24 episodes

Bridging the gap between water plant operators and engineers

Water Break Heather Jennings, PE

    • Education
    • 5.0 • 7 Ratings

Bridging the gap between water plant operators and engineers

    The Water Break Podcast, Episode 24: Get Ahead on Lead—How to Tackle the Lead and Copper Rule Revisions

    The Water Break Podcast, Episode 24: Get Ahead on Lead—How to Tackle the Lead and Copper Rule Revisions

    “Where We Bridge the Gap Between Water Plant Operators and Engineers”

    In The Water Break Podcast Episode 24, Heather Jennings, PE, discusses the Lead and Copper Rule Revisions (LCRR) with guests from 120 Water (phone 1-888-317-1510), Marcus Hagberg and Lowell Huffman. Mr. Hagberg is an Account Manager and Mr. Huffman is Director of Strategic Partnerships at 120 Water. Both are very actively involved in helping water utilities get ahead of the challenges relating to new Lead and Copper Rule Revisions from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law that govern funding and implementation of the initiative to remove dangerous lead pipes from our nation’s community water delivery systems.

    Podcast Links:



    120Water: Lead and Copper Rule

    120Water: Lead and Copper Rule Revisions FAQs

    120Water: Lead and Copper Rule Revisions Quiz



    Wanda’s Water Tidbit Links



    org News: Chemists Cook Up Way to Remove Microplastics Using Okra

    Southern Living: Texas Researchers Use Okra to Remove Microplastics from Wastewater

    American Chemical Society Meeting Newsroom: Cooking Up a Way to Remove Microplastics from Wastewater with Okra, Aloe

    • 1 hr 2 min
    The Water Break Podcast, Episode 23: Pumps and Motors, Operation and Maintenance

    The Water Break Podcast, Episode 23: Pumps and Motors, Operation and Maintenance

    “Where We Bridge the Gap Between Water Plant Operators and Engineers”

    In The Water Break Podcast Episode 23, Heather Jennings, PE, discusses Pumps and Motor Operation and Maintenance with Glynn Stoffel, a certified environmental trainer and senior instructor for the University of Florida’s TREEO Center. Mr. Stoffel teaches courses related to the proper operation and maintenance of water and wastewater systems. He has over 30 years’ experience in the water and wastewater industry as a maintenance worker, manager, and consultant. He is a Certified Instructional Technologist (CIT) through the Board of Certified Safety Professionals and is recognized as a Master Instructor by the National Environmental Safety and Health Training Association.

    Podcast Links



    University of Florida Training, Research, and Education for Environmental Occupations (TREEO) Center



    Wand’s Water Tidbit Links



    Ancient Water Technologies of the Nabataeans

    Smithsonian Channel: Ancient Engineering That Kept One of the Driest Cities Wet

    New Eastern Archeology Journal: Ancient and Modern Watershed Management in Petra



    Video for Engineers



    Spoon Feed Me: Cavitation and Net Suction Head | Fluid Mechanics

    • 1 hr 5 min
    The Water Break Podcast, Episode 22: Slips, Trips, and Falls

    The Water Break Podcast, Episode 22: Slips, Trips, and Falls

    “Where We Bridge the Gap Between Water Plant Operators and Engineers”

    In The Water Break Podcast Episode 22, Heather Jennings, PE, discusses Slips, Trips, and Falls with Joseph Lanute. Mr. Lanute is the owner of Universal Safety Compliance, LLC., and he is a lead Instructor at the Arizona State University OSHA Education Center. Universal Safety Compliance (phone 602-810-6713) is a full-service safety consulting, training, and risk management company providing all aspects of safety and loss control services to companies throughout Arizona and the Southwest.

    Podcast Links



    Arizona State University OSHA Education Center

    United States Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration

    United States Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration: Regulations 29 CFR 1910

    United States Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration: Safety and Health Regulations for Construction 29 CFR 1926

    Safety Sign: Safety First—Please Don’t Take Chances with Your Safety! We Hate Telling Your Family That You Were Acting Like an Idiot!



