From the Editor

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. A New Formula For Reducing Odor And Cost Of Anaerobic Digestion
    11/17/2017

    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.

  4. Study: Perchlorate In Drinking Water Poses Health Risk For Pregnant Women, Infants
    11/16/2017

    Perchlorate, a chemical used in rocket fuel, flares, and fireworks, has long been on regulatory radar as a potential drinking water contaminant.

  5. Fixing The Federal Response To Lead Contamination
    11/15/2017

    The legislative body responsible for ensuring that the federal government remains accountable has recently issued a report on the nation’s lead contamination problem. Its recommendations may be what finally save the country’s drinking water.

  6. Will Trump Kill The Rural Utilities Service Program?
    11/15/2017

    Though it may surprise most Americans, there are plenty of places in this country that do not have access to clean water. And a recent news report put the blame for that on the current Presidential administration.

  7. As Mayor Of Flint Overcomes Recall, Water Quality Front And Center
    11/14/2017

    Karen Weaver, the mayor of Flint, MI, who rose to national prominence during her fight against lead contamination in the city’s drinking water, faced a recall election last week and water quality continued to be a primary focus.

  8. EPA And Environmentalists Disagree Over Algae Threat In Lake Erie
    11/13/2017

    Environmental advocates and the U.S. EPA are at odds over whether or not toxic algae in Lake Erie is a serious concern.

  9. How To Protect Your Water Supply Against Flooding
    11/10/2017

    A small, coastal Massachusetts town plagued by floods and imperiled drinking water supplies teamed with the EPA to bolster its defenses, resulting in a framework for other at-risk communities to follow.

  10. Hopes And Fears For Our Water Legacy
    11/10/2017

    The world’s largest annual water quality event provides the setting for a public display of water affection — and anxiety.