Ops Challenge Takes Over FWRC

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If you were one of the 3,850 attendees at the Florida Water Resources Conference last week, you may have had the privilege of checking out the some of the FWRC Ops Challenge events.  Known as the “Olympics of the Wastewater Industry,” the Ops Challenge follows teams of four as they compete in a series of events, including Process Control, Laboratory, Maintenance, Collections, and Safety in order to secure a spot at the national competition at WEFTEC. This year, seven teams competed in the overall Ops Challenge, with clever team names such as Destin’s Positive Influents, JEA’s Fecal Matters, St. Petersburg’s Dirty Birds, GRU’s True Grit, St. Cloud’s Methane Madness, and Orange County’s Treatment Outlaws. Team Positive Influents from Destin Water Users, Inc. (DWU) was one of the smallest and only private organization competing in the 2018 Ops Challenge, representing a total of 65 employees.  Lead by Logan Law, Destin’s Wastewater Operations Specialist, all members were Class A Operators, and this was their second year competing.  Positive Influents came in first in Process Control and placed second in Collections, having won both events last year in their first year competing. During the Safety event, teams must respond to a worker that … Read More

USST at FWRC in Daytona Beach, FL

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Last week, USST exhibited for the 5th year running at this year’s 2018 Florida Water Resources Conference (FWRC) in Daytona Beach, Florida.  It was all hands on deck as we had the opportunity to meet and greet with customers, discuss their facility’s needs, and had fun spinning our prize wheel giveaway and snack station.  You could even charge your phone or tablet if you were running low by the end of the day. There were 3,850 attendees this year and we enjoyed speaking with everyone who stopped by the booth.  In the middle of the Exhibit Hall, the Regional Ops Challenge was underway, where seven teams competed for a spot in the national challenge coming up this Fall at WEFTEC.   You can read about the results of the Challenge and how each team performed on our other blog post here. If you missed us at FWRC, you can catch us at the next event.  Keep an eye on our Conferences page which we’ll update as new events are scheduled, or simply give us a call to make an appointment at any time at (844) 765-7688.

Golf Tournament Raises Funds for Breast-Cancer Research

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Kirk Roberts, Randy Cordrey, George Palenzuela and Harry Fritz U.S. Submergent Technologies sponsored — and WON! — the first annual Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Employees Golf Challenge benefiting Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. The event raised $11,400. Way to go, guys!

FRWA Conference 2014 – Orlando, FL

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The U.S. Submergent Technologies team recently attended the Florida Rural Water Association Conference as an exhibitor. USST CEO Denver Stutler gave a “Sand & Grit Removal” presentation to the wastewater track, which educated and informed attendees on the model 949 Combination³®Truck and the GritGone Process® capabilities. At our booth, we talked to many individuals whose plants experience problems with sand and grit getting into the pipes and causing capacity issues. They are often times faced with a decision to shut their plants down completely in order to clean. We described how our process can serve as a solution to those who cannot take their plants offline. The last day of the conference, we had a surprise visit from Old Blue! Old Blue in front of the Wyndham at FRWA Orlando The model 949 crew came to visit us at our exhibit booth