From the Editor

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.