From the Editor

  1. Florida Investigates Unauthorized 5-Million-Gallon Sewage Discharge
    11/23/2017

    Unfortunately, the practice of discharging untreated or partially-treated sewage is all too common for wastewater treatment plants. But a recent instance in Florida has caught the attention of state watchdogs.

  2. Two Months Later, Wastewater Treatment Facilities Still Grapple With Harvey Fallout
    11/21/2017

    Even though Hurricane Harvey struck Texas over two months ago, several of Houston’s wastewater treatment plants are still working to recover from the fallout.

  3. Outbreak Forces Disneyland To Shut Down Cooling Towers
    11/20/2017

    Disneyland had to shut down two of its cooling towers recently because of the presence of Legionella bacteria, which can cause a fatal disease and had been infecting park guests.

  4. Bringing Utilities Together To Fight Cybercrime
    11/20/2017

    As drinking water and wastewater utilities continue to rely on technology to improve operations, their vulnerability to hacks and cybercrime increases. One utility organization has created a program to help its members band together against those threats.

  5. Virginia Tech Granted $600,000 To Fight Lead Contamination
    11/20/2017

    After researchers from Virginia Tech pioneered efforts to test for and remediate lead contamination problems in Flint, MI, the school has received a considerable grant for undertaking similar efforts around the country.

  6. A New Formula For Reducing Odor And Cost Of Anaerobic Digestion
    11/16/2017

    Wastewater treatment plants are constantly fighting against their natural byproducts: nasty smells. But recent research may have uncovered a method of keeping those smells at bay.

  7. Study: Perchlorate In Drinking Water Poses Health Risk For Pregnant Women, Infants
    11/16/2017

    Perchlorate, a chemical used in rocket fuel, flares, and fireworks, has long been on regulatory radar as a potential drinking water contaminant.

  8. Fixing The Federal Response To Lead Contamination
    11/15/2017

    The legislative body responsible for ensuring that the federal government remains accountable has recently issued a report on the nation’s lead contamination problem. Its recommendations may be what finally save the country’s drinking water.

  9. Will Trump Kill The Rural Utilities Service Program?
    11/14/2017

    Though it may surprise most Americans, there are plenty of places in this country that do not have access to clean water. And a recent news report put the blame for that on the current Presidential administration.

  10. As Mayor Of Flint Overcomes Recall, Water Quality Front And Center
    11/14/2017

    Karen Weaver, the mayor of Flint, MI, who rose to national prominence during her fight against lead contamination in the city’s drinking water, faced a recall election last week and water quality continued to be a primary focus.