Great Lakes-Lake Huron

Lake Huron is the second-largest of the Great Lakes of North America, with a surface area of 23,000 square miles, making it the third-largest fresh water lake on Earth by surface area. It is bounded on the east by the Canadian province of Ontario and on the west by the state of Michigan in the United States. Lake Huron boasts over 30,000 islands, and at least 25 […]


CA Chromium-6 Standard Open for Comment

California has been waiting for the last 2 years for news of a new drinking water regulation. At last, after the predictions and the pools in various labs and water district offices across the state, the books are closed and the verdict’s in: CDPH has proposed a Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL) of .01-milligrams per liter […]

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Workforce Development – Plugging the Brain Drain

All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence. ~Martin Luther King Jr.   At American Water College, we are committed to developing training and services for utilities that will ensure this important work is done “with painstaking excellence.” Our dedication to providing high-quality, cost-effective training options to […]


Workforce Development Program

  “Development of an integrated knowledge retention strategy will be key to reducing the effect of the changing workforce, assisting a utility in retaining knowledge pertinent to its operations and expertise, and, ultimately, to ensuring a successful future.”  ~Mark Fargo, Management Consultant   American Water College is excited to launch our Workforce Development Program for […]


ACWA – Rethinking CA Water

Just a reminder that American Water College will be exhibiting this week at the Association of California Water Agencies spring conference in Sacramento, CA. We’ll be posting periodic updates and photos on our Facebook page and the blog as the conference unfolds. Stop by and see us at booth 137!

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Career Prospects – How the Water Industry is the Next Big Thing!

In today’s economy, job opportunity and security are more important than ever. Many industries will experience a sudden increase in job availability between now and the year 2020, either due to the retiring workforce or urban growth. The water treatment and wastewater treatment industry is no exception.   The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the […]


Water Technology – Water to Energy, Literally!

In a few of our previous blogs posts, we covered the development of geothermal energy and the use of dams and rivers to create hydroelectricity. On the American Water College Facebook page, we shared a link demonstrating how Texas is actively pursuing both fresh water and energy production at the same time by building a natural gas-fired power […]


Algal Bloom: A Source Water Threat

One of the more colorful and complicated threats to our water supply is algal bloom. When phosphates are introduced into water systems, higher concentrations cause increased growth of algae and plants. Algae tend to grow very quickly under high nutrient availability, but each alga is short-lived, and the result is a high concentration of dead organic […]

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