EDITORIAL BY PETER
As Increased Flooding Exposes Issues With Private Wells, Role Of Regulated Drinking Water May Grow6/22/2022
With some 43 million people in the U.S. relying on private wells for their drinking water, centralized water systems remain unable to deliver effluent or enforce treatment regulations for every consumer across the country.
Utility Under Fire After 1 Billion Gallons Of Raw Sewage Enter Rio Grande6/21/2022
A state regulator has levied a heavy penalty on a local water utility after it was reportedly found to be diverting a shocking amount of untreated wastewater into an iconic waterway.
As California Forces Farm Water Cutbacks, Nation Could Feel Impact6/16/2022
As the heart of a historically severe drought in the U.S., California is forcing its emblematic agricultural industry to adapt.
Despite White House Efforts, U.S. EPA Is Losing Staff And Budget6/16/2022
Almost immediately upon taking office, the Biden administration has made it clear that it will prioritize solving the environmental problems faced by the nation’s underserved communities, underscored by a $2.9 billion investment in lead pipe replacement and stricter drinking water contamination limits.
Pentagon Finds Elevated PFAS Levels In Drinking Water Near Its Bases6/8/2022
According to new data disclosed by the nation’s foremost security agency, military bases throughout the U.S. are linked to dangerous drinking water contamination.
White House Reveals Plan For Tackling Water Security6/7/2022
Underscoring the far-reaching implications of growing water scarcity, the White House has announced a forthcoming effort to help systems around the world secure drinking water supplies.
Cleveland Seeks Cost-Effective Way To Identify Lead Service Lines6/1/2022
As cities around the country face consumer demand to replace lead-based drinking water infrastructure, many are struggling to find cost-effective ways of identifying just how big their problems are.
'Seismic Shift' In Legal Landscape Seeks To Hold Polluters Accountable For PFAS Contamination5/31/2022
The prevalence of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in drinking water sources around the country continues to be one of the most insurmountable treatment challenges in the space, as these compounds are notoriously difficult to remove from effluent and have been tied to acute health problems for consumers.
With Federal Water Resources Act Set For Vote, D.C. Legislator Advocates For New Drinking Water Source5/25/2022
One of the largest drinking water systems in the country may soon make a major resiliency upgrade, as Washington, D.C. considers adding a second source waterbody to its roster.
WEF President Offers Insight On Fundamental Water System Challenges5/24/2022
Speaking to one of the greatest drinking water system challenges of our time, the president of the Water Environment Federation (WEF), Lynn Broaddus, offered encouragement as well as a realistic sense of just how daunting lead service line replacement can be for communities across the country.