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T EXAS W ATER U TILITIES

JOURNAL

VOLUME 27

NOVEMBER 2017

"Proudly Serving Education Excellence since 1918"

NUMBER 11


May 8  –  11  

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 13th  –  15th  

Central Texas  Regional  School   Killeen    

Charlotte Doran   (254) 750-­‐8495

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

July 24th  –  26th  

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

August 28th  –  31st   East  Texas  Regional  School   Date   Event   Tyler  

Mike Norris   Primary   Contact   (903) 939-­‐8278

Mike Norris   Exhibits   Contact   (903) 939-­‐8278

February 76thth-­‐9  –th     November   9th    

Far WTest   Texas   Region   West   exas   Regional   School   Ft.   S tockton     Lubbock  

Norma Clark   Matt   Kerley   (432) 528-­‐1608 (806) 775-­‐2624

Norma Bill   Boyd  Clark   (432) 528-­‐1608 (806) 775-­‐3415

February 26thth  –   th March 4 —7 Mar.  1st    

TWUA Annual School - 100th Year Anniversary Corpus Christi Christi   Corpus

TWUA Annual  School  

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 13th  –  15th  

Central Texas  Regional  School   Killeen    

Charlotte Doran   (254) 750-­‐8495

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

July 24th  –  26th  

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

Mike Norris   (903) 939-­‐8278

Mike Norris   (903) 939-­‐8278 November 2017

Matt Kerley  

Bill Boyd  

August 28th  –  31st   East  Texas  Regional  School   Tyler   2 Texas Water Utilities Journal www.twua.org November  6th  –  

West Texas  Regional  School  


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.

We need to talk about our water systems when they are working, when the going is good, so that we are never faced with doing without.

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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.

100 Year Celebration – March 4, 2018, in the Omni Hotel Corpus Christi, Texas, the association will be celebrating 100-Years Strong.

Field News............................................8 What can you do when the top dog at your organization is the one with the reckless mood swings?

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

MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE: Donny Carrasco - Chair of Management Chad Jameson - President George Glispin - President Elect John Krause - Vice President Allen Schreiber - Second Past President Jim McCain - Ex Officio Russell Hamilton - Executive Director

_______________________________ Front Cover Photo Courtesy of: NBU November 2017

ADVERTISERS: Classified Ads .................................................................................... 34 American Flow Control ......................................................................... 9 Ana-Lab............................................................................................ 29 Data Flow Systems .............................................................................. 7 Frio .................................................................................................. 27 Garrison Mineral ................................................................................ 15 Hach ................................................................................................ 22 Hartwell Environmental Corporation .................................................... 15 Jim Cox ............................................................................................ 30 LCRA ................................................................................................ 29 Micro-Solve ......................................................................................... 5 OEI .................................................................................................. 28 Samco Leak Detection ....................................................................... 29 Scoop ................................................................................................. 2 Underwater Services, LLC .................................................................. 29 USA Bluebook ................................................................................... 31 Smith Pump Company, Inc ........................................... Inside Back Cover Magna Flow ..........................................................................Back Cover

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President’s Message

When The Going is Good by Chad Jameson

No news is good news, right? When the water is flowing, it tastes good, has adequate pressure, and is plentiful, you don’t hear much about the water system. But when the water is off, or the boil water notices start getting handed out, people have a lot to say about the water. We remember the absolute necessity of clean, accessible drinking water after natural disasters such as a hurricane. It is a more precious resource than even food in those situations, and truckloads of water are the first thing to arrive to help the residents in affected areas. We realize that that our water resources are the most important, the most necessary precious resource. We also realize that water itself is unpredictable. We experience periods of rain and drought. We need to talk about our water systems when they are working, when the going is good, so that we are never faced with doing without. Natural Disasters are not the only thing that can interrupt our water flow. Yes, water is a renewable resource, but it is not in infinite supply. More and more areas are at the point where demand exceeds supply. Areas in our state are in a constant state of water conservation. Cities pump water from pipelines many miles away. Populations are continuing to grow, continuing to strain our systems. Well-meaning residents are installing rain collections systems that reduce the strain on our treatment facilities, but also reduce the rain run-off into storm drains, and thus reduce the replenishment of our lakes and reservoirs. So, conversations need to happen now. How would we provide water for 1000 more residents? 10,000? 100,000? What systems do we have in place for a catastrophic water leak? Months long drought? Is your system ready for this? Do you have an emergency plan in effect? Have you reached out to your surrounding cities to partner up in an emergency situation? Have you ran a mock simulation of probable situations that might happen. All things to think about now, rather than in the middle of a disaster. One other important resource for our industry is that of experience. We all have those guys that work with us that have been around forever. They can tell you without looking at the maps where the valves are, which area gets low pressure, and how deep the lines are. What will happen when they retire? If it’s me, I’ll be on a boat in the middle of the lake fishing. No reception to answer your question about that 12 inch line! Learn from those with the knowledge, before they aren’t there for you to call.

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A 100% biodegradable solution that softens grease, which releases nutrients and bound oxygen. This increases the growth of facultative microorganisms already living in the Week 3 wastewater system. Also, aids in phase oil separation. Cost effective, it controls grease, odor and corrosion in lift stations, collection lines, and grease traps. This sends cleaner water to the wastewater treatment plant. Solving grease and odor issues in Texas for over 18 years, we are EGSW. by

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Central Office News by Russell Hamilton, TWUA Executive Director

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ather, we come into your presence seeking your grace and forgiveness. We offer you the glory for all that you do and all that we take for granted. Father, bless as only you can, the people of Texas who were impacted by the Hurricane and flooding. We just ask for comfort, strength, and guidance during this time of recovery and rebuilding. We pray for your grace and ask you to help these people to endure and come out of this event stronger. Amen

member of TWUA to purchase. You do not have to be present to win. There are set number of tickets for both prizes. 2,000 pickup and 2,500 side by side.

As we prepare for this time of Thanksgiving, the TWUA Management Committee and Central Office Staff, sincerely hopes everyone experiences a blessed and joyous day. We urge you to remember our troops and their families. At times it is easy to take our freedoms for granted. So during this time of thanks, please join us and pray for our soldiers, police officers, and their families and the sacrifices they make; so that we can enjoy freedoms and life as we know it.

Registration is open for training events, and I am told, if you want to go ahead and make room reservations at the Omni, you may call and use the TWUA code. Working to have the link on our website active.

