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Wastewater Treatment-Secondary and Tertiary Treatment

In our last post on Wastewater Treatment, we covered Pretreatment and Primary Treatment. Today we’ll finish off the treatment process with Secondary and Tertiary Treatment.   Secondary treatment is designed to substantially degrade the biological content of the sewage which are derived from human waste, food waste, soaps and detergent. The majority of municipal plants treat […]


Filters-A Short History

Water filtration is an important part of the treatment process. A water filter removes impurities from water by means of a fine physical barrier, a chemical process or a biological process. Filters use sieving, adsorption, ion exchanges, and other processes to remove impurities. Unlike a sieve or screen, a filter can remove particles much smaller than the holes through which the water passes. Modern-day treatment plants use […]


Friday Water Fun

It’s Friday! Here are a few more random and interesting water quotes, cliches and facts for your weekend.   “It’s a strange world of language in which skating on thin ice can get you into hot water.” ~Franklin P. Jones   Mr. Jones makes an interesting observation. “On thin ice” and “In hot water” do […]

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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 […]


Utility Knowledge Management

Knowledge is power. ~Sir Francis Bacon The words knowledge and management are two very broad concepts when separated. When the two words come together, it describes a method of organizing information in a way that produces an advantage for an organization. In our previous post on Succession Planning, we addressed the need for knowledge management […]


Utility Succession Planning

Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future. ~John F. Kennedy   In our Thursday post, The Next Big Thing, we highlighted a few of the impending changes in the Water and Wastewater industries. With the increasing demand for clean drinking […]


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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Fun on Friday

For your weekend enjoyment, we have a few more water cliches, a famous water quote, and a riddle (the answer can be found at the end of this post). Have fun!   What has holes in the top and bottom, holes in the middle, and holes on it’s sides, but still holds water?   “Water, […]

By admin | Water Fun