Archive for the ‘Water and Wastewater Documentation’ Category

AWWOA running our workshop this week

This week the Alberta Water and Wastewater Operators Association is running workshops in Red Deer, AB. My associate Rick Hanson is teaching two of them: our one-day Building Procedures with the SOP Toolkit, and half-day workshops on Emergency Response Planning and Critical Task Analysis. We believe the SOP Toolkit workshop can be very helpful for […]

A Taste of “Building Procedures with the SOP Toolkit”

Here is an excerpt from the intro to “Building Procedures with the SOP Toolkit”, soon to be available as an ebook… A wise old philosopher said “The only constant is change” and this has never been more true than in the water and wastewater treatment industry. Even if we only look back twenty years we […]

Presenting at the SWWA Conference

Yes, I know it’s short notice, but I hope we will get a chance to meet you at the Saskatchewan Water and Wastewater Association conference on November 3 to 6 in Saskatoon. We don’t have a trade show booth this time around but we will certainly be there, mingling and trying to learn more about […]

Developing procedures for water and wastewater

One of the most contentious and polarized issues I have come across regarding developing procedures is that of minimalist versus comprehensive content in standard operating procedures. Sit down with a group of plant operators and maintenance personnel and ask them what they would like to see in an SOP and then watch what happens. One […]