We also want to acknowledge and thank the Operators, who will be working during this holiday season to ensure that we have abundant water. Along with those who work with Collections and Treatment of wastewater – without your efforts, the enjoyments of this holiday would not be as joyful, so thank you. And in case no one has acknowledged it to you lately – you Public Works folks do a fantastic job! ! As of September 30, 2017 – In West Texas, Lake Ivie is sitting at 21.1 % (+ 0.5 %). Lake Spence is sitting at 13.8 (- 0.1 %). Lake Sweetwater is sitting at 21.0 % (+ 0.1 %). White River is sitting at 22.7 % (+ 2.1 %). Panhandle, Lake Meredith is sitting at 30.8 % (+ 0.8 %) and Greenbelt is at 25.6 % (- 0.1 %). If you want to get a complete look at lake levels, go to www.waterdatafortexas.org. And just like that . . . . media focus changed from Hurricane’s and support in Texas and Florida, back to events that go to cause a divide. Sadly, the needs of Hurricane devastated areas have not changed or been resolved, but other events take top news. Our hearts, thoughts, and prayers continue to go to those impacted by the storms. Texas Strong. Raffle Tickets for the Pickup and Side by Side are still being sold. You are encouraged to go to the TWUA website and hover your mouse over the pickup or side by side, and it will take you to a screen where you may purchase. You do not have to be a 6 Texas Water Utilities Journal www.twua.org

TWUA is not going to pre-purchase either prize, so if you would rather have something other than a Chevrolet, we can accommodate. Likewise with the side by side. 100 Year Celebration – March 4, 2018, in the Omni Hotel Corpus Christi, Texas, the association will be celebrating 100-Years Strong. The 100-year festivities will begin at 1:00 p.m. and we sincerely hope that you will make plans to be a part of this historic time.

Preregistration for TCEQ Exams – Hopefully this is something that is becoming more familiar. I can tell you with confidence, the electronic application process for state exam’s is not going away. 60 Days before exam date TCEQ must have your completed electronic application. Exam Applications for the Fort Stockton training event February 6th, 2018 must be submitted no later than December 7th, 2017. Exam Applications for Annual School March 4th, 2018 must be submitted no later than January 3rd, 2018. The Story Goes Something Like This – The time is May 1940. The United States was slowly beginning to emerge from the Great Depression. The story takes place in Central Georgia. The farmers had planted their cotton and prayed the rain would come. All the farmers seemed to agree, there was sufficient moisture in the ground for sprouting the seeds, but a bountiful harvest would depend entirely on rainfall. The scientist had been working on the theory of cloud seeding. A process whereby once clouds begin to form, an airplane would be loaded with silver iodide and crushed dry ice. The plane flies directly above the clouds and releases either the silver iodide or the dry ice, and in theory, this process assists the clouds in releasing more rainfall. Farmers and locals in Georgia were at best skeptical about man manipulating weather or attempting to use science to increase rainfall. None the less, scientist kept working with meteorologist, and when forecast looked promising, the planes would take to the sky and “seed the clouds.” November 2017


Meanwhile, the cotton, tobacco, and other vegetable crops were beginning to stress and show a need for more moisture. Farmers were becoming nervous. Scientist were confident in theory; the new cloud seeding technology would provide the much-needed rainfall. Desperation was beginning to take hold. Local churches began hosting prayer meetings specifically offering prayer for the crops and asking for divine intervention. Weeks went by, and the temperatures continue to soar. Most days there were not enough clouds to justify putting the plane in the air. There was one local who suggested that the community should contact a nearby legendary Cherokee Indian tribe. This tribe was known for their rain dances, and from all accounts, it seemed to rain where they danced. More time passed, and a group of farmers approached a known local tribal elder and asked that a meeting be arranged with the Chief. The men offered to hire the dancers, and if it rained, they would double the money and share profits from the harvest.

lives and situations we encounter because we do not understand the power of persistence and perseverance. Why is it that most people never achieve the “things” they want in their lives? Is it a lack of ability? Is it a lack of knowledge or access to knowledge? Is it lack of education? Is it a lack of resources? Is it a lack of family support, or any of the other many reasons that we use to justify our lack of results? Could it be - that we give up too soon! It gets too hard. It’s taking too long. We lose our desire. When you begin something, there are two possible outcomes; Success or Quit! Stop making excuses why you can never achieve the things you want - there will never be that perfect time. Decide what you want, focus on it with all your heart and keep going UNTIL you get the results you want. “Dance until it rains.” Remember - we do not need all the operators in Texas to be a member of TWUA – JUST YOU ! ! ! !

The dancers agreed to meet in the center of a specific county and begin the ceremonial rain dance. Skeptics and supporters came out for and against all the processes. Hours turned to days. Days turned to weeks. Scientist abandoned the cloud seeding and fear began to take root. For the locals, things were beginning to remind them of the “Great Depression.” The people turned to the Tribal Elder and asked if they had ever failed to make it rain? The reply was, have faith, the rain is on its way. Prayer services were continuing to take place. Rain Dancer were dancing in shifts and working nonstop. Sure enough, late one day, clouds began forming in the distance. The dancers sang louder and danced harder as the sounds of thunder could be heard. Even as the rainfall made its way across the county, the dancers did not stop. The following day the locals once again met with the Chief to make good on the agreement. With a grateful heart and renewed hope, the question was asked – On Great Chief, we were suffering, and our methods were not working. How can you make it rain? Share with us your secret. The Chief carefully answered – There is no secret, our method is simple, We Dance Until It Rains. Many of us miss opportunities to create amazing outcomes in our November 2017

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Field News

COPING WITH AN UNPREDICTABLE LEADER Lauren Girardin, Govloop, September 25, 2017 It’s an especially powerless feeling to watch the leader of your organization behave erratically. Yet you know you need to do something since your leader’s disagreeableness, snap decisions, and emotional venting are having a negative effect on your organization’s reputation and your own ability to do your job. Since you don’t have a direct relationship with your leader, you’re at a loss about what to do. The ways to deal with an unpredictable manager don’t apply and there’s no way to manage up because you’re too far removed from the leader’s sphere of influence. What can you do when the top dog at your organization is the one with the reckless mood swings?

SHORE UP TRUST When your leader is unpredictable, the people in the community you serve need you and your colleagues to be more dependable than ever. Earn their trust by doing as much as you can to make sure your organization follows through on its commitments. Be responsive, consistent, and honest, and listen carefully to the community’s concerns. Even if you aren’t able to act immediately or fix the problem, you can listen and assure them that you’re learning as much as you can now to make better decisions in the future. PLAN FOR THE UNPREDICTABLE

BE PATIENT Sometimes unpredictable leaders change their minds. They’re unpredictable that way. Perhaps they’ve had a new idea, their enthusiasm has wilted, they’ve been distracted, or they’ve forgotten what caught their fancy as time passed. Resist the urge to react immediately to the latest whims of your unpredictable leader. Give their latest idea time to settle, just in case they’re as indecisive as they are unpredictable. MIND YOUR MISSION

You and your colleagues need to find ways to stay productive amidst all the unpredictability. Devise ways to streamline your processes and decision making so that you can be nimble. Break up longer-term projects into a series of more small steps with shorter timelines and clear milestones, so that it’s more of a liability for the leader to undo progress that’s already been made. Early in your planning process, identify the potential barriers and risks you face each step of the way, and decide now how you can best respond in the future. PICK YOUR BATTLES

Your organization’s mission is enduring, and will most likely survive an unpredictable leader. Let your mission—and the vision and core values that support it—give you clarity and confidence when your leader fails. Proudly put your mission on display in your workspace. Print it on a wallet-sized card so you always carry it with you. Set boundaries based on what your mission says you should do in your job and what you should say “no” to. FORM A UNITED FRONT Unpredictability means your leader probably isn’t doing much leading. If that’s the case, it’s up to you and your colleagues to unite and fill the leadership void together. Within your team or with your closest colleagues, decide how you’ll maintain productivity, make decisions, and accomplish your shared goals. When problems arise, be ready to back each other up and find solutions in collaboration.

