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In drought-prone states like Arizona, nature and weather are forcing environmental agencies and utilities to turn to alternative solutions to ensure a steady water supply. This week, the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality...

It has been nearly one year since the city of Flint, Mich., retained Dr. Marc Edwards of Virginia Tech to monitor its water after his months-long study and report explaining the extent of water contamination from the Detroit River.

Now, the city’s water is testing below action levels of...

In Waukesha, Wis., a feud is brewing between the Great Lakes and Saint Lawrence Cities Initiative (GLSLC), a group of U.S. and Canadian mayors, and the Great Lakes Compact Council (GLCC), which represents states surrounding the Great Lakes.

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Last week, contamination of a drinking water system serving approximately 320,000 people befell Corpus Christi, Texas. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) placed an immediate ban on tap water use in Corpus Christi after the city...

The number of women involved in the water industry is growing - and we want to hear more about these women!

In the past, I have blogged about the changing demographics of our traditionally male-dominated industry,...

Over the past few months, social media has been filled with political posts in the U.S. People have been openly sharing their adoration or disdain for political figures, particularly the presidential candidates, and those posts have overshadowed news about the Dakota Access Pipeline.

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It's a topic that has come up at many a water treatment industry event: Many water treatment professionals are reaching retirement age. This fact brings up several conundrums: How do we attract younger people to the water industry? How can veteran water treatment professionals pass their...

The U.S. has a president elect, and whether you are in favor of his presidency or not, the world is still spinning and there is work to do in the water industry.

Concerns of contamination in public drinking water are still around and the country’s water infrastructure still needs help,...

I’m the kind of person who likes to leave his work at the desk at the end of the day, but sometimes my career bleeds its way into my personal life. Such was the case last weekend when I took a trip to The Great Pumpkin Patch in Arthur, Ill., which is considered the heart of Illinois’ Amish...

If you've ever been to the French Quarter in New Orleans, then you know the smell - the aroma of stale beer, vomit and fried food that permeates Bourbon Street and the surrounding lanes. The smell is enhanced, no doubt, by the tepid, grey puddles of water that seems to be everywhere in the...

Haiti is still grappling with the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew.  The death toll in Haiti still is not firm. Some sources indicate around 500 are dead while others estimate the toll is closer to 900. And those who survived the storm are still struggling.

Pictures after the storm...

The southeast U.S. is busy preparing for the arrival of Hurricane Matthew, which already has caused the deaths of 15 people and massive destruction as it swept across the Caribbean. According to...

This week, it's been hard to avoid the latest water quality news - from mainstream media outlets to my Facebook feed, everyone is talking about the Environmental Working Group's (EWG) latest report on...

In early 2014, North America witnessed one of its most extreme winter seasons in history. Low temperature records were broken throughout most of the U.S., including Jerseyville, a rural community (near St. Louis) where I was living at the time.

I came home from work to a burst water pipe...

Now is your chance to ask! This year, instead of selecting just one Dealer of the Year, we will be recognizing all 10 Dealers of the Month from 2016 as the Top Dealers class of 2016 in a special section in...

In the past couple weeks there has been a lot of hubbub about the Chesapeake Bay area’s water quality, specifically how states in the northeastern U.S. are improving it.

In Virginia, the Chesapeake Bay...

All eyes are on water quality issues at the Rio Olympics, where pools are turning green and athletes have been told to keep their mouths closed while competing. But back in the U.S., a change of status has occurred in Flint, Mich., as the federal state of emergency for the city expired Sunday....

For months leading up to the Rio Olympic games, officials and athletes voiced concerns over the water quality in the city's waterways, where swimming, sailing and other open water events will take place. Reports described sewage- and garbage-laden water rife with bacteria - one...

The Detroit Free Press this week reported the latest update on Flint, Mich.: Criminal charges were filed against six Michigan state employees in connection with the lead contamination...

We’re into the dead heat of summer, and pools are seeing more use as people seek ways to cool off. With the release of 2016 Model Aquatic Health Code (MAHC), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is...