Water Blog

Jun
16

Problem Solved: Detention Time – Water Treatment Math

Today, we’re going to look at how to calculate Detention Time, the theoretical value of how long water stays in a process or in a tank before flowing out.  Watch the video below and learn how this type of water math problem is solved. If you are preparing for a certification exam, you may be interested in […]

By jay@americanwatercollege.org | Uncategorized . Water Treatment
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Jun
14

5 Traits to Look for When Hiring

When trying to hire the best and the brightest, most managers look only at education and experience.  The problem is, past performance does not necessarily predict future success. And education doesn’t make a big difference in the long term. It may give a candidate a short head start, but unless a person is committed to […]

By jay@americanwatercollege.org | Leadership . Management . Uncategorized . Workforce Development
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Jun
09

Problem Solved: Flow Rate Formula – Water Treatment, Distribution and Wastewater Math

Today, we’re going to be looking at the Formula for Flow Rate calculation. Watch the video below to learn how flow rate problems are solved.     If you are preparing for a certification exam, you may be interested in our FREE Exam Tips or in signing up for one of our Exam Prep courses. […]

By jay@americanwatercollege.org | Uncategorized . Water Treatment
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Jun
07

Calculating Tank Volume – Water Treatment, Distribution System and Wastewater Math

Today, we’re going to look at how to calculate the volume of a circular storage tank.  Watch the video below and learn how this type of water math problem is solved. If you are preparing for a certification exam, you may be interested in our FREE Exam Tips or in signing up for one of our Exam […]

By jay@americanwatercollege.org | Uncategorized
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Jun
07

How to Set SMART Goals

I once heard about a billboard along the side of a busy freeway that read, “If you don’t know where you are going, any road will do.”  Basil S. Walsh once wrote, “If you don’t know where you are going, how can you expect to get there?” Do you show up to work each day knowing […]

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May
26

Characteristics of Great Performance Management Routines

The effectiveness of a manger’s performance management system will be determined by his routine.  By following a performance management routine, great managers develop a rhythm of meetings and conversations with employees wherein work is planned, expectations are set, performance is monitored, and employees are developed and rewarded. In their book First, Break All the Rules, […]

By jay@americanwatercollege.org | Leadership . Management . Uncategorized
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May
26

BOD Removal Efficiency Problem – Wastewater Math

Today, we’re going to look at how efficient a wastewater treatment plant is at removing BOD.  Watch the video below and learn how this type of problem is solved. If you are preparing for a certification exam, you may be interested in our FREE Exam Tips or in signing up for one of our Exam Prep courses.  We […]

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May
05

Fixing Your Fatal Flaws

Last time we talked about building on your strengths as the best way to improve your ability to lead.  We said that you shouldn’t focus on shoring up your weaknesses, but rather to give more attention to developing and building on your strengths.  We concluded by warning you about some weaknesses that must be addressed […]

By jay@americanwatercollege.org | Leadership . Management
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