Drinking Water Safety (Part 1)

Engineers and Water System Managers

This article was originally printed in Louisiana Civil Engineer magazine, May 2011, Volume 19, No. 3. As engineers, we are generally concerned with design and construction issues on our engineered projects, with little feedback on their operations – unless there are problems!  In essence, our project may become a “one and done” event never to […]

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Drinking Water Safety (Part 2)

Engineers and Water System Managers

This article was originally printed in Louisiana Civil Engineer magazine, May 2011, Volume 19, No. 3. So the question becomes, “Why is it so difficult for water systems to comply with this regulation?”  Perhaps it is because the answer is complex.  Regulations regarding cross connection control and backflow prevention can be found in the Louisiana […]

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Drinking Water Safety (Part 3)

Engineers and Water System Managers

This article was originally printed in Louisiana Civil Engineer magazine, May 2011, Volume 19, No. 3. Protection of the potable water supply is the main goal of the regulations and the burden of maintaining that protection is placed on the water purveyor.  One of the primary means of protecting the system is through education.  An […]

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Recertification vs Continuing Education … What is the difference?

Louisiana WSPS Endorsed Plumbers and Approved General Testers

Webster’s dictionary defines Recertification as the act of (re)making something official and Continuing Education as any form of learning provided for adults.  Generally, certification or recertification includes an examination to determine an individuals knowledge and competence on a particular subject.  On the other hand, continuing education is simply a course offered to assist an individual in better […]

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