From the Editor

  1. Long Island Water District To Build $19.5 Million Treatment Plant To Fight Toxic Plume
    2/11/2019

    Thanks to a manufacturing plant formerly operated in part by the U.S. Navy, a toxic plume is now approaching drinking water wells in Long Island. Fighting the problem will require a new water treatment facility costing millions of dollars.

  2. Untreated Wastewater Spoiling New York’s Waters
    2/8/2019

    Well-known New York waterways such as the Hudson River, Susquehanna River, and even Niagara Falls are taking on untreated sewage at an alarming rate, thanks to increasingly heavy rains and outdated infrastructure.

  3. Florida Bill Could Require Schools To Filter Water For Lead Contamination
    2/7/2019

    Lead contamination in drinking water, caused by corroded service lines that introduce the constituent after water has been treated but before it reaches consumers, continues to plague cities around the country.

  4. Winter Brings A Year’s Worth Of Water For 9 Million Californians
    2/6/2019

    California may have a reputation for persistent drought and water scarcity, but already this year the state’s freshwater reserves are worth celebrating.

  5. Baltimore Puts Sewer Overflow Details On Public, Interactive Map
    2/4/2019

    Sanitary sewer overflows (SSOs) continue to plague water systems around the country, forcing untreated wastewater into local waterbodies when sewer lines are overwhelmed with flow. In Baltimore, a new tool will help residents stay informed when SSOs occur.

  6. Intel Secures $150 Million In Bonds For Oregon Water Recycling Project
    1/31/2019

    Thanks to a high-throughput production facility in Oregon, the technology manufacturer Intel is the area’s largest water consumer by far. Now, the state will help it pay for a massive water treatment project that will help it recycle some of that water.

  7. Regulators, Treatment Authority Disagree On How To Remove Alabama’s PFCs
    1/31/2019

    Access to clean drinking water may be a fundamental human right, but that doesn’t mean the occasional dispute over how to achieve this won’t appear. In Alabama, a spat involving two counties, a state environmental enforcer, and a private company has emerged over just that.

  8. Cocaine In Wastewater Affecting London’s Wild Eels
    1/30/2019

    As one of the most bizarre consequences from stormwater overflow you’ll ever see, cocaine residue in the River Thames has been making eels hyperactive.

  9. Trump Supporters, Critics Butt Heads Over Reasons For Sharp Decline In EPA Penalties
    1/29/2019

    After two years under President Trump, the number of civil penalties issued by the U.S. EPA for polluters has dropped significantly.

  10. Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates Back Solar Panels That Extract Water From Air
    1/25/2019

    With backing from two of the biggest tech entrepreneurs in American history, a new solar-powered solution to water scarcity has raised a massive amount of money.