EDITORIAL BY PETER
Chicago Considers 100-Year Deal To Provide Drinking Water To Suburb
One of the country’s largest cities is considering a deal that would have a major impact on its use of drinking water over the next century.
Following Winter Storm, Texas Assesses Water System Damage
Long after a winter storm that brought freezing temperatures to Texas had passed, residents were still dealing with significant water service issues, demonstrating just how devastating the storm had been and how critical these services are to daily life.
EPA Steps In To Protect San Diego From Tijuana's Untreated Wastewater
A longstanding wastewater issue between the U.S. and Mexico has now spurred action from the U.S. EPA.
Water Service For More Than 11.8 Million People Across Texas Disrupted
As winter conditions have ravaged much of the U.S. recently, no state was hit harder than Texas, where residents experienced disruption in their access to critical utilities, including water service.
Should Drinking Water And Wastewater Utility Employees Receive COVID-19 Vaccine Priority?
As limited doses of approved COVID-19 vaccines are distributed around the country, vulnerable populations and frontline workers have been given priority to receive them. And in certain pockets of the U.S., drinking water and wastewater employees have made the case that they should be included in the priority grouping.
Biden Pick For EPA Head Details Priorities
Many in the drinking water and wastewater sector are watching closely to see how a change in administration at the U.S. EPA will influence the federal regulations that affect them. And now, the likely incoming head of the agency has offered some indication of the direction that these regulations will take.
Philadelphia Makes $100M Commitment To Reducing Combined Sewer Overflows
Like many cities around the country, Philadelphia has had ongoing problems in preventing combined sewer overflows caused by rainwater inundation overwhelming its outdated infrastructure.
Senators Fighting To Keep Navigable Waters Protection Rule, Repeal WOTUS
Few regulations governing the nation’s source water bodies have embodied the differences in agenda between recent presidential administrations like the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule.
NJ Residents, Officials Reach Settlement In Years-Long Lead Contamination Litigation
After years of litigation, representatives for the State of New Jersey and for residents of Newark have agreed on terms to remediate lead contamination of the city’s drinking water.
Boom In Sports Betting Benefits Colorado's Water Plan
In a state that exemplifies many of the country’s largest water issues, a surprising source of revenue is helping to drive solutions.