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    3 Things My Climate-Skeptic Dad Taught Me About Clean Energy Advocacy

    As an advocate for the air, water, and economic benefits that clean energy provides, I find some of my most challenging — and maybe most rewarding — work is trying to engage climate-skeptic lawmakers at the Texas Capitol in Austin.

  • Idaho Town’s Wastewater Funding Questions Mirror Nation’s
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    The line that a wastewater utility in Nampa, ID, is attempting to straddle this month is emblematic of the nation’s struggle to address the costs of desperately needed treatment plant upgrades.

  • Trenton Water Utility Faces Criticism From State
    Trenton Water Utility Faces Criticism From State

    New Jersey environmental regulators are putting pressure on officials in the state capital to fix the city’s struggling water utility.

  • Research: PPCPs Make Fish Less Cautious Of Predators
    Research: PPCPs Make Fish Less Cautious Of Predators

    As a bizarre result of the environmental affects that pharmaceutical and personal care products (PPCPs) can have when they defy treatment operations, researchers have found antidepressants in source water may make fish less wary of predators.

  • Water Rate Increases Drive Residents Out Of South Carolina Town
    Water Rate Increases Drive Residents Out Of South Carolina Town

    The cost of water in Lake Wylie, SC, is so high that some residents may move out of town.

  • On The Brink: Dealing With America’s Aging Water Infrastructure
    On The Brink: Dealing With America’s Aging Water Infrastructure

    The U.S. is currently facing a water crisis. Potable water is scarce and considered valuable everywhere in the world. However, with the infrastructure that is currently in place, the U.S. has been squandering this precious resource. According to the American Society of Civil Engineers, about 6 billion gallons of treated water are lost every day due to broken and leaky pipes alone.

  • Real-Time Collection System Monitoring Is Saving Ratepayers Millions
    Real-Time Collection System Monitoring Is Saving Ratepayers Millions

    A successful pilot program for the San Antonio Water System (SAWS) is expanding to encompass the nation’s widest deployment of smart infrastructure in sewer collection systems. Such technology is lowering operating costs by millions of dollars, reducing pressure on rates, and dramatically decreasing the risk of sewer overflows. The decision reflects a growing trend of using collection system technologies to reduce maintenance and help limit rate increases.

  • Profit Potential Of Industrial Wastewater In The Circular Economy
    Profit Potential Of Industrial Wastewater In The Circular Economy

    In the midst of a global water crisis, industries today too often overlook a river of revenue opportunity: their own wastewater.

  • Water Science, For The Win
    Water Science, For The Win

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  • Michigan Residents Sue GM Over Alleged Salt Contamination
    Michigan Residents Sue GM Over Alleged Salt Contamination

    Residents living near General Motor’s Michigan testing facility have come together to file a class action lawsuit against the manufacturer, claiming it has knowingly contaminated the local water supply since at least the 1980s.

  • Research: Latino Americans Don’t Trust Tap Water
    Research: Latino Americans Don’t Trust Tap Water

    Research shows that Latinos are more likely to distrust tap water compared to other groups.

  • Amid Population Boom, Texas Cities Plan $225 Million Water Pipeline
    Amid Population Boom, Texas Cities Plan $225 Million Water Pipeline

    Texas cities with booming populations are teaming up on a major water pipeline project.

  • At Town Hall On PFC Contamination, Answers Absent
    At Town Hall On PFC Contamination, Answers Absent

    Wolverine Worldwide, a shoe manufacturer, is among the latest companies to receive scrutiny for its practice of dumping perfluorinated compounds (PFCs) into source water, thus imperiling drinking water.

  • Wet Well Wonder In A Deep Sewer Tunnel
    Wet Well Wonder In A Deep Sewer Tunnel

    This wet well is a critical piece of a system designed to intercept wet weather overflows, and it demands powerful, high-quality pumps to handle the load. Designed to reduce environmental impacts resulting from Combined Sewer Overflows (CSOs) in Columbus, Ohio, the Olentangy-Scioto- Interceptor-Sewer Augmentation Relief Sewer (OARS) is the key component in meeting this goal. This sewer tunnel will intercept wet weather overflows that currently empty into the Scioto River and instead carry the flows to the city’s Jackson Pike and Southerly wastewater treatment plants.

