Views on the Latest Regulations

  1. How To Remove PFOA And PFOS
    6/15/2016

    The Water Research Foundation has released the results of a study testing the most effective method for treating PFOA and PFOS in drinking water.

  2. Choosing A Corrosion Control Treatment Strategy
    6/9/2016

    Here in the post-Flint era of municipal water operations, and for the foreseeable future, the loudest mandate for utilities will be to "get the lead out" of our distribution systems. Until such time that all lead lines are replaced, control strategies will need to be employed.

  3. New President, New Vision For Water
    5/9/2016

    In the midst of this U.S. presidential race, a thought about Ronald Reagan (apolitical, I promise): Known as the “Great Communicator,” it’s certainly no coincidence that Reagan was an actor before becoming president; and honed communication skills, especially in times of trouble, are vital to effective leadership.

  4. What Went Wrong In Flint?
    3/16/2016

    While it took a series of egregious bungles on several different levels to plunge Flint into the crisis, perhaps the most unforgivable lapse has been government officials’ negligent water testing.

  5. DOE Sets New Rule For Pump Efficiency
    1/7/2016

    This one's not on you, plant operators. Rather than a charge for utilities to aim higher in performance, the latest regulation to impact water treatment operations, as well as others, falls on equipment manufacturers — those who make pumps.

  6. Cool Tool: The Drinking Water Treatability Database
    12/17/2015

    Name a contaminant, any contaminant, and chances are that the U.S. EPA’s new reference tool has you covered — or at least soon will. The recently revamped Drinking Water Treatability Database is set to include more than 200 contaminants, with detailed information on what they are, where they come from, and how to get rid of them.

  7. Lead and Copper Rule Reboot: Flint’s Failures Prompt Revisions
    11/24/2015

    The federal Lead and Copper Rule (LCR) is destined for changes attributable to hard times in Flint, MI, and the agreement from an EPA advisory council that lessons must be learned from the latest crisis.

  8. Carrying Out The EPA’s Long Term 2 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule
    9/24/2015

    For nearly a decade, public utilities that draw from surface waters have been contending with a developing regulation that is emblematic of the U.S. EPA and the systems under its charge.

  9. Arsenic Update: Top Technologies Revealed
    8/27/2015

    The federal regulation for arsenic has been in place since 2002, and yet many utilities remain noncompliant. The culprit isn’t treatment capability, but cost. It happens that the most popular treatment technique is also quite expensive — but it doesn’t have to be.

  10. Prepare To Pump Up Efficiency
    6/30/2015

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has proposed its first-ever energy standards for commercial and industrial pumps, aimed at saving energy in the agricultural and municipal clean water sectors.