EDITORIAL BY PETER
Century-Old Dam In South Carolina Is Leaking Toxic Sewage2/1/2023
After more than a century of use, a major public asset in South Carolina is now in danger of collapse. And it’s the only thing holding back severe source water contamination.
Legislation Would Transfer Jackson, Mississippi Water System To New Public Entity1/31/2023
The latest legislation meant to solve the fundamental water system problems in Jackson, Mississippi could totally transform responsibility for its management.
Researchers Find U.S. Freshwater Fish Are Highly Contaminated With PFAS1/25/2023
The spread of per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) — also known as “forever chemicals,” and arguably the most high-profile drinking water contaminant in the country — appears even more pervasive than previously thought, according to new research into the contaminants’ impact on the environment.
Treatment Plants May Be Hit With Supply Chain Issues After Fire Destroys Chemical Manufacturer1/23/2023
After a warehouse explosion and subsequent fire consumed an Illinois chemical manufacturing facility, the drinking water and wastewater treatment industry might face new challenges in conducting their work.
With Environmental Equity In Question, Should Utilities Change Their Rate Models?1/18/2023
As the Biden administration continues to invest in environmental equity around the country, significant funding is being allocated for the water and wastewater treatment industries.
EPA's Regan: Government 'Waited Too Long' To Fix National Water Infrastructure1/17/2023
As a growing number of communities around the U.S. face drinking water and wastewater infrastructure problems, it has become clear that public trust in official institutions to deliver these services is eroding. But recent acknowledgement from the country’s foremost environmental protection official signaled recognition of these problems and a dedication to improve things for traditionally underserved populations.
Can The Latest WOTUS Rule Survive Supreme Court Scrutiny?1/11/2023
After years of back-and-forth changes, the controversial Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule has just received a revision from the U.S. EPA and U.S. Department of the Army, meant to be its final change.
2023 Is Ushering In New Wave Of PFAS Limits For Drinking Water, Industrial Operations1/9/2023
One of the most pervasive and concerning drinking water contaminants on the planet is set to receive significant restrictions across the country as the new year begins.
Fracking Wastewater May Be The Next Front In Fight Against Growing Drought1/3/2023
With water scarcity a growing challenge for consumers around the country, industries of all kinds are working to ease the burdens they put on supplies. Soon, in Texas, that could include some of the most notorious water consumers of all.
Congressional Spending Bill Allocates Billions To Water Projects1/3/2023
The latest major spending bill passed by U.S. Congress has demonstrated the growing importance of clean, abundant drinking water for the country, as well as the mounting costs of maintaining it. A $1.7 trillion government funding bill for fiscal year 2023 includes major provisions for the U.S. EPA, outdated drinking water infrastructure, and drought relief measures.