From the Editor

  1. DC Water Develops Its Own Future With Open Innovation

    In an effort to merge the roles of innovator and end user, DC Water launched an “open innovation” program that encourages employees to identify emerging technologies and upcoming regulatory changes, undertake scientific research, and ultimately make recommendations for new technologies or practices to be implemented.

  2. Test Beds Connect The Network Of Water Resource Recovery

    In its latest effort towards advancing resource recovery, The Water Environment & Reuse Foundation (WE&RF) has assembled a network and directory of water resource recovery test beds: 46 facilities across the country that are willing and able to run pilots for researchers and technology providers.

  3. “Taxpayers’ Best Friend” Looks Into Water Technologies

    The Government Accountability Office recently assessed technologies that can potentially save the U.S. from water stress, focusing on distribution efficiency and the treatment of nontraditional sources. We provide a snapshot of GAO’s findings, including technology pros and cons, “readiness” rates, and levels of adoption.

  4. West Virginia Town Reaches Out To Ratepayers To Explain Odor Issue

    Odor issues can hinder public opinion of wastewater services — even if the issue has zero impact on the actual quality of the wastewater remediation.

  5. Utility Experiences Second Massive Wastewater Overflow Almost Exactly One Year After First

    History has repeated itself in Topeka, KS.  

  6. New President, New Vision For Water

    In the midst of this U.S. presidential race, a thought about Ronald Reagan (apolitical, I promise): Known as the “Great Communicator,” it’s certainly no coincidence that Reagan was an actor before becoming president; and honed communication skills, especially in times of trouble, are vital to effective leadership.

  7. Best Practices For Cured-In-Place Pipe

    Make sure you consider these best CIPP practices if you’re doing a trenchless sewer line replacement or pipeline rehabilitation.

  8. Bringing The Water Loss Fight Home During ‘Fix A Leak Week’

    The U.S. EPA estimates that more than one trillion gallons of water are lost through household leaks every year. It introduced “Fix a Leak Week” to bring that number down.

  9. The Bible On Effective Utility Management

    The U.S. EPA and multiple water groups recently gathered during Water Week 2016 in Washington, D.C. to announce updates to an essential guide for effective utility management (EUM). If utilities aren't already familiar with this document, they need to be. 

  10. Is Capacitive Deionization The Key To Desalination?

    Capacitive deionization can remove ions, like salt, from water. With a lower energy cost than many other desalination methods, could it be the answer to drought?