From the Editor

  1. How The Charles River Turned Around
    8/30/2016

    As recently as 1995, the Charles River was nearly failing the U.S. EPA’s annual water quality assessment. Since then, the river has seen a dramatic improvement thanks to several pointed initiatives.

  2. A Foundation For Water’s Future
    8/29/2016

    The president of the Water Environment Federation discusses key organizational initiatives to improve the fate of the water/wastewater industry.

  3. Potable Reuse Summit To Seize The Moment
    8/25/2016

    In October, the WateReuse Association’s 2016 Potable Reuse Summit will bring water professionals of all levels together to hear success stories and find out how to implement potable reuse programs in their own communities.

  4. Is It Time To Start Worrying About Treatment Plant Hackers?
    8/23/2016

    Treatment plant control systems are more vulnerable to computer hacks than ever before. What should utilities be doing to prepare themselves?

  5. Seeking Alternatives For Potable Reuse
    8/19/2016

    A recent project by the Water Environment & Reuse Foundation in Tucson, AZ, sought to vet more affordable and environmentally-friendly technologies to achieve potable reuse, with promising results.

  6. What Do Americans Think About Their Drinking Water?
    8/17/2016

    Survey data on U.S. consumers’ attitudes toward public drinking water confirms tough times now, but hints at better days ahead.

  7. Fighting For Florida’s Surface-Water Standards
    8/17/2016

    Late last month, a panel of regulators appointed by Governor Rick Scott narrowly approved the first changes to Florida’s surface-water quality standards since 1992. Marked with adamant support on one side and passionate protest on the other, the sweeping amendment has left questions about how clean Florida’s water will be.

  8. Bacteria Monitoring In 3D
    8/10/2016

    Monitoring of bacteria in drinking water is not perfect, but the perfect compromise between the reliability of lab testing and the speed of indirect sensors may have been found — an optical, online system that provides better protection for consumers by being just good enough.

  9. What To Know About The EPA’s New Effluent Guidelines
    8/9/2016

    The U.S. EPA’s recently released Preliminary 2016 Effluent Guidelines Program Plan indicates the industries and pollutants that the agency has its eyes on for potential future regulation.

  10. Pennsylvania Makes Big Investment In Water And Wastewater
    8/8/2016

    The state of Pennsylvania is making a significant commitment to water treatment — investing $68 million for twenty drinking water, wastewater, and non-point source projects across fourteen counties through the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST), reported WTAE 4.