A recent initiative and underlying philosophy at American Water offers a lesson in what it looks like to empower utility employees to take charge of their own workplace safety.
In an innovative reminder of how the next generation can change water treatment practices, middle school students in Massachusetts have developed a new digital tool for water quality testing.
Unsafe, potentially negligent, practices at a wastewater treatment plant in Washington state nearly killed employees according to a recent report.
While opinion varies from person to person, for the most part, we assume that the drinking water running through our taps are safe. While that should remain a fair assumption, a recent report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) may cause doubt.
Unfortunately, the practice of discharging untreated or partially-treated sewage is all too common for wastewater treatment plants. But a recent instance in Florida has caught the attention of state watchdogs.
After researchers from Virginia Tech pioneered efforts to test for and remediate lead contamination problems in Flint, MI, the school has received a considerable grant for undertaking similar efforts around the country.
A small, coastal Massachusetts town plagued by floods and imperiled drinking water supplies teamed with the EPA to bolster its defenses, resulting in a framework for other at-risk communities to follow.
Florida may be taking up the mantle in one of the drinking water industry’s ongoing battles: to increase the adoption of indirect potable reuse (IPR).
With lead contamination still a paramount concern for consumers around the country, many water utilities need to improve their buried infrastructure sooner rather than later. For those that cannot embark on ambitious replacement projects, a new report on coating and lining technologies for lead service lines might be the guide forward.
As wastewater systems have access to more data than ever, questions remain about how to put it all to good use. A new tool uses analytics to predict the needs of sewer lines over a 20-year span, helping utilities make cost-effective choices and protect their infrastructure.
An ambitious, globe-trotting program invites attendees to learn from the infrastructure accomplishments and challenges of the world’s premier riverfront cities. With water becoming an increasingly valuable resource and the world’s drinking and wastewater infrastructure in peril, what can these metropolises teach us?
Researchers have begun to explore the idea of 3D printing as a way to manufacture membranes. What could the cutting-edge technology mean for water and wastewater treatment?
With rising regulatory and infrastructure costs, it’s more important than ever for water and wastewater utilities to collect what they’re owed from ratepayers. But how can they go about improving collection?
Polyfluoroalkyl and perfluoroalkyl substances like PFOA and PFOS have emerged as the contaminants of greatest concern for many consumers. While the U.S. EPA has issued a health advisory with limits on the chemicals, some affected communities wonder if their restrictions go far enough. So, what is an acceptable amount of PFOA in your drinking water?
Just because water has been around since before the Stone Age doesn’t mean it’s immune to evolution. Here are five ways that water is getting swept up in the future.