From the Editor

  1. Bacteria Monitoring In 3D

    Monitoring of bacteria in drinking water is not perfect, but the perfect compromise between the reliability of lab testing and the speed of indirect sensors may have been found — an optical, online system that provides better protection for consumers by being just good enough.

  2. What To Know About The EPA’s New Effluent Guidelines

    The U.S. EPA’s recently released Preliminary 2016 Effluent Guidelines Program Plan indicates the industries and pollutants that the agency has its eyes on for potential future regulation.

  3. Pennsylvania Makes Big Investment In Water And Wastewater

    The state of Pennsylvania is making a significant commitment to water treatment — investing $68 million for twenty drinking water, wastewater, and non-point source projects across fourteen counties through the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST), reported WTAE 4.

  4. Four WWTP Employees Awarded For Preventing Overflow Disaster

    The Water Environment Federation (WEF) is honoring four South Carolina wastewater employees with the national Wastewater Heroes Award, after they prevented a massive sewage overflow during a historic flood and rainstorm.

  5. 5 Innovations In Cyber-Water

    Just because water has been around since before the Stone Age doesn’t mean it’s immune to evolution. Here are five ways that water is getting swept up in the future.

  6. 4 Key Design Criteria For Jet Mixers

    Jet mixers are widely used in both municipal and industrial wastewater treatment facilities to blend the plant influent and suspend light organic solids in circular equalization tanks. 

  7. “Energy Neutral” Is More Than Just A Buzzword For WWTPs

    Could all wastewater treatment plants someday become energy neutral? The goal may sound unobtainable, but with the right technology, investments, and innovation it may not be. According to the American Biogas Council, the wastewater sector consumes 22 terawatt hours of electrical energy each year, but has the potential to generate 851 trillion BTU of energy annually.

  8. Six Water Startups Look To Transform The Industry

    The Water Council has announced the latest startup companies to win access to its BREW Accelerator program, designed to help each company bring its innovative water tech to the market.

  9. How To Treat The Best-Tasting Tap Water

    The City of Bloomington, MN, took home this year’s “best-tasting tap water” prize from AWWA’s annual conference with a combination of the right technologies and the right people.

  10. Assessing The Industry: Top Water Concerns And The Way Forward

    Consulting firm Black & Veatch has released its annual assessment of the water industry, surveying over 350 public and private stakeholders. What are the industry’s biggest concerns and how can they be addressed?