“Baby Boomer retirements, shifting demographics and a declining number of students receiving science, engineering and technical degrees are just a few of the factors causing the workforce crisis in the water utility industry,”
"Up to half the managers, engineers and field workers at water utilities will retire in the next decade, said the Water Research Foundation. That leaves utilities vulnerable to losing critical institutional knowledge and struggling to find replacement workers."
Who will be doing What?
Who will complete instrument maintenance once your staff retires?
What is your plan to replace retiring workers?
Who will verify your instruments are providing accurate results?