From the Editor

  1. Vermont Senate Sets Maximum Contaminant Level For PFAS
    3/20/2019

    Vermont’s senate has passed a bill that sets a stricter standard for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substance (PFAS) contamination in drinking water. 

  2. Tacoma Utility Worker Gets Six-Figure Settlement In 'Bro Culture' Case
    3/19/2019

    A city in Washington State has agreed to settle a lawsuit with a former employee who accused its public utility of encouraging a workplace hostile to women.

  3. 20+ Years Out Of Service, Indiana WTP Still Incurring Massive Costs
    3/15/2019

    Even though a local water treatment facility was closed more than two decades ago, a city in Indiana is paying more than $500,000 to maintain it due to a dangerous leak.

  4. Will More Strategic Funding Spur Water And Wastewater Treatment Innovation?
    3/14/2019

    The technological innovation that powers water and wastewater treatment processes — like new membranes for produced water cleanup or desalination technology for stressed water systems — is largely what drives the industrial and municipal treatment industries forward.

  5. High Manganese Levels Lead To Drinking Water Ban In Iowa
    3/13/2019

    Residents of an Iowa town were told not to drink their tap water this month when dangerous levels of manganese were found in the supply. And most concerning may be the fact that nobody seems sure how long the contamination has been affecting residents.

  6. Santa Fe First Ever To Finance Anaerobic Digester With Green Bonds
    3/12/2019

    The City of Santa Fe has achieved a wastewater first, establishing a financing model that may offer a new revenue approach for other cities throughout the country.

  7. Drought Presents Business Opportunity For Private Companies
    3/8/2019

    While pervasive drought in the American Southwest continues to present myriad problems for local water systems, it is also a dynamic opportunity — at least for private companies looking to capitalize on the scarcity.

  8. Ohio Voters Grant Lake Erie 'Human' Rights
    3/7/2019

    In a nod to just how important water quality has become for Lake Erie — a source body that has been plagued by toxic algal blooms for years — locals have decided to grant it the type of legal rights usually reserved for human beings.

  9. Virginia’s Aquifer Recharge Project Receives Oversight Overhaul
    3/7/2019

    An aquifer recharge plan in Virginia will now move forward under stricter legislative and scientific oversight.

  10. Chlorine Mishap Sends 50 Water Treatment Workers To Hospital
    3/5/2019

    A rare incident at an Alabama drinking water treatment plant had scary results for workers last week.