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T exas W aTer U TiliTies

JOURNAL

VOLUME 27

SEPTEMBER 2017

"Proudly Serving Education Excellence since 1918"

NUMBER 9


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  

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UPCOMING TWUA REGIONAL Permian Basin  Regional   School   Norma  SCHOOL Clark   Odessa     (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 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

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***** NOTICE *****

May 8  –  11  

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

May 15th  –  18th  

North Central  Texas  Regional  School   Arlington    

June 13th  –  15th  

Central Texas   Regional  School   NOVEMBER 7th Killeen    

69th Annual West Texas Regional School Charly Angadicheril  

Mickey Chaney   (325) 548-­‐2237 Jon  Mahoney   (979) 721-­‐2261

392-­‐8299 LUBBOCK MEMORIAL CIVIC CENTER,(817) 1501 Mac Davis Lane

- 9th, Charlotte 2017 Doran  

Peggy Smith   (830) 598-­‐2424 Effective March 1, 2017, Water and Wastewater Occupational License Applications must Ext.  309 (254) 750-­‐8495

be pre-approved before you can challenge state operator exam. You MUST complete and submit electronic application to TCEQ at least 60 days prior to exam or test date. th an th July 24  –  26  

Southwest Texas  Regional  School   Tony  Moreno   Lynn  Short   Laredo   (956) 795-­‐2620 (361) 485-­‐3381 We encourage you to take advantage of the testing opportunity at the Lubbock School but

you MUST complete and submit an application to TCEQ before September 8, 2017. August 1st  –  3rd  

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

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

Norma Clark   (432) 528-­‐1608

August 28th  –  31st   East  Texas  Regional  School   Tyler  

Mike Norris   (903) 939-­‐8278

Mike Norris   (903) 939-­‐8278

November 6th  –   9th    

Matt Kerley   (806) 775-­‐2624

Bill Boyd   (806) 775-­‐3415

West Texas  Regional  School   Lubbock  

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

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

The wisest people I know continue to emphasize that we all need to keep learning and admit that we never will know everything. The best teachers are the ones who realize that there is much more to learn.

ED News ..............................................6 Tickets are available online for the truck or the ATV. Please visit TWUA website and click on either the pickup or the ATV to purchase your winning ticket.

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.

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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

_______________________________ Front Cover Photo Courtesy of: Grandbury, Texas September 2017

At times it alleviates stress on the job site. That is the upside. Part of enjoying our job is liking our co-workers and having a good laugh. The downsides are more numerous.

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President’s Message

Let TWUA Be The Vehicle That Drive Your Career by Chad Jameson

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he question is not whether to become involved with TWUA, it would be why not?? Not only are you going to further your career, but you can also make connections that last a lifetime. I have enjoyed all my years with TWUA and getting to know all the volunteers, board members, and instructors. There is going to be a day that something really stumps you, and you are going to need to ask for help. Do I have all the answers?? The answer is no, not even close. But through my connections with TWUA I know I can reach out, and the correct answer is only a phone call away. The point I’m trying to get across is TWUA has the top instructors in Texas, and they are always willing to help anyone in need. So why wouldn’t you want to meet and get to know these members of TWUA? Think about becoming that role model for the younger generation coming into our field. Let’s face it, we all have knowledge in our field. I’ve encountered a lot of crazy situations in my 20+ years in the water industry. As an instructor, you place your trust in me – that I will have all the answers to help you work through a problem, or pass a licensing test. Don’t think we just get up there and read from the book. It wasn’t easy to get that A license or to pass the instructors class. I’ve seen several people leave after the first day. It takes hours and hours to write lesson plans and show that you have the proficient knowledge in the field to TCEQ. Most instructors will not only put their name on the board at the start of the class but also their cell number. The first thing they say is, “If you have any problems, I’m only a phone call away.” I am often surprised by the questions I am asked in class. Not because they have shocking content or that I am unprepared for my day or anything else along those lines. I am surprised, rather, that students place enough value in my opinion, expertise and perceived experiences that they seek me out from time to time. Their questions remind me that they are looking for understanding, that they do see TWUA instructors as sources of wisdom. It would be great if we could arrive at a place where we already have learned everything we could possibly learn in our field. The wisest people I know continue to emphasize that we all need to keep learning and admit that we never 4 Texas Water Utilities Journal www.twua.org

