Wastewater Regulations and Legislation

  1. Chicago To Sue U.S. Steel Over Water Contamination
    11/28/2017

    The city of Chicago took a stand against local water pollution when Mayor Rahm Emanuel threatened legal action against the United States Steel Corporation, one of the world’s largest steel producers, last week.

  2. Navy Wastewater Treatment Plant Exposed Workers To Unsafe Conditions For Years
    11/27/2017

    Unsafe, potentially negligent, practices at a wastewater treatment plant in Washington state nearly killed employees according to a recent report.

  3. Florida Investigates Unauthorized 5-Million-Gallon Sewage Discharge
    11/23/2017

    Unfortunately, the practice of discharging untreated or partially-treated sewage is all too common for wastewater treatment plants. But a recent instance in Florida has caught the attention of state watchdogs.

  4. Two Months Later, Wastewater Treatment Facilities Still Grapple With Harvey Fallout
    11/21/2017

    Even though Hurricane Harvey struck Texas over two months ago, several of Houston’s wastewater treatment plants are still working to recover from the fallout.

  5. Lawyer Who Defended Flint Now Takes On GenX Contamination
    11/3/2017

    Those who regularly follow drinking water contamination headlines may have noticed that coverage of perflourinated compound (PFC) and GenX issues this year has taken the place of last year’s lead crisis in Flint, MI.

  6. Following PFC Contamination, Navy Looking Into New Firefighting Foam
    11/2/2017

    The federal government has been under fire all year for the military’s historic use of perflourinated compounds (PFCs) in firefighting agents, which have gone on to contaminate water supplies.

  7. As NY Awards $225M, Lake George Receives Wastewater Infrastructure Salvation
    10/26/2017

    In an all too rare instance of a wastewater utility receiving the funding it needs to address infrastructure issues and keep technology up-to-date, Lake George, NY, has been granted a whopping investment from state regulators.

  8. Sewage Drama Between Mexico, U.S. May Worsen
    10/25/2017

    Sewage leaks along the border between Mexico and the U.S. may get worse, and officials are debating how to address the issue.

  9. Montana Water Quality Researchers Slap Canadian Coal Operation With $1.8 Million Fine
    10/23/2017

    As an area of Montana struggles with dangerous water contamination, it has taken action against a polluter across the border.

  10. As Discharged Sewage Contaminates Niagara Falls, Outdated Infrastructure Is To Blame
    10/18/2017

    Niagara Falls may be best known for its majestic, natural beauty, but this precious resource is having a hard time lately as the area’s wastewater treatment swims upstream against fundamental infrastructure issues.