From the Editor

  1. Fort Lauderdale’s Loss In Water Service Traced To Address Malfunction

    When water service was interrupted in Fort Lauderdale, more than 200,000 people were affected during some of the year’s hottest days in one of the world’s most balmy climates. And, surprising as it may sound, the cause of the catastrophe was traced back to a simple, and seemingly avoidable, miscommunication.

  2. Kentucky Utility Spares Consumers From Bourbon Blast

    Following a fire at a major bourbon distillery in Kentucky this month, water treatment workers stepped up to keep a bad situation from becoming even worse.

  3. Does Green Infrastructure Carry Health Risks?

    Green and blue infrastructure — an approach to water management that utilizes natural buffers like trees and wetlands to encourage the natural water cycle in urban areas — is often pointed to as an ecological and efficient way to remove nutrients and other constituents from runoff before it enters source bodies.

  4. Despite Potential Trump Veto, PFAS Amendment Passes House

    The U.S. House has approved an amendment to the annual defense spending bill that would target per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS).

  5. Sewer Workers Killed While Conducting Dye Test

    Authorities are investigating a tragic incident that led to the death of two sewer workers in Aldan, Pennsylvania.

  6. History’s Largest-Ever Algal Bloom Approaches Florida Coast

    For those in the drinking water and wastewater treatment space, the climbing temperatures in summer months can bring with them an obstacle that seems to get worse every year — harmful algal blooms.

  7. Executive Order Calls For Elimination Of Some EPA Advisory Committees

    An executive order signed by President Donald Trump last month may come to change the way that the U.S. EPA oversees water and wastewater treatment operations.

  8. Vanilla Deployed To Combat Wastewater Treatment Plant Odors

    Among the contaminant removal and regulatory concerns they deal with, wastewater treatment plants also have to wrangle an unavoidable feature that comes with the territory. Wastewater stinks.

  9. Microbe Treatment System May Solve California's Nitrate Problems

    California is well known around the world for its bounty of farmland and agricultural products. But this excess brings an acute problem for water treatment operations: nitrate contamination.

  10. Separate Ways: Examining The Stormwater Needs Gap

    The Water Environment Federation’s (WEF) Stormwater Institute (SWI) reports on challenges and the annual funding gap for the municipal separate storm sewer system (MS4) sector.