The end of the year is a great time for reflection and resolution. We can learn from mistakes, celebrate achievements, and use those experiences to prepare for future success. These useful tips can help advance water and wastewater services in 2018.
- Another year passed means another 365 days of wear and tear on pumps, motors and other facility hardware. Investing in equipment upgrades, operational modifications and facility maintenance can reduce costs, improve energy efficiency and help cut down air pollution and Greenhouse Gas.
- Events like Hurricanes Harvey and Irma remind us of the importance of emergency preparedness. It’s critical that communities can anticipate damages from natural or human-caused incidents. Employing experienced, licensed and trained facility operators and personnel is key in this initiative.
- In 2017, the topic of Wet Wipes was front and center after Washington, D.C. created its own “flushability standards” demanding alternate labeling of such products. The federal court case follows the ongoing issue of costly side effects of non-flushable wipes in sewage systems, which oftentimes results in extra financial burden on taxpayers. It’s important to be mindful of the items people flush, so plan to remind your community in 2018.