    Wanda’s Water Tidbit Links



    Treatment Plant Operator Magazine: Student’s Sustainable Water Treatment System Inspired by Nature

    Sustainability Matters: Standalone Water Treatment System Inspired by Nature

    Vimeo: SASS—Stand-Alone Sun-flow System

    • 51 min
    The Water Break Podcast, Episode 21: Digging Into Excavation and Trenching Safety

    The Water Break Podcast, Episode 21: Digging Into Excavation and Trenching Safety

    “Where We Bridge the Gap Between Water Plant Operators and Engineers”

    In The Water Break Podcast Episode 21, Heather Jennings, PE, discusses Excavation and Trenching Safety with Joseph Lanute. Mr. Lanute is the owner of Universal Safety Compliance, LLC., and he is a lead Instructor at the OSHA Training Institute Education Center at Arizona State University. Universal Safety Compliance (phone 602-810-6713) is a full-service safety consulting, training and risk management company providing all aspects of safety and loss control services to companies throughout Arizona and the Southwest.

    Podcast Links



    OSHA Publication 2226-10R 2015: Trenching and Excavation Safety

    OSHA Trenching and Excavation: Slope It. Shore It. Shield It.

    OSHA Standard 1926.651: Specific Excavation Requirements



    Wanda’s Water Tidbit Links



    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration: What Are Atmospheric Rivers?

    U.S. Geological Survey: Rivers in the Sky: 6 Facts You Should Know About Atmospheric Rivers

    • 52 min
    The Water Break Podcast, Episode 20: Crouching, Crawling, and Squeezing In—Confined Space Safety

    The Water Break Podcast, Episode 20: Crouching, Crawling, and Squeezing In—Confined Space Safety

    “Where We Bridge the Gap Between Water Plant Operators and Engineers”

    In The Water Break Podcast Episode 20, Heather Jennings, PE, interviews Paula Jackson, owner of Earth Water Specialists, which provides training for the water and wastewater industry. The interview includes discussion of OSHA requirements, types of confined spaces, common hazards faced by water and wastewater workers, and how to stay safe when confronting common hazards in confined spaces. They emphasize the importance of safety training and preparedness when working in confined spaces.

    Show Links



    U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration

    OSHA Confined Spaces



    Wanda’s Water Tidbit



    Journal of Archeological Science: Experimental replication shows knives manufactured from frozen human feces do not work

    YouTube Improbable Research, 2020 Ig Nobel Material Science Prize: Knives Made of Frozen Feces Don’t Make the Cut

    • 51 min
    The Water Break Podcast, Episode 19: What the New Infrastructure Funding Law Means for Water Treatment

    The Water Break Podcast, Episode 19: What the New Infrastructure Funding Law Means for Water Treatment

    “Where We Bridge the Gap Between Water Plant Operators and Engineers”

    In Episode 19, Heather Jennings, PE, interviews Michael Preston, Legislative and Policy Analyst for the National Rural Water Association, regarding the newly passed Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act and what the billions of dollars in new federal funding could mean for the water and wastewater industry.

    The bill delivers more than $50 billion to EPA to improve our nation’s drinking water, wastewater, and stormwater infrastructure—the single largest investment in water that the federal government has ever made.

    SHOW LINKS

    Kentucky Tornado Relief

    Team Western Kentucky Tornado Relief Fund

    Kentucky Agriculture Relief Fund

    Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency: Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL)

    National Rural Water Association: Congress Passes Historic Infrastructure Bill Including Billions in New Federal Water Funds

    The Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill Text: H.R.3684: Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act

    The White House: Fact Sheet: The Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal

    EPA 2017: Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Eligibility Handbook

    Clean Water State Revolving Fund 2015: An Introduction to EPA Clean Water State Revolving Fund

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency: EPA PFAS Strategic Roadmap

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency: Emerging Contaminants and Federal Facility Contaminants of Concern

    Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act: Assistance for Small and Disadvantaged Communities Drinking Water Grant Program - Implementation Document

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency: Strategies to Achieve Full Lead Service Line Replacement

    Brookings: America has an infrastructure bill: What happens next?

    Wanda’s Water Tidbit

    Mental Floss: 16 Cool Facts About Glaciers

    Jet Propulsion Laboratory (NASA’s OMG Mission): Oceans Melting Greenland

    • 49 min

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