Peter Chawaga

Peter Chawaga

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Peter Chawaga is the associate editor for Water Online. He creates and manages engaging and relevant content on a variety of water and wastewater industry topics. Peter has worked as a reporter and editor in newsrooms throughout the country and holds a bachelor’s degree in English and a minor in Journalism. He can be reached at pchawaga @ wateronline.com.

EDITORIAL BY PETER

  • Putting Algae To Work For Sludge Processing
    Putting Algae To Work For Sludge Processing

    A new technology utilizing algae could make sludge digestion easier than ever.

  • Does Your Wastewater Treatment Plant Need A Manmade Wetland?
    Does Your Wastewater Treatment Plant Need A Manmade Wetland?

    Research into manmade, floating wastewater treatment wetlands may mark the first step into a new world of sustainable nitrogen removal.

  • What To Take Away From The CCL 4
    What To Take Away From The CCL 4

    The U.S. EPA’s latest roster of concerning drinking water contaminants offers clues into what may be threatening consumers and the regulations that come next.

  • Changing Membranes And The Future Of Water
    Changing Membranes And The Future Of Water

    A new fellowship has been awarded to students researching the latest advances in membrane technology and, perhaps, changing the future of water.

  • A Guide For Accessing WIFIA
    A Guide For Accessing WIFIA

    A new federal funding program seeks to help utilities complete their infrastructure projects. But what stands between a potential borrower and the available funds?

  • Exploring Alternative Funding For Infrastructure Upgrades
    Exploring Alternative Funding For Infrastructure Upgrades

    The Water Research Foundation recently completed a project assessing alternative funding options to cover the increasingly necessary costs for water infrastructure upgrades. Are there options that will help your utility avoid raising rates?

  • In Trump Era, A New Plan For Drinking Water Safety
    In Trump Era, A New Plan For Drinking Water Safety

    A U.S. EPA “call to action” for improving drinking water seems to lay the groundwork for the new president to address public health.

  • What Is A 'Safe' Amount Of PFOA
    What Is A 'Safe' Amount Of PFOA

    Polyfluoroalkyl and perfluoroalkyl substances like PFOA and PFOS have emerged as the contaminants of greatest concern for many consumers. While the U.S. EPA has issued a health advisory with limits on the chemicals, some affected communities wonder if their restrictions go far enough. So, what is an acceptable amount of PFOA in your drinking water?

  • The Problem With Road Salt
    The Problem With Road Salt

    With winter snow comes the inevitable introduction of a water source foe: road salt. With potential hazards posed to consumers and the environment, it’s up to treatment plants and utilities to do something about it.

  • Understanding The Changes To CWA Test Procedures
    Understanding The Changes To CWA Test Procedures

    The U.S. EPA has updated the list of approved test procedures that can be used to analyze wastewater for compliance under the Clean Water Act.

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