Persistent water stress throughout much of the U.S. is linked to multiple causes, including climate change that is warming temperatures and growing populations that put additional strain on available source water.
A changing climate and the ongoing development of coastal regions mean that flooding and stormwater overflow are bigger threats in the U.S. than ever. And now several states are preparing to spend millions of dollars to address the problem.
Though the public at large may continue to dispose of non-flushable wipes through their toilets, wastewater professionals are well aware of their propensity for clogging sewer systems and creating expensive issues.
The U.S. EPA announced that it will rescind a recently-introduced policy that allowed companies throughout the country to forgo pollution monitoring. Introduced in March 2020, the agency enacted the measure to reduce the burden these companies shoulder as the novel coronavirus spread around the world.