Wrapping Up The Boy Scout Jamboree

By Jim Condon  

August 1, 2013 

 

The Boy Scout Jamboree was a great success, and we had the opportunity to educate many boys about the value and importance of clean water. We had a watershed map where the boys put a pin on the spot where they live. We talked about how everyone lives downstream of someone else and to be sure to clean the water they use before sending it downstream. From there they went to the pipe, and the boys loved this activity. We talked about confined space and that they should never go in a real sewer pipe. Then we magically changed them to wastewater influent so they can go through the pipe to the treatment plant. (By the way this was a great photo opportunity).

 

Once through the pipe they went into the first tent, where we talked about the treatment process and the importance of treating the water to make it clean. From that tent we went to a second tent, where we had actual secondary treatment mixed liquor (MLSS). Thanks to the Beckley WWTP! We talked about the types of microorganisms and what they do to clean the water. From there the boys went to the careers board where we described various careers in the water quality industry. This included engineers, lab techs, chemists, maintenance workers, collection system workers, chemists, and process operators (which includes electronic control system programmers and others). Finally we gave them the choice of “Water’s Worth It” pins (My Effort, My Passion, My Future, and Water’s Worth It). They then exited the exhibit and went on their way.

 

The boys were very interested and positive in their comments and really seemed to enjoy the exhibit and its activities. I know we had a great time! Many thanks to all those volunteers that helped with the WEF Jamboree exhibit, especially Ken Spear, Carl Janson, and Jim Downey. They did wonders in getting things set up, organization, and take down.

 

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The Boy Scout Jamboree was a great success, and we had the opportunity to educate many boys about the value and importance of clean water. 

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Well deserved "thanks" to all the staff and volunteers. Well done.

Posted by: 01657814 (rick.warner@att.net) on 09/04/2013

Wrapping Up The Boy Scout Jamboree

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Wrapping Up The Boy Scout Jamboree

By Jim Condon  

August 1, 2013 

 

The Boy Scout Jamboree was a great success, and we had the opportunity to educate many boys about the value and importance of clean water. We had a watershed map where the boys put a pin on the spot where they live. We talked about how everyone lives downstream of someone else and to be sure to clean the water they use before sending it downstream. From there they went to the pipe, and the boys loved this activity. We talked about confined space and that they should never go in a real sewer pipe. Then we magically changed them to wastewater influent so they can go through the pipe to the treatment plant. (By the way this was a great photo opportunity).

 

Once through the pipe they went into the first tent, where we talked about the treatment process and the importance of treating the water to make it clean. From that tent we went to a second tent, where we had actual secondary treatment mixed liquor (MLSS). Thanks to the Beckley WWTP! We talked about the types of microorganisms and what they do to clean the water. From there the boys went to the careers board where we described various careers in the water quality industry. This included engineers, lab techs, chemists, maintenance workers, collection system workers, chemists, and process operators (which includes electronic control system programmers and others). Finally we gave them the choice of “Water’s Worth It” pins (My Effort, My Passion, My Future, and Water’s Worth It). They then exited the exhibit and went on their way.

 

The boys were very interested and positive in their comments and really seemed to enjoy the exhibit and its activities. I know we had a great time! Many thanks to all those volunteers that helped with the WEF Jamboree exhibit, especially Ken Spear, Carl Janson, and Jim Downey. They did wonders in getting things set up, organization, and take down.

 

Posted by Blaine Menelik at 07/31/2013 10:53:00 AM | 


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Well deserved "thanks" to all the staff and volunteers. Well done.
Posted by: 01657814 ( Email ) at 9/4/2013 4:28 PM


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James L. Condon, PE
Environmental Engineer

Jim’s engineering experience covers a wide range of disciplines with emphasis on chemical and sanitary engineering projects. Specific areas of expertise include both wastewater treatment plant operations and wastewater treatment design projects involving design of activated sludge plants and sequencing batch reactors for biological nutrient removal, anaerobic and aerobic digesters, belt filter
press dewatering, and composting; microscreening; rotating biological contactors; lift station and sewer distribution systems; laboratory design; biological nutrient removal; and retention and aerated lagoons.

Jim has been involved in wastewater operations his entire career, which includes extensive experience in plant operations. He has been the operator of several plants in Nebraska, including operator supervision and training, plant operation and start-up, preparation of operation and maintenance manuals and troubleshooting. He has also been involved in design of wastewater plants for ammonia and nitrate removal as well as development of ammonia standards for surface water in Nebraska. Jim’s education includes a BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Nebraska and Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.