From the Editor

  1. Judge Orders Jersey City To Compensate Sewerage Authority For Decades Of Outsourcing
    1/18/2019

    Following a controversy that dates back over one hundred years, Jersey City’s water and sewer system operator will soon have to pay millions for outsourcing its wastewater treatment operations.

  2. With 'Jaw-Dropping' Lead Levels, Newark Mayor Appeals To Trump For Help
    1/17/2019

    In a sign of just how problematic aging water infrastructure still is for major cities around the country, a National Resources Defense Council (NRDC) spokesperson described lead levels in Newark’s drinking water as “jaw-dropping” and “knock-your-socks-off high.”

  3. Sioux City Wastewater Plant Supervisor Caught Masking E. Coli Samples, Will Plead Guilty
    1/16/2019

    Following federal charges that he manipulated water sample test results to mask plant discharges, the ex-supervisor of a wastewater treatment plant in Sioux City, IA, plans to plead guilty.

  4. Furloughed U.S. EPA Employees Fear Municipal, Environmental Water Pollution During Shutdown
    1/15/2019

    Entering its fourth week and now the longest in the country’s history, the partial government shutdown is affecting a wide range of federal employees and agencies. Naturally, water and wastewater treatment operations are no exception.

  5. Arizona’s Drought Contingency Plan May Be Its Best Hope, But Will It Pass?
    1/11/2019

    Few regions around the country have as much at stake during prolonged droughts than Arizona. After months of negotiating, the state now has an approved framework for a drought contingency plan (DCP), though it faces some obstacles.

  6. Changing Thoughts On Climate
    1/10/2019

    I have a confession to make. Although I’m an empathetic person in general, I have found it hard to worry very much about the state of the world once I’m no longer part of it.

  7. For Second Time In Three Years, A Baltimore Wastewater Worker Is Killed In A Trench
    1/10/2019

    In a tragedy that highlights the inherent danger faced by wastewater treatment professionals on a regular basis, a worker employed by Baltimore’s Back River Wastewater Treatment Plant recently suffered a fatal accident while in a construction trench.

  8. Michigan Governor's First Directive Dedicated To Preventing Water Crises
    1/9/2019

    In a sign of just how significant water quality concerns are in Michigan, the state’s governor elect signed an executive directive related to the issue as her first such move in office.

  9. Arizona Adds Treatment Plants, Carbon Filtering To Fight PFCs
    1/7/2019

    As the prominence of perfluorinated chemicals (PFCs) in drinking water has risen, a range of treatment solutions have been employed around the country. In Arizona recently, this has meant the addition of carbon filtering and a multi-million dollar investment in new facilities to combat perfluoroalkyl sulfonate (PFAS).

  10. The Final Straw Against Water Pollution
    11/8/2018

    If I were asked to describe the makeup of the Water Online and Water Innovations audience, I could say it’s a mix of engineers and operators focusing on clean and/or wastewater processes within municipal or industrial settings. But that wouldn’t tell the whole story, because you are much more than that — you are caretakers of our planet’s most valuable resource.