EDITORIAL BY PETER
Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority Caught Dumping Sludge For Years
A major American drinking water and wastewater utility has been caught for years of violating central federal regulations.
Under Biden, U.S. EPA Expected To Pass Limits On PFAS
Though some lawsuits filed on behalf of the Trump administration contesting the results of the 2020 U.S. Presidential Election remain unresolved at the time of this writing, drinking water treatment operations concerned with a particularly pervasive contaminant may have reason for optimism if and when likely successor Joe Biden takes office.
Copper Solution May Be Answer For Zebra Mussels
A unique yet pervasive source water pest may have met its equally novel match in Minnesota, offering a new line of defense for the ongoing battle to maintain clean drinking water there and in other locales around the country.
"Plumbing Poverty" In U.S. Underscores Systemic Issues
The U.S. maintains one of the world’s most advanced national water systems, with innovative and sophisticated treatment systems serving millions of people.
Presidential Election Polling Shows What Americans Think About Water Issues
As Americans shared their views on political issues leading up the presidential election this month, they revealed the national outlook on central drinking water and wastewater concerns at a most crucial juncture.
Virginia Woman Receives Refund For 44 Years Of Wastewater Bills With No Service
In general, ratepayers who complain about their wastewater bills are usually undervaluing the amount of work and ingenuity that goes into transporting and treating household sewage before it is released into the environment.
Bill Gates-Backed Project Seeks To Remove PFAS
With a well-known and innovative backer, a new project has emerged that could put a dent in one of the country’s most notorious drinking water contaminants: per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS).
Why Water Systems Should Be On The Lookout For Legionnaires’ Disease
Although substances like lead and per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) seem to receive the bulk of media attention, a longer-standing drinking water contaminant affects more people across the country and there’s reason to believe it’s poised to spread even further in the near future.
Flint Launches Free Water-Testing Lab
Flint, MI, may be synonymous with drinking water contamination in the minds of many, but a recent effort from the city may create a brand new legacy — one that demonstrates just how impactful scientific analysis and public health can be.
10,000-Gallon Wastewater Spill In Michigan Caused By “Flushable” Wipes
It’s been well known among the wastewater treatment community for years that so-called “flushable” wipes can wreak havoc on infrastructure when consumers dispose of them through household drains.