EDITORIAL BY PETER
22-Year-Old Drinking Water Operator Recognized For Averting Deadly Disaster9/22/2021
While drinking water treatment operators regularly oversee critical operations to ensure the safety and availability of our most vital resource, it’s not often that they’re given special recognition for their work.
EPA Will Propose First-Ever Limits On PFAS Discharges9/21/2021
After years of lobbying from environmentalists and concerned consumers, as well as mounting questions for industrial wastewater treatment operations around the country, the U.S. EPA has announced that it will propose the first-ever rules to limit the amounts of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) that can be discharged in effluent.
Will The Infrastructure Bill Bring Clean Water To The Millions Of Americans Who Don’t Have It?9/14/2021
President Biden’s proposed $1 trillion infrastructure bill, a landmark piece of legislation that received U.S. Senate approval in August and now awaits a vote in the U.S. House, would have major implications for a wide range of sectors, particularly the drinking water treatment industry.
Ida Aftermath: 600,000 People Without Clean Water, 2,000 Pollution Reports9/13/2021
The latest major storm to hit U.S. shores, Hurricane Ida, has left significant drinking water and source water issues in its wake.
Inspection Reveals Baltimore Wastewater Plants Dumped Excessive Sewage Into Rivers9/8/2021
State environmental inspections have found that the two wastewater treatment facilities serving Baltimore have illegally dumped an average of more than 100 million gallons of partially treated effluent per day into sources that feed the critical Chesapeake Bay.
Federal Judge Tosses Trump-Era Water Pollution Rollback9/7/2021
In the latest development for guiding federal water pollution regulation that has seen many changes, a federal judge has rejected the Navigable Waters Protection Rule (NWPR), which was designed by the Trump administration to override the cornerstone Obama administration guidance known as the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule.
California Drought Worsens From “Extreme” To “Exceptional”9/1/2021
It’s widely known that California’s most recent drought has been intensifying, with any hopes of an end to those conditions seemingly far away.
Citing COVID-19 Surge, Orlando Mayor Calls For Drinking Water Reduction8/31/2021
Two of the world’s most persistent epidemics seem to be accelerating at once in Florida, where a major city’s mayor has asked residents to reduce their use of potable water as COVID-19 cases surge.
Following Drought Concerns, Facebook Pledges To Restore Water In Arizona8/25/2021
As plans around a major Big Tech investment in Arizona came to light recently, controversy over how it would impact one of the region’s most precious resources have dominated attention. Now, it appears that controversy has led to much-needed changes.
As COVID Limits Access To Chlorine, Water Systems Ask EPA For Help8/24/2021
For the first time since the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) established an avenue for water systems to request help with supply chain issues in 1974, they are using it to ask the federal government for chlorine-based treatment chemicals.