLIAM R JR

DONNELLY, GERALD H

HUSLAGE, CHRISTOPHER D

GOEBEL, GORDON W JR

LYDON, EDWARD T JR

JORDAN, BOBBY D

HARMAN, KEVIN L

PINNER, ROBERT B

LEWIS, JAMES F

HATFIELD, JAMES W

TRIMMER, JASON M

MARTIN, WESLEY D

HERNANDEZ, JOSE L

MARTINEZ, ERIC A

JUAREZ, RICHARD M

MEEKS, RYAN W

LOPEZ, JOHNNY JR

MENDIOLA, EDUARDO R

MARTIN, SPENCER C

AYALA, ANTONIO J

MODGLING, JOHNNY L II

MATTINGLY, KEVIN C

CARRILLO, MARIO

MOJICA, ALFREDO

MCFARLAND, NICHOLAS D

COFFEY, HENRY E

OERTLI, BRANDON W

NABORS, JASON L

DEVORE, STEPHEN E II

SALES, TIMOTHY J

NINO, JONATHAN R

DUANE, KYLE X

SALINAS, ELOY

OLVERA, JONATHAN M

FUNDERBURG, JOSH B

SANCHEZ, LEOBARDO

RASCO, JOSHUA A

GOODMAN, HOWARD D JR

SCHMIDT, ERIK P

RUIZ, JOHNNY A JR

GRANT, JOHN C

STAKES, WILLIAM G

SCHMIDT, ZACHARY J

HARMON, DUSTY R

STANLEY, RONALD L JR

SLATER, NATHAN A

HERNANDEZ, CARLOS JR

SWEAT, DERICK M JR

WHITE, JAYTON M

JOHNSON, JOHNATHAN L

SWINNEY, RUSSELL D

WILLIAMS, AHMAD R

KINERD, JIMMY M

TALBERT, CAMERON M IV

WILLIAMS, WALTER B

LATHAM, JEREMY D

CLASS C

MANSON, MATHEW N

ANDRE, COREY R

SURFACE WATER TREATMENT OPERATOR CLASS B

BOLTON, RANDY H BRANDON, JARRED C

ADAMS, JIMMY H

BROWN, RICHARD W

CHARRE, LILIA H

CARTWRIGHT, KENNETH A

HENRY, DERRICK D

CARTWRIGHT, ROGER A

YBARRA, WILLIE C

DAVILA, JOSE G GIL, ALFREDO

CLASS C

GINSBURG, HEATHER M HAGUE, JASON K

BARTH, KEVIN R

HOLDER, BRANDON D

BREWER, JOHNNY R

JONES, LANCE M

CLINE, TRAVIS D

LEBLANC, DAVID A

CRUZ, JOSHUA

LOUVIER, JAMES E

ESSIG, WILLIAM A

MC FARLAND, ROBERT C

GARCIA, ANTHONY A

MOSS, GORDON G

HERNANDEZ, ARMANDO JR

STIFFLEMIRE, MARCUS J

HORTON, JAMES M

WALKER, MICHAEL P

LERMA, ANTHONY C

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CLASS A

PEACE, JOHN R

FRANKS, CHRISTOPHER L

CUSTOMER SERVICE INSPECTOR

WATER OPERATOR

MEDINA, ADAM L

MARTIN, JAMES R MARTINEZ, MICHAEL R MINYARD, RILEY C MORRISON, KENNETH L NIXON, KENARD W OROZCO TORRES, JOSE R PINKELMAN, DANIEL L POLASEK, JUSTIN W PURDOM, BLAKE RIVAS, JUAN A RODRIGUEZ, PAUL A RUBALCAVA, ALFREDO SCHULTZ, STEPHEN M SHEETS, BRENT S SIMPSON, GRAINGER I IV SUGG, EDWARD G VILLARREAL, DANIEL WACHTENDORF, JACK E YOUNGBLOOD, DENNIS J

ALVAREZ, NICK C SR ASTORGA, PABLO A BEENE, JAMES L JR BEJAR, DIEGO I BELL, STEVEN E BONNEVILLE, TROY L BOOTH, SHAHONDA T BOWERING, CLARK G BRICKEY, DANIEL R BRYMER, JAMES C BUTCHER, TRISTAN W COATS, TRAVIS B COLBERT, NATHAN T COLE, RICHARD W DAVIS, DEWEY F DELEON, JOHN N DELGADO, BRYANT R DENNIS, DAVID A DIAZ, OSCAR F DONELSON, DEANNA K DOWNS, DURK D DUNAGAN, JUSTIN T ERWIN, LANE EVANS, KHEALA A FOWLER, JEREMY KEITH GALVAN, MONICA A GEHRKE, ETHAN M GLADDEN, KEVIN N GOWAN, JOSEPH M GREEN, MARQUIS M HATCHER, CECIL B JR HESTER, BRAXTON J HICKS, BENSON E IRWIN, CHRISTOPHER M ISSA, JACOB I JOHNSON, CAMERON A JOHNSON, DUGLAUS S JONES, RICHARD K JONES, WILLIAM KEYS, JEFFREY W KIRKLAND, BLADE T LAMB, JAMES W

