Water utilities, public officials, and consumer advocates all agree that there is a dire need for new funding to repair the nation’s crumbling infrastructure, but they sometimes disagree on where the money should come from.
Congressional Republicans have mounted numerous legislative efforts to stop a controversial federal clean water regulation, but in the end it was one man in North Dakota who managed to ground implementation to a halt.
After leaking millions of gallons of water per month for a decade, a pipe in the town of Cherokee, AL, is finally being repaired.
A woman is taking Atlanta to court claiming she was fired from a city position for blowing the whistle about practices that could potentially contaminate city drinking water.
Regulators in California are looking for a way to crack down on wastewater ponds formed during oil production.
A water plant operator is facing disciplinary action after leaving residents without water during an entire weekend in October because he was too drunk to open the plant.
Last year, Governor John Hickenlooper unveiled the first draft of a sweeping plan for the future of water management in Colorado, where shortfalls are expected to hit by 2050.
The Nevada agency that oversees drinking water facilities has completed its investigation of a utility manager who poisoned children’s water, and it now appears the man will no longer oversee drinking water for the city.
New Jersey environmental regulators are working to ease burdens on the wastewater sector by eliminating certain reporting requirements for localities.
The agriculture industry is responsible for putting nitrates in the water supply, but water utilities shoulder the burden of billing customers for the cleanup.
Austin is trying to make treated wastewater reuse more widespread, but that means untangling policies that do not incentivize the practice.
Wastewater is a problem for breweries. They incur major costs sending it to city treatment facilities, since brewery waste is brimming with chemicals and nutrients.
Southern California is looking for ways to make better use of wastewater in what could become the largest recycled water supply program in the nation.
It’s an important year for the future of nutrient policy on the Chesapeake Bay, since it’s the first time that states can report credits to the Bay Program.