From the Editor

  1. Microscopic Superhero To The Rescue In Health Crises

    A newly developed protein could be utilities’ answer to contamination emergencies.

  2. Phosphorus Regs Result In High Price Tag For CT Utility

    Increasing phosphorus regulations are significantly impacting the bottom line at many WWTPs, often requiring millions of dollars in improvements just to stay in compliance.

  3. State Department Awards 119 WWTPs

    Wastewater treatment plants, while critically important, often go unrecognized, even when they do exceptional work.

  4. How Treatment Plants Can Access Solar Energy

    Southern California’s water district has announced plans for its latest solar-power generating facility. How can the alternative energy source impact the district’s bottom line? And how can other utilities implement similar programs?

  5. Building A Sustainable Solution For Wastewater Infrastructure

    The U.S. Department of Energy’s “Better Buildings” accelerator is the agency’s answer for an energy-efficient and ecologically conscious wastewater future.

  6. Are California’s Utilities Their Own Worst Drought Enemies?

    A bill under consideration in California would establish registry for energy use by the state’s water sector. Collecting that information could be a major step in stemming greenhouse gas emission and fighting drought.

  7. The Benefits Of Biological Treatment For Drinking Water

    While biological treatment offers drinking plants a solution to some critical contaminants with reduced residual production, many have yet to embrace the alternative.

  8. 5 Principles For Improved Water Security

    Are environmental interests and business interests mutually exclusive? Our divisive sociopolitical climate might make you think so — you’re either labeled ‘tree-hugging’ or ‘greedy’ — but it is not an either/or proposition, especially when it comes to water conservation.

  9. The Advantages Of Automating Wastewater Treatment

    Wastewater treatment operations are beginning to embrace the power of automation. How can it help? And how is it implemented?

  10. The Benefits Of Combined Ion Exchange

    Research is being conducted on a new water treatment process that can make removing contaminants more efficient by combining efforts.