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TCEQ JANUARY LICENSES LECHNER, JOE L

BRYAN, JIMMIE E

THOMAS, BRYAN P

CUMMINGS, ARTHUR G

LEHNHOFF, GERALD M

CASTRO, CARLOS

WILLIAMS, MICHAEL T

DUENAS, DAVID A

MADRID, JAMES J JR

COLLINS, DUSTIN M

YBARRA, ROBERT L

GONZALES, TIMOTHY M

MARCHMAN, ETHAN

ELLISON, THOMAS III

MARTINEZ, OMAR

PINA, MARCIE JR

MCALLISTER, RANDY L

RODRIGUEZ, JOSHUA D

MCCAFFITY, GARY D MCCARTY, TONY R MCELROY, MITCH D

STEVENS, CORY M

ACKEY, HENRY J

HERNANDEZ, ORLANDO

STROUD, TRACY D

CHANCE, AUSTIN T

HIGHTOWER, JEREMY S

MEYER, TYLER L

CHILTON, VALERIE K

HOGAN, LAUREN M

COLLECTIONS II

COLORADO, JOSE A

IRWIN, CHRISTOPHER M

DANE, STEVEN T

JEAN, DOUGLAS L

BASTION, JAMES A

EASON, KENNETH P

KINYA, JASON G

BEHRENDS, MICHAEL T

EDWARDS, STEVEN P

KUENSTLER, BRANDON S

CASTLE, MATTHEW D

FRANCO, MARCOS M JR

MCKINLEY, JESSE L

DEVINEY, NATHAN D

GARCIA, NICHOLAS J

MURILLO, BILLY JR

DIAZ, ALEJANDRO

HATCH, JOSHUA K

MUSGRAVE, DUSTIN L

ESPARZA, BENJAMIN M

KRAAK, JAY P

NGILA, JAMES T

GALVAN, DAVID

KRESTA, CLYDE R

OYETUNJI, STEPHEN O

HORNBACK, MITCHELL C

MARTINEZ, JAMES I

PIKE, JOSHUA K

LEFALL, JAMES M

MORGAN, CHRISTEN D

RUIZ, CARLOS V

LEGG, CHRISTOPHER L

NICHOLS, CHRISTOPHER D

SAENZ, JOSE O

PUCKETT, COLLIN C

MARSHALL, ERIN C

OCEGUERA, DANIEL S

SCEARCE, CHRISTOPHER M

QUINN, DAVID L

PENA, FIDENCIO JR

OLSON, JEFFERY L

SCHULZE, BLAKE L

RAMOS, MARK JR

RAYGOZA, OSCAR PE

OVERLY, THOMAS R

SIDWELL, LESLIE D

REBOLLEDO, LUIS F

SMITH, JONATHON R

RIVERS, STEPHEN L I

VORHEES, SKY L

RIVERA, RYAN V

TAYLOR, ODESSA W

ROBINSON, EUGENE S

WAGNER, MICHAEL W

COLLECTIONS III

CLASS D

RUSSELL, SHARON E

BARRAGAN, JULIO C

SANCHEZ, ALFRED M

BIRCH, EDWARD R

BECKER, JAMES R

SANCHEZ, JACK R

GARZA, JUAN J

SANCHEZ, JULIAN D

MATTHEWS, AARON W

MILLER, DONALD L JR MILLER, LLOYD S MONTES, ANTHONY MONTOYA, GILBERT N MOORE, LINDSEY J MORRIS, DYLAN E MUNOZ, ANJELA NEIGHBORS, MICHAEL K NELSON, JAMES A OLIVAS, NATHAN J PHILLIPS, JUSTIN A POLK, DARRELL D

GUTIERREZ, JOSE F JR CLASS C

HALL, BART A HARTWELL, RYAN P

RODRIGUEZ, ALLEN J JR RODRIGUEZ, RAMIRO JR RUIZ, WENDY A

SEGOVIA, RAUL JR SIMS, ROBBY SMITH, JOSHUA D STEWART, CORY A STICKLER, LANDON K SULLIVAN, EDWARD B IV TURBOW, BRUCE M TURNER, THOMAS L VANLANDINGHAM, CARY L VAQUERA, ALEJANDRO A VAZQUEZ, LUIS G VENTRESS, JUSTIN R WAGNER, JONATHAN R WASHINGTON, FELTON L WILLIAMS, HENRY J WITTMIS, THOMAS D WOMACK, DAVID S

WHITE, JUSTIN R

MISHOU, MICHAEL R PRESTON, WILLIE E SR ROWE, KYLE D TREVINO, ISMAEL R JR

COLLECTIONS I

CLASS A WALKER, SARAH H WRIGHT, DENNIS L CLASS B BREAUX, SHANNON W GARDNER, BRAD E HURN, MARIA C MARQUEZ, LUCIA

CAMPBELL, JESSE J CARPENTER, DONALD L CHAPPELL, BRANDON G COBURN, BRENDA K CORBETT, TIM J COSTILLA, RALPH E JR

Exam Prep Optimize Mental Readiness WHAT IF You knew “HOW” you would NOT fail?

