President’s Corner

September 2022 – President’s Comments

The 71st Sam Houston Water Utilities Association was held on August 18th at the Humble Civic Center.  Thank you to all the vendors, meal sponsors, speakers, attendees and volunteers who helped to make this event a success.  The list of people who helped is way too long to put in this article but it takes months of planning to put on an event like this – So a huge Thank You to everyone!

A quick reminder that the nomination committee will present the 2022-2023 slate of officers at the September meeting.  If you are interested in joining the board, please reach out to a board member.

Mark your calendar for some upcoming training opportunities.  The TWUA Annual School will be held in Corpus Christi on September 26-29, 2022.  As of the end of August, there were still rooms available at the host hotel, The Omni, but I know they book quickly!  The Gulf Area District is hosting its Annual School on Thursday, October 20th at the Jimmy Burke Activity Center in Deer Park.  Hope to see some of you at these events!

One of the many things I have enjoyed this past year as President, is to learn about some of the traditions that previous boards had.  For example, I was pleased to bring back our Safety Presentations this year. In this addition of the newsletter, I am happy to bring back “Are You Smarter Than Your Boss?”.  Bring the correct answers to the questions below to the September meeting and win 5 raffle tickets!  As my high school math teacher, Mrs. Kline, said, all work must be shown for credit!  Good Luck!

Water

A water main has just been laid and needs to be disinfected. The line is 30 inches diameter and has a length of 1 mile. How many gallons of water will it hold?

Wastewater

A rectangular wet well is 6 feet wide, 8 feet long and 30 feet deep. What is the gallon capacity of the wet well?

Our September meeting will be at a different location this year.  Inframark will be hosting at its Tomball location.  Hope to see everyone there.

Thank you,

Laura Bonjonia