will know everything. The best teachers are the ones who realize that there is much more to learn. Our hunger for knowledge allows us, as instructors, to step back into the classroom and remain relevant and up to date on new ideas. I have learned in order to be able to connect with my students. Students have asked for information on everything from lift stations to water hammer and why the water systems are so difficult to get along with. I carefully have to weigh questions on certain issues. I do not cross professional lines, but I also have to be honest and give solid advice to a utilities worker who finally has become brave enough to ask a serious question and then direct them to their best resources. I also have had to learn to use the humbling words “I don’t know” to questions that I never have encountered. Those words even are scary at times when I think I should have known the answer in the first place. After all, aren’t instructors supposed to be sources for answers? Maybe part of the legacy we can leave with our students is humility to learn how to seek out answers. So, my response has become, “Let me check and see what I can find out. You do the same, and maybe we can both learn something.” I read every water utilities book I can find and broaden my knowledge just to learn new things. I am not a reader by nature. My wife and my daughter both love to read. Me on the other hand, I don’t even like to read the directions. I always have been curious and would seek quick answers to questions, but I rarely took on reading or research without a specific and immediate purpose, which meant I rarely strayed past a needed information in the chapter. The Internet even has made it easier. My wife’s love for reading has influenced me as well. I now read more than I ever have in my life, and I believe her advice. “The key to helping someone become a reader is helping them find a book that they love,” she says. I know it seems obvious, but reading more has allowed me to add to my classroom. So, make connections, take down phone numbers of your instructors, and take them at their word that they will be there to help. Together, with all the members of TWUA, we have probably encountered just about every problem that could come up in a water system. Let’s put our heads together and help each other. We will all learn something in the process.

September 2017


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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. For the rainfall that Texas has received, we give you praise. The effects of this drought are far from over for some, so we ask that you would redirect clouds and rainfall to these areas of need. Father, no task or obstacle is too great for you, so we ask that you fill our lakes and cause our streams to flow with abundance while leading us to be a more appreciative society. One that does not take the precious gift of water or those who treat it for granted - Amen. As of July 28, 2017 – In West Texas, Lake Ivie is sitting at 22.2 % (- 1.2 %). Lake Spence is sitting at 14.2 % (-0.5 %). Lake Sweetwater is sitting at 22.3 % (- 1.2 %). White River is sitting at 21.9 % (+0.6 %). Panhandle, Lake Meredith is sitting at 23.7 % (- 0.6 %) and Greenbelt is at 25.9 % (- 1.3 %). If you want to get a complete look at lake levels, go to www.waterdatafortexas.org. Annual School - Some have been asking for the ability to preregister for Annual School 2018. That option is now available. If you want to go ahead and take advantage of preregistration, for the upcoming Annual School, you may go to the TWUA website and click on the training tab. The Omni will be the host hotel, and we are working with Omni staff to make the block and rate active. There are a limited number of rooms in the block, so I encourage you to take advantage as soon as the link is live. H.B. 1508 - will go into effect September 2017. This bill is directly related to those who have a criminal history and attempt to obtain a state license. The state currently reviews each application for initial license and renewal. If there is anything questionable in someone’s criminal history such as someone who must register as a sex offender, would not be approved for a Customer Service Inspector, Backflow tester, or any license where there is direct contact with the public. H.B 1508 puts the duty to inform applicants on the training providers. Specifically, if a person has a criminal history that

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could prevent testing or the issuance of a license – they MUST Be informed at the time of registration they have a right to have their criminal history reviewed by the state. Additionally, if the person is not informed, they have a right to refund or reimbursement of all fees associated with the training event. If you have been to the TWUA Website recently and clicked on the training tab, you have been directed to a page with information related specifically to H.B. 1508. Raffle Tickets – Tickets are available for the truck or the ATV. You may go to the TWUA website and click on either the pickup or the ATV and purchase tickets online. Related to the truck – if you are not interested because of brand or carrying capacity, TWUA will allow you to trade up – trade brands – add 4-wheel drive – and we will be receptive to working with you to obtain the vehicle that best suits your needs (it will be up to you to pay the difference). TWUA has a maximum amount of dollars that are allocated but if you want to upgrade in some form, buy the ticket, and we will work with you. Call if you have specific questions. The Story Goes Something Like This . . . . The time is 1915, and the story takes place in a small town near Indianapolis, Indiana. Audrey Singletary had just given birth to a 9-pound healthy baby boy. She named the baby John, after her favorite Apostle and bible author. When John was 11, his father was killed in a farming accident, and Audrey never remarried. The landowner was deeply affected by the accident and gave the house and 10 acres of land to Audrey and John. He also made sure the Singletary’s had meat when he took a cow or pig to be butchered. John was big for his age and looked older than he actually was. John tended to stay in trouble at school, and he had minor brushes with the law for petty theft. He also had a bit of a mean streak. Wasn’t a bully, but did not let anyone take advantage of him. The Great Depression hit in 1929. John and his mom were like many other families, they really struggled, but somehow seemed to keep food on the table. Audrey planted and harvested a garden every year. This garden September 2017


seemed to be her escape, and she seemed the happiest when she planted and dug potatoes. John would till the soil and prepare the beds so his mom would have an easier time planting. During these hard times, the newspapers were filled with news related to depression era bank robbers. Gangs like Bonny and Clyde, John Dillinger, Pretty Boy Floyd, Machine Gun Kelly, and Baby Face Nelson. Audrey’s son was fascinated by the news coverage, and he often commented on the positive acts of the robbers such as destroying mortgage documents and bank records. As fate would have it, John Dillinger had just robbed a bank in Franklin Indiana and had successfully avoided law enforcement but was looking for a place where he could hide out for a few days. Dillinger and three others spotted the barn out behind the Singletary’s home, and the gangsters pulled in and made an offer. If Audrey allowed them to use her barn and prepare food for three days, the gangsters would pay $100.00. Wasn’t much of a decision, seeing the gangsters were holding guns and by all accounts, they were not afraid to use them. John Singletary was infatuated with gangsters and the lifestyle they were living. It was not a stretch for John to ask to join or be a part of the gang when they were leaving. Dillinger said he was too young to participate in any of the robberies, but he could drive the car, and his job would be to keep them in the best mechanical condition. John did not tell his mom, he just left with the Dillinger gang.

