From the Editor

  1. EPA Mandate On Arsenic Has Helped Drinking Water Quality
    11/1/2017

    Arsenic is one of the naturally-occurring drinking water contaminants that registers highest on consumer concern charts. While it poses a serious threat, there is new evidence to suggest that the U.S. EPA is doing a good job of curbing that threat.

  2. Rupture In Detroit Illustrates Breadth Of Main Break Issues
    10/31/2017

    A recent water main break in Detroit demonstrated just how calamitous these events can be for water systems.

  3. Florida Counties Explore IPR System
    10/30/2017

    Florida may be taking up the mantle in one of the drinking water industry’s ongoing battles: to increase the adoption of indirect potable reuse (IPR).

  4. As Infrastructure Woes Persist, Pittsburgh Turns To Chemicals For Lead Reduction
    10/27/2017

    As one of many cities dealing with lead contamination of drinking water, Pittsburgh is exploring the potential that chemical treatment has to solve the problem.

  5. What The MWRD Has Learned About Wastewater Treatment
    10/26/2017

    Chicago’s Stickney Water Reclamation Plant is among the world’s elite for its size, capacity, and effective nutrient removal. But where do the utility’s ambitions still lie and what can it teach the rest of the country’s operations?

  6. As NY Awards $225M, Lake George Receives Wastewater Infrastructure Salvation
    10/26/2017

    In an all too rare instance of a wastewater utility receiving the funding it needs to address infrastructure issues and keep technology up-to-date, Lake George, NY, has been granted a whopping investment from state regulators.

  7. 10 Water-Tech Winners From WEFTEC 2017
    10/25/2017

    For the second straight year, the Water Environment Federation Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC) came to McCormick Place in Chicago, returning also to the city which launched WEFTEC 90 years ago. As always, it was a showcase of the latest technologies and ideas available in the water/wastewater industry, but each show also has its own "feel" that reflects the times.

  8. Wastewater Treatment Employee Allegedly Assaults The Mayor
    10/25/2017

    In a truly unique tale for the breakroom at a wastewater treatment plant in Pennsylvania, one employee has been accused of attacking the mayor, who also happens to be his mother.

  9. How To Convince Ratepayers That It’s Time For AMI
    10/24/2017

    Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) can be a critical tool for water utilities as they look to improve efficiency. But AMI projects often run into obstacles set by the public at large. A new study looks at ways that utilities can get their ratepayers on board with AMI.

  10. Following Harvey, EPA And Industry Disagree Over Superfund Site Cleanup
    10/24/2017

    When Texas, among other places, was hit with Hurricane Harvey this summer, it faced numerous stormwater management and water quality issues.