Spottlight on Water Quality

National Water Quality Month reminds us that it takes much more than just turning on the tap to guarantee clean, potable water. The average person uses approximately 80 gallons of water or more per day. The water we use includes bathing, cleaning, household waste, and drinking water. Depending on where we live, the amount of water, usage, population and treatment facilities available vary. Around the world, these variables change greatly. In some villages, available drinkable water is scarce and indoor plumbing does not exist. Protecting our water resources and educating ourselves about water quality is an important goal of National Water Quality Month.

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Spottlight on Regulatory Updates

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Spottlight on Electrical Safety

Spottlight on Electrical Safety

The Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) is a non-profit organization dedicated exclusively to promoting electrical safety in the home, school, and workplace. To commemorate National Electrical Safety Month, ESFI spearheads an annual campaign to educate key audiences about the steps that can be taken in order to reduce the number of electrically-related fires, fatalities, injuries, and property loss.

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Spottlight on Communities

Celebrating Communities and their Parks

April is a great month to get outside and celebrate in our communities. Local Government Week (April 9-13) is dedicated to commending the hard work of our local government officials and their staffs. For one week each April the National Park Foundation celebrates America’s treasures. National Park Week(April 21-29) is a time to explore amazing places and discover stories of history and culture.

Spottlight on Engineering | Our work touches everyday life.

Spottlight on Engineering | Our work touches everyday life.

Founded by NSPE in 1951, Engineers Week is dedicated to ensuring a diverse and well-educated future engineering workforce by increasing understanding of and interest in engineering and technology careers. This week is a time for everyone to celebrate and recognize the people who create today’s awe-inspiring wonders like cloud-busting skyscrapers and human travel to Mars. And a great opportunity to reflect on how very different our lives would be without daily marvels like clean drinking water, computers and cars.

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Spottlight on a New Year

Staff News

 JoSH JAMES, EIT

JoSH JAMES, EIT

 KEVIN HOFFMAN, SIT

KEVIN HOFFMAN, SIT

SSM welcomes Joshua James, EIT as a Graduate Engineer in the Water and Wastewater Engineering Department. Josh is a 2016 graduate of The Pennsylvania State University with a BS in Environmental Systems Engineering.

We congratulate Kevin Hoffman, SIT on earning his Surveyor-In-Training Certification. Kevin is a 2016 graduate of Pennsylvania College of Technology with an A.A.S. in Surveying Technologies. He is responsible for conducting field topographical and property surveys, engineering surveys, records research, preparing plots, calculations and legal descriptions for properties; establishing field control; construction stakeout; and monumentation. He is trained in using Trimble GPS equipment, Trimble robotic instruments, Leica ScanStation, AutoCAD and Cyclone.