From the Editor

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. Middle Schoolers Develop App For Water Quality Testing
    1/1/2018

    In an innovative reminder of how the next generation can change water treatment practices, middle school students in Massachusetts have developed a new digital tool for water quality testing.

  7. U.S. EPA To Hear Recommendations For Changes To Lead And Copper Rule
    12/28/2017

    According to recent reports, one of the U.S. EPA’s fundamental regulations may be getting tweaked in the near future.

  8. Organs Found At Detroit Wastewater Treatment Plant
    12/28/2017

    A bizarre discovery at a wastewater treatment plant in mid-December seems to have gruesome origins.

  9. Will Enzyme Vaults Be A One-Stop-Shop For Emerging Contaminants?
    12/27/2017

    A UCLA researcher is adopting biomedical technology for the treatment industry, packing nanoparticles with ammunition to fight a suite of trace contaminants all at once.

  10. Water Fountain At EPA Headquarters Spews Black Sewage
    12/27/2017

    In an ironic incident that bolstered critics of the agency, water fountains at the U.S. EPA headquarters were spewing black sewage earlier this month.