Regulation Updates For Utility Managers

  1. Why Microplastics Are Still A Macro Problem For Wastewater Treatment Plants
    1/11/2018

    Though some preliminary regulations have taken place to curb the presence of microplastics in the environment, more research is needed to determine what role wastewater treatment plants can and will play in solving the problem for good.

  2. The App For Treatment Data And Reporting
    12/21/2017

    With water treatment plant operators around the country relying on paper and pen to record critical quality data, there is an opportunity to make life easier online.

  3. 25 Years Of Environmental Justice At The EPA
    11/30/2017

    For a quarter of a century, the EPA has worked to address the environmental and public health concerns of minority, low-income and indigenous communities.  I have been blessed to be a part of this effort since its first steps. The Agency’s decision to establish the Office of Environmental Justice (OEJ), initially called the Office of Environmental

  4. Creating A Universal Solution For Nutrient Pollution
    11/30/2017

    As excess nutrients continue to pollute source water, bringing dead zones and toxic chemicals, it’s time for the disparate agencies that can make a difference to band together.

  5. 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?

  6. 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.

  7. PFC Contamination: Issues And Answers
    11/10/2017

    PFCs are turning up in source waters and news cycles, drawing both public and regulatory concern. How pervasive is this group of emerging contaminants — namely PFOS and PFOA — and how might the saga unfold for utilities?

  8. Case Studies From The World Of Improved Stormwater Management
    11/7/2017

    The New York City Department of Environmental Protection has compiled a report on the world’s leading stormwater management solutions and challenges. Reviewing its contents can be an opportunity for communities to build stormwater strength together.

  9. Calling Out The EPA On Water Issues
    10/12/2017

    Everyone must answer to someone — even the rule-makers themselves. While it may seem to water and wastewater utilities that the U.S. EPA is the end of the line, there is yet another government agency that holds the EPA's feet to the fire.

  10. Everything You Need To Know About Harmful Algal Bloom Management
    9/26/2017

    The U.S. EPA has compiled a suite of online resources meant to help water systems manage the threat of toxic algae in source water, from beginning to end.