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Your leader’s unpredictable behavior might aggravate and even embarrass you. But, if you spend every day distracted by what they’re doing, you’ll find yourself mired more deeply in the mess they’ve made. Unless their latest wandering whim directly affects your ability to do your job, you should seriously reconsider if it’s worth your time and energy. If you decide it’s a battle worth fighting, do more than point out the problem. Step up into a leadership role by being the person who takes charge and proposes a range of possible solutions. How have you coped with an unpredictable leader? Share your experiences in the comments. Lauren Girardin is a marketing and communications consultant, writer, and speaker based in San Francisco. She helps organizations engage their communities and tell their stories. Her website is laurengirardin.com and you can connect with her on Twitter at @girardinl.

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2018 TWUA 100th ANNUAL SCHOOL INFORMATION March 4th — March 7th, 2017 January 3rd 2018 – last day to electronically complete the TCEQ preapproval process for operator exams!! https://www.tceq.texas.gov/licensing/eapp TWUA Professionals:

We are proud to announce our upcoming 100th Annual School in Corpus Christi, Texas at the American Bank Convention Center. Please mark your calendars and take advantage of our training program and more. Please remember in some cases classroom sizes may be limited.

Hotel Reservation Information:

Hotel: Group Code TWUA. Omni Hotel Bayfront will serve as our host hotel again this year. Room rate $161+ taxes -single rate. For direct information or reservation, please call (800) 843-6664 or you can visit www.omnihotel.com for on-line reservations. This information is also located on our website at www.twua.org. Please note group discount reservation cut-off date is February 5, 2018.

Academic Offerings:

All classes are 20-hour training courses. We encourage everyone to attend the General Session on Sunday, March 4th at the Omni Hotel and visit the Exhibitor Area at the American Bank Center on Tuesday. Technical Sessions will begin at 8:00am on Monday and will

end at 12:00pm on Wednesday.

TCEQ Examinations Information: TCEQ Water and Wastewater exams will be given at 1:30pm on Wednesday, March 7th. Class “A” exams and TWUA LAS Voluntary Laboratory Analysts exams will be given Tuesday, March 6th at 8:00am. Applications for the “A” exam must be approved prior to Annual School. Approval for an “A” exam takes approximately 60 days. Call TCEQ Occupational Licensing Section for more information: (512) 239-6133 Payment must be made on-site or prior to testing. Please do not include testing fee with your TWUA registration. Make checks payable to: TCEQ and please allow (45) days for test results to be available on (TCEQ) website. Exam Fees: Water Licensing Exams……………$111 Wastewater Licensing Exams……...$111 TWUA LAS……………………….$105/$150

Pre-registration and payment is also required for the TWUA Voluntary Laboratory Analysts’ Certification Program. Contact David Moore at TWUA Central Office (512) 279-8125 for more information.

MAIL REGISTRATION FORMS TO:

DEADLINE Nov 1st – 30th Fees: Dec 1st – 31st Fees: Jan 1st – 31st Fees: Feb 1st – On-Site

Please submit all registration forms with a check or money order payable to: TWUA Central Office 1106 Clayton Lane, Suite 112 West Austin, Texas 78723 Online registration is available at www.twua.org. All major credit cards are accepted. MEMBER NON-MEMBER $250 $310 $275 $335 $300 $360 $350 $410

PLEASE NOTE: No Refunds. Attendee substitutions are acceptable if received in Central Office prior to February 16th, 2018. In other cases, the funds can be used toward a future TWUA course. To receive the above discounts, all payments and registrations must be received by Central Office within the month of said discount. Following this date, on-site registration will be available at the school.

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TWUA 100th Annual     School 2018  

                                 REGISTRATION  FORM  -­‐  MARCH  4TH  –  MARCH  7TH,  2018  

WATER COURSES     (20  hrs  Water)  

WASTEWATER COURSES     (20  hrs  Wastewater)  

WATER/WASTEWATER COURSES   (20  hrs  Dual)  

Special Notes:    **These  (20  hour  courses)  are  pending  TCEQ  approval  /  All  courses  are  20  hour  credit  

 

SPECIAL TOPICS  FOR  LAB  ANALYSTS  **  

WATER UTILITIES  MANAGEMENT  

BASIC WATER  

BASIC WASTEWATER  

CALCULATIONS

GROUND WATER  PRODUCTION  

WASTEWATER TREATMENT  

CHLORINATOR MAINTENANCE  

WATER DISTRIBUTION  

WASTEWATER COLLECTION  

PUMP &  PUMPING  

SURFACE WATER  II  

ACTIVATED SLUDGE  

WATER UTILITIES  SAFETY  

WATER LABORATORY  

WASTEWATER LABORATORY  

SPECIAL TOPICS  FOR  MANAGERS  **  

CCC/CSI

CS –  UTILITY  RELATIONS     (No  Operator  Credit)  

 -­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐   TAKE  ADVANTAGE  OF  THE  DISCOUNTS  BEING  OFFERED  

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

$35.00  (Monday)  

A  Club  Luncheon  Ticket  

$35.00  (Monday)  

$15.00 (Mon  –  Wed)  

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

TOTAL ENCLOSED:  

Event  Parking  Pass  

$    

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REGISTRATION FEES      

NOVEMBER     Pre-­‐Registration  Fee  until  11-­‐30-­‐17   MEMBER  

NON-­‐MEMBER

Water &/or  Wastewater  

COURSE

$250.00

$310.00

CSS Utility  Relations  

$250.00

$310.00

LAS Special  Topics  for  Lab  Analysts  

$260.00

$320.00

DECEMBER     Pre-­‐Registration  Fee  until  12-­‐31-­‐17   MEMBER  

NON-­‐MEMBER

Water &/or  Wastewater  

COURSE

$275.00

$335.00

CSS Utility  Relations  

$275.00

$335.00

LAS Special  Topics  for  Lab  Analysts  

$285.00

$345.00

JANUARY     Pre-­‐Registration  Fee  until  1-­‐31-­‐18   COURSE   Water  &/or  Wastewater  

