From the Editor

  1. Chlorine Mishap Sends 50 Water Treatment Workers To Hospital
    3/4/2019

    A rare incident at an Alabama drinking water treatment plant had scary results for workers last week.

  2. Don’t Let A Water Crisis Boil Over
    3/1/2019

    No utility wants to issue a Boil Water Notice, but if it does happen, it’s important to get it right. Even if your utility has had a long, unblemished record of delivering high-quality water, a mishandled contamination event will leave a bad taste in your customers’ mouths (so to speak).

  3. Colorado City Latest To Adopt Direct Potable Reuse
    3/1/2019

    As sustainability becomes more critical and the technology for reusing wastewater more available, communities across the country are implementing direct potable reuse (DPR) treatment systems. A relatively small community in Colorado, along with several others dotted around the nation, are demonstrating an uptick in DPR implementation.

  4. L.A. Has $2B Plan To Reuse All Of Its Wastewater
    2/28/2019

    The mayor of Los Angeles wants to position his city at the forefront of the sustainable wastewater treatment movement. But getting it there will be no easy task.

  5. PFAS Contamination Issue Taken Up By Local Regulators
    2/27/2019

    The presence of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in drinking water is creating concern among utilities, regulators, and consumers around the country. With little clear direction from federal lawmakers, some local agencies are stepping up to tackle the issue themselves.

  6. Utah City Recovers From Drinking Water Ban Caused By Fluoride Spill
    2/26/2019

    Following a fluoride pump malfunction in the water system, residents in Sandy City, UT, were told not to drink their water. Now, local regulators are faced with questions about what went wrong and why locals weren’t notified sooner.

  7. Value Of Water Campaign Releases Three-Year Progress Report
    2/22/2019

    It’s no secret to those within the U.S. water treatment industry: the ability to deliver clean drinking water is wholly dependent on the nation’s infrastructure for doing so. But much of the general public is unaware of just how critical this buried infrastructure is.

  8. Long Island Faces $840 Million Cost To Fight 1,4-Dioxane In Drinking Water
    2/21/2019

    Long Island has faced 1,4-dioxane contamination in its drinking water for months. Now, there is a whopping price tag attached to dealing with the problem.

  9. Debate Rages Over The Value Of Acquired Water Systems In Kentucky
    2/20/2019

    There will always be some debate between public officials and privately-run water and wastewater systems. In Kentucky, this has manifested into controversy over a new bill.

  10. After 7 Years Under Consent Decree, Jackson, MS Still Struggling With Sewage Overflow
    2/20/2019

    It’s not uncommon for the U.S. EPA to step in when local wastewater operations struggle to adequately remove pollutants before releasing effluent into waterways. In Mississippi, however, even that federal intervention has failed to yield enough progress.