From the Editor

  1. Raging Waters: AWWA’s Fight For The Future
    5/14/2018

    AWWA’s 2018-19 president, David Rager, talks about personal priorities for his tenure and the long-range challenges the industry and his organization must strive to overcome.

  2. Innovative, Collaborative, Inevitable: Furthering The Evolution Of Smart Water In North America
    5/9/2018

    A Q&A with Gary Wong, chairman of the SWAN North American Alliance

  3. A Model For Drinking Water Utilities
    5/4/2018

    There is a lot of talk in the water sector about the "value of water". We want the public to understand it — and pay for water's full cost, including collection, treatment, and delivery — but how many utilities really know the value of their own product? Would you ever think about branding it? Louisville Water Company did.

  4. World Water Day Meets Thanksgiving
    3/20/2018

    How does one observe World Water Day? The occasion certainly sounds important, but ask your typical treatment plant operator if he or she knows the World Water Day date (March 22nd), or even that it exists, and a shrug of the shoulders might be a common response. Perhaps the busy job of providing us the precious resource prohibits them from celebration — so let's celebrate them instead.

  5. Climate-Ready Or Not?
    3/14/2018

    There are many positive changes on the horizon for the water and wastewater industry — new ideas and technologies that should enable more efficient and reliable operations, better water quality, and cost savings — but the forecast for the future is not all sunshine. There are some storm clouds brewing, literally, and water system managers need to prepare for the impact of severe rains.

  6. How Utilities Can Put Safety Into The Hands Of Employees
    3/14/2018

    A recent initiative and underlying philosophy at American Water offers a lesson in what it looks like to empower utility employees to take charge of their own workplace safety.

  7. Miami-Dade May Join Fight Against State Water Quality Standards
    2/1/2018

    Water quality standards introduced by Florida’s Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) came under renewed scrutiny late last month as Miami-Dade’s government operations committee joined a lawsuit to challenge them.

  8. Metering Error In San Diego Had Neighbors’ Bills Swapped For Over 20 Years
    2/1/2018

    The main point of contact for most consumers and their drinking water utilities comes when it’s time for the former to pay their bills. That is probably why mistakes in this area are such points of prevailing consternation.

  9. EPA Declares War On Lead Contamination
    2/1/2018

    Three years after lead contamination in the drinking water of Flint, MI, launched a full-fledged national crisis, the U.S. EPA has expressed its commitment to solving the problem in no uncertain terms.

  10. Lessons From DC Water’s Rock Star, George Hawkins
    1/31/2018

    In just eight years at DC Water, which provides drinking water, sewage collection, and sewage treatment in Washington, D.C., serving more than 600,000 residents, George Hawkins transformed the utility from insular and guarded to open and innovative.