From the Editor

  1. Are PFCs A Bigger Problem Than We Thought?
    11/28/2017

    New analysis has found that perfluorinated compounds could be more than 20 times as prevalent in drinking water as previously thought. Will this revelation spur new regulatory action? And if so, what should that look like?

  2. Chicago To Sue U.S. Steel Over Water Contamination
    11/28/2017

    The city of Chicago took a stand against local water pollution when Mayor Rahm Emanuel threatened legal action against the United States Steel Corporation, one of the world’s largest steel producers, last week.

  3. Navy Wastewater Treatment Plant Exposed Workers To Unsafe Conditions For Years
    11/27/2017

    Unsafe, potentially negligent, practices at a wastewater treatment plant in Washington state nearly killed employees according to a recent report.

  4. CDC Reports 13 Water Contaminant-Caused Deaths From 2013-14
    11/24/2017

    While opinion varies from person to person, for the most part, we assume that the drinking water running through our taps are safe. While that should remain a fair assumption, a recent report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) may cause doubt.

  5. Florida Investigates Unauthorized 5-Million-Gallon Sewage Discharge
    11/23/2017

    Unfortunately, the practice of discharging untreated or partially-treated sewage is all too common for wastewater treatment plants. But a recent instance in Florida has caught the attention of state watchdogs.

  6. Two Months Later, Wastewater Treatment Facilities Still Grapple With Harvey Fallout
    11/21/2017

    Even though Hurricane Harvey struck Texas over two months ago, several of Houston’s wastewater treatment plants are still working to recover from the fallout.

  7. Outbreak Forces Disneyland To Shut Down Cooling Towers
    11/20/2017

    Disneyland had to shut down two of its cooling towers recently because of the presence of Legionella bacteria, which can cause a fatal disease and had been infecting park guests.

  8. Bringing Utilities Together To Fight Cybercrime
    11/20/2017

    As drinking water and wastewater utilities continue to rely on technology to improve operations, their vulnerability to hacks and cybercrime increases. One utility organization has created a program to help its members band together against those threats.

  9. Virginia Tech Granted $600,000 To Fight Lead Contamination
    11/20/2017

    After researchers from Virginia Tech pioneered efforts to test for and remediate lead contamination problems in Flint, MI, the school has received a considerable grant for undertaking similar efforts around the country.

  10. A New Formula For Reducing Odor And Cost Of Anaerobic Digestion
    11/16/2017

    Wastewater treatment plants are constantly fighting against their natural byproducts: nasty smells. But recent research may have uncovered a method of keeping those smells at bay.