From the Editor

  1. Michigan Residents Sue GM Over Alleged Salt Contamination
    12/11/2017

    Residents living near General Motor’s Michigan testing facility have come together to file a class action lawsuit against the manufacturer, claiming it has knowingly contaminated the local water supply since at least the 1980s.

  2. At Town Hall On PFC Contamination, Answers Absent
    12/8/2017

    Wolverine Worldwide, a shoe manufacturer, is among the latest companies to receive scrutiny for its practice of dumping perfluorinated compounds (PFCs) into source water, thus imperiling drinking water.

  3. Dormant PFC Lawsuit Against 3M Is Reignited
    12/7/2017

    A long-gestating lawsuit between Minnesota and the conglomerate 3M over perfluorinated compound (PFC) contamination now appears ready to move forward.

  4. Employee Killed In Treatment Chemical Tank Explosion
    12/6/2017

    An employee was killed during a remarkable explosion at a wastewater treatment chemicals plant in North Carolina late last month.

  5. Oil Platform Employees Removed Over Water Contamination
    12/5/2017

    In a unique twist on an oil contamination event, workers on a BP sea platform were forced to evacuate due to continued problems with diesel entering the platform’s water supply.

  6. Iowa Has Secured $12 Million For Water Projects
    12/4/2017

    At a time when many water systems around the country need all the help they can get with protecting source water, maintaining infrastructure, and eliminating contaminants, the state of Iowa has secured a critical boost.

  7. Oregon Wastewater Plant Called Out For Multiple Violations
    12/1/2017

    A wastewater treatment plant in Oregon came under fire last month for negligent practices that have been harmful to the environment.

  8. Creating A Universal Solution For Nutrient Pollution
    11/30/2017

    As excess nutrients continue to pollute source water, bringing dead zones and toxic chemicals, it’s time for the disparate agencies that can make a difference to band together.

  9. Report: EPA Had Undisclosed Concerns Over Fracking Chemicals
    11/30/2017

    No wastewater-related topic draws passion from two opposed sides quite like the process of hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” and whether or not it poses a danger to drinking water quality.

  10. American Water: Defining Our Challenges, Devising Solutions
    11/29/2017

    As the lead troubleshooter and innovator for water systems serving communities across the U.S., American Water’s Dr. Benjamin Stanford is in position to effect more change than most in the water industry. What issues draw his attention, and how might they be fixed? This edition of our “Water Champions” series looks at the biggest of water challenges.