From the Editor

  1. Salem, Oregon To Invest $75M In Cyanotoxin Defenses

    Warming weather can be a cause for concern at drinking water utilities around the country where summer temperatures mean the return of toxic algal blooms.

  2. D.C. Pursues Ambitious Flood Resiliency Plan

    In the face of rising sea levels, structures near source water bodies are increasingly under threat of flood damage. Now, an ambitious plan in Washington, D.C. will be the first of its kind to take major steps to protect against that danger.

  3. Body Found At Birmingham Pump Station

    A maintenance check turned surprisingly grim last week at a Birmingham Water Works facility in Alabama.

  4. Pennsylvania To Test 350 Water Systems For PFAS Contamination

    This month, Pennsylvania will begin sampling more than 350 public water systems in an effort mandated by the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to curb per- and polyfluoroalkyl substance (PFAS) contamination.

  5. New York To Convert Poo To Fuel

    Some New Yorkers will soon be utilizing their own personal byproducts as fuel thanks to an innovative wastewater reuse project in the city.

  6. Flint To Cut Wastewater Budget Despite Needed Improvements

    The City of Flint, Michigan — the country’s most visible victim of lead contamination in drinking water brought on by outdated infrastructure — has recently run into trouble financing much needed improvements on the wastewater side.

  7. Mating And Consolidating

    It can be hard to go it alone, especially when times get tough. Many utilities are seeking support, as they deal with failing infrastructure, escalating contamination threats, extreme weather, and a retiring, difficult-to-replace workforce. These challenges could be overcome with a full set of resources — money, people, equipment, expertise — but many utilities, especially small-community systems, are not so complete.

  8. EPA Asserts Position On Clean Water Act, Groundwater Discharge Oversight

    According to a recent interpretation of the Clean Water Act, the U.S. EPA won’t regulate pollution that occurs in surface water if it passes through groundwater first.

  9. Minneapolis To Lay Historic Water Pipe Under The Mississippi

    A massive infrastructure project planned in Minneapolis may solve decades-long water delivery problems posed by the Mississippi River once and for all.

  10. Seattle's Biosolids Reuse Plan Closes 'Loop'

    A wastewater treatment plant serving Seattle and other communities in King County, Washington, is moving sustainable reuse practices forward with a product that it calls “Loop.”