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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
  • networx

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.

Greg Timmons to Retire

  • 13 August 2015
  • networx

After 40 years, Greg Timmons is retiring from the Town of Peru on Friday, July 31, 2015.  Greg has always been a big supporter of the New York Rural Water Association and has attended our annual Technical Conference for many years.  The Town of Peru recently won Wastewater System of the Year for 2015 and Greg, his staff, and Board were present to accept the award.  Greg’s presence at our conference will be missed, but all of us at the New York Rural Water Association wish him the best in his future endeavors.

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