From the Editor

  1. 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.

  2. California Debates New Tax For Clean Drinking Water
    2/15/2019

    A difficult water treatment scenario is playing out for lawmakers in California. Local consumers want their contaminated water cleaned up, but taxpayers don’t want to have to pay for it.

  3. Fixin’ To Solve Resiliency: Texas, Burns & McDonnell Tackle Infrastructure And Sustainability Issues
    2/14/2019

    Texas is sizable enough to be a large country on its own, with an economy to match, and is also proudly unique. But when it comes to water issues, the Lone Star State shares a lot in common with the rest of America: overwhelmed and vulnerable infrastructure, threats to water quality and security, and competition for resources.

  4. Wastewater 'Boot Camp' Drives Resiliency, Fights Industry Brain Drain
    2/14/2019

    Above-and-beyond commitment from the personnel responsible for treating the nation’s wastewater might not be a surprise to those who work in the industry. But even by the highest standards, one man in Rhode Island has earned himself special accolade for his dedication to the craft.

  5. Only 25 Out Of 150 Wastewater Treatment Plants In Oaxaca, Mexico Are Fully Functional
    2/13/2019

    Oaxaca, a city in central Mexico, has more than enough wastewater treatment plants to serve its residents. But the problem is that most of them aren’t functioning.

  6. Long Island Water District To Build $19.5 Million Treatment Plant To Fight Toxic Plume
    2/12/2019

    Thanks to a manufacturing plant formerly operated in part by the U.S. Navy, a toxic plume is now approaching drinking water wells in Long Island. Fighting the problem will require a new water treatment facility costing millions of dollars.

  7. Untreated Wastewater Spoiling New York’s Waters
    2/8/2019

    Well-known New York waterways such as the Hudson River, Susquehanna River, and even Niagara Falls are taking on untreated sewage at an alarming rate, thanks to increasingly heavy rains and outdated infrastructure.

  8. Florida Bill Could Require Schools To Filter Water For Lead Contamination
    2/7/2019

    Lead contamination in drinking water, caused by corroded service lines that introduce the constituent after water has been treated but before it reaches consumers, continues to plague cities around the country.

  9. Winter Brings A Year’s Worth Of Water For 9 Million Californians
    2/6/2019

    California may have a reputation for persistent drought and water scarcity, but already this year the state’s freshwater reserves are worth celebrating.

  10. Baltimore Puts Sewer Overflow Details On Public, Interactive Map
    2/5/2019

    Sanitary sewer overflows (SSOs) continue to plague water systems around the country, forcing untreated wastewater into local waterbodies when sewer lines are overwhelmed with flow. In Baltimore, a new tool will help residents stay informed when SSOs occur.