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Microplastics: State of the Science and Future Perspective

Microplastics: State of the Science and Future Perspective

August 18, 2021 at 6:30 am 0 comments

By Cayla Cook Plastic pollution is one of the world’s most pressing and observable modern issues, possessing the potential to significantly impact human health, aquatic species health, and, undoubtedly, environmental health. This pollution is categorized by the size in which plastics occur due, in part, to varied fate and transportRead More

Historic water shortage declared for Colorado River

Historic water shortage declared for Colorado River

August 17, 2021 at 4:29 am 0 comments

The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, the federal agency that oversees Colorado River operations, declared a “Tier 1” water shortage at Lake Mead on the Colorado River, underscoring the severity of the deepening drought and climate crisis across the West. This is the first time in the river’s history that a TierRead More

TECH PERSPECTIVES: Driven by Big Data

TECH PERSPECTIVES: Driven by Big Data

August 16, 2021 at 9:19 am 0 comments

By Jonathan Blackwell I have been a fan of Formula 1 dating back to my childhood, when the teams utilized 700+ hp V-10 engines that would produce the most beautiful sound as they revved to an astonishing 13,000 rpms on the straightaways. The times, and technology, have changed. Today, F1Read More

Water Finance Conference to conclude virtual sessions Thursday

Water Finance Conference to conclude virtual sessions Thursday

August 13, 2021 at 3:00 pm 0 comments

August 10 | August 12 | August 17 | August 19 The 2021 Water Finance Conference, which is being presented in a virtual format this month, will conclude its virtual sessions Thursday, Aug. 19 with Session 4. This year’s conference is covering a range of topics in the water/wastewater utility financeRead More

Senate passes infrastructure bill with major SRF increases

Senate passes infrastructure bill with major SRF increases

August 12, 2021 at 3:45 pm 0 comments

On Tuesday, the U.S. Senate passed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act after months of bipartisan negotiations between the Biden Administration and a bipartisan group of Senators. The legislative package contains $550 billion in new spending, of which $55 billion will go toward clean and drinking water. Specifically, the bill’sRead More

COMMENTARY: Improving Reliability in the U.S. Water & Wastewater Industries

COMMENTARY: Improving Reliability in the U.S. Water & Wastewater Industries

August 12, 2021 at 10:49 am 0 comments

By Ryan Sitton At the beginning of this year, an unprecedented freeze hit the southern part of the United States. The state of Texas, which has its own, self-contained energy grid, saw power outages that it had never experienced. At one point, nearly six million Texans were without power. TheRead More

Utilis rebrands to ASTERRA

Utilis rebrands to ASTERRA

August 12, 2021 at 9:51 am 0 comments

Utilis has unveiled its new brand, ASTERRA. The rebrand was officially launched at an Aug. 5 celebration and reception where company representatives were presented with the inaugural Innovation Award from the American Water Works Association (AWWA). The San Diego Chamber of Commerce joined ASTERRA leaders from both the United StatesRead More

Massachusetts Water Resources Authority wins AWWA’s “Best of the Best” water taste test

Massachusetts Water Resources Authority wins AWWA’s “Best of the Best” water taste test

August 10, 2021 at 9:00 am 0 comments

The American Water Works Association announced during the ACE21 All Virtual in June that the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA) of Boston has won the 16th “Best of the Best” Water Taste Test. The event was comprised of regional AWWA section winners of water taste competitions. Second place in the taste test went toRead More

Legal Corner: Water systems contaminated with PFAS seek compensation through multidistrict litigation

Legal Corner: Water systems contaminated with PFAS seek compensation through multidistrict litigation

August 9, 2021 at 7:35 am 0 comments

Water system providers across the United States have joined a multidistrict litigation (MDL) suit claiming that their water supplies are contaminated with per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) from aqueous film-forming foam (AFFF). These chemicals have been used for decades to extinguish chemical or petroleum fires at military bases, airports, andRead More

NACWA names new president for 2021-22

NACWA names new president for 2021-22

August 9, 2021 at 7:10 am 0 comments

NACWA has named Kishia Powell, chief operating officer at DC Water, as the association’s newly elected president for 2021-2022. Powell was elected to the role of president, along with the slate of NACWA’s officers for the next year, during the Board of Directors’ summer meeting on July 21. The Board,Read More