From the Editor

  1. What Does The New Lead And Copper Rule Mean For Utilities?

    After nearly three decades since it was last modified, the U.S. EPA is set to update its Lead and Copper Rule — the primary regulation determining how much lead and copper is permissible in the public’s drinking water.

  2. Groundwater Extraction Is Imperiling Watersheds, Study Concludes

    As pervasive drought and growing demand for drinking water continues to stress supplies, the world’s water systems have increasingly turned to groundwater reserves. But new research indicates that our reliance on these sources will soon put ecosystems in hundreds of locations around the world at risk.

  3. Regulators Seek Stricter Wastewater Manganese Limits In PA

    What once appeared to be a regulatory blow to source water advocates and drinking water treatment plants in Pennsylvania may soon turn into a win. The state’s regulators are expected to propose stricter limits on manganese levels released into waterways as an unexpected consequence of a two-year-old law meant to loosen those requirements for coal mining operations.

  4. Forgot The Pipes: Portland’s Water Plant To Cost $350M More Than Expected

    When it comes to critical drinking water infrastructure and treatment systems, the high price tags for construction can often be difficult to swallow. As the city of Portland, OR, just found out, it certainly doesn’t help things when these price tags are grossly underestimated.

  5. Maui Officials Vote To Withdraw Case Over Clean Water Act Dispute

    Following months of debate, stewards of one of the world’s most pristine source water reputations have decided to withdraw a major Clean Water Act dispute from consideration by the Supreme Court.

  6. In Face Of Pervasive Drought, Palo Alto DPR Program May Be Palatable

    Despite the official end of a years-long drought in the state, one major California city is poised to take a significant step toward sustainable conservation.

  7. California Wildfires Pose Drinking Water Contaminant Challenge

    To illustrate the pervasiveness of damage caused by California’s rising epidemic of wildfires, researchers are now connecting the problem to an influx of dangerous contaminants in drinking water delivery systems.

  8. PFAS Manufacturers Grilled By Congress

    Following years of warnings from drinking water treatment institutions and source water quality advocates, it appears that the federal government is cracking down on potential per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) contamination.

  9. Newark’s Lead Contamination Prompts State And Federal Commitments

    A recent lead contamination crisis affecting the drinking water supply in New Jersey has garnered the attention of state lawmakers. And now even some of the country’s highest authorities have pledged to address it.

  10. D.C. Adds Mussel To Federal Ruling On E. coli Limits

    With a federal judge deciding it needs to do a better job to combat E. coli discharge into its waterways, Washington, D.C. could be turning to an unlikely ally in its struggle to clean up local rivers: mussels.