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  • Algae Control Spray System for a southern Nevada Wastewater Treatment Plant

    Algae Control Spray System for a southern Nevada Wastewater Treatment Plant

    Nicknamed "NESI" by the facility staff both because of its large size and slight  resemblance to the mythical Lochness Monster, this WeirWasher Automated Cleaning System also has the important ability to submerge, resurface, and ...

    Alexandria Gill;Brent R. Gill;Chris Lee;Shawna Gill

  • Safety corner -  Ergonomic considerations for the wastewater treatment plant

    Safety corner - Ergonomic considerations for the wastewater treatment plant

    If you have ever had your golf swing assessed or changed the height on your desk chair, you have had an ergonomic experience. Ergonomics is an assessment of work spaces to reduce physical injury produced by repetitive job requirements. Ergonomics ...

    Shawna Gill

  • Lifting safely

    Lifting safely

    The human body is capable of withstanding many types of forces, jolts, falls, and even electrocution, to a certain extent. However, preventing such incidents is far safer and more effective — not to mention more pleasant — than surviving them. Among ...

    Shawna Gill

  • Employee Safety

    Employee Safety

    Employee Safety The following is a summary of accidents that occurred and were documented by OSHA and city management. The average total cost for a common slip and fall accident is $41,000 and the average death reimbursement is $950,000 (NIOSH 2001 ...

    NIOSH Reports reviewed and condensed by Alexandria Gill

  • Algae Control Methods Compared: The Importance of Successful Algae Control for Facilities with UV Disinfection

    Algae Control Methods Compared: The Importance of Successful Algae Control for Facilities with UV Disinfection

    In Connecticut, with the change over to UV from Chlorination for disinfection at some of the State’s WPCFs (Water Pollution Control Facilities), it has been observed that an increase in attached algal growth along with a proliferation of a ...

    Contributors: David Drobiak Superintendent of Jewett City WWTP, Joseph Nestico CT DEP and Shawna Gill, D.C. of GillTrading.com, Inc.