Monthly Archive: December 2015

Dec 18

Turkey and Water

Did you ever wonder how much water your turkey dinner requires? Wonder no more! Turkeys need between 10 and 17 gallons of water per week. Depending on how large your turkey is, you’re probably looking at between 370 gallons and 504 gallons. Of course, there are environmental factors to consider and the growth of the …

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Dec 16

Knowledge Management History: Part One

This week and next we’ll cover a very brief history of Knowledge Management. The modernly accepted concept of capturing and storing knowledge for workplace development can be traced back to the 1970s, and has been refined over the last few decades. In order for knowledge to be powerful, it must first be captured, implemented and …

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Dec 14

Counting Down…

There are only 17 days left in 2015! It’s hard to believe the year is nearly over, isn’t it? During these last couple of weeks, most of us will take the time to reflect back on our year’s accomplishments and achievements. Or, perhaps these last few weeks are the opportunity to finish up a few …

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Dec 11

Holiday Food Prep

butter rolls

What’s your favorite holiday meal? Are there any family recipes that hold special memories for you? What role does water play in those recipes? Whether I’m making a JellO salad or a chicken soup with my own chicken stock, or just adding water to a gravy packet, the holidays would be pretty difficult without a …

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Dec 09

The Power of Knowledge

Knowledge isn’t power until it is applied. -Dale Carnegie What is Knowledge? The word knowledge is often confused for information or data. The dictionary defines knowledge as: Fact or condition of knowing something with familiarity gained through experience or association. Knowledge management, however, is a program or system designed to create, capture, share and leverage …

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Dec 07

Work and Holidays

water christmas tree

With only a few weeks left before the Christmas and New Year holiday seasons, people often don’t stop to think about the operators who keep the public water and sewage systems on-line and functional during their vacation time. Working through the holidays can be a pain, but we’re all thankful that someone does. Also, with …

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Dec 04


Imagine a day without water. Sounds pretty bleak, right?   No clean water for drinking or food preparation. No hot showers. No hot coffee or chocolate after Christmas caroling with friends and family.   Think about it. What would you miss most if you had to live without water for one day?

Dec 02

Knowledge Management Series


Today we begin a series of blog posts centered on Knowledge Management. Today’s culture and workplace thrive on knowledge. The old adage says, “Knowledge is power.” But knowledge can only be translated into power if it is organized and applied.  At American Water College, we believe that “applied knowledge is power.”   Organizations that allow …

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