From the Editor

  1. Why Microplastics Are Still A Macro Problem For Wastewater Treatment Plants
    1/11/2018

    Though some preliminary regulations have taken place to curb the presence of microplastics in the environment, more research is needed to determine what role wastewater treatment plants can and will play in solving the problem for good.

  2. Under Consent Order, Pittsburgh Looks To Speed Up Lead Line Replacement
    1/11/2018

    Withstanding a difficult 2017, the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA) now has its sights set on improvements to its lead water lines in the near future.

  3. A New Standard For Lead Service Line Replacement
    1/9/2018

    As drinking water utilities around the country look to tackle outdated lead service lines, a new standard for replacement will help keep efforts consistent.

  4. With EPA Cuts, Critics Fear Loss Of Water Oversight
    1/9/2018

    As the U.S. EPA is reshaped under President Trump, some are concerned over what has been reported as an “exodus” of employees from the agency.

  5. 'Raw Water' Gives Consumers Expensive, Completely Untreated Option
    1/8/2018

    The latest trend in organic, natural culture may entice some consumers out there, but it is surely having treatment professionals shaking their heads.

  6. Michigan Community Sets Aggressive Lead Service Line Replacement Precedent
    1/5/2018

    As locales all over the country wrestle with lead contamination in their drinking water, one Michigan community is taking an aggressive approach to the problem.

  7. Flood-Proofing For Wastewater Treatment Plants
    1/4/2018

    As recent history has taught us, flooding from storm surge can pose major difficulties for treatment plants. One town that saw the damage wrought by Hurricane Sandy firsthand has undergone the type of flood protection innovation that any operation can emulate, if they only know how.

  8. Judge Denies EPA Bid To Toss Fluoride Lawsuit
    1/4/2018

    The latest development in what has long been a hot button issue within the drinking water community could have major implications for the fluoridation debate.

  9. California Wildfires Demonstrate Breadth Of Water Quality Threat
    1/3/2018

    Although California has been able to quell its latest set of wildfires, the state is still dealing with fallout brought to its drinking water sources and systems.

  10. EPA Joins PFAS Investigation In Michigan
    1/3/2018

    One of the nation’s most high-profile water contamination cases has drawn federal interest, as the U.S. EPA joined an investigation into perfluorinated compound (PFC) pollution in Michigan.