MEMBER

NON-­‐MEMBER

$300.00

$360.00

CSS Utility  Relations  

$300.00

$360.00

LAS Special  Topics  for  Lab  Analysts  

$310.00

$370.00

FEBRUARY     Pre-­‐Registration  Fee  until  2-­‐28-­‐18   COURSE  

MEMBER

NON-­‐MEMBER

Water &/or  Wastewater  

$350.00

$410.00

CSS Utility  Relations  

$350.00

$410.00

LAS Special  Topics  for  Lab  Analysts  

$360.00

$420.00

MARCH     On-­‐site  Registration  Fee     MEMBER  

NON-­‐MEMBER

Water &/or  Wastewater  

COURSE

$350.00

$410.00

CSS Utility  Relations  

$350.00

$410.00

LAS Special  Topics  for  Lab  Analysts  

$360.00

$420.00

           **  To  receive  the  above  discounts,  all  payments  and  registrations  must  be  received  by  Central  Office  within  the  month  of  said  discount.  **  

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DOUBLE “A” CLUB CALL FOR INDUCTEES

The Double "A" Club will conduct its annual induction of new members at their luncheon on Monday, March 4, 2018, at 12:00pm., at the Omni Bayfront Hotel - Corpus Christi, Texas. Membership in this prestigious organization is limited to those who (1) are members of the Association (2) hold an "A" License in both water and wastewater and (3) apply for membership. Name: License #: Employer:

Phone:

Address:

City:

“A” License Issue Dates: Water:

Wastewater:

TX

Zip:

“A” CLUB CALL FOR INDUCTEES

The Double "A" Club will conduct its annual induction of new members at their luncheon on Monday, March 4, 2018, at 12:00pm., at the Omni Bayfront Hotel - Corpus Christi, Texas. Membership in this prestigious organization is limited to those who (1) are members of the Association (2) hold an "A" License in either water and wastewater and (3) apply for membership. Name: License #: Employer:

Phone:

Address:

City:

“A” License Issue Dates: Water:

Wastewater:

TX

Zip:

TWENTY-FIVE YEAR CLUB CALL FOR INDUCTEES

The Association will honor new members of its Twenty-Five Year Club, and present this year's recipients at the TWUA General Session on Sunday, March 4, 2018, in the Ballroom of the Omni Bayfront Hotel - Corpus Christi, Texas. Membership is limited to those who (1) are current members of the Association, (2) have been a member for twenty-five or more years and (3) who apply for membership. Years do not have to be consecutive. Name: License #: Employer: Address:

Phone: City:

TX

Region / District / Chapter / Section or other Affiliations:

Zip:

To apply for induction, simply complete this form, and mail it to: TWUA Central Office 1106 Clayton Lane, Suite #112 West, Austin, TX 78723-1093 or FAX it to (512) 459-7124. November 2017

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FIELD News

United States Department of Labor

WHAT IS WORKPLACE VIOLENCE? Workplace violence is any act or threat of physical violence, harassment, intimidation, or other threatening disruptive behavior that occurs at the work site. It ranges from threats and verbal abuse to physical assaults and even homicide. It can affect and involve employees, clients, customers and visitors. Homicide is currently the fourth-leading cause of fatal occupational injuries in the United States. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI), of the 4,679 fatal workplace injuries that occurred in the United States in 2014, 403 were workplace homicides. However it manifests itself, workplace violence is a major concern for employers and employees nationwide.

WHO IS AT RISK OF WORKPLACE VIOLENCE? Nearly 2 million American workers report having been victims of workplace violence each year. Unfortunately, many more cases go unreported. Research has identified factors that may increase the risk of violence for some workers at certain worksites. Such factors include exchanging money with the public and working with volatile, unstable people. Working alone or in isolated areas may also contribute to the potential for violence. Providing services and care, and working where alcohol is served may also impact the likelihood of violence. Additionally, time of day and location of work, such as working late at night or in areas with high crime rates, are also risk factors that should be considered when addressing issues of workplace violence. Among those with higher-risk are workers who exchange money with the public, delivery drivers, healthcare professionals, public service workers, customer service agents, law enforcement personnel, and those who work alone or in small groups. How can workplace violence hazards be reduced? In most workplaces where risk factors can be identified, the risk of assault can be prevented or minimized if employers take appropriate precautions. One of the best protections employers can offer their workers is to establish a zero-tolerance policy toward workplace violence. This policy should cover all workers, patients, clients, visitors, contractors, and anyone else who may come in contact with company personnel.

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TEXAS WATER UTILITIES To register for any TWUA classes – simply complete the registration form and fax to (512)459-7124 or contact TWUA @ 888-367-8982 for additional details. *NOTICE: Due to recent increases for training materials, class costs have Increased. ***Pre-Registration Is deďŹ ned to mean 14 Days prior to any scheduled event. All registrations received after the pre-registration cutoff date must pay on-site registration fee. We strongly encourage everyone to please pre-register by fax, e-mail, or calling. On-site registrations are welcome but not preferred.

Date

Basic Water

TCEQ 0092

20 Hours

Dec 4-6

Borger Frank Phillips College

Basic Water

CAI 901 Opal St

Jan 22-24

Corpus Christi

Basic Water

2726 Holly Rd

Jan 23-25

On-Line

Basic Water

twua.org

Jan 30-Feb 1

Waco

Basic Water

425 Franklin

Feb 13-15

New Boston - Riverbend

Basic Water

228 Texas Ave Ste A

Ground Water Production

TCEQ 0223

20 Hours

Nov 14-16

ON-LINE

Ground Water Production

twua.org

Feb 13-15

San Marcos

Ground Water Production

170 Charles Austin Dr

Water Distribution

TCEQ 0605

20 Hours

Oct 30-Nov 1

Corpus Christi

Water Distribution

13101 Leopard

Nov 14-16

Beaumont

Water Distribution

1350 Langham

Jan 23-25

Carrollton

Water Distribution

2711 Nimitz

Water

Water

Water

Jan 23-25

Granbury

Water Distribution

5507 Tin Top HWY

Feb 5-7

Corpus Christi

Water Distribution

2726 Holly Rd

Surface Water Production I

TCEQ 0942

24 Hours

Nov 1-3

Wylie

Surface Water I

949 Hensley Lane, Building 300

Feb 20-22

Waco

Surface Water I

Surface Water Production II

TCEQ 0954

20 Hours

Dec 4-6

Wylie

Surface Water II

949 Hensley Lane, Building 300

Water Laboratory

TECQ 0285

20 Hours

Water

Basic Wastewater

TCEQ 0059

20 Hours

Wastewater

Dec 12-14

San Marcos

Basic Wastewater

801 MLK Drive

Jan 24-26

Corpus Christi

Basic Wastewater

2726 Holly Rd

Feb 20-22

Carrollton

Basic Wastewater

2711 Nimitz

Mar 20-22

On-Line

Basic Wastewater

twua.org

Mar 20-22

Waco

Basic Wastewater

425 Franklin

Wastewater Treatment

TCEQ 0437

20 Hours

Nov 7-9

Kilgore College

Wastewater Treatment

1100 Broadway Blvd

Feb 6-8

Waco

Wastewater Treatment

Mar 13-15

New Boston - Riverbend

Wastewater Treatment

228 Texas Ave Ste A

Apr 17-19

On-Line

Wastewater Treatment

twua.org

Apr 23-25

Corpus Christi

Wastewater Treatment

2726 Holly Rd

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Water

Water

1:00 PM Start

Wastewater

November 2017


TRAINING SCHEDULE 20 HOUR CLASSES: (PRE-REGISTRATION) $300 MEMBER $360 NON-MEMBER. (ON-SITE) $350 MEMBER $410 NON-MEMBER – 24 HOUR CLASSES (PRE-REGISTRATION) $360 MEMBER $420 NON-MEMBER (ON-SITE) $410 MEMBER $470 NON-MEMBER. YOU CAN REGISTER ON-LINE AT HTTP://TWUA.ORG/TRAINING.PHP FOR YOUR NEXT TRAINING CLASS. *ON-LINE COURSES MAY VARY

