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JOURNAL VOLUME 27

OCTOBER 2017

"Proudly Serving Education Excellence since 1918"

BEFORE THE HURRICANE

NUMBER 10


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

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UPCOMING TWUA REGIONAL Permian Basin  Regional   School   Norma  SCHOOL Clark   Odessa     (432) 528-­‐1608

August 1st  –  3rd  

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 st ­— 7 Mar.  1    

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

***** NOTICE ***** May 8th  –  11th  

Central Texas West  Texas   Regional   School  Association Kenny  Hutchins   Water Utilities Abilene   (325) 676-­‐6429

Mickey Chaney   (325) 548-­‐2237

North Central  Texas  Regional  School  

Jon Mahoney  

69th Annual West Texas Regional School

May 15th  –  18th  

Charly Angadicheril  

LUBBOCK MEMORIAL CIVIC CENTER,(817) 1501 Mac Davis (979) Lane721-­‐2261 Arlington   392-­‐8299 NOVEMBER 7th - 9th, 2017

June 13th  –  15th  

Central Texas  Regional  School   Charlotte  Doran   Peggy  Smith   (254) 750-­‐8495 (830) 598-­‐2424 Effective March 1, Killeen   2017,  Water and Wastewater Occupational License Applications must Ext.   3 09 be pre-approved before you can challenge state operator exam. You MUST complete and

submit an electronic application to TCEQ at least 60 days prior to exam or test date.

July 24th  –  26th  

Southwest Texas  Regional  School  

August 1st  –  3rd  

Permian Basin  Regional   School   Clark   For questions, please call TCEQ –Norma   512-239-6133 Odessa     (432) 528-­‐1608

Tony Moreno  

Lynn Short  

We encourage you to take advantage of the testing opportunity at the Lubbock School but Laredo (956) 795-­‐2620 (361) 485-­‐3381 you MUST complete and submit an application to TCEQ before September 8, 2017.

https://tceq.texas.gov/licensing/eapp

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Lubbock

Norma Clark   (432) 528-­‐1608

Mike Norris   (903) 939-­‐8278

Mike Norris   (903) 939-­‐8278

Matt Kerley   (806) 775-­‐2624

Bill Boyd   October 2017 (806) 775-­‐3415


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.

Always remember if you want change or have a new idea, talk with your local district chair or president. We share ideas and problems encountered throughout the year.

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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.

Visit Samaritan’s Purse website for more information on how to support Texas.

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

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

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The phrase that most industry-watchers pay attention to in the General Duty Clause is “recognized hazard.” What is a recognized hazard, and WHAT IS NOT?

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President’s Message

Mid-Year Board Meeting by Chad Jameson

Hello to all! I had such a great time last week with all the members of TWUA that could attend our Mid-Year Board Meeting in Austin that I had to write about it in this month’s journal. The Mid-Year Board Meeting brings together all the Regional and District board members to vote on your behalf on the issues affecting our organization. Always remember if you want change or have a new idea, talk with your local district chair or president. We share ideas and problems encountered throughout the year. This also includes fees and pricing structure for all the regional schools as well as membership fees. We have the opportunity to meet new members from our different districts and schools. These individuals are donating a lot of their time and resources on your behalf to represent your district, and I thank everyone for that. I can’t remember the last time I missed this important meeting – maybe more than 10 years, I guess. I’ve seen the turnout get less and less over the years. I’ve heard of the persons calling for change, yet no one from the district showed up at the meeting to voice their opinion or vote on behalf of their district. The floor is open for discussion and the Executive Board is open and willing to discuss any problems or issues in the open with all present. Each school is very different. There are different problems and successes. We are all there to collectively put our minds together and find a resolution that is good for the schools and for TWUA as a whole. It’s great to see everyone come together for the students of TWUA, because that’s what we are all about. The board meeting was very informative on the upcoming schools and the 100 Year Celebration at the Annual School in Corpus Christi, Texas. The meeting is also to see where your donated money will go with our scholarship funds. It’s also an opportunity to remind everyone that any region can nominate some of their members for the annual TWUA awards, and I’m sure every district knows at least one person that deserves recognition. These forms can be found on the TWUA website. I have l earned a lot this year by visiting every school up to date. I’ve been impressed by how smoothly each school runs, as it is not easy to coordinate these schools, but the boards and volunteers make it look so easy. These board members would be a great candidate to nominate for any of the TWUA awards, or how about the president of a district that has held his position for ten years or more? The Awards committee is always ready to hear from you with your nominations, and recognize all the amazing work that is going on in districts all over the state. If you have any trouble finding the nomination forms, feel free to contact me! We missed many of our members from the Houston area that couldn’t make it to the Mid-Year Board Meeting due to the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey, and our thoughts and prayers are with them. There are so many needs and opportunities to help in our costal area, if you haven’t yet, please reach out. You can donate money, you can donate time, or you can donate items to those who have nothing left. But please donate. Many of our brother operators have been affected. Until next time I thank you for reading and being a great TWUA member.

