From the Editor

  1. Baltimore Accused Of Targeting Poor For Water Shutoffs
    7/3/2015

    Baltimore is at the center of a water shutoff controversy this year resembling what Detroit underwent a year ago, when the Motor City earned a scolding from the United Nations over its aggressive approach to ratepayer delinquency.

  2. Some California Agencies May Ignore Water Cuts
    7/3/2015

    Some California water agencies are considering whether to defy new water conservation mandates imposed by the state.

  3. It’s Time To Make Ourselves Conspicuous
    7/2/2015

    Each year, in an effort to better understand and serve its members, the Water and Wastewater Equipment Manufacturers Association (WWEMA) asks them, “What keeps you up at night?” For the past several years, the top answer has been the same: funding.

  4. Sex-Changing Fish Inspire New Method Of Wastewater Treatment
    7/2/2015

    In an effort to target contaminants that affect the reproductive functions of fish, researchers have discovered a new way to remove traces of human birth control pills from municipal wastewater during treatment.

  5. For Water Industry, Small Hydropower Is Big Opportunity
    7/2/2015

    Faced with revenue challenges, a growing number of water utilities are looking to become energy providers—at least for themselves—using their own infrastructure to harness electricity.

  6. West’s Biggest Power Plant Provides Water As It Contributes To Drought
    7/1/2015

    A single power plant is responsible for a giant chunk of Arizona’s pollution, and critics say it can be pinpointed as a key culprit behind the drought in the West — where, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor, 75 percent of the region is experiencing abnormally dry weather.

  7. Water Districts Forced To Merge
    7/1/2015

    The California legislature approved budget language on June 19 enabling the state to force mergers between water providers.

  8. Water Utilities Don’t See Climate Change As Priority
    6/30/2015

    Facing short-term challenges including an infrastructure crisis and revenue pressures, water utilities are not prioritizing climate change as a major concern.

  9. In San Francisco, Sex Sells Water Conservation
    6/30/2015

    Can San Francisco make conservation sexy?

  10. Mandatory Water Rationing In San Jose Prompts Backlash
    6/29/2015

    Mandatory water rationing in San Jose, CA, has prompted a backlash from locals who say the rules are too strict.

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