Nov 1-3

Wastewater Collection

TCEQ 0080

20 Hours

Wastewater

Corpus Christi

Wastewater Collection

13101 Leopard

1:00 PM Start

Nov 7-9

Carrollton

Wastewater Collection

2711 Nimitz

Nov 14-16

Waco

Wastewater Collection

425 Franklin

Feb 7-9

Corpus Christi

Wastewater Collection

2726 Holly Rd

1:00 PM Start

Wastewater Laboratory

TCEQ 0081

20 Hours

Wastewater

Activated Sludge

TCEQ 0009

20 Hours

Wastewater

Utilities Management

TCEQ 0550

20 Hours

W/WW

Nov 7-9

Bowie

Utilities Management

922 FM 1125

Dec 12-14

Beaumont

Utilities Management

1305 Langham Rd

Jan 16-18

New Braunfels

Utilities Management

355 FM 306

1:00 PM Start

Pumps and Pumping

TCEQ 0430

20 Hours

W/WW

Nov 14-16

Victoria

Pumps & Pumping

2902 Bluff

Dec 11-13

Corpus Christi

Pumps & Pumping

13101 Leopard

Feb 20-22

Kingsland

Pumps & Pumping

1422 West Drive

Apr 10-12

San Marcos

Pumps & Pumping

170 Charles Austin Dr

Apr 24-26

Carrollton

Pumps & Pumping

2711 Nimitz

Utilities Safety

TCEQ 0426

20 Hours

Nov 14-16

Stafford

Utilities Safety

902 Corine

Jan 16-18

Waco

Utilities Safety

425 Franklin

Mar 27-29

Carrollton

Utilities Safety

2711 Nimitz

Mar 28-30

Corpus Christi

Utilities Safety

2726 Holly Rd

Apr 9-11

New Boston - Riverbend

Utilities Safety

228 Texas Ave Ste A

Valve & Hydrant Maintenance

TCEQ 0961

20 Hours

Nov 14-16

Tyler

Valve & Hydrant Maintenance

14792 CR 192

Nov 28-30

Kingsland

Valve & Hydrant Maintenance

1422 West Drive

Utilities Calculations

TCEQ 0108

20 Hours

Dec 6-8

Wylie

Utilities Calculations

949 Hensley Lane, Building 300

Dec 5-7

Gilmer

Utilities Calculations

120 Henderson

Jan 9-11

New Boston Riverbend

Utilities Calculations

228 Texas Ave Ste A

Apr 25-27

Corpus Christi

Utilities Calculations

2726 Holly Rd

November 2017

W/WW

1:00 PM Start

W/WW

W/WW

1:00 PM Start

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Training Schedule (continued from page 17)

Dec 5-7

Chlorinator Maintenance

TCEQ 0124

20 Hours

ON-LINE

Chlorinator Maint/Disinfection

twua.org

Customer Service Inspection/

TCEQ 0173,0043

20 Hours

W/WW

W/WW/CSI/BPAT

Cross Connection Control Nov 28-30

San Marcos

CSI/CCC

501 E Hopkins

Dec 5-7

Waco

CSI/CCC

425 Franklin

Backflow Preventer Assembly Tester Refresher Backflow Preventer Assembly Tester 40 Hr

Jan 15-19

TCEQ 1200

24 Hours

W/WW/CSI/BPAT

40 Hours

BPAT No operator hours

Effective Instructional Tecniques (Instructor I)

40 Hours

TWUA Central Office

1106 Clayton Lane

Instructional Design and Evaluation (Instructor II)

40 Hours

No operator hours

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

Ground Water Production

On-Line

20 Hours

Water

Dec 5-7

Chlorinator Maint/Disinfection

On-Line

20 Hours

W/WW

Jan 23-25

Basic Water

On-Line

20 Hours

Water

Mar 20-22

Basic Wastewater

On-Line

20 Hours

Wastewater

Apr 17-19

Wastewater Treatment

On-Line

20 Hours

Wastewater

May 29-30

Cross Connection Control

On-Line

10 Hours

CSI/W/BPAT/WW/LI

----2018----'

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Annual School NEWS

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

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

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

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

Place ‘x’ in Box

Place ‘x’ in Box

Allen Distinguished Service

Association Leadership

Ballard Meritorious Service

Community Improvement

Community Service

Education and Training

Heroism

Outstanding Professional

Outstanding New Professional

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

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

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

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

Batchelor Safety Program Award

Leadership Award

Public Education Program Award

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

PERSONAL INFORMATION Date of Birth:

Address:

City:

TX

Current Member of Which District/Chapter: Phone:

Marital Status:

Zip:

Spouse’s Name:

Children’s Names:

Formal Diplomas & Degrees Held:

EDUCATIONAL INFORMATION

Professional Memberships/Awards: Certificates & Licenses Held:

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EMPLOYMENT INFORMATION Length of Time in Present Position:

Present Job Title: # of Years With Present Employer:

If Less Than 3 Years, Previous Employer:

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

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

Notable Public Education Activities:

Community & Local Organization Involvement:

Notable TWUA Leadership Activities:

Additional Information Regarding the Nominee:

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

Phone:

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

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

Date:

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

Daytime Telephone:

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

, 20 Last Year

This Year

Average Number of Employees

Safety Training Hours per Employee

Number of Lost Time Cases (Involving Injury or Illness)

Number of Occupational Fatalities (Resulting from Injury or Illness)

Lost Time Cases/Employee (%)

Number of Cases Number of Employees

X 100 = %

Lost Time Case Reduction (%)

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

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

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

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

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

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LAS NEWS

• CALL FOR LAS AWARD NOMINATIONS •

CALL FOR LAS AWARD NOMINATIONS

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

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

Outstanding Service

Outstanding Lab Analyst

Leadership

Laboratory Alliance

Other (specify) Name of Nominee:

Title:

Nominee’s Daytime Phone:

e-mail:

Member of Chapter/District:

Member since:

Present employer:

Years there:

Certifications & License held:

Professional Memberships/Awards:

Descriptions of Job/Duties:

Notable Achievements for Nomination:

