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Paul Nolen Russ Norris Ropes(903)939-8278 (806)775-3237 Mike Norris Mike Lubbock Civic Center (806)775-2747 Harvey Hall & R.T.D.C. (903)939-8278 West Texas Regional School Paul Nolen Russ Ropes (806)775-3237 Nov. 5-8 Lubbock, Texas Tyler, Texas Lubbock Civic Center (806)775-2747 Lubbock, Texas West Texas Regional School Paul Nolen Russ Ropes (806)775-3237 Nov. 5-8 Lubbock Civic Center (806)775-2747 Please contact theTexas person listed below or T.W.U.A. Central Office at (888) 367-8982 Fax: (512) 459-7124 Lubbock, the Please contact person listed below or T.W.U.A. Central Office at (888) 367-8982 Fax: (512) 459-7124
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President's Perspective..................................................................6 by, Norma Clark, TWUA President TWUA Executive Director News:....................................................8 by, Russell Hamilton, ED PES News: The National Pretreatment Program & Streaming.......................10 by, Alphonse Newton, City of Fort Worth TCEQ News: Licensing Exam Procedures..........................................................25 Customer Service News: That's Just Rude! Exploring the Rudeness Matrix........................16 by, Nancy Friedman, The Telephone Doctor
Safety News: Confined Space.............................................................................24 Central Office/TCEQ News: Updates.........................................................................................25 by, David Moore, TWUA Training Coordinator
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Central Texas Regional School Registration Information.........................22 TWUA Central West Texas Regional School Registration Information ..................5 TWUA North Central Texas Regional School Registration Information ...............18 TWUA Southeast Regional School Registration Information .............................12 .TWUA Training Schedule................................................................................14 .TEEX Training Schedule..................................................................................27 .WEAT Laboratory Conference..........................................................................28
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TEXAS WATER UTILITIES JOURNAL 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. 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. The Texas Water Utilities Association is wholly independent, and is not affiliated with the American Water Works Association, the Water Environment Federation, or any other National organization. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to: TEXAS WATER UTILITIES JOURNAL, 1106 Clayton Lane, Suite 112 W., Austin, TX 78723-1093. TEXAS WATER UTILITIES JOURNAL is not responsible for facts and/or opinions expressed by contributors or in advertisements herein. Editorials and comments do not necessarily represent the official policy of the Texas Water Utilities Association. All inquiries should be directed to: Texas Water Utilities Association, 1106 Clayton Lane, Suite 112 W, Austin, TX 78723-1093, phone 512/459-3124. Any material accepted for publication is subject to revision and editing at the discretion of the publisher. All advertising in the TEXAS WATER UTILITIES JOURNAL is subject to approval of the publisher. Learn more about T.W.U.A. at our Web site: www.twua.org
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TEXAS WATER UTILITIES ASSOCIATION
ANNUAL CENTRAL WEST TEXAS REGIONAL SCHOOL
MAY 8, 9, AND 10, 2012 – ABILENE CIVIC CENTER – ABILENE, TEXAS
ACADEMIC OFFERINGS WATER
Basic Water Water Distribution *Water Laboratory **Surface Water Production I Surface Water Production II
Basic Wastewater Wastewater Treatment Wastewater Collection *Wastewater Laboratory
Utilities Management Utilities Safety Special Topics Cross Connect Control & Customer Service Inspection
*Pre-Registration Required by April 04, 2012 – Class Size Limited to 12. **Surface Water I - Start 1:00 pm, Monday, May 7th – Pre-Registration - Class Size limited to 20 All other courses are 20 hrs. In Length & Start 8:00 am, Tues. May 8th. There WILL NOT be an opening session on Tuesday morning. All classes go until 5:30pm each day.
REGISTRATION FEES TEXAS WATER UTILITIES ASSOCIATION MEMBERS ONLY Pre-Registration Until 4-13-12 Pre-Registration by Credit Card On-Site Registration Water/Wastewater Courses………………………$160.00…………………………………..$165.00…………………………$170.00 Laboratory Courses………………………………$175.00…………………………………..$180.00……………………………N/A
NON-MEMBERS OF TEXAS WATER UTILITIES ASSOCIATION
Water/Wastewater Courses……………………$210.00……………….…………………..$215.00…………………………..$220.00 Laboratory Courses……………………………$225.00……………………..……………$ 230.00……………………………..N/A Registration fees include luncheons on May 8, 9 and 10. Extra luncheon tickets may be purchased for $15.00 each.
BEST TASTING WATER CONTEST
There will be a Best Tasting Water Contest with winners in two categories: systems serving less than 10,000 persons and systems serving over 10,000 persons. THIS CONTEST IS OPEN TO ALL SYSTEMS WHICH TREAT THEIR WATER – BOTH GROUND AND SURFACE SUPPLIERS. Those interested should contact Mike Michaud at 325/676-6041.
A Golf Tournament will be held at 12-noon, Monday, May 7, 2012. The fee of $65.00 includes green and cart fees, lunch, and refreshments. Those interested should contact Michelle Martinez at 325/676-6419. A raffle for a Nike OZ 2 putter is being held with all monies going to the CWTRS V.M. Elhers’ Scholarship Fund. Tickets are $10.00 each, to purchase contact Morris (Jake) Jacobsen or Mike Homan at (325) 676-6042.
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Pre-Registration for Lab & Surface Water required by April 04, 2012. Pre-Registration Deadline is April 13, 2012.
