Issue #156, January 2016
In The Know On Flow
A Note From Dave Brown
Happy New Year 2016! Growing up I felt like I was never going to get out of high school, now the years just roll on by.
One of my resolutions this year is chairing a new mentorship committee for the WEF Collections Systems Committee. This new committee was formed to help mentor new members and help them discover everything the committee has to offer up-and-coming collection system professionals . The overall Collections Systems Committee has grown to over 200 members with numerous sub-committees such as I/I, O&M, Modeling, Stormwater, Private Property, Government affairs, WEFTEC Workshops, Awards, Member Outreach, etc. It's a dynamic group with lots of moving parts and volunteer positions. As a new member it can be overwhelming and a little scary.
If you are interested, we have a new member orientation that normally happens on Sunday morning at WEFTEC, and/or you can reach out to me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. I'd be happy to help get you started.
Here we go...
A Prime Source for Collection System Wisdom
Get involved with WEF's Collection System Committee
If you're not tapped into WEF's Collection System Committee yet, you're missing out on a vital resource for industry education and support. WEF's Collection System Committee's (CSC) purpose is to be a resource on collection system design, management, operation, and maintenance. The committee itself meets twice annually - once at WEFTEC in October and once at the Midyear Meeting in early February - but they also have numerous other active and ongoing projects. One ongoing resource is their newsletter, which provides monthly updates, industry insights, technical news and learnings collected from talented collection system professionals across the country. It's a great knowledge source. To get involved, simply apply online by clicking here. You must be a WEF member to join the committee.
The CSC is also involved in the annual WEF Collection Systems Conference, which is to be held this year from May 1-4 at the Hyatt Regency in Atlanta, Georgia. The Technical Program outline is available for download here. Hach Flow will definitely be at the conference and we hope to see you and have a chance to shake your hand. Make sure to stop by the Exhibit Hall to see us.
We encourage you to get involved with the CSC. We've learned so much through our participation over the years and know that it's helped make us better professionals.
Launch Flow Studies Quickly With DDS
The fastest way to good flow data
We're only a few months away from some of the best flow data collection months of the year. Have you started planning your needed flow studies yet? If you're considering I&I or capacity studies, consider utilizing Hach's Data Delivery Services (DDS) to get the job done quickly and hassle-free. DDS is a highly efficient flow monitoring service where, for a fixed monthly fee, Hach will provide the equipment, resources and support you need to acquire your flow data. And the best part is we can get you up and collecting data quickly, so if you're running behind on your planning we can get you back on track. We have the equipment, we have the resources across the nation, and we have the expertise.
Maybe you've already seen it, but if not, make sure to check out our fun and informational video called "The Quest for Good Flow Data." It walks you through the common pain points and financial challenges of conducting a flow monitoring study, and then it compares it to the simplicity and benefits of using DDS. Check it out by clicking here.
Hundreds of municipalities, Engineering firms and Flow Service Providers across the U.S. are realizing the benefits of using the smart DDS approach. You can read a few of their stories in the case study section on our website simply by clicking here.
Of course, the best way to learn more about DDS and even hear success stories within your region is to ask your local Hach Flow Sales Representative. Just submit an Information/Quote Request Form by clicking the button below and make sure to check the box indicating you'd like to learn about DDS. Your rep will contact you right away with the information you need. Get your spring flow monitoring study rolling today.
Did You Know?
Free Guide to Flow Monitoring Options
We recognize that there are a lot of different types of flow monitoring options out there. Submerged sensors. Non-contact sensors. Wireless. And the list goes on and on. So to make things a little easier, we've put together a comprehensive selection guide, helping you choose the right equipment for the right application. Download it for free on our website.