  • Worker Dies At Wastewater Plant In New York
    Worker Dies At Wastewater Plant In New York

    A worker died on the job at a wastewater treatment plant in Watertown, NY, on November 20.

  • EPA’s Six-Year Review 3: How To Prepare For Potential Rule Revisions
    EPA’s Six-Year Review 3: How To Prepare For Potential Rule Revisions

    Staying on top of new regulations is a never-ending responsibility for water professionals. Each new rule may require huge dollars in capital and operating costs. Operators and technicians may need training on new technologies, sampling, and testing methods.

  • Iowa Has Secured $12 Million For Water Projects
    Iowa Has Secured $12 Million For Water Projects

    At a time when many water systems around the country need all the help they can get with protecting source water, maintaining infrastructure, and eliminating contaminants, the state of Iowa has secured a critical boost.

  • Oregon Wastewater Plant Called Out For Multiple Violations
    Oregon Wastewater Plant Called Out For Multiple Violations

    A wastewater treatment plant in Oregon came under fire last month for negligent practices that have been harmful to the environment.

  • Defining Total Customer Engagement
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    Total Customer Engagement is an amorphous concept that is difficult to define or quantify. Depending on the nature of a given business, engagement may be described using language such as touches, opens, responses, clicks, registrations, reach, shares, influence, views, or other nebulous terms. This language leaves organizations ill-equipped to define and measure the impact and benefits of communicating with customers in a wide-range of situations.

  • 25 Years Of Environmental Justice At The EPA
    25 Years Of Environmental Justice At The EPA

    For a quarter of a century, the EPA has worked to address the environmental and public health concerns of minority, low-income and indigenous communities.  I have been blessed to be a part of this effort since its first steps. The Agency’s decision to establish the Office of Environmental Justice (OEJ), initially called the Office of Environmental

  • Creating A Universal Solution For Nutrient Pollution
    Creating A Universal Solution For Nutrient Pollution

    As excess nutrients continue to pollute source water, bringing dead zones and toxic chemicals, it’s time for the disparate agencies that can make a difference to band together.

  • Report: EPA Had Undisclosed Concerns Over Fracking Chemicals
    Report: EPA Had Undisclosed Concerns Over Fracking Chemicals

    No wastewater-related topic draws passion from two opposed sides quite like the process of hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” and whether or not it poses a danger to drinking water quality.

  • American Water: Defining Our Challenges, Devising Solutions
    American Water: Defining Our Challenges, Devising Solutions

    As the lead troubleshooter and innovator for water systems serving communities across the U.S., American Water’s Dr. Benjamin Stanford is in position to effect more change than most in the water industry. What issues draw his attention, and how might they be fixed? This edition of our “Water Champions” series looks at the biggest of water challenges.

  • Report: EPA Delays WOTUS Amid Rewrite
    Report: EPA Delays WOTUS Amid Rewrite

    Few rules governing the nation’s water quality have been politicized to the extent of the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule, seen by one side as necessary for protecting the environment and by another as government overreach that hurts the economy.

  • The Biology Of Biofiltration And Odor Control
    The Biology Of Biofiltration And Odor Control

    Each industrial odor problem is as unique as the processes and materials that combine to cause it. While various methods are employed to control industrial odors, biological treatment solutions hold a great deal of promise. This article examines what goes on inside a biotrickling filter and aims to equip facility managers with the information they need to make better industrial odor control decisions.

  • Are PFCs A Bigger Problem Than We Thought?
    Are PFCs A Bigger Problem Than We Thought?

    New analysis has found that perfluorinated compounds could be more than 20 times as prevalent in drinking water as previously thought. Will this revelation spur new regulatory action? And if so, what should that look like?

  • AnMBR Reduces Ken’s Foods’ Operation And Maintenance Costs By 50%
    AnMBR Reduces Ken’s Foods’ Operation And Maintenance Costs By 50%

    Ken’s Foods is a privately held food manufacturing company located in Marlborough, Massachusetts, USA. For 60 years, Ken’s Foods has been making an extensive line of salad dressings, sauces, and marinades.

  • HP Hood Chooses ADI Systems’ Proven Wastewater Treatment Technology
    HP Hood Chooses ADI Systems’ Proven Wastewater Treatment Technology

    HP Hood LLC is one of the largest dairy operators in the United States with 13 plants across the country. It has been producing high-quality, delicious dairy products for more than 160 years.

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