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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 we offer up the people of Texas who were impacted by the Hurricane, and flooding. We just ask for comfort, strength, and guidance. We pray for your grace and ask you to help these people to endure and come out of this event stronger. Amen

Red Cross and give to a local church, Rockport-Fulton Good Samaritans, or Franklin Graham’s Samaritan’s Purse. Just a couple of quick reminders – The Lubbock Regional School November 7th – 9th will be the last regional event in 2o17. If you are looking for continuing education or a way to advance a license, the Lubbock board will welcome your attendance. If you plan or think you might test with TCEQ in Lubbock, the 60-day advance registration was September 8th. However, you are encouraged to go ahead and fill out the TCEQ online application. You might get lucky and be approved.

As of July 28, 2017 – In West Texas, Lake Ivie is sitting at 20.6 % (- 1.6 %). Lake Spence is sitting at 13.9 (-0.3 %). Lake Sweetwater is sitting at 20.9 % (- 1.4 %). White River is sitting at 20.6 % (-1.3 %). Panhandle, Lake Meredith is sitting at 30.0 % (+ 6.3 %) and Greenbelt is at 25.7 % (- 0.2 %). If you want to get a complete look at lake levels, go to www. waterdatafortexas.org.

The registration process is open for the 100th Annual School, and the Omni Hotel has opened the room block. We encourage you to come to Corpus and be a part of this historic event. Reminder – the 100-year celebration will begin at 1:00 on Sunday, March 4th, in case that influences your arrival.

Love the Texas Strong concept. A lot has happened in the last month in Texas. Our thoughts and prayers go to those who have been impacted by the Hurricane and flooding. Amazing sight to see all the people who did not hesitate to take a boat or use a lifted truck or somehow offer assistance. The thing I find most refreshing is people launched boats and went to work. There was no formal meeting and orders being given. There was an immediate need, and people responded. Neighbor helping neighbor. Strangers helping wherever there was a need. Pretty cool site to see the Cajun Navy lending a hand. No one was asking where do I get reimbursed for my expenses.

Bob and Tom had been college roommates and friends for many years. Bob was an avid pilot. He had logged countless hours flying. Bob came into some money from an Uncle who had passed away with no surviving heirs. Bob searched the market and finally found a mint condition, six passenger, Beechcraft Bonanza. The plane of his dreams. When Bob flew the airplane, he imagined himself a fighter pilot.

At the risk of getting political – at a time when the media is pushing the concept of divide. When groups on both sides are protesting and pushing their agenda’s. Media is talking about a race war. I am so proud of Texas and the people making the issues about the storm and what can we do to help. Media did not expect it. They are not sure how to report the events. Texas is one of the few states that is capable of handling such a disaster. When the President of the United States says it will not take years to rebuild and recover – these are Texans, and within 6 months, life will return to normal. He knew the resolve of Texans, and he offered a challenge. I recently went to Rockport and was not prepared for the devastation. If you want to do something in the way of relief efforts – channel those efforts to Rockport, Port Aransas, Aransas Pass area. This area did not get the flooding like Houston and Beaumont but they got the wind and tornados. Soon I will get some pictures posted on the website to give you an idea of what worst-case scenario looks like. Forget about 6 Texas Water Utilities Journal www.twua.org

Story Goes Something Like This -

After several months of insistence, Bob finally convinced Tom to join him and take a cross-country trip to catch an A & M football game. Tom had all the confidence in Bob and his skills, but he really did not care for flying. Especially in small propeller airplanes. The two met at the hanger and stowed away the luggage and Bob began his preflight inspection. As the two walked around the airplane, Bob was pointing out what some of the equipment was called and what it did to keep the plane in flight. Tom was nervous, but he listened intently and made mental notes of the equipment, just in case Bob asked him a question. The weather was clear at take off, and there were no storms or weather to worry about until they got close to College Station. Bob called the tower and was cleared for takeoff. According to Bob, this was going to be about a three-hour trip. About two hours into the trip, things took a turn for the worse. Tom began experiencing excruciating chest pain and shortness of breath. Tom told Bob he might need to declare an emergency because the chest pain was getting worse. Bob October 2017


was nauseous and sweating. Communication was established with the air traffic control tower. A few moments later Bob was unconscious. An employee at the control tower began calling Bob on the radio. Finally an answer – this is Tom, the passenger riding in the airplane who just called and declared an emergency. Mayday, Mayday, Mayday, the pilot has apparently had a heart attack and is now unconscious and unresponsive. Tower – Copy that. We have cleared this channel and diverted all aircraft from your current heading. Can you read me the altitude and airspeed on your aircraft? Tom – I am fairly certain that I am now flying upside down at 15,000 feet and traveling at 160 mph. Tower - Copy that. We acknowledge and will do our best to talk you down. First thing is not to panic, remain calm! The controller then began asking a series of questions. Tower – Tom, are you a pilot or have you flown airplanes?

promises I fully intend to keep. I was watching the gauges, and you can only imagine my joy when I managed to get the wings back to level on whatever that instrument is called. Tower – Copy that Tom, we have you on radar, but again sir, with the limited visibility, how do you know you are flying upside down? Tom – Yes sir, I was afraid you were going to continue with that line of questioning. You see, while I have no formal training in avionics, I do have a fair understanding of gravity. As all of the events in this airplane were unfolding, I unexpectedly soiled myself like you would not believe. If you can imagine, that’s not the worst part. Now to make matters worse, the liquid from that unfortunate and embarrassing event is as we speak, running out of my shirt collar. Back to my understanding of gravity. This was when I reasoned; I am most likely upside down. Tower – Copy that! – radio silence. Tower - Tom, you’re going to need to give us a minute. Tom – I figured. Remember - we do not need all the operators in Texas to be a member of TWUA – JUST YOU ! ! ! !

