Current Headlines

  1. 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.

  2. 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).

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. Alfa Laval Wins SEK 50 Million Waste Water Treatment Order In The US
    5/25/2016

    Alfa Laval – a world leader in heat transfer, centrifugal separation and fluid handling – has won an order to supply decanters to a waste water treatment plant in the US. The order, booked in the Water & Waste Treatment segment, has a value of approximately SEK 50 million and delivery is scheduled for 2017.

  9. Long Island Schools Test Positive For Lead
    5/25/2016

    Following the Flint, MI, lead contamination crisis, more than a half-dozen school districts on Long Island, NY, have tested positive for elevated lead levels in water from drinking fountains and sinks.

  10. One Dead After Faulty Water Pipe Complicates Fire Rescue
    5/25/2016

    Firefighters in a Colorado town faced a water infrastructure challenge during a kitchen fire this month that had fatal consequences.