From the Editor

  1. Trump’s EPA Cuts Will Hurt Delaware River Water Quality, Report Finds
    9/7/2017

    The Trump administration’s changes to the U.S. EPA have drawn both praise and criticism. In Pennsylvania, a new report on the potential for harm to the Delaware River has drawn the latter.

  2. Following Harvey, Houston’s Water Quality At Risk
    9/6/2017

    Despite the valiant efforts of emergency workers and water and wastewater personnel, Hurricane Harvey has brought a sea of environmental and water quality issues to Texas.

  3. Can This 'Supermolecule' Solve The PPCP Problem?
    8/31/2017

    Research from the UK has identified a “supermolecule” capable of seeking out and eliminating trace pharmaceuticals that contaminate water supplies.

  4. 4 Steps For Controlling Water Loss At Small Utilities
    8/29/2017

    The bigger water utilities have the resources, but small utilities face many of the same problems — namely failing pipeline infrastructure and water loss. So what are the solutions and best practices within small utilities’ grasp? One small utility shared its successful approach to controlling water loss as guidance for those with similar struggles.

  5. What Do Changes To WOTUS Mean For Drinking Water?
    8/28/2017

    Since its introduction in 2015, the Clean Water Rule and its Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) clarification have simultaneously drawn condemnation and praise. As Trump’s administration is now poised to replace it, it’s important for treatment operations to consider where they stand.

  6. Evaluating Technologies To Keep The Lead Out
    8/25/2017

    With lead contamination still a paramount concern for consumers around the country, many water utilities need to improve their buried infrastructure sooner rather than later. For those that cannot embark on ambitious replacement projects, a new report on coating and lining technologies for lead service lines might be the guide forward.

  7. How To Use Big Data To Plan For Sewer Assets
    8/25/2017

    As wastewater systems have access to more data than ever, questions remain about how to put it all to good use. A new tool uses analytics to predict the needs of sewer lines over a 20-year span, helping utilities make cost-effective choices and protect their infrastructure.

  8. In It Together: Water Pros Share Problems And Solutions
    8/25/2017

    You might say that there’s a lot wrong with the water industry — problems including infrastructure, financing, and scarcity — but there’s also a lot going right. In this Q&A, Water Environment Federation (WEF) President Rick Warner is a source of insight and optimism.

  9. Digitization, Water Concerns, And Smart Meters
    8/24/2017

    As our society continues to embrace digital technology, it’s fair to say that the world of water utilities will be, a major beneficiary of this revolution.

  10. Driving Resource Recovery With Scum Reuse
    8/24/2017

    As more wastewater operations begin reusing their byproducts, they are looking for new technologies to help them do so differently. A process developed in Minnesota could be the change they are looking for.