Tom – No sir! Third generation cattle rancher from Kansas. No real experience, I have played with the flight simulator on my son’s Xbox. Tower – Copy that, how do you know you are flying at 15,000 feet? Tom – Bob showed me the Altimeter dial when we took off, and I can see it clearly reads 15,000 feet. It was on 18,000 feet before I took the wheel. Tower – Copy that, that’s perfect, you’re doing great! Tell me how you know you are flying at 160 mph? Tom – Thanks to my teachers, I can read and write. Do a fair job at articulating my thoughts. One of the gauges on the dash panel labeled air speed clearly indicates 160 mph. Tower – Okay, this is great. You should be experiencing cloud cover, and it has become overcast since your departure. How do you know you are flying upside down? Tom – Well sir, I admit, I do not know an aileron from an elevator. But when Tom spoke his last words, he said grab the wheel and keep her level. While that in itself does not sound all that complicated, I must also admit that I panicked a bit. I took the wheel, turned it to the right, and stepped on one of the pedals on the floor. I know we rolled over a couple of times. While praying like you would not believe and making October 2017

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TEXAS WATER  UTILITIES  ASSOCIATION   69TH  ANNUAL  WEST  TEXAS  REGIONAL  SCHOOL   LUBBOCK  MEMORIAL  CIVIC  CENTER  1501  MAC  DAVIS  LANE   NOVEMBER  7TH  –  9TH  2017    

 14 Awesome Water & Wastewater classes, Take a Look!  Lunch included All 3 Days! With daily drawings for prizes, and a Big Screen TV given away on Wednesday  Meet & Greet in the Vendor area with Free Beverages & Appetizers (Tuesday 7th @ Civic Center 5:30-7pm)  4th Annual Texas Hold’em Tournament, benefiting V.M. Ehlers Scholarships with prizes for 1st, 2nd, & 3rd places, with a Cash Bar & Snacks (Tuesday 7th @ Civic Center from 7-10pm)  Corn Hole Tournament, benefiting V.M. Ehlers scholarships with prizes for 1st, 2nd, & 3rd places, with a Cash Bar & Snacks (Tuesday 7th @ Civic Center from 7-10pm) 

Drawing for an IPad benefiting the V.M. Ehlers Scholarships

 if you want to test at the school, Do not forget to register “Online” with tceq At least **60 days prior** (before sept. 8th)  

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TEXAS WATER UTILITIES ASSOCIATION 69th WEST TEXAS REGIONAL SCHOOL

LUBBOCK MEMORIAL CIVIC CENTER 1501 Mac Davis Lane NOVEMBER 7th - 9th , 2017

Academic Offerings WASTEWATER

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Basic Wastewater Wastewater Treatment Wastewater Collection

WATER/WASTEWATER

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

Water Utilities Safety Water Utilities Management Water Utilities Calculations Valve and Hydrant Maintenance **CCC/CSI ***Special Topics

Course schedule Tuesday 8:30 to12:00 and 1:00 to 5:30 Wednesday 8:00 to 12:00 and 1:00 to 5:00 Thursday 8:00 to 12:00 Lunch Included Tue, Wed, Thu, 12:00 to 1:00

*Surface Water I (24 Hour Class) Starts Nov. 6 at 1:00

**CCC/CSI = 20hrs Water, CSI, BPAT & 10hrs Wastewater, Irrigation

***20 hrs W/WW, subject to TCEQ approval

Registration and Fees Pre-Registration Until November 3rd, 2017 Mail Pre-Registration (Cash, Check or CC) Internet Pre-Registration (Credit Card Only) On-Site Registration (Cash, Check, Money Order, or CC)

TWUA Member Price $ 250 $ 250 $ 300 with Proof of TWUA Membership

Non-Member Price $ 300 $ 300 $ 350

Pre-registration via Mail or Internet (preferred) www.TWUA.org with Master Card or Visa. All students are provided study manuals, necessary class room supplies, and a quality lunch daily If testing you must make arrangements with TCEQ ** You must Pre-Register 60 Days prior. (Before Sept. 8th) (Online Application) ** https://www.tceq.texas.gov/licensing

Hotel Information ✄

MCM Elegante (Host Hotel), 801 Ave Q, Lubbock, TX 79401. (806) 763-1200 Group rate $82.00. Reservation cutoff date is November 3, 2017.