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

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Thankful R.  Hamilton  

It  only  takes  a  minute  to  offer  up  your  thanks;;   God  provided  1,440  of  them,  in  our  daily  banks.   Jobs  and  family,  sports  and  fun,  they  demand  so  much  attention;;   It’s  no  wonder  in  our  lives;;  the  days  are  filled  with  tension.       On  this  day  we  pause  and  reflect,  on  our  many  blessings;;   For  at  times  our  gratitude  and  thanks,  we  have  a  hard  time  expressing.   Please  watch  over  our  loved  ones  and  protect  us  as  we  go;;     And  may  happiness  always  find  us,  as  your  love  you  bestow.     Perhaps  we  convenience  ourselves  because  we  work  so  hard;;   Appreciation  is  implied,  for  at  times  acknowledgment  goes  without  regard.     We  have  become  a  society  of  instant  gratification;;     So  in  this  moment  we  now  pause;;  to  offer  thanks,  for  all  of  your  creations.     Please  bless  the  soldiers  and  their  kin;;   And  forgive  us  all  Lord,  when  we  sin.   Comfort  the  sick  and  those  with  needs;;     And  make  us  more  mindful  of  our  deeds.     We  acknowledge  there  is  but  one  creator;;     Graciously  you  gave  your  son  and  no  gift  could  be  greater.   Bless  this  meal  and  those  who  helped  prepare;;   Thankful  for  your  greatness,  as  we  all  now  share.     We  offer  up  these  thoughts,  as  we  cherish  our  many  blessings;;   For  it  is  our  heartfelt  thanks,  that  we  come  to  you  professing.   We  pray  for  forgiveness,  in  all  the  ways  we  failed;;    For  without  your  grace,  we  surely  would  not  prevail.         Amen        

©  Russell  Hamilton  -­  2010  

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TWUA is offering our 20-Hour Collection course online.This class is approved for TCEQ Training Credit. It can be used for core training, renewal or continuing education hours (where applicable). Attendees will participate in discussion of the basics of collection systems, state requirements, System Design, Construction, Lift Stations, Online Training Maintenance and Operations, Safety, Monitoring, TCEQ rules, calculations, and questions and answers.

GROUNDWATER PRODUCTION - 20/HOURS GROUNDWATER PRODUCTION –20/HOURS When: November 14 – 16, 2017 Time : 8 :00 am - 5:00 pm Tues. & Wed. & 8:00 am - 12 :00 Noon Thurs. Members Fees: $350 / Non-member $400 Instructor: David Moore TWUA Training Coordinator 20-Hours Water & 20 Hours Wastewater - TCEQ Approved Registration Deadline: November 10 —Reserve your seat now! TWUA is offering our 20-hour Groundwater Production class online. This class is approved for TCEQ Training Credit. It can be used for core training, renewal, of continuing education hours (where applicable). Attendees will participate in the discussion of Hydrologic cycle, Terminology, Aquifers, Well locations, Well Construction, Groundwater characteristics, Groundwater treatment, Disinfection, Pumps & Motors, Well Maintenance, Safety, Recordkeeping , C a l c u l a t i o n s , TCEQ rules, and questions and answers.

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TEXAS WATER UTILITIES ASSOCIATION 14TH ANNUAL FAR WEST TEXAS REGIONAL SCHOOL

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On-Site Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday, February 8, 2018. Course Schedule: Tuesday & Wednesday – 8 am to 5 pm; Thursday – 8 am to 12 noon. TCEQ exams will be given at 1:00 on Thursday, February 8th. Anyone wanting to TEST at the conclusion of the training MUST pre-register electronically with TCEQ 60 days prior to event and pay the $111.00 fee online at the TCEQ website. https://www.tceq.texas.gov/licensing/eapp Registration fees include course materials and refreshments. Lunch will not be provided.

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Pool & Dart Tournaments will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 6 at Stixx, 1216 N Hwy 285 in Fort Stockton. Cost is $25 per person per tournament. Each tournament is a double elimination, blind draw team event. REGISTRATION FORM PURSUANT TO HOUSE BILL 1508 WHICH BECAME EFFECTIVE SEPT. 1, 2017, THIS NOTICE SHALL SERVE TO INFORM THAT SPECIFIC CRIMINAL HISTORY COULD NEGATIVELY IMPACT AND AFFECT A PERSON’S ABILITY TO RECEIVE A TCEQ ISSUED OPERATOR’S LICENSE. PARTICIPATING IN ANY TWUA AFFILIATED OPERATOR TRAINING COURSE(S) DOES NOT GUARANTEE OR IN ANY WAY IMPLY TOU WILL BE ELIGIBLE TO TEST OR RECEIVE A STATE ISSUED OPERATOR’S LICENSE. Name _________________________________________ Social Security or TCEQ License # ____________________ Address ___________________________________________City __________________ State _____ Zip___________ Daytime Phone _______________________

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Field news

WORKER HIDES INJURY FOR 2 MONTHS – THEN SUES FOR COMP by Fred Hosier An employee was injured at work. At first his injury seemed minor. But as time passed, his condition grew more serious. He didn’t tell his employer about the incident until he needed to see a medical specialist. In Kentucky, where this incident took place, workers’ comp law states that compensation shouldn’t be provided if the employee didn’t tell his employer about the injury “as soon as practicable.”

minor cuts to become infected. An administrative law judge (ALJ) found the worker had waited too long to report the injury to qualify for workers’ comp. On appeal, the workers’ comp board upheld the decision. The worker appealed again to a state court. The court found no reason to disagree with the ALJ’s finding. It noted that there are three reasons the notice requirement was required in the state’s workers’ comp law:

So the question in this case is: Does the worker get comp?

1. to provide prompt medical treatment

Here’s what happened: A crate coming down a chute struck the employee on the shin. The force of the blow knocked him over. He immediately noticed a red welt on his leg. The worker didn’t report the injury because, at the time, he felt it was “no big deal.”

2. to allow a prompt investigation, and 3. to prevent fraudulent claims.

The next day the welt was bigger and started to turn black and blue.

The worker said he provided notice to his employer as soon as he “became aware of the seriousness of his injury.” But the ALJ and the state court said that wasn’t good enough.

The leg got worse several days later.

Verdict: No workers’ comp.

Two months after the injury, the spot was “like a blister or boil.” Soon after that it turned into an open wound.

A side note: The court observed that there is no definition of “as soon as practicable” in the state’s workers’ comp law. It relied on the ALJ’s discretion to determine that.

It wasn’t until 60+ days after the incident that the worker finally reported the injury at work. By this time, doctors had to bandage the wound. Eventually he had to see a specialist for wound care. The company said it always stressed to its employees the importance of immediately reporting injuries because of the presence of bacteria and chemicals in the workplace that could cause even November 2017

How soon is soon enough? Within 15 minutes of injury? The same day? Is first thing the next morning OK? At what point should an employee be denied workers’ comp benefits for delaying the report of an injury? Let us know in the Comments Box below. Cite: Granger v. Dairy, Court of Appeals of KY, No. 2009-CA001345-WC, 3/5/10.

