We did it, everyone. We all made it through 2020!
To say it was a year full of unprecedented challenges and difficulties would be an understatement. COVID-19 hit the world, and it hit the world hard. But we are proud to have adapted quickly and efficiently to make sure our staff were safe and our customers would continue to be served.
With every new year comes new resolutions to be better versions of ourselves. Here at AdEdge we are always looking to identify areas to work and improve on in order to position our company for success. If you haven’t thought about any resolutions yet for your department or organization, consider the following:
Test your water quality
If you aren’t regularly testing the quality of the water flowing through your pipes, or it’s been a while since you last tested, now would be a good time. Depending on the source of your water, you could be facing a variety of contaminant issues your current treatment system isn’t addressing. Water testing kits may provide valuable knowledge that can help you understand the quality of water your particular situation is dealing with. Most importantly, don't be this guy.
Check on your local and regional regulations
Every year new laws go into effect that impact various areas of society. While it can take several years and bureaucracy to change or update federal regulations on drinking water quality, individual states, counties and municipalities may institute stricter standards for their communities. In addition, the incoming Biden administration may have plans to overhaul environmental policies in place during the past four years that could include drinking water standard updates.
Aim for compliance
Once you’ve accomplished the first two resolutions, you are in a better position to tackle this one. Knowing your site’s groundwater parameters will be key to determining the optimal solution for treating your water system and ensuring contaminants are eliminated or kept to maximum contaminant levels (MCLs).
Ask your communities for feedback
Whether you’re responsible for your city’s water, a beverage bottling facility or a school’s water system, it’s vital to know whether your water is truly safe and acceptable for local use. For municipal workers, the water you test coming out of the treatment plant could comply with regulations, but as it flows through the network’s pipes it picks up a few more contaminants. Keep your residents safe and happy with regular communication and requests for feedback.
Take a break
Without a doubt 2020 was a hard year on everyone. From essential workers continuing to work in the field as needed, to parents having to work from home in addition to caring for school-aged children learning remotely, everyone in the labor force was impacted in some way. Don’t forget to take a few minutes to breathe, refocus and recharge.
We hope your new year’s resolutions, no matter what they are, help you become a more successful individual and help your organization thrive in the new year. Wishing everyone a healthy, safe, prosperous and happy 2021.