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EPA Develops Algal Toxin Strategic Plan

  • 21 January 2016
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EPA has posted a recently developed Algal Toxin Strategic Plan on its Website. The strategic plan outlines approaches and projects that will control and manage algal toxins in source water and treat algal toxins in drinking water. Additionally, the EPA has released a pre-publication copy of its proposed Fourth Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Rule, which includes 10 cyanotoxins/groups. WRF has a number of recently published and updated resources to help.

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Releases 2013 Water & Wastewater Age Occupational Data

  • 21 January 2016
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The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics recently released data that provides detailed information and age comparisons for employed persons in the Utility Sector. The statistics show the water sector had 238,000 employees, while 148,000 were over the age of 45. This data verifies that 62% of our nations Water Operations Specialists were eligible to retire within 10 years. The median age of a water professional was listed at 48.4 years.

Municipal Sewage System Asset Management Pilot Program

  • 21 January 2016
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Municipal Sewage System Asset Management Pilot Program
Background:
The NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is offering municipalities the opportunity
to volunteer to be part the state’s Municipal Sewage System Asset Management Pilot Program. The
state is encouraging all municipalities to conduct asset management planning for their sewage
systems. Many communities are struggling to maintain and operate their sewage systems, and asset

ISSUES ACCESSING THE OVERFLOW REPORT FORM

  • 2 September 2015
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There have been reports of issues accessing the updated Overflow Report Form. The issue appears to involve ADOBE 11, web browsers other than Internet Explorer, and mobile phone access to the form. The NYS Department of Environmental Conservation is working on the problems, but in the meantime, here are some ideas to avoid those problems should you need to report an overflow before they are corrected.

1. Don’t download ADOBE 11. Continue using ADOBE 10 until the problem is fixed.

2. Use only Internet Explorer as your web browser.

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