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LEADERSHIP IN WATER UTILTIES by Rich Oller Recent weather events in Texas and Florida have reminded me of the dedication and commitment of our utility operators, managers, and staff. I’ve seen it many times over the past 30 years. Day or night, hot or cold, rain or snow this group of special people are committed to safety, health, and welfare of the public—answering the call 24/7/365. Like our first responders, operators respond to assure our communities that they have safe drinking water that is dependable and that all wastewater generated by their citizens is handled and disposed of in the most efficient and appropriate way.

Always working behind the scenes assuring all of us that we have water at the kitchen sink when we turn on the faucet, or when that toilet flushes it all goes away not to be thought of again. It is during the times of devastation and emergency when we really see these utility responders at work! When major storms or catastrophic events strike our communities, we realize how fortunate we are to have dedicated utility personnel who take care of our water supplies, distribution and collection systems—it is a very difficult job that requires skilled training and strong leadership. Leadership Leadership is a word we hear a lot about and it is typically singled out to identify those people who hold executive or senior management positions in government and public and private corporations or agencies. However, we also have leaders within our operational groups. I have had the pleasure and opportunity to work with many of these unsung leaders and I want to bring this to the forefront in a follow up to last months’ article on preparedness. It’s hard to prepare if you don’t have a strong leader.

Leadership occurs at the top of all organizations and is a necessary position to provide support and direction for the entire organization. In the public sector there are several operational groups who have, or should have, a leader who also provides support and direction that coincides with the mission and goals of the organization. These groups include the police, fire, utility billing, HR, water and sewer operations, and streets, and many others. I’ve worked with several organizations where these individual group leaders are sometimes overlooked, yet is where true leadership occurs, especially in our water utilities groups.

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So, what is leadership and how is it displayed in our work groups? Leadership has many definitions, John Maxwell has published 21 Indisputable Laws of Leadership, Peter Drucker is recognized as the father of management and leadership--both authors are some of my favorites. Leadership, in my own condensed definition, is a person who enables staff and associates to achieve their goals by providing clear measurable achievement, removes obstacles to allow staff to achieve their mission, and provides the needed support and camaraderie to achieve the goals of the whole organization.

What is it that good leaders possess that contribute to work group success? Communication. Communication is the basis of all good work groups and all good leaders and starts with developing a consensus of the mission. We start by asking; What is our overall purpose? What are we attempting to accomplish? How can we best accomplish our goals to achieve our mission? Understanding the “Big Picture” and talking about it every day is what leaders do. Collecting all the resources that everyone brings to the table and molding them into a unified and clear direction is what a leader creates. A strong leader considers every idea, not just one or two. What are the traits of a leader that we can easily identify? •

Integrity

Honesty

Communicable/Customer Based Focus

Delegate

Confidence

Commitment/Dedicated

Positive Attitude/ “Glass is Half Full” Not half empty!

Realistic/Inspiring/Visioning

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Cool under pressure/Handles Stress easily

These are 10 of the leadership qualities that I have witnessed in many of the operator groups that I have worked with directly. In each group there have been one or two individuals who exhibit these qualities and take on a leadership role within their respective work groups. These leaders are important to the overall functions of the group, department, and utility. Having the vision of the organization and inspiring others to achieve the same vision with tenacity is key.

The leaders among us are the backbone of every organization and they are not always the President or CEO. Rather these are the people that exhibit dedication to the cause, have confidence in their abilities and the people they work with, always show a great attitude, and can see through the fog and direct resources to achieve or solve the issue at hand. They remove the barricades to allow others to complete their assigned tasks easily and efficiently. They listen, care, and approach issues realistically with honesty and integrity. These are the real leaders of organizations and are the ones in times of disasters and emergencies who direct actions efficiently and purposefully. They seek no accolades and they are supportive of their people and the mission of the organization. They seek to serve their customers and their group first. They

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always have the welfare of the public in mind and attempt to always provide the best and most efficient response and action necessary to meet their responsibilities. These are the individuals who will go out of their way to assure the overall goals and achievements of their team and organization are being met.

Who are these masked riders? You know them, they’re there every day through every challenge and every event. They answer the call no matter what the time of day or night. They assure every municipal system that the water meets stringent quality standards and the wastewater is treated and disposed of in accordance with regulatory requirements.

Take some time to say, ‘thanks for your leadership and dedication’ to these leaders among you!

Rich Oller, PE Oller Engineering, Inc. Rich.oller@oei-eng.com

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TAKING A LEAP OF FAITH Lekshmy Sankar

What are you waiting for? How long will you wait to complete something on your bucket list? Will it take a diagnosis with a health issue, the death of a loved one or a bad rating at work for you to start looking at your life?

than it sounds. Trust me, it’s still going to be ridiculously scary but it’ll be less scary because you are somewhat prepared or have an idea before you jump.

What if you decided to do what you love by taking that leap of faith and it resulted in everything you ever wanted? What if you took a chance on a job that paid you less but resulted in more energy for your family life? What if you chose to adopt a better attitude towards your current situation that led you to greater professional and personal relationships?

Live in the present. Stop thinking about the future and worrying about what could happen, and instead focus on how amazing “right now” is. How many people do you know have the courage to live their dream? Celebrate and be grateful for the now. You’re on the journey to something incredible.

Build a network. Talk to people who have done what you want to do and build a network. Whatever journey you are about to embark on, you are going to need to be surrounded by people who are empathetic and will give you the motivation to keep going forward. Whenever you take a leap of faith, you are going to have the naysayers or the people who tell you how dumb that idea is. Well, it’s important to let them go and surround yourself with people who have done what you are doing and can help you keep the faith.

Research. There is so much material on anything and everything out there. So if your goal is to start a knitting company or skydive or – like me, take a month to go to India and meditate in an ashram – get online or start learning more about what you need to do, how to prepare and who to reach out to.

Taking a chance, any chance is hard. Have you ever created a bucket list? I am looking at my current one and realize I too keep putting off stuff saying “after this” or “one day,” but when is that ever going to happen? These are my suggestions on getting you to leap (if you are interested in taking that route): •

Make a list and prioritize. Write down all your dreams and things you want to do with your life. It doesn’t matter how crazy they sound, just write it down. Then prioritize what’s important to you. I always thought playing the French horn was important to me and it was my secret pipe dream to do it for a living. But once I started writing down my list, I realized right away that there were many more amazing goals I wanted to achieve. Focus. This all sounds exciting and if you are anything like me, you are probably thinking, “let’s do everything – everything on my list sounds amazing.” It’s important to understand that it’s better to focus on achieving one goal to motivate you to achieve your next goal rather than putting half effort into multiple things. Prepare. If quitting one thing to follow your dream sounds difficult, that’s okay – it’s supposed to be scary. So prepare as best you can. It’s so easy to make excuses for your own inaction when you hear about someone else following their dream – excuses like, “They’re just ‘lucky’ or they don’t have all the ‘obligations’ I do.”

