From the Editor

  1. Senate May Abandon PFAS Amendment

    After reports seemed to indicate that the U.S. Senate would compel the U.S. EPA to take stronger action against the presence of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in drinking water, things may have changed.

  2. EPA Targets Water Quality Reviews That Stifle Energy Infrastructure

    In the latest water quality debate between local regulators and the Trump administration, the U.S. EPA has proposed a rule that may be intended to pave the way for new natural gas pipelines despite environmental concerns.

  3. Retired Scientists Blast South Carolina Flood Plan

    As the potential for flooding seems to rise and the necessary stormwater infrastructure needed to deal with it appears to be lacking, communities around the country are taking stock of their own resiliency measures and planning for the future.

  4. California Wildfires Lead To Water Treatment Struggles

    The latest extreme blaze in California, known as the Kincaid Wildfire, has burned tens of thousands of acres, prompted the evacuation of thousands of residents, and consumed more than 100 structures.

  5. EPA Reveals The Key To Clean Water

    Water and wastewater treatment plant operators may not always love regulators, but they should love what the U.S. EPA water chief had to say about them. Speaking at the “BusinessH20 Water Innovation Summit” in September, the EPA’s assistant administrator for water, Dave Ross, referred to those who clean our country’s drinking water and wastewater as “silent, everyday unsung heroes.” While not as celebrated as others who dedicate themselves to public service, such as police officers, firefighters, and teachers, they are every bit as essential — if not more so.

  6. California Paves Way For Veterans To Become Treatment Operators

    Among the many threats that drinking water and wastewater treatment operations deal with on a regular basis, perhaps none are as existential as “brain drain” — the loss of institutional knowledge that is occurring as the bulk of the industry’s workforce retires.

  7. 1,4-Dioxane Contamination Lawsuits Are Piling Up In Long Island

    The presence of 1,4-dioxane — a carcinogen stemming from industrial solvents, shampoos, and other manmade products — in New York’s drinking water has been a known problem for years.

  8. Will Google’s Server Farm Deplete South Carolina’s Groundwater?

    As drinking water sources around the country become imperiled by climate stress and growing consumption, one Silicon Valley tech giant is poised to withdraw what might seem like more than its fair share in South Carolina.

  9. Elizabeth Warren Joins Bernie Sanders In Opposition To Water Privatization

    There’s little doubt that the field of candidates vying for U.S. presidential election in 2020 represents a wide array of views on nearly every issue. But two Democratic frontrunners now appear unified on at least one major issue: the privatization of water systems.

  10. L.A. County Cities Win Legal Fight Against Stormwater Rules

    The most populous county in the U.S. is in the middle of a conflict around watershed management. And those opposed to stricter regulations have just received a boost in court.