As time passed, Audrey’s health began to fail. In one of her letters to her son, Audrey wrote – this may be the first year that I will not be able to plant or work my garden. My knees are bothering me more, and I cannot grip the shovel handle because of arthritis. I am alone, old, and weak. Wish you were here to help with the initial ground preparations. John received the letter and was heartbroken. He immediately wrote a reply. Mom, I am so sorry for what I have done and for not being able to assist you with your love of gardening. Mom, please be careful digging in the garden area. That “thing” that “Mr. D” left with us is buried in that area. A few days later, there was a knock on Audrey’s door. The FBI and other law enforcement agencies were armed with search warrants and shovels. They spent the better part of two days searching the entire “garden area” for the hidden treasure. A couple of days later another letter arrived from John. My dearest Mom, I trust your garden is now dug up, and you can plant your potatoes and vegetables. I could not be with you in person, but I do love you, and I hope you will make the best of the efforts put forth by all. I will think of some other way to help next year!, Your Loving Son, John Remember - we do not need all the operators in Texas to be a member of TWUA – JUST YOU ! ! ! !

From time to time while crisscrossing the state and avoiding the authorities the Dillinger gang would use the Singletary barn. Rumors had begun to surface among locals, saying the Dillinger gang had buried a large sum of money, guns, and bank records on the Singletary farm. Months passed and one day while waiting in the “get away” car outside a bank in Ohio, John Singletary and the Dillinger gang were arrested. The trial came quickly, and John Singletary was given 30 years for his participation in the bank robberies. Audrey continued to believe her son was a good man who had simply made some bad decisions and had poor role models. Every week Audrey would write John in prison. September 2017

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TEXAS WATER UTILITIES ASSOCIATION connect. engage. educate

MANAGEMENT

ONLINE TRAINING INSTRUCTOR LED

When: Tuesday, September 19, 2017-through-Thu rsday, September 21, 2017 Time: 8:00am - 5:00pm (CDT) Member Fee: $350 Non-Member Fee: $400 (20 Hou rs - TCEQ Approved for Water & 20 Hours For Wastewater) No travel required! Training from the convenience of your own desk or home. Only a phone, computer and internet connection required .

REGISTER!! (Registration deadline: September 15, 2017) OBJECTIVES WITH THIS TRAINING:

PRESENTER

Share knowledge and experience that will:

Russell Hamilton TWUA Executive Director

• Improve understanding of math related to water treatment in a utility • Provide compliance with TCEQ for core training

Russell is currently the Executive Director for TWUA with 30 years of experience in management functions related to water and wastewater.

• Provide compliance with TCEQ for continuing education credit • Improve knowledge and understanding of skills used in the performance of water treatment in public water supplies

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:

Russell is a Double A Operator, and has presented traditional 20-hour classroom setting both at the regional and individual training events .

• Anyone who needs basic water training in their pursuit of an advanced operator license • Anyone who needs basic water for licensing or renewal • Water operators who are starting in the water industry • Anyone interested in acquiring more knowledge in basic water operations

Online Training: • Cannot be substituted for hands-on training required to teach critical skills • The same distance training repeated in the license renewal period will not receive training credit per 30 TAC 30.28 (p)(3)(c) • The same webinar training may not be repeated within the renewal period for training credit per 30 TAC 30.28 (s)(4) Requirements :

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Browser must be updated to the latest release and Internet Explorer must be Release 10 or later. Guaranteed bandwidth of at least 1 Mbps downstream. Registrant will be required to complete TWUA's identity verification process upon successful registration

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Identification verification and polling will be conducted during this training Comprehension and understanding will be tested throughout the course Passing an Exit Exam will be required for successful completion Any questions contact TWUA Central Office (888)367-8982 REGISTER TODAY!

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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

WATER

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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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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FIELD News

HORSEPLAY OR CARELESSNESS WHILE AT WORK Ron Parker, STS, CHST

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et’s admit it, we all at some time, have played a joke on a coworker. At times it alleviates stress on the job site.  That is the upside.  Part of enjoying our job is liking our co-workers and having a good laugh.  The downsides are more numerous.  Construction is a profession, not a sport.  Horseplay and pranks should never be welcomed or tolerated.

