Drinking Water Features

  1. On The Brink: Dealing With America’s Aging Water Infrastructure
    12/11/2017

    The U.S. is currently facing a water crisis. Potable water is scarce and considered valuable everywhere in the world. However, with the infrastructure that is currently in place, the U.S. has been squandering this precious resource. According to the American Society of Civil Engineers, about 6 billion gallons of treated water are lost every day due to broken and leaky pipes alone.

  2. Profit Potential Of Industrial Wastewater In The Circular Economy
    12/11/2017

    In the midst of a global water crisis, industries today too often overlook a river of revenue opportunity: their own wastewater.

  3. Digital Water: How One Community Saved More Than $20 Million By Finding Leaks With Data
    12/6/2017

    White House Utility District (WHUD), Tennessee’s largest geographic water utility serving approximately 90,000 consumers and businesses, is using data to stem water loss and create savings for its customers.

  4. EPA’s Six-Year Review 3: How To Prepare For Potential Rule Revisions
    12/4/2017

    Staying on top of new regulations is a never-ending responsibility for water professionals. Each new rule may require huge dollars in capital and operating costs. Operators and technicians may need training on new technologies, sampling, and testing methods.

  5. 25 Years Of Environmental Justice At The EPA
    11/30/2017

    For a quarter of a century, the EPA has worked to address the environmental and public health concerns of minority, low-income and indigenous communities.  I have been blessed to be a part of this effort since its first steps. The Agency’s decision to establish the Office of Environmental Justice (OEJ), initially called the Office of Environmental

  6. Are PFCs A Bigger Problem Than We Thought?
    11/28/2017

    New analysis has found that perfluorinated compounds could be more than 20 times as prevalent in drinking water as previously thought. Will this revelation spur new regulatory action? And if so, what should that look like?

  7. Fixing The Federal Response To Lead Contamination
    11/15/2017

    The legislative body responsible for ensuring that the federal government remains accountable has recently issued a report on the nation’s lead contamination problem. Its recommendations may be what finally save the country’s drinking water.

  8. How Do We Get To 'Meaningful' Measurement?
    11/10/2017

    The question of how to get the most out of the data that we collect as an industry was central to the Sensing in Water Conference recently hosted by the Sensors for Water Interest Group (SWIG). The two-day conference highlighted several themes on how to get the best of the data that the Water Industry collects and how to make our measurements “meaningful.” Chief among those themes was greater collaboration among the different stakeholders, including water companies, universities, and the supply chain.

  9. How To Protect Your Water Supply Against Flooding
    11/10/2017

    A small, coastal Massachusetts town plagued by floods and imperiled drinking water supplies teamed with the EPA to bolster its defenses, resulting in a framework for other at-risk communities to follow.

  10. The Next Wave Of Water Loss Management In North America
    11/10/2017

    Though the field of water loss management is ever-growing and refining, a validated water audit to disaggregate volumes and values of all loss components remains the essential first step to reduce water loss in a way that is economically sustainable, both for your utility and your ratepayers. With extreme weather events, conservation rate structures, and regional population shifts changing the face of business as usual, it’s time to get with the program.