From the Editor

  1. Lawyer Who Defended Flint Now Takes On GenX Contamination
    11/3/2017

    Those who regularly follow drinking water contamination headlines may have noticed that coverage of perflourinated compound (PFC) and GenX issues this year has taken the place of last year’s lead crisis in Flint, MI.

  2. Following PFC Contamination, Navy Looking Into New Firefighting Foam
    11/2/2017

    The federal government has been under fire all year for the military’s historic use of perflourinated compounds (PFCs) in firefighting agents, which have gone on to contaminate water supplies.

  3. EPA Mandate On Arsenic Has Helped Drinking Water Quality
    11/1/2017

    Arsenic is one of the naturally-occurring drinking water contaminants that registers highest on consumer concern charts. While it poses a serious threat, there is new evidence to suggest that the U.S. EPA is doing a good job of curbing that threat.

  4. Rupture In Detroit Illustrates Breadth Of Main Break Issues
    10/31/2017

    A recent water main break in Detroit demonstrated just how calamitous these events can be for water systems.

  5. Florida Counties Explore IPR System
    10/30/2017

    Florida may be taking up the mantle in one of the drinking water industry’s ongoing battles: to increase the adoption of indirect potable reuse (IPR).

  6. As Infrastructure Woes Persist, Pittsburgh Turns To Chemicals For Lead Reduction
    10/27/2017

    As one of many cities dealing with lead contamination of drinking water, Pittsburgh is exploring the potential that chemical treatment has to solve the problem.

  7. What The MWRD Has Learned About Wastewater Treatment
    10/26/2017

    Chicago’s Stickney Water Reclamation Plant is among the world’s elite for its size, capacity, and effective nutrient removal. But where do the utility’s ambitions still lie and what can it teach the rest of the country’s operations?

  8. As NY Awards $225M, Lake George Receives Wastewater Infrastructure Salvation
    10/26/2017

    In an all too rare instance of a wastewater utility receiving the funding it needs to address infrastructure issues and keep technology up-to-date, Lake George, NY, has been granted a whopping investment from state regulators.

  9. 10 Water-Tech Winners From WEFTEC 2017
    10/25/2017

    For the second straight year, the Water Environment Federation Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC) came to McCormick Place in Chicago, returning also to the city which launched WEFTEC 90 years ago. As always, it was a showcase of the latest technologies and ideas available in the water/wastewater industry, but each show also has its own "feel" that reflects the times.

  10. Wastewater Treatment Employee Allegedly Assaults The Mayor
    10/25/2017

    In a truly unique tale for the breakroom at a wastewater treatment plant in Pennsylvania, one employee has been accused of attacking the mayor, who also happens to be his mother.