Carelessness can be just as dangerous, and just as wrong. The majority of construction deaths every year are the results of falls from high elevations.  Workers don’t lock the wheels of rolling scaffolding before mounting it.  Some workers don’t secure the tops of extension ladders.  Some workers work on leading edges without fall protection.   

Construction can be a very dangerous profession. There is no room for carelessness, practical jokes, or fun and games.  Someone can easily be injured or killed.  I am sure that would not be intentional, however it can happen. The person or persons performing the practical jokes probably would never get over causing an injury or death.  I did some research on practical jokes on a job site and would like to share a couple with you to make you think of the consequences should you think of pulling a prank on a co-worker.

Carelessness comes when workers don’t put ladders in trenches that are four feet or more deep. Power cords are sometimes used with the ground pin missing, or when bare wires are exposed.  There are many more instances of carelessness on the job site, but I believe you get the picture. Indifference to safety endangers you and your co-workers.  If you encounter horseplay or carelessness on the job site you must report it.  After all safety is everyone’s job. S

An excavator operator had worked for 30 years and was due to retire. His foreman decided to play a preretirement prank on him.  The foreman greased the floor of the excavator causing the operator to slip, fall out of the cab of the excavator, and suffer a broken hip. A carpentry crew decided to play “Cops and Robbers” with power actuated tools.  Nails flew around the job, breaking windows and scarring walls.  As nails flew out of windows, some nails narrowly missed a small boy walking past the job site.  No one was injured but think of what could have happened.  I wonder where this crew is working now, if anywhere. Most of us have stories such as these, but these jokes aren’t funny.  They could be considered criminal.  Although horseplay results in many accidents, and sometimes death, there are only a few who would even think of actions such as the aforementioned.

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September 2017

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RESILIENCE IN TIMES OF UNCERTANTY By Beth Payne

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hese are uncertain times for many government employees, contractors and interns. Government policies are unclear or changing dramatically. Some federal agencies still have a hiring freeze, making it harder to get the job done in understaffed offices and overseas posts. Many agencies face potentially severe budget cuts. The more resilient we are, the easier it is to be flexible and adaptable in times of uncertainty and stress. We are more likely to collaborate with others to find innovative solutions to the problems uncertainty brings to the workplace. This is why it is critically important to focus on building or maintaining high resilience during these uncertain times. Here are some tips on how you can enhance your resilience during this challenging period. •

Take care of yourself: Prioritize taking care of yourself and carve out time on your calendar for recovery, whether it’s taking a ten-minute walk every afternoon, joining friends for lunch, or cooking yourself a healthy meal after work. Resist the temptation to just work longer and harder since this will actually reduce productivity in the long run. Minimize alcohol and ensure you get 7-8 hours of sleep. Focus on what you can control: Identify what you can control, influence, and not control. Use active problem solving to take more control over important issues. For example, if you feel like you cannot control your work-load, practice saying no and setting boundaries to give yourself more control. Develop strategies to influence issues that are important to you and try to stop thinking about concerns outside of your control.

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Maintain meaning and purpose: Remind yourself why you decided to be a government servant and explore what you need to stay passionate and committed to the work you do. Look for meaning and purpose outside of work through volunteerism, hobbies, family, and spirituality. Explore your alternatives if you no longer find meaning and purpose at work.

Practice reframing: Look for the positive aspects of challenges you face. If your budget is cut, what are the potential positive outcomes? If you have fewer staff, how can you turn this challenge into an opportunity?

Seek social support: One of the most important ways we enhance our resilience is to spend time with other people. Invite colleagues to lunch and commit to spending more time with family and friends.

Laugh: Watch more funny movies and television shows, listen to funny podcasts, spend more time with friends and colleagues who make you laugh.

What do you do to stay resilient during times of uncertainty? This blog does not represent official policies of the Department of State or those of the U.S. Government. Beth Payne is part of the GovLoop Featured Blogger program S

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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 defined to mean 14 Days prior to any scheduled event. All registrations received after the pre-registration cutoff date must pay on-site registration fee. We strongly encourage everyone to please pre-register by fax, e-mail, or calling. On-site registrations are welcome but not preferred.