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Name: __________________________________________ Badge Name (Nickname)__________________________________ S.S. or TCEQ License #: ___________________________ E-Mail: ________________________________________________ Course Selection: ________________________________ Day Phone/Fax: (_____) __________________________________ Address: ________________________________________ City: ___________________ State: _____ Zip: ________________ Representing: ___________________________________ T.W.U.A. District/Chapter: _________________________________ Bill my (Visa) (MasterCard) #: ______________________ Exp. Date: ____________ MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO CENTRAL WEST TEXAS REGIONAL SCHOOL (CWTRS) REFUND REQUEST MUST BE RECEIVED BY THE REGISTRAR MICKEY CHANEY BY MAY 7, 2012. MAIL FORM WITH PAYMENT TO: MICKEY CHANEY – WATER ADMIN. – P.O. BOX 60, ABILENE, TX 79604 MasterCard/Visa for pre-registration thru the TWUA Central Office Only at (888) 367-8982 or Fax (512) 459-7124. For more information contact: Mickey Chaney at 325/548-2237 or Fax 325/676-6458 or email: email@example.com
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Get to Know Your New President Norma Clark, President
Hello, I would first like to thank you all for allowing me the honor of serving as President of TWUA. Being elected to serve as President of this prestigious association is a remarkable privilege that I am thrilled to undertake. I first became involved in TWUA in 1984 when the Permian Basin Regional School was formed in Odessa, and have served on various TWUA committees during my time with the association. As I contemplated embarking upon my first year as President, I wanted to know more about the history of TWUA. I learned that in the early 1900’s in Texas, there were more than 12,000 cases of typhoid fever, a waterborne disease, and approximately 38,000 people annually suffered from other waterborne illnesses. In 1918, Victor M. Ehlers saw a need to train water and wastewater plant operators and was instrumental in forming the Texas Water and Sewage Works Association, which later became known as the Texas Water Utilities Association. Many individuals have been involved in serving the association throughout the past 94 years, and this association continues to provide quality training and technical publications to those employed or interested in the water utilities industry. Today, Texas is recognized as having one of the best systems for operator training in the United States. We, as an organization, have a lot to be proud of. None of this would have been possible without people who were, and continue to be, willing to give their time and talents to make TWUA a success. Water, or a lack thereof, has been in the news a lot in the past few years due to declining water sources and the need for conservation. However, unlike the early 1900’s, the United States has one of the safest water supplies in the world due to the knowledge, expertise and dedication of water utilities professionals. While we may no longer take for granted that there will be water when we turn on a faucet, we do take for granted that the water that comes from that faucet will be safe to consume. That is due to the excellent service that water utility professionals provide to citizens, which most often goes unrecognized. TWUA has a program set up to recognize TWUA members that provide exemplary service in the areas of education/ training, public education, association leadership, community improvement, community service, and heroism. Nominations for these awards continue to decline each year. Although we know that there are people deserving of these 6 TEXAS WATER UTILITIES JOURNAL www.twua.org
awards, it is impossible for TWUA staff to know the achievements of the members throughout the state. Please help us recognize those achievements by nominating a deserving person. A nomination form is available at www.twua.org by clicking on “Membership” and then “Awards.” Let’s make this the year that every category has a deserving person nominated for an award. In closing, I would like to reiterate the comments of Cece White in the March issue of the Journal. If you are not currently involved in TWUA, there are many areas for you to become involved at the district, regional, and state level. We want and need your assistance in continuing to grow and improve TWUA. After having been involved in TWUA for 28 years, I can tell you it is an extremely enjoyable and rewarding experience with which we should all be proud to be involved.
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EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR NEWS: Russell Hamilton, TWUA ED
I hope this finds all well. The Austin area is receiving some much needed rainfall. There has not been enough rainfall for significant runoff, or at least in the right watershed, so area lakes remain low, but yards and landscapes are receiving a much needed soaking. Lake Travis is still sitting at about 39% capacity and Lake Buchanan came up slightly, to about 45%. We are seeing some improvement but many lake levels are below their intakes. We thank God for what we have received and ask that he keep supplying not only to our area, but statewide. We have been diligently working to make improvements to the membership renewal process. TWUA is built on tradition and for some, this electronic renewal process has been met with resistance. We understand that some do not have access to computers. We understand some do not consider themselves computer savvy. Central Office will always provide a means of renewal whereby you can call in and give renewal information along with payment information. We do not want to create stress for anyone if you receive a postcard indicating that your membership is expiring and using a computer is a challenge please contact Central Office at (888)367-8982 and staff will be happy to assist you. For those who prefer the electronic option, we now have an additional alternative for those who have multiple employees and that is to provide an online security level where a designated person from an entity can renew all employees. For example, entity X has 10 employees. A department head, or any designee, can call Central Office and request to be set up as a “payor”. With this status, the designated person can login and see all members associated with Entity X. This person can review the list and click on the ones needing to be renewed or add new members. These membership renewals are placed into a “cart” and the payor can provide a purchase order number, check number, or credit card information for payment. The payor does not need the individual employees login or password information. Receipts can be printed and emailed to the payor. This same "payor" designation will also allow the designated person to sign up staff for training using the same method. For example you have three staff members who need to attend a 20-hour training class in your immediate area. You login to the training calendar through a very similar process and sign them up for the training. Payment options are the same as for membership renewals and again, the payor does not have to know all the employees login or password information. 8 TEXAS WATER UTILITIES JOURNAL www.twua.org
If there are only one or two employees this option might not be that beneficial but if you are managing a larger staff then this may be something that you will want to call Central Office and speak with David or other staff members about. It takes about 10 minutes to get a person set up and walk them through the process. Feedback has been very positive from those who have been setup and have used the process. We are making progress on the online training project. We have all the computer and server upgrades in place. The video conferences equipment is also in place; it has been wired, mounted, and tested. The next phase is having the computer code written that will combine of all the individual programs into one seamless product. We anticipate delivering a working model to TCEQ for approval very soon. We cannot advertise or promote the online training until it has been approved, so please check the website, the journal and be watching your mail as we will be distributing information regarding this training opportunity in the very near future. We appreciate your patience and understanding during this process. I will have a review of TWUA Annual School next month but I am happy to say that the numbers increased significantly from last year. Exhibitor booths almost sold out. The association exceeded the room block at the Omni. (So for staff and management stress levels are down.) We fully understand that Corpus Christi is not centrally located. We understand that for some, attendance in Corpus is simply not an option. Contractually the association is obligated to Corpus through 2017. The facilities are a good match for TWUA and we have worked through the obstacles to where we have few issues. If you have not been to Corpus, we encourage you to give it a try. If you have participated in Annual School in Corpus, we appreciate your support and sincerely hope you had a great experience. Beginning the last week of April, the regional training events kick off in full force. The Southeast Texas (Beaumont) Region is April 26th. The Central West Texas (Abilene) Region is May 6th. The North Central Texas (Arlington) Region is May 16th. All these regional boards do a fantastic job in providing training opportunities for the operators and managers. If one of these events is in your area, I highly encourage you to register and take advantage of this TWUA training opportunity. On a different note. In ancient Greece, Socrates was believed to hold extraordinary knowledge and wisdom. One day, an acquaintance met the great philosopher and said, “Do you know what I just heard regarding your friend?” April 2012
“Hold on a minute,” Socrates replied. “Before you talk to me about my friend, it might be wise to take a moment and filter what you’re about to say.” For this discussion, I suggest you use the Triple Filter Test. The acquaintance had a very puzzled look on his face. Socrates went on to say, the first filter is Truth. “Have you made absolutely sure that what you are about to tell me is true?” “Well, no,” the man said, “actually I just now heard about it and…” “All right,” said Socrates. “So what you’re telling me is you don’t really know if it’s true or not. Now, let’s apply the second filter, the filter of Goodness. Is what you are about to tell me about my lifelong friend something good?”
left, the filter of Usefulness. Is what you feel compelled to tell me about my friend going to be useful to me?” “Well no, not really but.” “Well,” Socrates interrupts again, “if what you want to tell me cannot be confirmed and it is neither good nor even useful, why tell it to me at all?” – Author Unknown “If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything.” – Mark Twain.
“Umm, no, on the contrary it is quite”
“Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as you please.” – Mark Twain.
Socrates interrupts, “Just so we are clear, you want to tell me something bad about my trusted friend, and you’re not certain it’s true. You may still pass the test though, because there’s one filter
Remember – We do not need all operators in Texas to be a member of TWUA – JUST YOU ! ! !