Pre-Registration Form 69th WTRWUS School

Name: ___________________________________________ SS# or TCEQ Operator License#____________________________ Address: ________________________________________________________________________________________________ City, State, Zip: ________________________________________________Home Phone:________________________________ Work Phone:_______________________________ Course Selection: _______________________________________________ Representing (Organization): _____________________________________Job Title:___________________________________ TWUA District/chapter: __________________________________________ Check #/ Amount $_______________________ Credit Card # _______________________________________Name on Card:_______________________________________ Exp Date:__________________Billing Zip:____________ 3-Digit # ______ (Back Of Card) / Amount $___________ Email Address: ___________________________________________ Proof of Registration Needed

(For Testing)

Make checks payable to WTRWUS. No purchase orders accepted. No refunds after November 3, 2017. Please mail Pre-Registration Form and payment to: Attn: Secretary / Treasurer, P.O. Box 5068, Lubbock TX 79408 If you have any questions, please call Renata Martinez at (806) 775-2613 or Fax (806) 775-3943

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THE TWUA 100TH ANNUAL SCHOOL MARCH 4TH – 7TH CORPUS CHRISTI. COME JOIN FELLOW OPERATORS AND SUPPORT TWUA’S OPERATOR TRAINING PROGRAM. 100-YEAR CELEBRATION ACTIVITIES WILL BEGIN AT 1:00 P.M. ON SUNDAY AT THE OMNI. ASSOCIATION MEETINGS AND AWARDS PRESENTATION START ON SUNDAY AND ALL CLASSES BEGIN AT 8:00 A.M. MONDAY MORNING AT THE AMERICAN BANK CONVENTION CENTER. FOR THOSE WHO HAVE INQUIRED – THE CLASS REGISTRATIONS FOR THE 100TH ANNUAL SCHOOL IS NOW OPEN AND ACTIVE ON THE TWUA WEBSITE. CALL TWUA CENTRAL OFFICE (888-367-8982) IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR NEED ASSISTANCE. THE OMNI WILL BE THE HOST HOTEL AND THERE WILL BE A LIMITED ROOM BLOCK SO IF YOU PLAN TO UTILIZE THE HOST HOTEL, PLEASE REGISTER WHEN THE BLOCK IS ACTIVATED. CURRENTLY THE BLOCK IS INACTIVE, BUT WHEN IT IS ACTIVATED, YOU WILL BE NOTIFIED.

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EMPLOYEE DEVELOPMENT – MAKE IT A PRIORITY STEWART R. FEARON, PMP AUGUST 31, 2017

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ach year the federal government conducts the Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey (FEVS) to measure Employee Engagement (E2). An engaged workforce has higher productivity and reduced turnover. One component of E2 is investing in professional development. This is accomplished by supporting and sustaining a learning environment that drives continuous improvement in performance of supervisors and employees. In the 2017, FEVS survey the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), had an E2 Index of 72 percent[i], compared to 68 percent for the rest of the Department of Defense. One of the reasons USACE was higher is its emphasis on training and professional development. In a fiscally constrained environment, one of the first things managers cut is the training budget. This is counterproductive because it limits productivity and reduces E2. It is a major contributing factor to employees leaving the organization, which means managers, in turn, have to go through the hiring and training process. The Sasha Corporation estimated the average cost to hire and train a new employee is over $9,000.[ii] An effective training program can improve performance, productivity, and retention. Let’s look at a training program example. Department of the Army Civilian (DAC) employee development is a priority. It is achieved through a combination of training and education supported by Supervisors, Training Coordinators, and peers. To accomplish this in a deliberate and methodical method, the Army uses the Civilian Professional Development Model (PDM). The PDM provides a road map or professional reference for a successful DAC career. The Career Programs Proponent Offices create a PDM for each Career Program which suggest training and successive jobs to hold in order to advance. Using the PDM, the employee and supervisor create an annual Individual Development Plans (IDP). This IDP benefits the employee and the organization, helping to align employee training and development with the organization’s mission, goals, and objectives. At the same time, the organization can budget for anticipated training during the fiscal year. An IDP lets the employee take personal responsibility for his or her career development to improve performance and ultimately advance in their Career Program. 12 Texas Water Utilities Journal www.twua.org

In USACE, IDPs are a partnership between the employee and their supervisor. The IDPs included mandatory and developmental training. Ideally, at the start of each annual rating period employees and supervisors set expectations for specific learning objectives and competencies. The Total Employee Development (TED) Training Automated Information System (AIS) is one way to plan and track your employee’s IDP. Training coordinators load the mandatory training into every employee’s IDP with links taking them directly to the training. Employees request training, and leaders use TED to approve the training through the automated system. This allows managers to track their employees’ training progress in real time. TED can keep track of all training certificates without Training Coordinators maintaining a file copy for every employee. Training classes are built into the TED system and track when individual employees complete it. TED is useful in projecting training costs in out years to develop a training budget. Conclusion Spending $9,000 every time you replace an employee can add up quickly. Professional development and training is a tool for executives and supervisors to increase employee engagement. Higher E2 has proved to improve productivity and help retain good employees. The Civilian Professional Development Model serves as a means of identifying the type of additional training your employees need to enhance their job skills. This discussion should be part of a formal performance management plans, as well as part of ongoing communication with the employee. Supervisors and managers should encourage their employees to take advantage of training and professional development opportunities by making them aware of upcoming professional events. This shows employees that their personal and professional development is a priority. A deliberate, meaningful training plan will quickly pay for itself by reducing turnover and improving productivity. [i] FEVS Employee Engagement Index (2017 Cross-Command Results), [ii] Schnotz, Wilhelm, The Average Cost to Train a New Employee, http://smallbusiness.chron.com/average-cost-train-new-employee-44072.html