The biggest factor in making any sort of leap is the realization that you are doing something that you were meant to do. It’s scary and it might not be the right decision for everyone but I feel that it’s better to chase your dreams than live another five years regretting it. The more people I talk to who have taken a risk, the more I hear, “Why didn’t I do this sooner?” This too, is my advice. Take that leap of faith in whatever it is that is calling you, before it is too late.   Lekshmy Sankar is part of the GovLoop Featured Blogger program

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WATER OPERATOR CLASS D ALANIZ, HERON ALLEN, CORY J ANGLIN, KENNETH D ANTHONY, CLINTON D ARD, DERRICK L BARGER, DONOVAN O BETZ, LAUREN N BOATRIGHT, CARL SR BOZZARELLO, NICHOLAS A BRADSHAW, RUSSELL K BROUSSARD, CODY R CARR, TONY C CASTILLO, MARCO A CLOUD, JAMES C COLEMAN, SHELLY L CORNELIUS, KYLE S CRENSHAW, LEE A DAVIS, DUSTIN DEBON, JUSTIN R DEVAN, SHANE DODDS, AKRAM I DUNMIRE, DARRIN E EDWARDS, MICHAEL A FERGUSON, MARVIN L FISHER, JAMIE M FLORES, ALEX FOULKS, MICHAEL D GARCIA, JESSE GARCIA, JUAN A GARZA, DAVID M GILLIS, JAMIE L GIVENS, BRYAN D GONZALEZ, MARCO A GUERRERO, ROMAN JR GUTIERREZ, ISAAC HALL, JACOB T HAUSENFLUCK, JEFFREY H HILL, BRANDON R HODGE, DANIEL R HOPKINS, JAMES M ISHMAN, CODY JOHNSON, QUINANTHONY KING, MARCIANO D KOEWERS, COREY W LANGSTON, DAVID J LANTZ, CHASE LOPEZ, ANDREW W LUERA, CHRISTIAN A MARTIN, DEANDRE MASUCCI, KATHERINE M MATHEWS, KEVIN G MCCULLOUGH, ANTHONY E MCQUEEN, DAVID R MILLER, REBECCA A MILLIGAN, AUBREY B MINER, CHAD A

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TCEQ SEPTEMBER LICENSES MITCHELL, ROBERT A MOLINA, JUAN A MOLINA, LORENA MOORE, BRENT D MORGAN, SONDRA D MUNCHRATH, NATHAN L MUNOZ, CARLOS R MUNSON, MICHAEL L NAVA, DAVID PEREZ, PETER G PETERSON, NATHAN PISKE, AUSTIN C PROPES, RAYMOND S QUESADA, EDWARD REDDELL, EDWARD W RILEY, AARON M RODRIGUEZ, ANNAMARIE C ROGERS, RUSSELL L ROYCE, JUSTIN E SALEEB, MICHAEL S SAMFORD, BRIAN SCHAEPER, CALVIN F SHIPMAN, CHRISTOPHER T SIBRIAN, ANDREW SMITH, THURMAN D SNYDER, DANIAL H SOLIZ, CARLOS J SUTHERLIN, ROBERT H III TURNER, CAMERON J TURNER, MILTON D VILLARREAL, DANIEL JR WALTON, BENJAMIN R WARREN, KOLTON WATSON, SAMUEL S WEST, MICAH D WHEELUS, GERALD P WHITE, HAYDEN R WILLINGHAM, LORN W WINTTERS, DAITAN G WRIGHT, AMBER N ZUBER, GARRETT C WASTEWATER COLLECTION OPERATOR COLLECTIONS I ANGUI, OSCAR D BROWN, JAMES L JR CAJIGAS, JOSHUA O CATES, JOE C CONDE, DANIEL COVERSON, BRETT D GARCIA, EDUARDO A GARZA, MATTHEW D SR GUDINO, MICHAEL HARCROW, MARKISS W HUGHES, ADDICUS Z ISHMAN, CODY JACKSON, CECIL LIMONES, MIGUEL

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ORTIZ, ENRIQUE RAMSEY, DAMAURIO D RODRIGUEZ, JIMMY RODRIGUEZ, OSCAR M ROMO, JULIAN JR VILLARREAL, RAMON R WIGINTON, LORI A WILLIAMS, RONNIE W YAMASTA, JOSHUA J COLLECTIONS II DAVIS, STEVEN M DZENOWSKI, CASEY A FAIAI, ROBERT L GALVAN, DAVID J JOHNSTON, BOBBY C MARTINEZ, ALEJANDRO A NETTIK, KENDAL J RYDRYCH, JARED D SCOTT, DAVID G SELBY, THOMAS E SMITH, GEORGE C TERAN, ALEJANDRO WAGONER, TREY R WHITE, ANTONIO COLLECTIONS III BINFORD, JARED P ROYBAL, JOHNNY J WASTEWATER TREATMENT OPERATOR CLASS B ELKINS, SARAH A FORD, RANDY K HATCH, JEFFREY M HATMAKER, JOHN W JR JOHNSON, SAMUEL J JR MCCARTY, MICHAEL B II MERZ, JEREMY R SANCHEZMONJARAS, IVAN F SAUCEDA, JOSHUA R TURNER, CHARLIE C JR WELLS, DELORES CLASS C ALVIS, GORDON D ASHLEY, MICHAEL L CLINTON, JOSHUA L COWART, DANIEL C CRAIGO, CARL A II CROKE, JESSUP R DELAPENA, SHANE S DUEITT, JEREMY Z EVANS, TREY W FAY, MICHAEL J

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TWUA CLASSIFIED ADS VARIOUS OPENING Pearland Texas Pearland Public Works Please visit pearlandtx. gov/careers to view and apply for various opening in the Public Works Department Fax resume and salary requirements to: 281-652-1703 Email resume and salary requirements to: jdent@pearlandtx.gov

Need to be tech savvy and have computer experience High school diploma or equivalent No operators license required

Five years of progressive supervisory experience in operating a surface water treatment facility.

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The Public Works Department has an opening for a Surface Water Plant Manager. Under the general supervision of the Assistant Public Works Director, the Surface Water Plant Manager is responsible for providing overall management and leadership of the Surface Water Treatment Plant. This is accomplished by providing management, administrative, supervisory and in-depth technical expertise to the plant operations.

Under supervision of Project Manager, perform acoustic leak detection, GPS data collection using various sound sensitive leak detection and GPS equipment Within six months of hire, work independently to pinpoint leaks in water distribution systems to identify and make recommendations for correcting problems in water systems. Prepare written reports to determine need for follow-up action and offer suggestions for correcting problems in water systems Water distribution experience Able to travel and overnight out of town Work 4 -10 hour days and then return home to enjoy 3- day weekend.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's Degree in Environmental science, Engineering, Construction Management or field from an accredited school or university is preferred. Significant direct experience may be substitute for degree.

Salary $67,392.00 - $77,500.80 Annually

UTILITIES OPERATOR Sugar Land, Texas The City of Sugar Land Public Works Department currently has an opening for a Utilities Operator. Requirements: HSD/GED, three (3) years of experience in utility operations, maintenance, and repair of water and wastewater facilities is required. Salary $18.04 - $20.75 hourly Please visit our website at www.sugarlandtx. gov for complete position details and to apply online.

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