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The National (Federal) Pretreatment Program & Streamlining By, Alphonse Newton, City of Fort Worth The Clean Water Act (CWA): On October 18, 1972, the Federal Water Pollution Control Act Amendments of 1972 became law, proclaiming the restoration and maintenance of the chemical, physical, and biological integrity of the nation’s water a national goal. The CWA instituted a water quality approach along with EPApromulgated, industry-specific, technology-based effluent limitations. The NPDES (National Pollution Discharge Elimination System) permit program was established under the CWA to control the discharge of pollutants from point sources and served as a means to implement the industrial technology-based standards for direct dischargers and to implement the categorical pretreatment standards for indirect dischargers under the POTW (Publicly Owned Treatment Works) pretreatment program. To implement pretreatment standards and requirements, EPA promulgated 40 CFR Part 128 in late 1973, establishing general prohibitions against treatment plant interference and pass through and setting pretreatment standards for the discharge of incompatible pollutants from specific industrial categories. In 1975, several environmental groups filed suit against EPA, challenging the agency’s criteria for identifying toxic pollutants, its failure to promulgate effluent standards for numerous industrial categories. As a result of the litigation, EPA promulgated the General Pretreatment Regulations at 40 CFR Part 403 on June 26, 1978, replacing the 40 CFR Part 128 requirements. Also, as a result of the suit, EPA agreed to regulate the discharge of 65 categories of pollutants comprising the 126 priority pollutants from 21 industrial categories. The list of priority pollutants remains in effect today; the list of regulated industrial categories has grown to more than 50 distinct industries. A discussion of industry specific requirements will be provided in the near future. The General Pretreatment Regulations establish responsibilities among federal, state, and local government industry and the public to implement pretreatment standards to control pollutants that pass through or interfere with POTW treatment processes or that can contaminate sewage sludge. The regulations, which have been revised numerous times since originally published in 1978, consist of 20 sections and 7 appendices. The most recent revision of the General Pretreatment Regulations was promulgated under the pretreatment Streamlining Rule, which became effective in November 2005. (A copy of that rule is on EPA’s website at http://cfpub.epa.gov/npdes/pretreatment/streamlining.cfm /) The Streamlining Rule addresses requirements for, and oversight of, IUs (Industrial Users) that introduce pollutants into POTWs, and it is different from other major amendments to the General Pretreatment Regulations in that it increased POTW flexibility in program implementation. 10 TEXAS WATER UTILITIES JOURNAL www.twua.org
In certain instances, that flexibility can allow for a reduction in minimum program requirements. Throughout this document, wherever the Streamlining Rule is addressed, POTW staff must remember that approved programs in existence at the time of the Streamlining Rule are likely based on the older, more restrictive requirements. To ensure that sufficient legal authority exists and that approved program and NPDES permit requirements are not violated, POTWs will, in most cases need to modify their approved pretreatment programs before implementing the Streamlining Rule. EPA encourages POTWs to discuss that and all program modifications with their approval authority. In Texas, you must contact TCEQ (Texas Commission of Environmental Quality). The General Pretreatment Regulations apply to all nondomestic sources that introduce pollutants into a POTW. These sources of indirect discharges are more commonly referred to as IUs. Because an IU can be as simple as an automated, coin-operated car wash or as complex as an automobile manufacturing plant or a synthetic organic chemical producer, EPA developed four criteria that define a significant IU (SIU). Many of the General Pretreatment Regulations apply to SIUs as opposed to IUs; the distinction is based on the presumption that control of SIUs will, in most cases, provide adequate protection of the POTW. Where a smaller IU has the potential to adversely affect the POTW, the POTW would be expected to designate the facility as an SIU. An SIU is defined in 40 CFR 403.3(v) as any of the following: •
An IU subject to federal categorical pretreatment standards
An IU that discharges an average of 25,000 gallons per day (gpd) of processed wastewater to the POTW
An IU that contributes a process wastestream making up 5 percent or more of the average dry-weather hydraulic or organic capacity of the POTW treatment plant
An IU designated by the POTW as such because of its reasonable potential to adversely affect the POTW’s operation or violate any pretreatment standard or requirement.
With the Streamlining Rule, EPA amended the pretreatment regulations so that the POTW may (although it is not required to) modify its approved pretreatment program to consider determining that a categorical industrial user (CIU) is a non significant categorical industrial user (NSCIU). To do that, the POTW must April 2012
make a finding that the CIU never discharges more than 100 gpd of total categorical wastewater (excluding sanitary, noncontact cooling, and boiler blowdown wastewater, unless specifically included in the pretreatment standard) and the CIU meets all the following conditions as stated in 40 CFR 404.3(v)(2): •
The IU, before the POTW’s finding, has consistently complied with all applicable categorical pretreatment standards and requirements.
The IU annually submits the certification statement required in section 403.12(q), together with any additional information necessary to support the certification statement.
The IU never discharges any untreated concentrated wastewater.
Designation as an NSCIU results in reduced reporting requirements for the NSCIU and reduced oversight requirements for the POTW. It does not in any way, however, relieve the industry of the need to comply with the categorical standards. With the Streamlining Rule, EPA also amended the pretreatment regulations so that the POTW may (although it is not required to) modify its approved pretreatment program to classify a CIU as a middle-tier categorical industrial user (MTCIU) as described in 40 CFR 403.12(e)(3). The POTW may apply this classification to a CIU if its discharge of categorical wastewater does not exceed any of the following: •
0.01 % of the design dry-weather hydraulic capacity of the POTW, or 5,000 gpd, whichever is smaller, as measured by a continuous effluent-flow-monitoring device unless the IU discharges in batches
0.01 % of the design dry-weather organic treatment capacity of the POTW
0.01 % of the maximum allowable headwork’s loading (MAHL) for any pollutant for which approved local limits were developed by a POTW.
The POTW may apply the middle-tier classification only if the CIU has not been in significant noncompliance (SNC) for any time in the past two years and if the CIU does not have daily flow rates, production levels, or pollutant levels that vary so significantly that decreasing the reporting requirement for this IU would result in data that are not representative of conditions April 2012
occurring during the reporting period. Unlike other environmental programs that rely on federal or state governments to implement and enforce specific requirements, under the National Pretreatment Program most of the responsibility rests on local municipalities. Thus, section 403.8(a) of the General Pretreatment Regulations provides that any POTW (or combination of treatment plants operated by the same authority ) with a total design flow greater than 5 million gallons per day (mgd) and smaller POTWs in defined circumstances must establish a local pretreatment program to prevent pass through and interference. As of early 2011, approximately 1,600 POTS are required to have local programs. Although that represents only 10 % of the total treatment plants nationwide, those POTW account for more than 80 % of the wastewater flow nationwide. Next issue we will look at Pretreatment Standards. Excerpted from Chapter 2 - Overview of the National Pretreatment Program June 2011.
