From the Editor

  1. Understanding The Changes To CWA Test Procedures

    The U.S. EPA has updated the list of approved test procedures that can be used to analyze wastewater for compliance under the Clean Water Act.

  2. Starving Bacteria Could Mean Energy-Neutral Wastewater Treatment

    Increasingly, sewage is being seen less as waste and more as a potential source of energy.

  3. After Sulfur Smell Hits San Francisco, Some Suspect Wastewater Treatment Odors

    Last month, residents of San Francisco were accosted by a smell that is all too familiar to certain wastewater treatment plants. The scent of rotten eggs wafted through the air.

  4. 5 Red Flags For Chloramination

    Many drinking water utilities have made or are considering the switch from chlorine to chloramine to avoid regulated disinfection byproducts. However, the Water Research Foundation warns that chloramination presents its own set of problems.

  5. A Guide For Assessing Industrial Discharge

    A new best practices guide from the U.S. EPA provides discharge permit writers and pretreatment coordinators with tips on helping wastewater treatment plants deal with industrial effluent.

  6. 1,4-Dioxane’s Drinking Water Threat

    A known carcinogen that makes its way into drinking water supplies through personal care products is under fire in New York. While the state mulls stricter limits, consumers remain exposed.

  7. Lessons In Protecting Against Nutrient Pollution

    With new information on the pervasiveness of nutrient pollution in the country’s drinking water sources, the U.S. EPA has offered lessons on turning the tide.

  8. In Case Of Emergency: Read This

    The U.S. EPA offered water and wastewater utilities tips on how they can access federal funds to help prepare for, or recover from, disaster.

  9. Is Zinc Coating The Answer For Drinking Water Pipelines?

    A relatively new solution has emerged for drinking water infrastructure with some communities investing in its promise. Is it the answer to pipeline problems?

  10. Obama EPA Takes A Bow, Touts #WaterProgress

    In the years the U.S. EPA has worked under the Obama administration, the agency has been very active. Depending on your perspective, that may be good or bad. While some see new regulations as necessary to protect citizens and the environment (and to drive innovation in the water sector), others argue that recent actions have been overly restrictive and unduly burdensome.