From the Editor

  1. Report: What California Learned From Drinking Water/Wastewater Challenges In 2017
    12/14/2017

    In a new report on the state’s water priorities, the Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) offered the nation some guidance on how it might address issues that are burdening regions all over the country.

  2. Idaho Town’s Wastewater Funding Questions Mirror Nation’s
    12/13/2017

    The line that a wastewater utility in Nampa, ID, is attempting to straddle this month is emblematic of the nation’s struggle to address the costs of desperately needed treatment plant upgrades.

  3. Research: PPCPs Make Fish Less Cautious Of Predators
    12/12/2017

    As a bizarre result of the environmental affects that pharmaceutical and personal care products (PPCPs) can have when they defy treatment operations, researchers have found antidepressants in source water may make fish less wary of predators.

  4. Michigan Residents Sue GM Over Alleged Salt Contamination
    12/11/2017

    Residents living near General Motor’s Michigan testing facility have come together to file a class action lawsuit against the manufacturer, claiming it has knowingly contaminated the local water supply since at least the 1980s.

  5. At Town Hall On PFC Contamination, Answers Absent
    12/7/2017

    Wolverine Worldwide, a shoe manufacturer, is among the latest companies to receive scrutiny for its practice of dumping perfluorinated compounds (PFCs) into source water, thus imperiling drinking water.

  6. Dormant PFC Lawsuit Against 3M Is Reignited
    12/7/2017

    A long-gestating lawsuit between Minnesota and the conglomerate 3M over perfluorinated compound (PFC) contamination now appears ready to move forward.

  7. Employee Killed In Treatment Chemical Tank Explosion
    12/6/2017

    An employee was killed during a remarkable explosion at a wastewater treatment chemicals plant in North Carolina late last month.

  8. Oil Platform Employees Removed Over Water Contamination
    12/5/2017

    In a unique twist on an oil contamination event, workers on a BP sea platform were forced to evacuate due to continued problems with diesel entering the platform’s water supply.

  9. Iowa Has Secured $12 Million For Water Projects
    12/4/2017

    At a time when many water systems around the country need all the help they can get with protecting source water, maintaining infrastructure, and eliminating contaminants, the state of Iowa has secured a critical boost.

  10. Oregon Wastewater Plant Called Out For Multiple Violations
    12/1/2017

    A wastewater treatment plant in Oregon came under fire last month for negligent practices that have been harmful to the environment.