1st Edition

Fundamentals of Public Utilities Management

ISBN 9780367544393
Published September 22, 2020 by CRC Press
278 Pages 9 B/W Illustrations

USD $120.00

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Book Description

Fundamentals of Public Utilities Management provides practical information for constructing a roadmap for successful compliance with new and ever-changing regulatory frameworks, upgrading and maintenance, and general management of utilities operations. It describes current challenges faced by utility managers and offers best practices. In an effort to maximize the usefulness of the material for a broad audience, the text is written in a straightforward, user-friendly, conversational style for students and practicing professionals alike.


  • Presents numerous illustrative examples and case studies throughout
  • Examines environmental compliance and how to best work with continually changing regulations
  • Frames the discussions in a context of energy conservation and ongoing sustainability efforts

Fundamentals of Public Utilities Management is designed to provide insight and valuable information to public utility sector managers and prospective managers in water operations (drinking water, wastewater, storm water), and to serve the needs of students, teachers, consulting engineers, and technical personnel in city, state, and federal public sectors.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 What Is Public Utility Management?

Chapter 2 Current Management Issues in Water and Wastewater

Treatment Operations

Chapter 3 Water/Wastewater Infrastructure: Energy Efficiency and


Chapter 4 Characteristics of Wastewater and Drinking Water Industries

Chapter 5 Planning for a Sustainable Energy Future

Chapter 6 Energy Efficient Operating Strategies

Chapter 7 Energy Conservation Measures for Wastewater Treatment

Chapter 8 Digital Network Security

Chapter 9 SCADA

Chapter 10 IT Security Action Plan

Chapter 11 Plant Security

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Frank R. Spellman is a retired assistant professor of Environmental Health at Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Va. and author of over 60 books. Spellman has been cited in more than 400 publications; serves as a professional expert witness; incident/accident investigator for the U.S. Department of Justice and a private law firm; and consults on Homeland Security vulnerability assessments (VAs) for critical infrastructure including water/wastewater facilities nationwide. Dr. Spellman lectures on sewage treatment, water treatment and homeland security and health and safety topics throughout the country and teaches water/wastewater operator short courses at Virginia Tech (Blacksburg, VA). He holds a BA in public Administration; BS in Business Management; MBA; Master of Science, MS, in Environmental Engineering and PhD Environmental Engineering.