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Osha News

OSHA’S GENERAL DUTY CLAUSE:

WHAT EVERY EMPLOYER NEEDS TO KNOW By Albert Polito

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ach employer shall furnish to each of his employees employment and a place of employment which are free from recognized hazards that are causing or are likely to cause death or serious physical harm to his employees."—29 U.S.C. § 654, 5(a) Imagine OSHA’s standards as a toolbox full of tools meant to address workplace hazards. It’s a large collection with specialized tools to work with such well-known issues as scaffolding, safety signs and labels, arc flash, and hazardous materials—the equivalent of OSHA’s socket wrenches, screwdrivers, saws, and drill bits. But as every handyman knows, a set of pliers is the most versatile tool in the box. OSHA’s set of pliers is the General Duty Clause (29 U.S.C. § 654). And just like a set of pliers, the General Duty Clause (GDC) can be used to do the job where other tools don’t quite fit. For the GDC to be invoked in a citation, the following must all be true: • There must be a hazard.

RECOGNITION IS KEY The phrase that most industry-watchers pay attention to in the General Duty Clause is “recognized hazard.” What is a recognized hazard, and WHAT IS NOT? First, let’s look at what’s notrecognized. OSHA considers terrorist attacks non-recognizable. A large sinkhole that suddently enveloped part or all of a building without any warning might be considered non-recognizable. Hazards that are commonly recognized in one industry (e.g., the chemical manufacturing industry), that are unheard of in another (e.g., a retail clothing store) might be considered not recognized at the clothing store. YOUR HAZARDS ARE ALL RECOGNIZABLE … for practical purposes, anyway. OSHA’s communication over the past few years has stressed hazard awareness, and the agency has published information aimed at helping employers predict or recognize hazards, such as combustible dust or increased exposure levels certain chemicals.

• The hazard must be recognized. • The hazard causes or is likely to cause serious harm or death. • The hazard must be correctable. Those criteria cover almost every hazard you can think of, although most hazards are already covered by specific OSHA standards. In OSHA’s reasoning, if there’s a correctable, recognized hazard and only if there’s not a specific code addressing the hazard, then it’s time to get the pliers.

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According to OSHA, the following are indicators that your company has recognition of a hazard: • Written or oral statements made by management or employees during or before an OSHA inspection • Any written documentation acknowledging the existence of a specific hazard • Prior inspections or citations related to the hazard

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• Employee complaints about the hazard • Actions taken to address the hazard, if those actions failed to adequately abate the hazard In addition, OSHA considers recognizable any hazard that has been recognized within the employer’s industry, or governed by that industry’s standards. In essence, OSHA is saying that if others in your industry know about the hazard, then it’s your job to know about it, too. Some indicators of industry recognition include: • Studies about the hazard published by industry, union, insurance, or government groups • Published standards within the industry pertaining to the hazard Dumping Bricks off the Roof? Really? In addition, OSHA applies a “common sense” metric to whether or not a hazard is recognizable under the GDC. The agency’s revised Field Operator’s Manual (2009) specifies this form of recognition only in “flagrant or obvious cases,” such as using an unenclosed chute to dump bricks 26 feet down to an alleyway where unwarned employees are working. Sounds good, right? It is. The more hazards can be recognized and measures taken to reduce them, the fewer the workplace injuries. The Flipside of Hazard Recognition Since practically any hazard your employees face is considered “recognized,” it should be apparent that you need to be a student of “hazardology”—the study of all the hazards possible within your industry and your facility. Otherwise you may be endangering your employees with hazards that run afoul of the General Duty Clause.

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BECOME A HAZARDOLOGY EXPERT Here are some ways to bone up on your hazardology: • Get a tutor: Try bringing in a safety consultant or industrial hygienist to do a safety inspection. By asking questions and addressing the findings, you will increase your expertise substantially. Your workers’ comp insurer may be able to send one of their own experts. • Talk to the professor: OSHA’s Consultation Program—completely separate from its enforcement program, will send an OSHA-approved consultant to your business for a safety consultation, no citations issued. Geared toward businesses of 250 employees or fewer at a single site, or less than 500 company-wide, the program offers no-cost safety consultation with the main stipulation being that you must address the hazards. You can also qualify for the coveted Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP). • Do your homework: Subscribing to (and actually reading!) industry publications will shed light on what other businesses in your industry are dealing with. • Research the codes: Not just OSHA codes, but NFPA, ASME, ANSI, and others as they relate to your business. • Listen to your employees: Your “boots on the ground” workers often know better than anyone the hazards they face. Do everything possible to ensure open lines of communication, never allowing an employee to suffer negative consequences when reporting a hazard—even a big one that would be costly to remedy.