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TWUA Southeast Regional School April 24th – April 26th , 2012 Holiday Inn- Beaumont Plaza, 3950 I-10 South Beaumont, Texas. Monday, April 23 Tuesday, April 24
10:00 am 8-10 am 10-11 am 11-12 noon 12-12:30 12:30-5 pm Wednesday, April 25 8-12 noon 9-3:30 pm 12-1 pm 1-5 pm Thursday, April 26 8-12 noon 12-1 pm 1-5 pm 5-7 pm Friday, April 27 8-12 noon
Golf tournament, Tyrrell Park On-site registration General Session VIP, Instructors, and Staff Luncheon Proctor training, General Session Room Classes in Session Classes in Session Exhibits open Luncheon Classes in Session Classes in Session Luncheon Classes in Session Tutoring Session Testing: Water-Wastewater
TWUA Southeast Region 21th Annual Golf Tournament
The Southeast Region of TWUA is hosting a golf tournament on April 23, 2012 at The Tyrrell Park Golf Course. Sponsors are needed to raise money to support the tournament and to fund scholarships. Cost: $60 / player $100.00 hole sponsorship (printed sign with sponsors names) Any $50.00 donation will go toward the following Proximity and Long drive prizes. First Place $100.00 per person plus trophies 4 closest to the pin prizes awarded 4 longest drive prizes awarded Please make all checks payable to TWUA Southeast Region and mail to: LMUD, PO Box 8065, Lumberton, TX 77657 If you have any questions, please contact Robb Starr, TWUA golf tournament director, at 755-1559. HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS – HOLIDAY INN – BEAUMONT PLAZA (409) 842-5995 before April 16, 2012 for Reservations and mention Group Code: 2 TWU KING OR DOUBLE ROOM $85.00 PER NIGHT 12 TEXAS WATER UTILITIES JOURNAL www.twua.org
REGIONAL SCHOOL APRIL 24 – April 26, 2012
HOLIDAY INN – BEAUMONT PLAZA
3950 I-10 SOUTH
409-842-5995 TEXAS WATER UTILITIES ASSOCIATION Wastewater Courses Basic Wastewater Wastewater Collection Wastewater Treatment Activated Sludge
Water Courses Basic Water Works Operation Ground Water Production Water Distribution Surface Water Production I
Water & Wastewater **Utility Safety Calculations Utility Management Special Topics
CLASSES START 4-24-2012 Class Times: Tues. 12:30 P.M.- 5:00 P.M. Wed. & Thurs. 8:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M. ** Utility Safety to be held at Beaumont Water Utility Service Center Pre-registration (by mail postmark 4/10/12) On site registration 4/24/12 Registration by Purchase Order or Credit Card is available. PRE-REGISTRATION TWUA Member $160.00 Non Member $210.00
ON SITE REGISTRATION TWUA Member $170.00 Non Member $220.00
Pre-Registration Packets can be picked up from 8:00 – 10:00 A.M., in the Lobby 4/24/12 General Session – 10:00 A.M. All Students are required to attend. Two Luncheons are included. 55th TWUA SOUTHEAST REGIONAL SCHOOL PRE-REGISTRATION (POSTMARK BY 4/10/12) PLEASE PRINT CLEARLY OR TYPE: FIRST NAME
WORK PHONE: AREA CODE AND NUMBER
LAST NAME STATE
Yes ______If Yes, What District, Chapter or At-Large Membership? No____
Class Attending:__________________________________________________ Social Security # or License # ______________________________________ Credit card by 4/10/2012|
Send Copy of Purchase Order with Registration
Credit Card #_____________________________ MC / VISA / DISCOVER / AMER EXP Exp. Date__________ Name on Card ____________________________________ Signature____________________________________ Make Checks Payable To: TWUA S.E. Region, Mail to: 1350 Langham Rd. Beaumont Texas 77707
Any questions concerning registration, please contact: Karin Warren @ 409-785-3006 Fax 409-861-4836 April 2012
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TO REGISTER FOR ANY OF THESE CLASSES, GO TO WWW.TWUA.ORG/TRAINING.HTM
TWUA TRAIN To register for any T.W.U.A. classes â€“ simply complete the registration form and fax to (512)459-7124 or contact T.W.U.A. @ 888-367-8982 for additional details. The name following the address is the scheduled instructor. The contact name, or last name listed after each class, is for information related to directions, training site or questions involving the host city. ***NOTICE: Due To Recent Increases For Training Materials â€“ 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
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NING SCHEDULE 20 HOUR CLASSES : (PRE-REGISTRATION) $180 MEMBER $230 NON-MEMBER (ON-SITE ) $230 MEMBER $280 NON-MEMBER 24 HOUR CLASSES: (PRE-REGISTRATION) $240 MEMBER $ 290 NON-MEMBER (ON-SITE) $290 MEMBER $340 NON-MEMBER You can registrar on-line at http://www.twua.org/training.php for your next training class. Date
OCCUPATIONAL LICENSING CUSTOMERS: Beginning March 1, 2011, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) will accept a credit card or electronic check transfer for payments for all new occupational license and registration applications. As a result, any person applying for a new Occupational License or registration will be able to pay their application fee online using the TCEQ’s ePay system. Note: All online renewals will continue to be processed through Texas.gov. The ePay system allows companies, cities, municipalities, and organizations to pay up to 20 employees at one time using this system. At the time of the exam a printed receipt will be required. The receipt is considered to be a copy of the email verifying your payment or a copy of the web page showing the Trace Number and Voucher Number(s). For additional information and instructions on how to use the ePay system, please visit http://www.tceq.texas.gov/licensing/exams/registration. If you have questions please contact the Occupational Licensing Section at 512-239-6133 or email us at email@example.com. Allan Vargas, Manager Occupational Licensing Section.
TWUA COURSE REGISTRATION FORM
(Note: Please Print Legibly)
Name:_______________________________ E-Mail Address:_____________________________________ Course Name: ___________________________________ Date:__________________________________ Location:___________________________________________ Fee: ________________________________ Home Address:_________________________________ City:_____________State:_____ Zip:___________ Day Time Phone #:______________________ SS# or W/WW License number#:______________________ Company Name:__________________________________TWUA Member/Non-Member_________________ Visa/MC Acct. #:___________________________________________Expire Date: _____________________ Cardholder: __________________________________________________________________________
For credit cards please fax this form to 512/459-7124 Checks or money orders mail completed registration form along with payment to: Texas Water Utilities Association · 1106 Clayton Lane, Suite 112 West · Austin, TX 78723-1093, Phone: 512/459-3124 or 888/367-8982, FAX: 512/459-7124, Register on-line at www.twua.org To obtain TCEQ License Number: http://www.tceq.state.tx.us/nav/data/licensed_data.html
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CUSTOMER SERVICE NEWS:
That's Just RUDE! Exploring the Rudeness Matrix By, Nancy Friedman, The Telephone Doctor
Paper or Plastic? Sound familiar? And do you know what else is familiar? How many of us have been at a checkout counter where the clerks are talking to each other and ignoring us, the customer? Rude, wasn’t it? The fact is rudeness in our society is reaching epidemic proportions. We’ve all been on the receiving end of rude behavior. Somtimes, we may even be guilty of giving, rather than receiving. So what exactly constitutes rude behavior? Is it always intentional? Can you be rude by NOT taking action? Can it be an accident? FACT: The offended party is the sole judge of whether something is RUDE or not. One person’s RUDE might be another person’s habit. Example - I might think it’s RUDE to constantly crack your knuckles, while you may feel great when doing it.
