Regulation Updates For Utility Managers

  1. 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.

  2. What Do Changes To WOTUS Mean For Drinking Water?
    8/28/2017

    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.

  3. Tackling Combined Sewage Overflows (CSOs) In New York
    8/15/2017

    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.

  4. Is Your Water System Ready For Population Growth?
    8/11/2017

    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.

  5. It’s Time For Industrial Treatment To Find A Phosphorus Alternative
    8/7/2017

    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.

  6. Overcoming The Barriers To On-Site Treatment And Reuse
    7/10/2017

    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.

  7. A Bill Of Relief For Small Wastewater Treatment Plants
    5/22/2017

    If passed, a new piece of bipartisan legislation would provide technical assistance to rural wastewater treatment systems that need help in complying with federal regulations.

  8. Fixing The EPA's Clean Water Problem
    5/3/2017

    A chasm in the Clean Water Act, coupled with EPA’s misguided direction, create an environmental suing spree that threatens to cost everyone that pays a sewer bill $100 billion and more — for pollution you didn’t cause, using remedies that don’t work. There’s a way to turn this around and help the taxpayer and the environment, based on lessons learned in Iowa and Idaho.

  9. What Now? EPA Priorities In The Trump Era
    4/25/2017

    The U.S. EPA has a job to do despite having its financial and human resources trimmed by the new presidential administration. Three U.S. EPA Office of Water directors, presenting at the 2017 Water & Wastewater Equipment Manufacturers Association (WWEMA) Washington Forum, laid out action plans for addressing the nation's most pressing water-quality threats in a manner that can (or must) achieve results efficiently.

  10. Are Micropollutants A Threat To Biosolids?
    4/13/2017

    Micropollutants like PPCPs are known to pass through waterways and contaminate the environment. Some wonder what threat they pose as they find their way into biosolids and, eventually, into our soil.