Current Headlines

  1. Environmental Groups Sue EPA Over Fracking Wastewater
    5/27/2016

    Fracking continues to be a growing problem around certain parts of the U.S., with environmental groups recently bringing their concerns to court.

  2. Water Hardness Linked To Health Risk For Infants
    5/27/2016

    Hard water may be linked to eczema in babies. “About a fifth of children suffer from the chronic skin inflammation but rates are higher in areas with greater concentrations of hard water,” the London Evening Standard reported.

  3. High Lead Levels In Drinking Water Linked To Miscarriages
    5/27/2016

    Researchers at Hurley Medical Center are investigating whether the lead contamination crisis in Flint, MI, increased the number of miscarriages in the city.

  4. Antarctic Wildlife At Risk From Human Derived E. coli
    5/26/2016

    Human sewage disposal in Antarctica presents a risk of introducing non-native bacterial species, specifically E. coli, into endemic Antarctic wildlife, potentially affecting its diversity and evolution, a new research project led by Macquarie University has found.

  5. Maryland Retiree Goes Up Against Major Utility
    5/26/2016

    A Maryland man is trying to fight the rate structures used by his water utility, the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC).

  6. South Africa Partners With Iran On Desalination
    5/26/2016

    Though it has been experiencing what seems like a never-ending drought, South Africa may be finally getting a well-deserved reprieve.

  7. Farm States Pour Money To Fight Runoff, But It May Not Be Enough
    5/26/2016

    Officials in farming states are trying to tackle nitrate contamination through litigation and spending, but some experts say it will never be enough if farmers are not more heavily regulated.

  8. Following Tricky Triclosan
    5/25/2016

    Most U.S. homes are full of familiar household products with an ingredient that fights bacteria: triclosan. Triclosan seems to be everywhere. When we wash our hands, brush our teeth, or do our laundry, we are likely putting triclosan into our water sources.

  9. Metropolitan Water Reclamation District Of Greater Chicago And Ostara Open World’s Largest Nutrient Recovery Facility To Help Recover Phosphorus And Protect Mississippi River Basin
    5/25/2016

    Setting the bar for water stewardship and recovery for reuse, the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) in partnership with Ostara Nutrient Recovery Technologies recently officially opened the world’s largest nutrient recovery facility at their Stickney Water Reclamation Plant in Cicero, IL.

  10. Xylem Technology And Expertise To Support The Development Of China’s Largest Underground Wastewater Recycling Plant
    5/25/2016

    Among more than 600 cities across China, almost half of them suffer from water shortages*. Beijing, China’s vast and densely populated capital city, is one such city currently facing an acute water shortage and recycled water has been identified as an important component of the region’s future water supply portfolio.