From the Editor

  1. The 'O' And The 'M' In Operation And Maintenance Of Water And Wastewater Treatment Plants

    According to Sullivan in 2010, “Operations and Maintenance are the decisions and actions regarding the control and upkeep of property and equipment.”

  2. The 10 Hottest Topics In Wastewater—What You Need To Know

    Attending WEFTEC this year? Get up-to-date on the industry trends and challenges that everyone will be talking about at the Sept. 29 to Oct. 1 event.  These topics encompass what’s hot—both at the show itself and throughout the wastewater industry as a whole. Check out all 10 topics—and the corresponding Water Online articles—and you’ll be sure to impress WEFTEC attendees in New Orleans.

  3. California Lawmakers Take Aim At Water Board Corruption

    California lawmakers approved a bill taking aim at corruption in the water sector. 

  4. West Water Crisis Labeled ‘Megadrought’ By Experts 


    New research shows that the West has lost about 63 trillion gallons of surface or near-surface water since 2013 as a result of the drought, Mashable reported. 

  5. Oil And Gas Companies Accused Of Breaking Fracking Rules

    An environmental group slammed oil and gas companies in a new report, alleging that the industry has failed to comply with federal permitting requirements surrounding the use of diesel fuel in fracking. 

  6. Shear Power: How To Defeat FOG Once And For All

    Overcome the problem of fats, oils, and grease (FOG) by understanding it and choosing the right equipment.

  7. Can Nitrogen Removal And Enhanced Biological Phosphorus Removal Coexist?

    Enhanced biological phosphorus removal (EBPR) is considered the most economical and sustainable way to remove phosphorus from municipal wastewaters, but its integration with nitrogen removal puts EBPR at risk for failure.

  8. Texas Leads The Way With First Direct Potable Reuse Facilities In U.S.

    Severe drought prompts both Big Spring and Wichita Falls to recycle wastewater effluent for drinking water use. Will others follow suit?

  9. Myths And Truths About The Waters Of The U.S. Rule

    Last week the House of Representatives approved a bill to block the proposed “Waters of the United States” rule, which would expand the U.S. EPA’s authority to include many streams and wetlands that currently go unregulated under the Clean Water Act. Has the EPA gone too far, or are they just doing what is necessary to protect and enhance water quality?

  10. Feds Give Oklahoma Nearly 40 Million For Water Updates

    Oklahoma is taking home a handful of federal dollars to fix its aging water infrastructure. 

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