Date

Basic Water

TCEQ 0092

20 Hours

Sept 11-13

Corpus Christi

Basic Water

2726 Holly

Sept 20-22

Weslaco

Basic Water

1912 Joe Stephens Rd

Oct 17-19

Carrollton

Basic Water

2711 Nimitz

Oct 24-26

Beaumont

Basic Water

1305 Langham

Ground Water Production

TCEQ 0223

20 Hours

Sept 26-28

Stafford

Ground Water Production

902 Corine

Oct 9-11

Corpus Christi

Ground Water Production

2726 Holly

Nov 14-16

ON-LINE

Ground Water Production

twua.org

Water Distribution

TCEQ 0605

20 Hours 425 Franklin

Sep 26-28

Waco

Water Distribution

Oct 17-19

San Marcos

Water Distribution

501 E Hopkins

Oct 17-19

Victoria

Water Distribution

2902 Bluff

Oct 17-19

Granbury

Water Distribution

5507 Tin Top Hwy

Oct 30-Nov 1

Corpus Christi

Water Distribution

13101 Leopard

Nov 14-16

Beaumont

Water Distribution

1305 Langham

Jan 23-25

Carrollton

Water Distribution

2711 Nimitz

Surface Water Production I

TCEQ 0942

24 Hours

Wylie

Surface Water I

949 Hensley Lane, Building 300

Surface Water Production II

TCEQ 0954

20 Hours

Nov 1-3

Sept 27-29

Port of Brownsville

Surface Water II

2993 N Indiana

Dec 4-6

Wylie

Surface Water II

949 Hensley Lane, Building 300

Water Laboratory

TECQ 0285

20 Hours

Sept 12-14

Granbury

Water Lab

5507 Tin Top Hwy

Basic Wastewater

TCEQ 0059

20 Hours

Sept 13-15

Corpus Christi

Basic Wastewater

2726 Holly

Sept 18-20

Weslaco

Basic Wastewater

1912 Joe Stephens Rd

Dec 12-14

San Marcos

Basic Wastewater

801 MLK Drive

Feb 20-22

Carrollton

Basic Wastewater

2711 Nimitz

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Water

Water

Water

Water

Water

Wastewater

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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

Wastewater Treatment

TCEQ 0437

20 Hours

Oct 17-19

Stafford

Wastewater Treatment

902 Corine

Oct 24-26

Gatesville

Wastewater Treatment

106 S 23rd

Nov 7-9

Kilgore College

Wastewater Treatment

1100 Broadway Blvd

Wastewater Collection

TCEQ 0080

20 Hours

San Marcos

Wastewater Collection

170 Charles Austin Dr twua.org

Sep 5-7

Wastewater

Wastewater

Oct 24-26

ON-Line

Wastewater Collection

Nov 1-3

Corpus Christi

Wastewater Collection

13101 Leopard

Nov 7-9

Carrollton

Wastewater Collection

2711 Nimitz

Nov 14-16

Waco

Wastewater Collection

425 Franklin

Wastewater Laboratory

TCEQ 0081

20 Hours

Wastewater

Activated Sludge

TCEQ 0009

20 Hours

Wastewater

Wylie

Activated Sludge

949 Hensley Lane, Building 300

Utilities Management

TCEQ 0550

20 Hours

ON-LINE

Utilities Management

twua.org

Oct 4-6

Sep 19-21 Oct 3-5

Kilgore

Utilities Management

3901 FM 349

Oct 10-12

Waco

Utilities Management

425 Franklin

Dec 12-14

Beaumont

Utilities Management

1305 Langham Rd

Pumps and Pumping

TCEQ 0430

20 Hours

Victoria

Pumps & Pumping

2902 Bluff

Dec 11-13

Corpus Christi

Pumps & Pumping

13101 Leopard

Apr 24-26

Carrollton

Pumps & Pumping

2711 Nimitz

Nov 14-16

Utilities Safety

TCEQ 0426

20 Hours

Sep 12-14

Beaumont

Utilities Safety

1305 Langham

Sep 12-14

Waco

Utilities Safety

425 Franklin

Oct 11-13

Corpus Christi

Utilities Safety

2726 Holly

Nov 14-16

Stafford

Utilities Safety

902 Corine

Mar 27-29

Carrollton

Utilities Safety

2711 Nimitz

September 2017

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W/WW

W/WW

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Training Schedule (continued from page 17)

Oct 2-4

Valve & Hydrant Maintenance

TCEQ 0961

20 Hours

Wylie

Valve & Hydrant Maintenance

949 Hensley Lane, Building 300

Utilities Calculations

TCEQ 0108

20 Hours

Oct 24-26

Waco

Utilities Calculations

425 Franklin

Dec 6-8

Wylie

Utilities Calculations

949 Hensley Lane, Building 300

Dec 5-7

Gilmer

Utilities Calculations

120 Henderson

Chlorinator Maintenance

TCEQ 0124

20 Hours

Sep 19-21

Victoria

Chlorinator Maint/Disinfection

2902 Bluff

Dec 5-7

ON-LINE

Chlorinator Maint/Disinfection

twua.org

Customer Service Inspection/

TCEQ 0173,0043

20 Hours

CSI/CCC

106 S 23rd

W/WW

W/WW

W/WW

W/WW/CSI/BPAT

Cross Connection Control Sep 19-21

Gatesville

Oct 11-12

ON_LINE

CSI 10 Hrs

twua.org

Nov 28-30

San Marcos

CSI/CCC

501 E Hopkins

Backflow Preventer Assembly Tester Refresher

24 Hours

W/WW/CSI/BPAT

40 Hours

BPAT

Effective Instructional Tecniques (Instructor I)

40 Hours

No operator hours

Instructional Design and Evaluation (Instructor II)