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Oct 24-26

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Nov 14-16

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Dec 11-13

Corpus Christi

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20 Hours

Oct 2-4

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UTILITY OPERATIONS DURING HURRICANES/TROPICAL STORMS By Rich Oller, PE With the latest hurricane events in Texas and Florida, I began to recall some of my own experiences living along the Gulf Coast. Having many friends in the path of Harvey responsible for maintaining city utilities, and as a former Director of Public Works, I was reminded of the challenges operators are faced with during catastrophic events like hurricanes. Hurricanes pose one of the most formidable challenges that can be imagined, and preparedness is the only option. In addition to keeping a constant vigilance on every tropical depression, the constant maintenance of all emergency tools at your disposal is critical. This includes trucks capable of navigating flooded areas, generators and fuel, grooming and clearing of drainage channels, reserve fuel sources, emergency dispatch centers, and food and drinking water. GET AHEAD OF THE EVENT Identify key trouble spots within the system prior to any event and secure the necessary resources to have in reserve when needed for these areas; identify flood prone facilities and prepare sustainable walls and pumps to reduce flooding impacts; ensure low lying areas with sanitary sewers have gasketed manhole covers to prevent as much flood water inflow as possible; and have backup devices for all SCADA equipment in anticipation of a total electrical loss—battery standby packs, generators and in some cases solar backup. Lift stations will be pumping more frequently with increased inflow from flood waters. Maintaining adequate fuel supplies for backup generators on all lift stations is the best management practice. Creating staging areas throughout the utility system with the various tools and necessities to operate is key. This allows a quicker response to areas and the public. Not a lot can be done during and immediately after the hurricane passes except maintain pumping units and wastewater treatment facilities. When the storm hits, treatment plants will be at peak capacity and will be passing water through the treatment process that is partially treated. Maintaining methods to chlorinate effluent will help in reducing bacteria and pathogens in the flood waters. Chlorinating at major lift stations will help in reducing these pathogens. Having liquid chlorine and dosing pumps in reserve is recommended. Clorox will work but requires larger volumes to be stored to effectively reduce pathogens. Water supplies must be protected from contamination from flood waters that have combined with sewage from the collection system. 20 Texas Water Utilities Journal www.twua.org

Post hurricane, maintaining system pressures becomes extremely important. Once the storm has passed, it is crucial to ensure constant monitoring of pressures throughout the system. Raising pressure is beneficial during this time to assure the water distribution system isn’t reverse siphoning contaminated water into the system. Collecting key water samples for in-house analysis should be undertaken. Even colorimetric results are better than not sampling the system. Having portable “field” analysis equipment is part of the emergency equipment that should be maintained throughout the year. As flood waters recede operations start to return to normal. However, the alertness of operators to their respective system and their surroundings cannot be over emphasized. Knowing the “quirks” of your system during normal operations and peaking issues allows the operator to assess when the system is actual running “normal” again. Operators are invaluable in all crisis situations but even during daily functions, operators know their systems and know when it’s not functioning at its best. Call it what you will I call it “OFSK” Operations Functional System Knowledge. Operators are the backbone of our utility systems, and are our lifeline to maintaining safe functional systems. They are the first on the job and the last to go home. They live and breathe the security and system knowledge that no one else even knows about. Planning for and preparing our frontline operators is not only smart, but necessary for those in mother nature’s path. My experiences as a Director of Public Works in the Gulf Coast region taught me to provide all the tools necessary to our operations staff to assure full capability and OFSK. You guys know who you are and I can’t say enough about what you do and have done to keep your systems functionally operational during catastrophic events. As citizens, we owe a lot to the operators in our communities, towns, and cities. A “Thank You for Your Service” goes along way in recognizing the daily sacrifices they make to keep the infrastructure of communities, towns and cities working. I want to say Thank You to all in hurricane Harvey’s and Irma’s aftermath. I appreciate you all and all that you do to keep your systems functionally operating during these disasters. You have my respect for your OFSK and your dedication. Thank You!

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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, Maintenance and Operations, Safety, Monitoring, TCEQ rules, calculations, and questions and answers.

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A HURRICANE’S COMING By R. Hamilton

The forecasters are watching a disturbance in the Atlantic, They predict it will grow, but it’s too early for panic. With the passing of days, the anxiety grows, A hurricane is coming – and it’s promising quite a show. They made it official; it’s now headed this way, Will everyone heed the warning – too early to say? So much to do, no time for delay, A hurricane is coming – and straight for our bay. The EOC’s been activated and responsibilities are increasing, Our routine job duties, they are now ceasing. Generators have been delivered, and preparations complete, A hurricane is coming – as our neighbors retreat. All hunkered down, in this shelter with others, I’d be miles away, if I had my druthers. Now the wind’s really howling and this shelter is rocking, A hurricane is coming – its power is quite shocking. The force is much worse than originally expected, This storms packing a punch and must be respected. Please tell me again, why I said I would stay, A hurricane is coming – and claiming its prey. The damage is significant, but it could have been worse, Thanks to preplanning, there’s little need for a hearse. My focus now changing, for water must be restored, A hurricane is coming – and our system, won’t go ignored. The cleanup and rebuilding will take some time, But to leave this area, would seem like a crime. Our faith and our beliefs, they remain intact, Thanks go to our operators; for they were one of the first to react.

