From the Editor

  1. In Case Of Emergency: Read This

    The U.S. EPA offered water and wastewater utilities tips on how they can access federal funds to help prepare for, or recover from, disaster.

  2. Is Zinc Coating The Answer For Drinking Water Pipelines?

    A relatively new solution has emerged for drinking water infrastructure with some communities investing in its promise. Is it the answer to pipeline problems?

  3. Obama EPA Takes A Bow, Touts #WaterProgress

    In the years the U.S. EPA has worked under the Obama administration, the agency has been very active. Depending on your perspective, that may be good or bad. While some see new regulations as necessary to protect citizens and the environment (and to drive innovation in the water sector), others argue that recent actions have been overly restrictive and unduly burdensome.

  4. An 11-Step Plan To Prepare For Upstream Chemical Spills

    A catastrophic chemical spill in 2014 inspired a research group to develop a methodology for how such drinking water disasters could be avoided by systems in the future.

  5. Does Healthy Drinking Water Mean Stricter Limits On Atrazine?

    The U.S. EPA is considering tightening its water regulations on atrazine, an herbicide known to cause adverse health effects if ingested. As researchers and state regulators advocate for stricter limits, it may be time to act.

  6. Can The DWSRF Solve The Lead Crisis?

    The federal Drinking Water State Revolving Fund was designed to help communities pay for infrastructure projects and meet safety regulations. But can it be applied for the greatest threat to drinking water of our time?

  7. Study Points Pollution Finger At Wastewater Treatment Plants

    Usually, wastewater treatment plants are lauded as defenders of the environment. A new study suggests that they do more harm to the planet than previously believed.

  8. Computer Data Seized As FBI Looks Into Wastewater Treatment Plant

    In a rare intersection between the worlds of FBI probes and wastewater treatment, federal officials are pursuing an investigation in Sioux City, Iowa.

  9. How To Adopt The EPA’s New Selenium Standards

    A recent selenium update to the U.S. EPA’s water quality standards could force utilities to consider how they monitor the element in their water.

  10. Recognizing Ingenuity From Treatment Plant Employees

    The Water Environment Federation’s Ingenuity Contest awarded treatment plant employees all over the country for their ingenuity in solving problems with what they had on-hand. Which clever fix could be used at your plant?