Regulation Updates For Utility Managers

  1. Fixing The Federal Response To Lead Contamination

    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.

  2. PFC Contamination: Issues And Answers

    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?

  3. Case Studies From The World Of Improved Stormwater Management

    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.

  4. Calling Out The EPA On Water Issues

    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.

  5. Everything You Need To Know About Harmful Algal Bloom Management

    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.

  6. What Do Changes To WOTUS Mean For Drinking Water?

    Since its introduction in 2015, the Clean Water Rule and its Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) clarification have simultaneously drawn condemnation and praise. As Trump’s administration is now poised to replace it, it’s important for treatment operations to consider where they stand.

  7. Tackling Combined Sewage Overflows (CSOs) In New York

    New York City treats 1.3 billion gallons of wastewater a day across its 14 wastewater treatment plants. The city has seen a precipitous drop in fecal coliforms, with the NYC Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) reporting that fecal coliforms per 100 mL of water has fallen from 1,000 in 1972 when the Clean Water Act was passed to closer to 10 as of 2009.

  8. Is Your Water System Ready For Population Growth?

    Utilities are faced with myriad threats looming in the future, but chief among them is increased stress from population growth. In Denver, comprehensive planning for that future is underway.

  9. It’s Time For Industrial Treatment To Find A Phosphorus Alternative

    Amid growing concerns around algal bloom, industrial operations are under pressure to stop using phosphorus-based water treatment technology. But transition to an alternative can be daunting.

  10. Overcoming The Barriers To On-Site Treatment And Reuse

    The path to on-site non-potable water reuse has been beset by roadblocks, but a new initiative is removing them to clear the way for more efficient water management.