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Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Elbow deep in gorilla moat muck

TL;DR Crews from our wastewater and zoo get together twice a year to clean out the moats in the gorilla exhibit. It's fast work now -- compared to what it was -- but shows what can happen when two departments work together. Also, it was just kind of fun to be in an exhibit at the zoo.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Coping with irate customers at Topeka's Call Center

TL;DR 368-3111 serves as Topeka's A to Z service line - you can basically call about anything, and the call center will do their best to help you. But most of the calls relate to water service, including payments and, sometimes, shut offs. Those lead to some pretty terrible experiences, but our call center reps are well-versed in handling irate customers.