ARTICLES BY SARA

  • Will Treatment Costs Rise Under Trump Plan?
    Will Treatment Costs Rise Under Trump Plan?

    The White House released its long-awaited plan this month by means of a 53-page document pledging to “rebuild American infrastructure.” The centerpiece of the proposal is $200 billion in federal funding over the next decade, Business Insider reported.

  • 'Dysfunctional' Trenton Utility Promises Fixes
    'Dysfunctional' Trenton Utility Promises Fixes

    “If Trenton has failed to meet critical deadlines in the past, why does the state think that will change in the future? In a head-scratching move, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) entered into a contract with the city, allowing for an extension for Trenton to fix its constant and growing issues at Trenton Water Works (TWW),” The Trentonian reported, calling the utility “dysfunctional.”

  • Man Dumps Potassium Cyanide In Stormwater Inlet
    Man Dumps Potassium Cyanide In Stormwater Inlet

    A Pennsylvania man employed by a major pharmaceutical laboratory allegedly stolen poisonous chemicals and dumped them into a public stormwater inlet after he learned he was under investigation.

  • Water Utilities Try Tesla Batteries
    Water Utilities Try Tesla Batteries

    Water utilities in California are saving on their power bills by installing Tesla battery systems in their facilities.

  • Water Industry Eyes Robotics, Artificial Intelligence
    Water Industry Eyes Robotics, Artificial Intelligence

    A former wastewater pro is working to bring robotics and artificial intelligence to an industry that arguably lags on tech adoption.

  • EPA Boss Calls For 'War On Lead'
    EPA Boss Calls For 'War On Lead'

    Calling for a war on lead as a new feature of federal policy, U.S. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt is meeting with Cabinet officials this week to discuss how to keep children safe from lead contamination.

  • Mardi Gras Beads A Storm Drain Headache
    Mardi Gras Beads A Storm Drain Headache

    In New Orleans, the storm drains appear to be decked out for a party — that’s because they are clogged with Mardi Gras beads.

  • Whiskey Plants Charged With Polluting Tennessee’s Waterways
    Whiskey Plants Charged With Polluting Tennessee’s Waterways

    Tennessee’s waterways face a surprising threat: Jack Daniels. “As the whiskey industry continues to grow, Tennessee’s two largest distilleries struggled to comply with water quality regulations last year,” USA Today reported.

  • Will Expanding WIFIA Endanger It?
    Will Expanding WIFIA Endanger It?

    Water utilities are concerned that U.S. EPA’s loan program for water and wastewater projects might be expanded — to death.

  • Claim: Alabama Drinking Water Spurs Kidney Problems
    Claim: Alabama Drinking Water Spurs Kidney Problems

    Clean water advocates in Alabama say drinking water quality is so poor in Morgan and Lawrence County that ratepayers are developing kidney problems. Water utility and health officials deny those claims.

  • Trump’s Infrastructure Plan Worries Water Utilities
    Trump’s Infrastructure Plan Worries Water Utilities

    Water utilities are concerned that cutting federal regulations for infrastructure projects could threaten water quality.

  • Trump Admin Suspends WOTUS
    Trump Admin Suspends WOTUS

    The U.S. EPA has moved swiftly to suspend an Obama-era water regulation in the aftermath of a Supreme Court decision that boosted the odds the court-contested rule would become enforceable.

  • Radiation, Lead, Arsenic Challenge Texas Utilities
    Radiation, Lead, Arsenic Challenge Texas Utilities

    Dozens of public utilities in Texas provide drinking water with illegal levels of radiation, lead, and arsenic. That’s according to several recent national studies about contamination, The Texas Tribune reported.

  • Water Utilities Unimpressed With Iowa Water Bill
    Water Utilities Unimpressed With Iowa Water Bill

    A water quality bill passed the legislature last week in Iowa, where nitrate pollution from farms has been a persistent issue for water utilities in recent years.

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Sara Jerome

Sara Jerome

Sara Jerome is a contributing writer who has covered business, technology, and regulation for the Financial Times Group, the National Journal, and The Hill.