From the Editor

  1. Iowa Has Secured $12 Million For Water Projects
    12/4/2017

    At a time when many water systems around the country need all the help they can get with protecting source water, maintaining infrastructure, and eliminating contaminants, the state of Iowa has secured a critical boost.

  2. Oregon Wastewater Plant Called Out For Multiple Violations
    12/1/2017

    A wastewater treatment plant in Oregon came under fire last month for negligent practices that have been harmful to the environment.

  3. Creating A Universal Solution For Nutrient Pollution
    11/30/2017

    As excess nutrients continue to pollute source water, bringing dead zones and toxic chemicals, it’s time for the disparate agencies that can make a difference to band together.

  4. Report: EPA Had Undisclosed Concerns Over Fracking Chemicals
    11/30/2017

    No wastewater-related topic draws passion from two opposed sides quite like the process of hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” and whether or not it poses a danger to drinking water quality.

  5. American Water: Defining Our Challenges, Devising Solutions
    11/29/2017

    As the lead troubleshooter and innovator for water systems serving communities across the U.S., American Water’s Dr. Benjamin Stanford is in position to effect more change than most in the water industry. What issues draw his attention, and how might they be fixed? This edition of our “Water Champions” series looks at the biggest of water challenges.

  6. Report: EPA Delays WOTUS Amid Rewrite
    11/29/2017

    Few rules governing the nation’s water quality have been politicized to the extent of the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule, seen by one side as necessary for protecting the environment and by another as government overreach that hurts the economy.

  7. Are PFCs A Bigger Problem Than We Thought?
    11/28/2017

    New analysis has found that perfluorinated compounds could be more than 20 times as prevalent in drinking water as previously thought. Will this revelation spur new regulatory action? And if so, what should that look like?

  8. Chicago To Sue U.S. Steel Over Water Contamination
    11/28/2017

    The city of Chicago took a stand against local water pollution when Mayor Rahm Emanuel threatened legal action against the United States Steel Corporation, one of the world’s largest steel producers, last week.

  9. Navy Wastewater Treatment Plant Exposed Workers To Unsafe Conditions For Years
    11/27/2017

    Unsafe, potentially negligent, practices at a wastewater treatment plant in Washington state nearly killed employees according to a recent report.

  10. CDC Reports 13 Water Contaminant-Caused Deaths From 2013-14
    11/24/2017

    While opinion varies from person to person, for the most part, we assume that the drinking water running through our taps are safe. While that should remain a fair assumption, a recent report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) may cause doubt.