MAXWELL, JAMES D

BERKLEY, NICOLE S

POGUE, JASON T

BOWEN, JIMMY L

ROBNETT, AUSTIN S

March 2017

BONNER, MICHAEL A

WASTEWATER TREATMENT OPERATOR

CYRUS, RANDALL J WASTEWATER COLLECTION OPERATOR

WILLIAMS, SEAN E

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TWUA CLASSIFIED ADS

WATER/ WASTEWATER OPERATORS

WATER & WASTEWATER INSTRUCTOR

WATER TREATMENT PLANT SUPERVISOR

Houston / Spring Area

Texas

City of Big Springs

Hays Utility South is looking for experienced licensed water and wastewater operators with double “C” or higher issued by State of Texas. Applicant must have clear driving record in order to drive company vehicle. Please email resume to jbaker@ haysutility.com or Fax to (281) 353-6105 ATTN: JQ Baker, Operations Manager.

WASTEWATER OPERATOR Texas Quail Run Services, LLC., is a company that provides wastewater treatment to the oilfield. We have multiple 150,000 gallon per day activated sludge plants around the state and the wastewater is brought in by trucks. We provide living quarters at each location and the work is seven days on and seven days off. We pay our operators a full salary with benefits even though the work is every other week. We are looking for a good self motivating person that has a D license or better. D licensed employee must be willing to acquire a C license in 12 months. We are a family oriented company and we look forward to hiring great people. We also invite veterans who are looking at getting into this field to apply. We are willing to train and pay for training for veterans. We are looking for operators that are familiar with the operation of activated sludge wastewater treatment plant. We prefer someone who is familiar with Microsoft Excel. We are looking for someone who is willing to travel to and from the jobsite as it is a 7 day on and 7 day off position. High School Diploma, D License or better Salary: $40,000 / year Email resume and salary requirements to: LEECONATSER@LMENVIRONMENTAL. COM

TRWA is currently accepting resumes for full-time, part-time and contract-based Water and Wastewater Instructors. For additional information please go the following link. http://www.trwa.org/networking/apply_now. aspx?view=2&id=394673

The City of Big Spring, Texas is seeking a qualified Water Treatment Plant Supervisor. This individual must possess a Class B Surface Water Treatment License and have knowledge of water treatment operations. For full job details or to apply, please visit www.mybigspring.com.

ASSISTANT PUBLIC WORKS DIRECTOR

WATER UTILITIES SUPERINTENDENT Kilgore, Texas

Teague Texas The City of Teague is looking for an Assistant Public Works Director that is a selfstarter and has the ability to work independently, follow oral and written instructions and support the Public Works Director with the following departments water, wastewater, parks, streets and building maintenance in scheduling, managing, reviewing work that has to be done. Must possess a valid Texas Driver’s License. Must have general understanding of TCEQ rules and regulations. Previous experience with SCADA system, ground water production and sewer lagoons maintenance is preferred. Must be able to life 50lbs. and greater. Must pass drug screening and background check. The City of Teague is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Must have a High School degree or equivalent; a Texas Class C Water and Texas Class C Wastewater License awarded by appropriate Texas Agency Fax resume and salary requirements to: 254-739-2433 Email resume and salary requirements to: accounting@cityofteaguetx. com

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The City of Kilgore, Texas is now hiring a full-time WATER UTILITIES SUPERINTENDENT. Salary for this position is $54,995.20 - $74,297.60 DOE plus benefits. This is an administrative position with responsibilities to plan, direct, manage and oversee the activities and operations of the Water and Sewer Utilities Division of Public Works, including water production, water distribution, wastewater treatment and wastewater collection; to coordinate assigned activities with other departments and outside agencies; and to provide highly responsible and complex administrative support to the Public Works Department. For additional information, including the full job description, please visit www. cityofkilgore.com . Position open until filled. First review will begin March 13, 2017. We are seeking applicants with a minimum of ten years’ experience in water and wastewater treatment, water distribution and wastewater collection, including at least four years of administrative/supervisory experience. Minimum licensure of Texas Class A water license and Texas Class B wastewater license required. Preference will be given for candidates with both Texas Class A water and Texas Class A wastewater licenses.

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