Current Headlines

  1. Baptisms, Laundromats Complicated By Louisiana Water Crisis
    1/17/2017

    The water crisis in Louisiana is taking a toll on baptisms, laundromats, and other normal aspects of daily life.

  2. Snyder Signs Safe Drinking Water Bill
    1/17/2017

    Legislation that will require Michigan communities to be informed faster than residents of Flint, MI, were about elevated lead levels in their drinking water was signed by Governor Rick Snyder this month.

  3. Wastewater Researchers Find Answer to Intersex Fish Problem
    1/17/2017

    Researchers say that upgrading wastewater treatment plants to improve effluent quality may lead to a reduction in the kind of water pollution that causes fish to become intersex — meaning they have both male and female sex organs — which hinders reproduction.

  4. Anniversary Of MCHM Spill Passes, Concerns About Drinking Water Remain
    1/16/2017

    Three years have passed since a West Virginia chemical spill during which thousands of gallons of chemicals used to process coal spilled into the Elk River.

  5. Skin-Burning Chemical Contaminates Texas Water System
    1/16/2017

    Officials in Corpus Christi, TX, told residents to completely stop using tap water last month after a dangerous chemical made its way into the water system.

  6. Collaborative Launches New Tool To Stop Lead Contamination
    1/16/2017

    Water utilities hoping to decrease the threat of lead contamination are part of a new collaboration that aims to get lead pipes replaced.

  7. Starving Bacteria Could Mean Energy-Neutral Wastewater Treatment
    1/13/2017

    Increasingly, sewage is being seen less as waste and more as a potential source of energy.

  8. After Sulfur Smell Hits San Francisco, Some Suspect Wastewater Treatment Odors
    1/13/2017

    Last month, residents of San Francisco were accosted by a smell that is all too familiar to certain wastewater treatment plants. The scent of rotten eggs wafted through the air.

  9. Wyoming Town Struggles With Selenium
    1/13/2017

    Work on lowering levels of selenium in water for Casper, WY, will be put to the test in 2018 when the city’s wastewater treatment plant will have to apply for a new permit from the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ).

  10. Flint Residents Barred From Water Crisis Meeting
    1/13/2017

    Residents of Flint, MI, say they are being shut out of official discussions of the water crisis.