First, let’s begin with Type 1, Accidental Rudeness by Omission. This is inadvertent rudeness caused by a lack of action. Examples include: 1. Forgetting to RSVP to a function/meeting 2. Being so focused that you ignore others around you In Type 2 rudeness we have Accidental Rudeness by Commission which is inadvertent rudeness caused by something you did. Examples include: 1. Inappropriate cell phone use 2. Sneezing into your hands and then offering to shake hands Type 3 rudeness is Intentional Rudeness by Omission, purposeful rudeness caused by a lack of action. Examples might include:
To get a clear understanding of the term RUDE, let’s look at its definition: a. Lacking the graces and refinement of civilized life; uncouth b. Lacking education or knowledge c. Ill-mannered; discourteous. Not exactly words you’d want to be used when describing you, huh? To make rudeness easier to identify, understand and (hopefully) avoid, we’ve classified RUDES into the form of a matrix. On the X axis we’ve distinguished between whether the rudeness was passive or active, in other words, was it from something you did or from something you didn’t do? On the Y axis we’ve distinguished by whether the action was accidental or on purpose.
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1. Not returning voice mails/ email or phone calls
clean it up
2. Purposefully leaving a mess with the intention of having others
And perhaps the worse offense of them all, Type 4 Intentional Rudeness by Commission. This is rudeness delivered on purpose and caused by an action you took. This is industrial strength rudeness with the intention of sending a message. 1. Being ‘nasty’ on purpose or using sarcastic humor 2. One-word answers (this is often thought of as cold and uncaring) As you can see, for such a little word... RUDE is a big topic. Let’s strive for a RUDE OUT - a day without any rude behavior.
Licensing Exam Procedures By, TCEQ Licensing Section
Effective January 1, 2012, the TCEQ Central Office located at 12100 Park 35 Circle in Austin, Texas, will no longer accept walk-in applicants on the day of the exam. In August, 2011, TCEQ Central Office implemented an online exam registration process for all applicants to pre-register for the exam sessions held at the Austin location. This was done to facilitate registration on exam day and to minimize the number of applicants turned away at each session due to over-crowding in the examination rooms. The Central Office offers exams on the second Monday of each month. There is a morning session at 8:30 am and an afternoon session at 1:30 pm. Along with those sessions, there is an 8:30 am session for those applicants pre-approved to sit for the Water and Wastewater ‘A’ exams.
Currently, walk-in applicants are allowed, on a first come-first served basis, as room allows. Since the implementation of the online registrations, however, this has become more difficult to maintain as staff must wait to make sure all preregistered applicants are seated before walk-in applicants. We encourage all applicants wishing to take their exam at the Austin Central Office to register online at http://www. tceq.texas.gov/licensing under the Exam Schedules and Registration page. If you have any questions regarding this process, contact the Occupational Licensing Section at (512) 239-6133.
HARTWELL ENVIRONMENTAL CORPORATION Houston
The Latest in Technology For the Treatment of Water & Wastewater In Texas and Oklahoma we not only offer the latest in technology and process equipment for water and wastewater but we also specialize in aftermarket sales and service, including installation for products in all phases of processes. For more information visit our website at: www.hartwellenv.com HOUSTON 281.351.8501 ● AUSTIN 512.347.7676 ● DALLAS 817.446.9500 ● TULSA 918.299.8555 April 2012
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28th ANNUAL HINTON CLASSIC GOLF TOURNAMENT SPONSORED BY: ATLAS UTILITY SUPPLY COMPANY DATE: REGISTRATION: PRICE LOCATION: CHECK-IN TEE OFF: FORMAT: AWARD PRESENTATION: FOR INFORMATION: PAYMENT OF FEES:
Monday, May 14, 2012 Participants must pre-register and pay fees before May 5, 2012 $60 per person (Includes golf, ½ cart, sandwich buffet) Grand Oaks Golf Club 3502 Country Club Drive Grand Prairie, Texas 75052 (972)264-2974 7:30 AM to 8:00 AM (Coffee served) 8:30 AM Shotgun Start Four person teams – Florida Scramble Following lunch, prizes will be awarded to first, second and third place teams. Includes longest drive and closest to pin. Bob Hinton @ (817) 783-6220/Cell @ (817)781-1696 Make check(s) payable and mail to: Hinton Classic Golf Tournament 2301 Carson Street Fort Worth, TX 76117
Spirit of the tournament: We encourage every waterworks person to join us for a day of fun and fellowship. In an effort to enhance open participation, the 1999 rule change limits the number of times a participant can compete for winning places. We encourage former winners to participate, but only in the spirit of having fun with friends. PROCEEDS FROM THIS EVENT ARE EARMARKED FOR THE V.M. EHLERS FOUNDATION
HINTON CLASSIC GOLF TOURNAMENT
Participants must be associated with the Water Works Industry NAME ____________________________________________________________________________ REPRESENTING_______________________________ TITLE _____________________________ BUSINESS ADDRESS __________________________ PHONE _____________________________ CITY/STATE/ZIP _______________________________ DATE _____________________________ OTHER TEAM PLAYERS 1 ___________________________ 2 _____________________________ 3 ___________________________ 4 ______________________________
CHECK # _______________ AMOUNT $ __________________
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North Central Texas Regional School
S E Z I R P Prizes will be awarded to
Date: May 15, 2012 $$ 7:00 p.m. $$ Irving Elks Lodge* Want a way to entertain your clients and assist the V.M. Ehlers Scholarship Fund? How about the North Central Texas First Annual Texas Hold’em Tournament! We have designed an evening of gaming fun, food, and networking. All proceeds go to fund college scholarships for deserving applicants. We are looking for sponsors for this event at the levels listed below.
1st, 2nd, and 3rd places in addition to other prizes
Sponsorship Levels High Roller
$1000 — Includes Dealer Sponsorship (A dealer will wear a shirt and/or cap with your logo throughout the evening), 10 Player Entries (dinner for all 10), 20 drink tickets
$500 — Dealer Sponsorship, dinner and drink tickets for 2 representatives
$50— Includes 1 Player Entry, dinner & 2 drink tickets
including drawings for door prizes.
Sign Up Form
TWUA North Central Texas Region P.O. Box 985 Arlington, TX 76004
City, State, Zip
Phone For further information, contact : Steve Martin: 469-446-1580 firstname.lastname@example.org Or Tracy Owens: 972-975-4383 email@example.com
Sign up for:
Method of Payment Check
To pay by credit card, select the “Bill Me” option or visit our website: www.nctrs.com, and click on the link for Sponsors and Vendors.
* Elks Lodge #2334 is located at: 2015 N. Britain Road, Irving, TX 75061, East of O’Connor Blvd, just South of 183/Airport Freeway
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65TH ANNUAL TWUA NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS REGIONAL SCHOOL Instructions:
MAY 14-18, 2012 AT THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT ARLINGTON
Check the box next to the course you wish to take. Complete the student information section at the bottom of the page. Include a check or money order made payable to TWUA-NCT Regional School. Mail this registration page along with your payment to: TWUA-NCT Regional School Registration, P. O. Box 985 Arlington, Texas 76004. Please note: Your registration is not complete until payment has been received. If payment is not received prior to the May 1st registration deadline, you will be charged the late registration fee. No Purchase Orders are accepted. To pay with a credit card, please register online at www.nctrs.com. Physically challenged attendees requiring special assistance, or those with special dietary needs should call 972-237-8411.