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ABREGO, MARK AVELLANEDA, ABEL R BELL, RICKY S FOREMAN, WILLIAM A JR GARCIA, TANNER J GREEN, WESLEY L GRIGGS, NATHAN D HOLCOMB, MATTHEW C HOLLOWAY, CHARLES W JR HOPPER, PATRICK D JAIMES, MIGUEL J LANDRUM, JUSTIN M MASSEY, BEAU W MCDOWELL, WILLIAM E II MECHELL, MICKY D SR MERTON, DEREK MONTES, DERRICK C MOORE, LEE G MORENO, ANTHONY J NELSON, JERED T NICHOLS, JAMIE D PETERSON, BRANDON S RANFT, JAMES A RIVAS, RAUL F RUMBAUGH, GARY E JR SHEFFER, BRANDON W STOVER, DAVID L TANKERSLEY, BRANDON B TORRES, GELACIO VANCAMP, HENRY L WEAVERLING, BOYD K WHITTIKER, CLINT L WATER OPERATOR CLASS A AUSTIN, HERSCHEL S FAYKUS, ALVIN J JR GERLAND, JOHN D HOLDER, JASON D MORRIS, CHRIS A NORGAARD, MICHAEL G PERRY, THOMAS V THOMAS, BRYAN P VARGAS, VICTOR M

CLASS D ALANIZ, SANTIAGO ALFORD, BRADY J ALFORD, BRETT C ALFORD, DOUGLAS R ALLEN, JOEL B ANDREWS, EARL R III AUGUSTINE, BRANDON R BEAMAN, MARCUS BERTELSON, BRYSON BOWEN, JIMMY L BRATCHER, DARYL BURTON, KARL A JR CARRION, DAMIEN CASHMERE, CHARLES D CHANEY, MIKE D CLARK, THOMAS J COFFEE, TREVOR B CORBETT, RICHARD J JR CORDOVA, COBY CRUZ, JUSTIN CUNNINGHAM, DARRYL L JR DAVIS, JODY S DAVIS, TERRY J DEES, PAUL DUKES, LADARIUS D FAY, MICHAEL A FEBRES, HENRY M FOWLER, KENNETH L FULLINGTON, JORDAN M GARCIA, KEVIN Y GARCIA, SERGIO GARZA-REYES, MARIO GODDARD, LEE R GONZALES, SYLVESTER V GONZALEZ, JOSE L JR GRUBBS, RICHARD T PE HAVARD, SHAWN D HENSLEY, ROBERT J HERNANDEZ, OSCAR HILL, JAMES E HIRT, MACKENZIE C HOLDRIDGE, KYLE W HORTON, RAY O HOUSE, GARY N INIGUEZ, PORFIRIO V III JAIMES, BERNARDO JR JOHNSTON, JOHN P KALISEK, DAVID R KAUR, SUKHDEEP KING, MARCIANO D KUANG, LIYUAN KUYKENDALL, CHARLES S LEFALL, JAMES M LEYVA, SAUL J LINDSEY, JOSHUA R LOPEZ, LUIS A MARTINEZ, RICARDO MASUCCI, KATHERINE M MCCRARY, MICHAEL J MEHRMANN, EDWIN E

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TCEQ AUGUST LICENSES MELTON, SIDNEY D MOORE, CHARLES M JR MOTT, MICHAEL JR MUNSON, MICHAEL L NAVARRETTE, EDWARD NELSON, JOHN ODOM, JIMMY L PERALTA, SERGIO PITRE, JEAN PAUL P RAMOS, CHRISTOPHER T RODRIGUEZ, DANIEL ROHWEDDER, WILLIAM T ROLON, JATNIEL ROYCE, JUSTIN E RYEL, JEREMY T SALAZAR, RAUL JR SALGADO, JUAN R JR SALINAS, SHARON J SILLS, SHANNA M SIMPSON, NOEL A SOSA, JULIO STORM, DONALD E JR STOVALL, GARY W SUMNERS, CARL E TAYLOR, JAMES G THIBODEAUX, JOSHUA J THOMAS, ELBERT R TORRES, LISA M TURRIZA, ALEXANDER M VELA, FRANCISCO JR VINSONHALER, JANA L WARD, JAMES M WOODSON, JORDON WASTEWATER COLLECTION OPERATOR COLLECTIONS I AGUILAR, RAY BURRELL, WAYNE R CANADY, ANDREW S CARRE, JOHN W DELEON, JOSEPH M DELUNA, FERNANDO A JR DIAZ, ALLEN DICKERSON, CLAYTON N GARCIA, CRISTOBAL C GUTIERREZ, GERARDO D HART, GEORGE E KIRBY, DUSTY R MILLER, JARRETT R PANDO, EVER S PEREZ, OSCAR SANCHEZ, ELISEO VILLANUEVA, DAVID A SR ZUPANCIC, DEAN A COLLECTIONS II CARDENAS, ROBERT K II CAZARES, SERGIO A

