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THE KANSAS LIFELINE

July 2018

ID cards should have information

about the employees such as if they

are certified operators, firefighters or

EMTs or other classification. The card

can be scanned and the information is

available whenever most needed. The

ID card is also useful to help identify

the carrier as a utility employee if

there is need to enter homes or

businesses. Most residents of smaller

town know the employees. However

that is not always the case.

Security can be as simple as locking

the doors when someone leaves the

utility pumping station or shop to

being as complex to require ID swipe

badges to enter facilities and security

guards. It's up to each community to

decide what level of security is

appropriate.

This sign at a wastewater lagoon in Kansas

alerts people to not enter the facility.

It's easy to install an address marker

such as at this lift station. A physical

address helps first responders to find

the location rather than being

directed to “lift station No. 1”, for

example. 

Security can be as simple as locking the doors 

when someone leaves the utility pumping station 

or shop to being as complex to require ID swipe

badges to enter facilities and security guards.

Charlie Schwindamann has

been Wastewater Tech at

KRWA since September

1999. Charlie holds Class II

Water and Class I

Wastewater Operator

certification. He is a

member of the Marysville,

Kansascity council.