Basic Water Groundwater Production Water Distribution CSI / Cross Connection Control
Basic Wastewater Wastewater Treatment Wastewater Collection Activated Sludge
Utilities Calculations Utilities Management Water Utilities Safety Valve & Hydrant Maintenance
Surface Water I (24 hour Class - Starts Mon, 1:00) Surface Water II Pumps & Pumping (24 hour Class - Starts Mon, 1:00)
Basic Water Laboratory Wastewater Laboratory
Instructor Development Course
Effective Instructional Techniques (40 hour course – Starts Monday 8:00 am) Standard Courses
The Regional School will no longer be accepting coupons/vouchers from the Texas Small Public Water System.
Registrations Received or Postmarked before 05/01/2012 Late Registrations: Received or postmarked on/after 05/01/2012
Special Courses Member
Instructor Dev Course Member
Student Information - Please Print Legibly Name:
City, State Zip:
TWUA Membership Dist:
Cancellation Policy: There will be a full refund given for cancellations received by May 1, 2012. Cancellations from May 2 through May 9 will be assessed a 25% fee. No refunds will be given for cancellations received after May 9, 2012. Personnel substitutions will be allowed. An additional $15.00 fee will be charged for any other change including class substitutions. Registration includes lunch on May 15 and May 16.
TWUA - NCTRS P. O. Box 985 Arlington, Texas 76004
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65TH ANNUAL TWUA NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS REGIONAL SCHOOL MAY 14-18, 2012 AT THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT ARLINGTON
Schedule of Events Monday May 14, 2012
8:00 am – 5:00 pm 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Effective Instructional Techniques On-Site Registration & Pre-Registration Packet Pick- Up: Nedderman 100 Surface Water I and Pumps & Pumping
6:30 am – 8:00 am 8:00 am – 11:30 am
1:00 pm – 5:30 pm
On-Site Registration & Pre-Registration Packet Pick- Up: Nedderman 100 All classes in session General Assembly Meeting & Luncheon (Attendance required for full course credit): Bluebonnet Ballroom in the EH Hereford University Center All classes in session
8:00 am – 5:00 pm 8:00 am – 12:00 pm 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
TCEQ “A” License Certification Exams: Nedderman 601 All classes in session Lunch: Nedderman Hall Atrium All classes in session
8:00 am – 12:00 pm 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
All classes in session TCEQ Certification Exams – Pre-registration with TCEQ is required – NO WALK INS
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Effective Instructional Techniques
11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Tuesday May 15, 2012
Wednesday May 16, 2012
Thursday May 17, 2012 Friday May 18, 2012
Registration: On-Site Registration and Pre-Registration Packet Pick-Up will be in Nedderman Hall room 100, Monday, May th
14 , from 12:00pm -6:00pm and Tuesday, May 15, from 6:30am to 8:00a.m. Students that have pre-registered will be able to pick up their registration packets and students who have not pre-registered will need to arrive early enough to complete all registration forms and provide payment. Nedderman Hall is located at 406 Yates Street on the UTA Campus in Arlington, TX
Surface Water I and Pumps & Pumping are 24 hour courses and will begin on Monday, May 14th at 1:00 P.M. Effective Instructional Techniques is a 40 hour course and will be held Monday - Friday 8 am - 5 pm. All other classes will begin on Tuesday, May 15th at 8:00 A.M.
Application forms for all examinations, except for A license exams, will be tentatively approved on-site by TCEQ personnel on Tuesday and Wednesday until 3:00 pm in Nedderman Hall room 100. o Applications for Class A exams must be approved through the TCEQ in Austin 30-60 days prior to the Regional School. To obtain an “A” application, call TCEQ: Water - (512) 239-6133; Wastewater - (512) 239– 0176 Exams for Classes B, C, and D, Classes I, II and III, water and wastewater licenses, as well as for Laboratory Analysts will be given Thursday, May 17, 2012, at 1:00 PM in Nedderman Hall. o Applications for the Lab Analysts exams must be submitted to TWUA prior to the school. Class A examinations will be offered Wednesday, May 16, 2012, at 8:00 AM in Nedderman Hall. Checks for examinations may be made payable to TCEQ-OCP. No cash will be accepted. No one will be admitted to the exams without prior submittal and approval of application, payment and positive state issued identification. NO WALK-INS will be allowed. Water Contest: Entries for the Best Tasting Water Contest, sponsored by the North Texas Laboratory Analysts’ Chapter must be submitted at the information desk in Nedderman Hall Tuesday, May 15th before 9:00 a.m. The winner will be announced at the luncheon on Tuesday, May 15th. The winner of this contest will be eligible to compete in the statewide contest held at the TWUA Annual School the following March. General Assembly: The General Assembly will be held in conjunction with the Banquet Luncheon on Tuesday in the Bluebonnet Room in the EH Hereford University Center from 11:30 A.M. to 1:00 P.M.
TWUA - NCTRS P. O. Box 985 Arlington, Texas 76004
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TEXAS WATER UTILITIES ASSOCIATION 36th ANNUAL CENTRAL TEXAS REGIONAL SCHOOL
JUNE 4-7, 2012
Killeen Civic and Conference Center – Killeen, Texas Host Hotel – Shilo Inn and Suites – (254)699-0999
ACADEMIC OFFERINGS WATER Basic Water Groundwater Production Water Distribution Surface Water Production II
WASTEWATER Basic Wastewater Wastewater Treatment Wastewater Collections Activated Sludge
WATER/WASTEWATER Utilities Management Valve and Hydrant Maintenance (All classes start at 8:00 am on June 5th)
PRE-REGISTRATION DEADLINE MAY 21, 2012 PRE-REGISTRATION BY CHECK ON-SITE REGISTRATION BY CASH OR CHECK
TWUA Member $190 $210
Non-Member $240 $260
Registration includes lunch on Tuesday and Wednesday
No Refunds – Substitutions Only
For specific information contact TWUA Central Office – (888)367-8982
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------CENTRAL TEXAS REGIONAL SCHOOL REGISTRATION FORM Name (please print): Badge Name:
SS# or License #: TWUA Member: YES
Visa/MasterCard #: Cardholder Signature:
Total Enclosed: ________________________
Expires: 3-digit Code: __________ Billing Zip Code: ____________________
Make checks payable to: TWUA Central Texas Region - Mail registration form and payment by: May 21, 2012 to: TWUA, 1106 Clayton Lane, Suite 112 West, Austin, Texas 78723-1093
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HOST HOTEL INFORMATION
Shilo Inn and Suites Hotels: Reservation: (254)699-0999 Queen/King Suites: Rate: $109 per night (Located next door to KCC; room reservation deadline is May 27th, Group Name: Texas Water Utility)
TWUA Central Texas Regional School Schedule
Monday June 4, 2012 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m. â€˜till
Exhibitor Move-in Exhibitor Hospitality
Tuesday June 5, 2012 6:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. 8:00 a.m.- 8:30 a.m. 8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. 9:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Registration General Assembly Classes Exhibits Open Lunch Classes
Wednesday June 6, 2012 8:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. 12:00 p.m.- 1:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Classes Lunch Classes
Thursday June 7, 2012 8:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Classes License Exams
B20 and Dukes Root Control will be sponsoring a Horseshoe Tournament at the Killeen Fair Grounds (behind the Civic Center) on Tuesday June 5th. The Tournament is free to all school participants and prizes will be awarded. Visit the B 20 or Dukes Root Control Booth on Tuesday to register.