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COKER, JAMES C CRUZ, ROLANDO ELIZONDO, JOE A FOX, NATHAN G HORST, AMANDA K MURRAY, BENJAMIN S ONTIVEROS, OCIEL ORTOLANO, CHARLES E JR QUEENAN, ROBERT A SANCHEZ, CESAR N WILLIAMS, DUSTIN R COLLECTIONS III ARRIAGA, GABRIEL BURKELL, AARON M CHAMBERS, MAGIC V GADDY, DANNY R II GARCIA, RONALD A JAMES, ANDRE L WIGGINS, JOHN T WASTEWATER TREATMENT OPERATOR CLASS A CARRASCO, RICARDO JR ELLIS, JOHN R HANNA, BRANDIE J JORDAN, WILLIAM F LAWRENCE, DUSTIN C LIM, SHEW C PE MAYO, CHESTER R JR MCHENRY, STEVEN W OLVERA, FILEMON PABON, CLIFFORD RASSETTE, STEVEN A SEGUNDO, ISMAEL JR STRACK, JAMES W CLASS B ACEVEDO, JONATHAN F ARREOLA, IRVING BROWN, MICHAEL K CHICAS, SANTOS A COSEK, STARLITE R DAVILA, RANDY K DEGREAT, JOSEPH L DICKERSON, CHRISTIAN W FLORES, CLAIRISSA E GAMEZ, OSIEL G JR GUERRERO, BRIAN J KRAEMER, KEVIN H LUCIO, YSIDRO MARTINEZ, MARIO MARTINEZ, MICHAEL L MARTINEZ, ROBERTO C MAYES, AARON L RODRIGUEZ, GREGG JR SOLIZ, ROBERTO M

VAUGHN, DEMOND L WOODHAM, MATTHEW J CLASS C AGUILERA, ROBERT ALLSBROOKS, KRISTOPHER M BURLESON, WILLIAM C CAVINESS, EDDIE J CLINTON, JOSHUA L CRIBBS, ALAN W CURTIS, ANTHONY W DAVIDSON, MICHAEL A DOSS, JOYCE L FALLS, SETH E GILLILAND, PATRICK C GONZALEZ, JESSE L HOLDEN, SHAWN M JENKINS, DAVID D II JONES, FREDDY L LOCK, JUSTIN T LORANCE, MICHAEL R MACK, DANIEL T MCNUTT, BYRON L MEHTA, AKASH M NADJOMBE, OUNO B PENDLETON, JACOB B QUEZADA, ORLANDO SOTO, VICENTE A STANLEY, CRESENCIA F VELA, ROEL WILSON, MICHAEL O CLASS D ABKER, AHMED ALVARADO AGUIRRE, JESUS M BAEZA, ABELARDO R JR BARNES, CORRIE C BOYD, CORDEL L BRUCE, RONALD G CARTER, CLINTON R CASWELL, DARRELL W CAWTHON, JOE II

CORN, JAMES R JR COUPERTHWAITE, EDDIE J CRITES, JEFFREY R DALGLEISH, RONALD W DAVIS, EVERETT E JR DEATON, BILLY R JR DODSON, BERTA EICHER, DERRICK J FRANCIS, MITZI K GALLAGHER, DANIEL B GRAJEDA, DAVID E HARNESS, CRYSTAL D HARP, KALEB D HART, GEORGE E HOLDRIDGE, KYLE W ILUNGA, LEON M JONES, CLIFTON W JONES, KURT G LEGALLEY, WENDELL W MONSIVAIS, ADRIAN A MORRIS, DEMETRIAN MUNOZ, ANJELA MURCHISON, JEFFREY D ORMSBY, PHILLIP D PADEN, ROBERT M PETTIT, JOSHUA L PICHOWSKY, GAIL RAMIREZ, LUIS JR RAMIREZ, ROBERT M REYNA, OMAR ROYAL, ERIC D RUSHIN, BRIAN L SAMARNEH, JOSEPH SATTERFIELD, JOHNNY J SEPULVEDA, ISAIAS SIZEMORE, JEFFREY W SMITH, THOMAS C JR UTLEY, ETHAN D VENTRESS, JUSTIN R WOOD, JAMES A

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TWUA CLASSIFIED ADS WATER / WASTEWATER OPERATOR

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

WATER/ WASTEWATER DIRECTOR Robert Lee Texas Professional and managerial position. Oversee operations of Water and Wastewater System. Other responsibilities include supervising maintenance of streets, alleys, and equipment. Texas Class “B” Water Distribution and Texas Class “C”’ Wastewater license. Must have knowledge of regulatory compliance, budgeting, computer skills, and able to manage time and personnel. High School Diploma Salary : DOQ Fax resume and salary requirements to: 325-453-4531 Email resume and salary requirements to: robertleetexas@wcc.net

Class «C» Groundwater License or better 5 years groundwater experience in Texas

El Lago, Texas Double «C» Operator to operate a 550,000 Gal Water / Wastewater Plant ( Purchased surface water, with wells, and ground storage tanks ) We prefer experience also in line repair and backhoe operations. We pay for all of the employee›s and their families. Health insurance and the retirement is thru TML ($1.25 to our $1.00 ) Schools, licenses and uniforms paid Salary $17 to $27 DOQ Email resume and salary requirements to: david@wcid50.com

GENERAL MANAGER

2 years management experience Knowledgeable in TCEQ, PUC and USDA regulations and reporting Pass background check Salary will be based on experience and qualifications.Email resume and salary requirements to: sbwsc@hotmail.com

WATER SYSTEMS OPERATOR Leander, Texas

Terlingua, Texas Study Butte Water Supply Corporation is seeking a General Manager to oversee all facets of operation in Terlingua, Texas. Please see our website (www.studybuttewater.com) for detailed information on area and position.

Maintain water distribution systems. Hourly $19.19 - $25.72 or DOQ. Details available at http://www.leandertx.gov/ hr/jobs.

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