From the Editor

  1. Overwhelmed By Water Main Breaks, Philadelphia Opens Social Media Service Requests
    1/31/2018

    In a move that will likely be appreciated by ratepayers but could open another avenue for undue criticism, the Philadelphia Water Department (PWD) has decided to field complaints about water main breaks on social media.

  2. During Cold Snap, New Orleans Issues Boil Water Advisory
    1/29/2018

    A temporary boil water advisory was issued in New Orleans last week, indicating serious problems with the city’s drinking water infrastructure during cold weather.

  3. Guiding Water And Wastewater Treatment Under The New EPA
    1/29/2018

    It’s no secret that the U.S. EPA has changed course in the last year. But how have those changes affected local water and wastewater treatment operations? And how are those operations going to evolve along with the federal agency?

  4. Treatment Plant With Dead Rodents Had Ignored Problems For Years
    1/28/2018

    Apparently, one of the most unsettling water treatment reports to make headlines last year was even worse than many realized.

  5. Wait For Water Lines Tops 1,000 Days In North Carolina Community
    1/26/2018

    Residents in North Carolina recently marked their 1,000th day without access to clean drinking water in their homes.

  6. How Are We Solving PFC Contamination?
    1/25/2018

    PFC contamination is the number one drinking water issue today. So how are local and federal leaders working to put an end to it?

  7. Pruitt Describes EPA’s 2018 Agenda: Scaling Back Regulations And Staff
    1/24/2018

    In laying out the U.S. EPA’s agenda for 2018, Administrator Scott Pruitt indicated that the agency would focus on scaling back Obama-era clean water regulations while ramping up the fight against lead contamination in public drinking water.

  8. U.S. Water Strategy: Think Locally, Act Globally
    1/24/2018

    A new plan has been created by the U.S. government to bring safe drinking water, sanitation services, sustainability, and resiliency to the world’s most water-stressed countries, with benefits for the U.S. as well.

  9. Hoosick Falls Brings PFC Fight To State Capital
    1/24/2018

    One of the first communities to raise a red flag around perfluorinated compound (PFC) contamination took another step in its fight for clean water this month.

  10. An Electrochemical Solution To Organic Compounds
    1/23/2018

    A new industrial wastewater treatment system makes the most out of relatively little energy to eliminate non-biodegradable compounds.