Source Water

  1. Stepping Up Water Reuse — From Irrigation To Direct-Potable
    1/25/2017

    Water reuse is trending up. Here are nine developments to watch in 2017.

  2. Evolving From Controlled Biosolids Distribution To Revenue-Generating Compost
    1/25/2017

    Chicago continues its long tradition of innovative biosolids management by introducing a new model for sustainability and community service.

  3. The Problem With Road Salt
    1/23/2017

    With winter snow comes the inevitable introduction of a water source foe: road salt. With potential hazards posed to consumers and the environment, it’s up to treatment plants and utilities to do something about it.

  4. Reducing Water-Food Nexus Pressures In America
    1/17/2017

    Agricultural production is one of the most important sectors of the U.S. economy, contributing more than $300 billion to the country each year. When food service and other agriculture-related industries are included, this figure rises to over $750 billion.

  5. EPA Providing Guidance For Drinking Water After Radiological Emergency
    1/17/2017

    What would happen if there was an emergency in the U.S. that caused radioactive material to contaminate drinking water supplies? What steps could your utilities and government take?

  6. If Israel Can Find Common Ground Around The Environment, Why Can’t Texas?
    1/12/2017

    Deep in the Israeli desert is an academic institute that is building peace in the region by putting nature at its center. The Arava Institute, in partnership with Ben Gurion University, brings students from Israel, Palestine, Jordan, and around the world to find common ground around environmental problems and build trust — and peace — from there.

  7. A Guide For Assessing Industrial Discharge
    1/11/2017

    A new best practices guide from the U.S. EPA provides discharge permit writers and pretreatment coordinators with tips on helping wastewater treatment plants deal with industrial effluent.

  8. Why Strategic Choices — And Water — Could Make People More Energy-Efficient
    1/9/2017

    At my household, a new year means a new energy and water-use baseline. By that I mean, every month, I look at how much electricity and water I used in comparison to the same month the previous year — so I can try to be as efficient as possible. But I work in the energy field, and I know that’s not a typical New Year’s tradition. Most people don’t examine the trends of their energy-use or spend much time thinking about how to reduce it.

  9. 1,4-Dioxane’s Drinking Water Threat
    1/6/2017

    A known carcinogen that makes its way into drinking water supplies through personal care products is under fire in New York. While the state mulls stricter limits, consumers remain exposed.

  10. Obama EPA Takes A Bow, Touts #WaterProgress
    12/22/2016

    In the years the U.S. EPA has worked under the Obama administration, the agency has been very active. Depending on your perspective, that may be good or bad. While some see new regulations as necessary to protect citizens and the environment (and to drive innovation in the water sector), others argue that recent actions have been overly restrictive and unduly burdensome.