40 Hours

No operator hours

TWUA Central Office

1106 Clayton Lane

Backflow Preventer Assembly Tester 40 Hr

Oct 16-20

TCEQ 1200

ON-LINE TRAINING ----2017----' Sept 19-21

Management

On-Line

20 Hours

W/WW

Oct 11-12

CSI

On-Line

10 Hours

W/CSI/BPAT

Oct 24-26

Wastewater Collection

On-Line

20 Hours

Wastewater

Nov 14-16

Ground Water Production

On-Line

20 Hours

Water

Dec 5-7

Chlorinator Maint/Disinfection

On-Line

20 Hours

W/WW

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Work Zone Fatalities Increase 27 Percent in Texas-TxDot.gov TxDOT urges extreme caution as motorists make up vast majority of those killed AUSTIN – Work zone fatalities in Texas last year increased 27 percent, resulting in 181 lost lives. Of those fatalities, 174 (96 percent) were motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists. “People often think work zone crashes result in the deaths of roadside workers, but statistics show the vast majority of these fatalities are drivers like you and me who are passing through as motorists,” said TxDOT Executive Director James Bass. “We urge you to pay attention and adhere to posted traffic signs when driving through work zones to ensure your safety and the safety of the men and women who are working on our roads. At the end of the day, we want everyone to return home safely to their loved ones.” TxDOT reminds drivers that every single day requires caution when driving through work zones. As the state’s population continues to boom, the price of progress can mean more than 2,500 active TxDOT work zones at any given time. In 2016, there were 25,713 work zone crashes in Texas. The leading causes of fatal work zone crashes statewide – speeding and failure to stay in a single lane – are entirely preventable.

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By law, drivers are required to move over or slow down when approaching work crews, emergency vehicles or tow trucks stopped on the roadside or shoulder with flashing blue or amber lights. Traffic fines in work zones double when workers are present and can cost up to $2,000. As part of its ongoing Work Zone Awareness campaign, TxDOT is partnering with Austin-based Texas Mutual Insurance Company to host events around the state. An integral part of Texas Mutual’s mission – helping employers prevent workplace incidents and minimizing their consequences – aligns with TxDOT’s Work Zone Awareness efforts. For media inquiries, contact TxDOT Media Relations at MediaRelations@txdot.gov or (512) 463-8700. The information contained in this report represents reportable data collected from the Texas Peace Officer’s Crash Report (CR-3). This information was received and processed by the department as of March 6, 2017.

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September 2017

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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.

SEE YOU IN CORPUS! 26 Texas Water Utilities Journal www.twua.org

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TCEQ JULY LICENSES BACKFLOW PREVENTION