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SAFETY NEWS: Confined Space
The U.S. OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) estimates that more than 1.5 million workers enter confined spaces per annum. OSHA has started to limit rights to these types of spaces with a new regulation that it expects to avoid 54 deaths and more than 10,000 injuries for every year. The new rule governing workplace practices in confined spaces (29 CFR Part 1910.146), is estimated to influence more than 200,000 worksites, including foundries. The new standard creates safety necessities; that includes a permit system, for entry into potentially harmful spaces. According to the rules, it is divided into types “permit-required” and “non-permitrequired” spaces. Spaces which are considered as non-permit-required spaces have been qualified by a knowledgeable professional and do not exhibit conditions that can reason serious injury. So, they may be entered without authorization.
agenda in place. Such as an agenda or program at a minimum that consist of training, hazards assessment, safety equipment, a designated entrant and comprehensive urgent situation plans. The confined space must be marked with signs designating the necessity and the extent of danger. Permits should be specific in functions of occupants and listing names, present safety conditions, time and duration of entry, and apparatus to be used. In addition, any entry should be monitored by a professional. A lifeline has to be attached to the entrant and run back to a tripod, electrical retractor. Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/?expert=Saad_Ilyas
Permit-required spaces posses serious safety hazards and before entry is to be approved there must be an entry-permit
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CENTRAL OFFICE NEWS: New Additions to the Website By, David Moore, TWUA Training Coordinator
There has always been a sense of frustration for members and nonmembers trying to register for classes and renew memberships on the website, and rightfully so at times. In the past year there have been vast improvements in the website and these improvements are continuing. The most practical for our members at this time, is the multi-payor option that is now available. The payor does not have to be a member of TWUA. Individuals in the finance department, the city secretary, or the department head can be setup to register employees for classes, renew memberships, and even enroll new members. The payor is attached by employer and can see all employees that are members of TWUA that list their entity as their employer. The payor does not need to know everyone login and password this person does not see any personal information (unless adding a new member) and can renew as many members at one time as their credit card will allow. Classes and memberships can be paid for by credit card, entering a check number, or using a purchase order number when paying for a class. There is still an occasional snag, such as members abbreviating their employers in a different way, but we have gotten very positive feedback from those enrolled as payors. The benefits to all involved are measurable:
All licensing exams are available for Computer Base Testing Aninformation updated list below. of all TCEQ licensing exams available for CBT is attached
1. Reduction of paperwork 2. Reduces the need to keep up with a long list of log ins and passwords 3. Immediate renewal or registration 4. Immediate receipt to the payor via email – no waiting on a fax or email from our processing 5. Convenience! This feature must be setup by someone in our office. If you are experiencing problems with this process, please contact Central Office for assistance. When your life is easier, so is ours! Thank you!
Customer Service Inspectors Landscape Irrigation o Landscape Irrigation Inspector o Landscape Irrigation Technician (English Only) Municipal Solid Waste Facility Supervisors o Class A o Class B On-site Sewage Facility (OSSF) o OSSF Maintenance Provider Wastewater Treatment and Collection System Operators o Class B Wastewater Treatment Facility Operator o Class C Wastewater Treatment Facility Operator o Class D Wastewater Treatment Facility Operator Water Treatment and Distribution System Operators o Class B Groundwater Operator o Class B Surface Water Operator o Class B Water Distribution o Class C Groundwater Operator o Class C Surface Water Operator o Class C Water Distribution o Class D Water Water Treatment Specialists o Class III o Class II o Class I
Please remember that pre-approval of your application is required before Please remember that pre-approval of your application is take your exam via CBT. required before you can set-up an appointment to take your computer base exam.
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SECOND ANNUAL TWUA SKEET SHOOTING COMPETITION AND BBQ EVENT Every year Ashbrook Simon-Hartley and EI2 works with our association to bring positive venues to the TWUA schools throughout the state. They have offered a competitive Skeet Shooting Event for the past two years. The event held at the Corpus Christi Pistol & Rifle Club is designed to bring our membership together in a relaxed setting for good food, drink, basic skeet, and competitive skeet shooting. All members of TWUA are invited regardless if you want to shoot or not. This year’s event had a fantastic turnout. Many members just came to visit with friends, watch the event, have some homemade BBQ, and watch the show unfold. Everyone had a good time and the event raised $220.00 in donations for the V.M. Ehlers Scholarship foundation. Regarding the competition; we had 20 plus who participated in the competitive portion this year. When the competition was drawing to an end only three were left. : First Place was George Glispin who received a $200 gift card to Academy, Second Place Izzy Parra who received a $150 gift card to Academy and third place was Andy Singer he received a $100 gift card to Academy.
Special Thanks To:
Norma Clark and the entire TWUA staff “Team Ashbrook” BBQ Cooks” Danny Grant, Kregg Ford, Steve Garza, EI2 staff Laura Trujillo, Richard Strong, Trent Woodward, Kimon Lymberry. Ashbrook staff Ken Medlin, Marc Arquit, Rene Gauthier, Randall Dean, John Lester, and Paul Bland. We have already started planning for next year, hope to see you there! www.as-h.com Like us on Facebook (Ashbrook Simon-Hartley Aftermarket Services) and follow us on Twitter (@ashaftermarket)
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TEXAS WATER UTILITIES ASSOCIATION
Individual Membership Application Use this form to: 1) Join T.W.U.A. "At Large" 2) Join T.W.U.A. and a District/Chapter 3) Renew your T.W.U.A. Membership Please Print Clearly Application for: o o o o o
Active Member Full-Time Student Retired Member Membership Renewal New Member
"At Large" or District/Chapter Name:_ __________________ Membership for year 20____ Name:____________________________________________________ SS# _______ - _______ - __________ Home Address:_____________________________________________ City:____________________________State:________ Zip:___________ Home Phone: (
Work Phone: (
E-Mail Address:_____________________________________________ Employer:_ ________________________________________________ Job Title:__________________________________________________ Amount of Dues Enclosed: $___________________________________ Signature of Member:________________________________________ Today's Date:_ _____________________________________________ A portion of your T.W.U.A. Dues is allocated for a subscription to the Texas Water Utilities Journal. Submit all dues to the T.W.U.A. Central Office: 1106 Clayton Lane, Suite 112 W, Austin, TX 78723-1093 For more information, call 888-367-8982 or 512-459-3124. Fax: 512-4597124.
