EDITORIAL BY PETER
Pennsylvania Officials Push Back On Wastewater Privatization As Ratepayers See Higher Bills11/28/2023
Ratepayers in Pennsylvania are now facing the financial fallout of regulations that have pushed the privatization of their sewer infrastructure.
Ongoing Investigation Finds 'Deeper Issues' With New Orleans Drinking Water11/28/2023
A closer look at New Orleans’ drinking water and wastewater system is uncovering a history of improper sampling results reporting and apparent cover ups.
Patchwork Of Rules Is Making The Country’s Drought Problems Much Worse11/22/2023
The growth of one of water systems’ biggest problems may not be caused by climate change alone. New research shows that it could be accelerating thanks to poor management by regulators.
This Small Midwestern City Is Showing The U.S. How To Fight Lead, PFAS Contamination11/21/2023
Water systems throughout the U.S. continue to struggle with two major contamination trends, but progress gaining traction in the Midwest may have some answers for how they can make more of federal funding.
How Poland Springs Attempted To Thwart Water Protection Rules11/15/2023
A recent effort to protect source water in Maine was thwarted by a surprising opponent: lobbyists representing one of the world’s largest bottled water companies.
Baltimore To Pay $4.75M Over Wastewater Treatment Fines11/14/2023
One of the biggest cities in the country is now prepared to settle a massive bill and make critical improvements following years-long issues at its wastewater treatment operations.
'Buy American' Regulations Could Be Stalling Critical Water, Wastewater Infrastructure Projects11/8/2023
As water scarcity becomes an existential issue throughout the U.S., federal officials have earmarked massive capital to go toward infrastructure projects that will help conserve the valuable resource. But as some of the most drought-stressed regions attempt to deploy those funds, they are running into some surprising legislative obstacles.
Fraudulent Claims Threaten To Disrupt Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Payouts11/7/2023
As federal officials try to compensate the victims of one of the most high-profile drinking water contamination incidents in recent history, a surge of imposters could seriously impair the efforts.
Water Officials In California Demand New Consumption Plan From Central Valley Farms11/1/2023
The heart of America’s farming industry and increasingly scarce water are coming to a head, as officials warn that farmers are getting dangerously close to pushing supplies to the brink.
U.S. EPA Wants To Prohibit Use Of A Drinking Water Contaminant Tied To Sudden Deaths10/30/2023
The nation’s foremost drinking water treatment regulator has announced that it is considering a new ban on a prominent chemical that could be harming consumers.