PICKERING, WILLIAM E III

CABRERA, DAVID

RUIZ, JOSE J JR

ASSEMBLY TESTER

ROYDER, DON H

COLLINS, JIMMY C

SALING, NATHAN R

RYDER, JAMES A

GARCIA, ALEXANDER

STEVENS, LESLIE L

ARREDONDO, GERARDO

SALGADO, JOSUE

HENRY, MARK S

WILLIAMS, JORDAN L

DENT, HOWARD L

SIST, MATTHEW H

HERNANDEZ, JAIME A

DINH, JOHNTUAN N

SUAREZ, CARLOS E

KUBIN, BRADLEY J

DRY, KENNY A JR

WILLIAMS, AHMAD R

LEE, COREY L

EDWARDS, ALEXANDRIA D

WILLIAMS, DONALD R

LOMBARDINI, RUBEN C

WATER OPERATOR CLASS D

MCDANIEL, JODY L

FEKANY, SHAUN M FIERROS, JUAN P

GROUND WATER TREATMENT

MCRIGHT, WESLEY D

ACREE, ETHAN

FORKNER, JAMES A

OPERATOR

MEVIS, MATTHEW D

ALEGRIA, ANTONIO

MORAN, CESAR G

ANDRICHYN, ALLEN P

PEREZ, BENITO

BARRERA, ALEJANDRO J

GOMEZ, NEIL J SR

RAGLE, RUDY P

BENAVIDEZ, SERGIO

HERRERA, STEVEN B

ROSALES, RUBEN

BERG, SAMUEL

SMITH, MATTHEW J

BOWDEN, MERL E

TAPIA, LUIS G

BOYD, VINCENT E

JACKSON, ANJANETTE M

TATUM, DANIEL R

BRYAN, AUSTIN J

KENNEDY, JAMES A

BLANCHARD, JOSHUA J

THORNTON, POLLY A

CODY, BRENNEN S

KING, BRANDON J

BULLARD, ERIC C

WELCH, DERICK

DAVIS, JUSTIN D

MALATEK, GARY L

GAMBLE, ROBERT E

WILLIAMS, ALFORD CHARLES JR

DELEON, JOSE R

MANN, GARY L

HARBIN, BETTY J

WILLIAMS, FELICE L

DYER, DUSTIN L

MANNKE, JOE A

JOHNSON, JOSHUA S

WORMINGTON, CLIFFORD J

EICHER, JOSEPH L

MANUEL, ERIC K

JONES, CARLTON M

MEJORADO, MARCOS N

LANGLEY, JEREMY S

WATER DISTRIBUTION

FLORES, CHRISTOPHER

MORGAN, KRIS J

MARTINEZ, TIMOTHY L

OPERATOR

GARZA, MICHAEL Q

MUNOZ, ROGER M

MEYER, DANIEL R

OROPEZA, ERNESTO

NARANJO, ROBERT J

RAY, TRUMAN B

POSEY, STEVEN S

RAYBORN, ANTHONY L

RICO, CODY T

DICIACCIO, MARK

HERNANDEZ, RODOLFO T

SMITH, JAKE R

ROSALEZ, MAURO

FOWLER, TOBEY G

HIGGINBOTHAM, JACOB S

TAMEZ, LEROY

ROYSTON, CARL L

JORDAN, CURTIS D

HUMPHREY, ROBERT D

TOOKER, KENNETH S

SANDERS, DERRICK L

PAUL, BRIAN K

IMA, DYLAN J

TREVINO, GASPAR III

WINCHESTER, NATHANIEL R

GAGE, PEYTON L GARNER, STEVE G

CLASS B RAGLE, RUDY P

HODGES, KOLTON C ISHAM, ROBIN C

CLASS C

TURNER, JAMES R

FERGUSON, JASON

GARZA, RICARDO CLASS B

HARDIN, BRADLEY

JACKSON, JOHN M CLASS C

OPERATOR

INSPECTOR CLASS B

JONES, HUNTER M LAMBERT, REAGAN P

SURFACE WATER TREATMENT CUSTOMER SERVICE

GONZALEZ, MICHAEL A SR

BAKER, PADEN A

LOPEZ, CARLOS

BERRY, JOHNNY W

LUTZ, JAMES A

BRIDGES, DUSTIN

LYTLE, LANCE J

CARTER, TAYLOR D

MANN, JESI R

CASTILLO, ELI

DOWELL, ANTHONY D

DICK, MATTHEW G

MARTINEZ, JUAN C

CHAMBERLAIN, CHARISE P

GARZA, ROBERTO E

DICKERSON, CHRISTIAN W

MARTINEZ, ROY JR

COWLING, JACOB L

SCHEY, RYAN E

DOVE, TOMMY R

MCCASLIN, HARRELL E III

CRONE, MATTHEW E

SIMMONS, JOE D

GILCREASE, TRAVIS J

MCDERMOTT, JOSH

DAVIS, JONATHAN L

VELEZ REYES, ELENA P

HARRIS, ROGER A SR

MCNETT, OWEN F

JONES, PRESTON E

MONTOYA, STEVEN

KIZER, CURTIS A

MORGAN, NELSON

LAPRADE, NAPTALLY M

MYERS, RICK F JR

RODRIGUEZ, CHRISTOPHER L

OLDNER, JONATHAN M

BENNETT, CHRISTOPHER D

EDMUNDSON, NATHAN F GUARDIOLA, RAUL

CLASS C

HIGH, JOHN W PAEZ, JOSE J

BRAESICKE, WILLIAM E

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TCEQ JULY LICENSES ONTIVEROS, SAUL J