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WEAT LABORATORY CONFERENCE: CONFIDENCE AND CAPABILITY June 6‐7, 2012
HOLIDAY INN MIDTOWN, AUSTIN, TX PRESENTED BY:
DAY 1: Management System Elements: Internal Audits, Management Review, and Corrective Action Workshop, by Marlene Moore
DAY 2: Topics will be wide ranging with two afternoon tracks. Agenda topics include: ‐Joint Track: Regulatory Overview, by Jerry Parr
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CLASS C BABINEAUX, PATRICK CLARK, CODY C JR COLLUM, SCOTT L CORONADO, GABRIEL GARIG, IRENE M HALL, JAMES E LANDRUS, ERCEL L MCMAHAN, JAYNETTE NGUYEN, LISA N POTTS, BRAD B PRATT, GEORGE M RIVAS, GUS A SOLIS, JUAN C STRICKLAND, CODY WASTEWATER WASTEWATER COLLECTION CLASS I BURNSIDE, RICHARD DARNELL, VERNON R HEPNER, BOBBY J JR HUMPHRIES, MICHAEL KELLEY, JAMES O III LOEVE, JEREMY L LOEVE, NICHOLAS J LUNA, CHRISTOPHER A I MARTINEZ, ROLAND JR MCLANE, CHRISTOPHER MOREE, ERIC A PACHECO, RUDY PERKINS, JOSHUA C RAMON, DAVID S SCHWARTZ, MARK W YOCUM, GLENN W CLASS II ABBOTT, ERIC D DAVIS, ERIC B DUIRDEN, CLIFFORD DYESS, JIMMY L ERWIN, LEE W JR FISK, WESLEY G GROVES, KYLE S LADEWIG, HENRY PERRY, TIMOTHY
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BACKFLOW PREVENTION ASSEMBLY TESTER ALLISON, RICHARD ALVAREZ, JULIO A BORDELON, TYRUS BROWN, CAMERON BULLION, JOHN A DUNLAVY, RICKY J EDGECOMB, ERIC ELLIOTT, SCOTT B FORD, DUSTY R FRAHM, ROBERT GANSKE, BRYAN DUANE GREER, DONNY N GUADIAN, MANUEL GUERRA, JORGE E II HENDERSON, RONALD HILL, DAVID L HORGUS, WILLIAM KATTNER, THOMAS KING, THOMAS W KOCUREK, STEVEN LILES, CONRAD D MAYNARD, JERRY MIRANDA, JOE D PATIN, DAMON D RANEY, JERRY W REED, PATRICK D REMMELE, THOMAS RICH, MITCHELL ROBINSON, SAMUEL ROBLES, TOMAS F ROSALES, ROBERTO SARAVIA, JOSE A SARTOR, MICHAEL SILVA, FRED S SIMCOE, DARRYL L SIMMONS, WILEY L STEPHENS, BRETT TANNER, CHARLES TENEYUQUE, JOE THOMAS, MILES C TURNER, ALVA III VALDEZ, LIONEL VON HATTEN, TIMOTHY WOLFE, RICHARD T
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CUSTOMER SERVICE INSPECTOR ARMSTRONG, GALE BAKER, ROBERT D BINNING, DONALD BOURQUE, ROGER CAIN, KYLE E CHAVEZ, HILARIO III CRAWLEY, RUSSELL DAWSON, JUSTIN D DUKE, JACOB W RUIZ, JULIO C SWEAT, DERICK M
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TWUA Employment/Classified Ads: WATER AND WASTEWATER PLANT OPERATORS Texas USW Utility Group is hiring in the Northwest DFW Area Qualifications Include: * Dual Certified Water/Wastewater Operator Valid Driver’s License 4 years’ experience Pay is commensurate with experience. We offer medical, dental, vision, life, STD/LTD benefits, 401(k) w/ match. Fax resume to corporate office at (727) 842-6412 or e-mail at sbradl@uswatercorp. com. EEO/DFW *Strong knowledge of water and wastewater treatment processes *routine plant and maintenance operation Texas Water and Wastewater License market reflective U.S. Water Services Corporation: Fax resume and salary requirements to: (727) 842-6412 Email resume and salary requirements to: sbradl@ uswatercorp.com
PUMP & MOTOR CONTROL ASSISTANT 2401 Brushy Creek Loop The Field Operations division is seeking qualified applicants to perform duties essential to operate and maintain the city’s utility operating systems, including preventive maintenance of lift station pumps and motor controls, repairing of lift station pumps and motor controls, maintenance and repair of pumps and motors in the collection and distribution systems. Min quals HS grad, or GED, plus basic knowledge in repairing electric circuits and pumps. Valid TX drivers Lic. and proof of acceptable driving record. Ability to obtain Class I Wastewater Collection License or Class C Water Distribution License issued by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality within two years of assignment. Salary range: 12.65-15.45 DOQ. Email resume and salary requirements to: Chantele Bluiett: email@example.com
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Under the direct supervision of the Assistant Director/Operations, performs technical analysis necessary to support environmental and regulatory compliance as it relates to water and wastewater utilities. May assist Director of Operations and Water Resources on special water resource project development. Duties include, but not limited to, developing and planning technical phases of environmental projects, quality assurance reporting, Industrial Pretreatment, process and plant inspections, Emergency and Operations Response Program, and all related analysis and reporting. Required knowledge and experience is normally obtained through the completion of four years of college resulting in a Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Environmental Sciences, Chemistry, Engineering,
WATER AND WASTEWATER OPERATORS Austin, D/FW, Mabank, Lake Livingston, and Lake Texoma Southwest Water Company is looking for licensed water and wastewater operators in Austin, D/FW, Mabank, Lake Livingston, and the Lake Texoma areas. Education: Class C GW and/or C WW, starting salary is $15/hr, negotiable DOQ. Fax resume and salary requirements to Ryan Quigley (832)-209-5007 or Email resume and salary requirements to: Rquigley@swwc.com
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or related field, and three (3) years of similar work related experience working in State or Federal regulated environmental programs. A Master’s Degree in a related field and at least one (1) year of experience working in local government may substitute for minimum work experience requirements. Must possess good oral and written communication skills. Should be competent in the use of Microsoft Office computer software (Excel, Word & Power Point). Must possess knowledge
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OPERATIONS SUPERVISOR Livingston-Conroe Southwest Water Company is looking for highly motivated Operations Supervisor to oversee operators at several groundwater and wastewater plants serving the Magnolia, Willis, and Livingston areas. Education: Candidates must pose a Class C Groundwater and Class B Wastewater License. Salary 45-55K DOQ. Fax resume and salary requirements to Ryan Quigley: 832-209-5007 Email resume and salary requirements to: Rquigley@swwc.com VARIOUS Lubbock, Texas The City of Lubbock has job opportunities in its Water Reservoir. Interested applicants should apply at http://jobs.mylubbock.us. The City of Lubbock provides a comprehensive, cost effective, health and welfare package. Salary depends on experience. City of Lubbock, Fax resume and salary requirements to Rachel Miller: (806)775-3316 Email resume and salary requirements to: rmiller@ mylubbock.us
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