WATER INNOVATIONS CURRENT ISSUE

WASTEWATER

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SOURCE WATER

  • Leachate — A Key To Unlocking The Chain Of Recirculating PFAS Forever?
    1/11/2023

    PFAS contamination is ubiquitous in the water cycle, but landfill wastewater leachate poses an opportunity to treat concentrated streams and break up the continuous movement through the water cycle.

  • Regulating Farm Pollution To Reduce Harmful Algal Blooms
    1/11/2023

    As nutrient pollution increases the incidence and severity of harmful algal blooms, it is obvious and important to point mitigation practices toward a prime culprit — the agriculture industry.

  • Celebrating 50 Years Of (Mostly) Clean Water
    11/3/2022
    October 18, 1972, the day the Clean Water Act (CWA) became law, was undeniably a pivotal moment for the state of water quality in America. From where we stand now, 50 years later, it's hard to imagine a time when polluters were dumping contaminants freely into environmental waters — enough to set a river on fire! Here we recall the six key 1972 amendments that defined the CWA, accompanied by some recent themes related to each one.

DRINKING WATER

  • A 2023 Road Map To Replacing The Nation’s Toxic Lead Pipes
    1/11/2023
    One of the great water-management and societal challenges of our time is to get the lead out of our nation's drinking water — a daunting but achievable task, if approached correctly.
  • 6 Steps Utilities Can Take To Improve Cybersecurity
    11/3/2022

    With the rise of digitalization in the water industry, utilities must take steps to ensure that their network — and thus public water — is protected from bad actors and outcomes.

  • Utilities And Water Efficiency: Taking A Leadership Role
    9/9/2022

    Water is an essential resource, and utility customers’ lives count on a reliable flow of it coming out of their tap. In order to protect natural resources, a utility must be responsible and manage water wisely, while still operating at a level that supports all the needs of customers. The first step is talking about water efficiency.

REVENUE METERING

MEASUREMENT AND CONTROL

REUSE

ACE INNOVATION

  • Calling On Utilities To Combat Legionella
    5/5/2022

    The risk level linked to delivered drinking water from municipal utilities is very small, even if some high-profile examples of failure (see Flint, MI) have degraded public confidence to a degree. Our treatment professionals usually hit their targets, so the onus then shifts to the research and guidance that determines the safe level of various constituents through U.S. EPA protocols. But there is one contaminant that rulemaking hasn’t quite caught up to and which is downright deadly — Legionella pneumophila.

WEFTEC INNOVATION

  • All For One And One For All — For Water's Sake
    9/9/2022

    Societal well-being is hugely dependent on a clean and available water supply, which is becoming increasingly dependent on community engagement and education.

  • How Should Infrastructure Funding Be Prioritized?
    11/11/2021

    With the $1.2-trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill finally passed following lengthy congressional negotiations, U.S. water and wastewater utilities are in line to get help for solving some longstanding issues, from crumbling pipes and outdated treatment plants to modernizing operations for efficiency and resiliency.