CORONA, JESSE D

LOPEZ, ANTONIO F

MCCULLOUGH, ANTHONY E

ORTIZ, ANDY S

DRAKE, TERRY L

MARBACH, THOMAS

NAVARRO, EZEQUIEL JR

PALACIOS, ARMANDO J

GUICE, RODERICK K

MARTIN, SPENCER C

OLIVAREZ, BOBBY

PENA, HUMBERTO JR

HARDWICK, NATHAN W

MARTINEZ, MARTIN A

PEREZ, JOEY F

PEWSEY, SAM

MAYS, STEVEN B

NIX, JONATHON W

PERRY, HEIDI

RANGEL, JAVIER

MCFADDEN, STERLING L

SANCHEZ, KARINA

ROBINSON, THOMAS M

RAY, CHRIS E

RUTHERFURD, GEOFF E

SONNY, JASCHUA K

SUNIGA, JASON T

RENEAU, ANDREW R

SPROWL, BRUCE A

STOWELL, TIMOTHY M

SUNIGA, LETICIA M

VASQUEZ, FELIX

SYKES, NATHAN C

WAGNER, MARK M

TREVINO, ISMAEL R

WATTS, KEVIN M

TREVINO, JOHN A

WILLIAMS, SCHYLER M

WATSON, CURTIS P

RIDPATH, ANDREW J SCHLOTZHAUER, EAN M

COLLECTIONS III

SCHWARZ, MATTHEW SHATRAW, BRANDON R

CAMPBELL, CHRISTOPHER W

SIMS, ALLEN W

LOPEZ, JOE C JR

SINGLETON, ALLAN

RODRIQUEZ, HALSEY

SNODGRASS, ANTHONY L

WILLIAMS, SKOTT A

SOLOMON, DUSTY

CLASS D ALLDREDGE, BILLIE J JR

STROTHERS, DAVID R

WASTEWATER TREATMENT

ALLEN, TREY

SYKES, NATHAN C

OPERATOR

ATKINS, ZACHARY C

TASSAN, JACOB P TAYLOR, JOHN F PHD

BURNETT, GARRETT A CLASS B

THURMAN, MELANI P

CROUCH, LOGAN W DEROUSSELLE, JEREMIAH D

TORRES, JENNIFER L

ARENIVAS, JAVIER D

ESPINOZA, DANIEL J JR

TRESSLER, TIMOTHY

BAILEY, DUSTIN C

FRAZIER, GARY M

TRONCOSO, ARTURO

CHAVEZ, BASILIO M

GARCIA, JESUS M JR

VASQUEZ, JUSTIN P

DAVENPORT, ALTON R

GRANADOS, JOSE A

VILLEGAS, JONATHAN L

GARZA, ALONSO JR

GUERRERO, ROMAN JR

WALKER, DAVID E

GOLLIHAR, MICHAEL S

HERBERT, JON D

ZUNIGA, RAMON V JR

HINSON, YANCY G III

ISAAC, TKWASI

LUKAS, ROBERT C

JONES, HUNTER M

WASTEWATER COLLECTION

PRICE, BENJAMIN R

KLOVSTAD, KYLE E

OPERATOR

SANDOVAL, JESSE S JR

KNAPP, BRANDAN D

THELEN, ADAM B

MALONE, WESLEY E MANLIC, MAXIMO III

COLLECTIONS I CLASS C

MCCREARY, DAVID A

BOWDEN, MERL E CORTINAS, RENE JR

BATES, THOMAS K

EPPERSON, JOSH A

CALDWELL, MICHAEL A

ESCOBAR, JAVIER

CHACON, JESUS

FIGUEROA, FRANK

DICKERSON, CHARLES L

GREER, ANTHONY A

ESQUIVEL, LORENZO JR

GRIGGS, CHAD P

FAILS, CHARLES C

HURST, GARY J

GARCIA, ALFREDO G

LAFRANCE, MARK D JR

GARCIA, JOSE D III

MATA, ALVARO

GORDON, DAN M HARTLEY, STEVEN D

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HUGHLETT, HELEN V KENNEDY, JOSEPH R

CARRERA, DEREK W

LEE, CHRISTOPHER W

CORN, JAMES R JR

LOERA, JESUS J

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MCCORMACK, MARSHALL L III

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

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WATER / WASTEWATER OPERATOR 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

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

DIRECTOR OF WATER / WASTEWATER UTILITIES Seguin, Texas This position involves advanced professional and managerial work in directing the activities of the Water Treatment, Wastewater Treatment (2 treatment facilities) and Water Distribution/Wastewater Collection Maintenance Departments. This is a very responsible management position that also requires technical expertise. Duties include oversight of regulatory compliance, system operations, storage system, construction, pumps, equipment, facilities, budgeting and management of personnel.

Salary negotiable dependent upon qualifications. Applications accepted at www.applitrack.com/seguintexas/ onlineapp. Position open until filled. Position requires ten years of experience in water/wastewater treatment and distribution operations, three of which were in a supervisory or managerial role and Class “A” Water and Class “A” Wastewater licenses. May consider an “A” license in either field with ability to obtain “A” in other field within one year. Candidate with a bachelor’s degree with major course work in biology, chemistry, water engineering, or other related field preferred. Class “A” Water and Class “A” Wastewater licenses preferred but will consider an “A” license in either field with ability to obtain “A” in other field within one year. Candidate with a bachelor’s degree with major course work in biology, chemistry, water engineering, or other related field preferred. Class “A” Water and Class “A” Wastewater licenses preferred but will consider an “A” license in either field with ability to obtain “A” in other field within one year. Fax resume and salary requirements to: 830-401-2478 Email resume and salary requirements to: ksalinas@ seguintexas.gov

operations & maintenance and capital improvement projects; budgeting management for operation and maintenance and capital improvement funds; initiating, reviewing and coordinating CIP projects; and coordinating performance and efficiency measurement. Responsible for the compliance and the regulatory requirements set by the state and federal regulatory agencies. apply at www.saws.org/jobs

WASTEWATER OPERATOR The Woodlands, Texas The San Jacinto River Authority is currently seeking a Utility Operator for their Wastewater Treatment Plant 1 located in the Woodlands Division. This position operates wastewater collection, conveyance, Treatment and disposal systems in a safe, cost-effective and efficient manner and ensures compliance with state and federal regulations. Pay range is $16.90 to $21.13/hour plus applicable license premium. To apply and view a complete job description, please visit our career page at www. sjra.net/about/careers.

MANAGER - PRODUCTION & TREATMENT OPERATIONS (DOS RIOS) San Antonio, Texas 78212 The Manager - Production & Treatment is responsible for the operation and maintenance of water production, water or wastewater treatment, collection, odor control or recycle systems, or industrial district Heating & Cooling production system facilities. Responsibilities include: staffing for

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