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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.