09
Nov
2018
Drinking Water

Drinking Water Quality Challenges in Canada’s First Nations


26
Oct
2018
Treatment
by Bob G. Vincent

After the Hurricanes: Managing and Disinfecting a Flooded Well

In early September, Hurricane Florence became the first major hurricane of the Atlantic hurricane season and wettest tropical cyclone recorded in the Carolinas. Just over a month later, Hurricane Michael hit the Florida Panhandle, dumping significant rainfall before doing the same in southern Georgia and in many of the Carolina counties already reeling from Florence.... Read More »

12
Oct
2018
Treatment
by Chris Wiant, MPH, PhD, and Bruce K. Bernard, PhD

The State of Lead Testing in School Drinking Water

Although lead has been banned in U.S. drinking water infrastructure since 1986, it is still present in older lead-soldered copper and cast iron lines serving schools and other buildings. Lead can also be present in some indoor plumbing, solder, and fixtures at older schools, including high-lead brass faucets and in some drinking water fountains. Since... Read More »

05
Oct
2018
Drinking Water
by Stephen A. Hubbs, PE

Cyber Security 101 for Drinking Water

As we move closer to another new decade in the not-so-new millennium, it seems a safe bet that virtually everyone reading this article is familiar with cyber security. By now, many readers have been personally affected by a breach in cyber security. Despite being celebrated as a U.S. public health triumph, drinking water utilities are... Read More »

26
Sep
2018
Treatment
by Water Quality & Health Council

Celebrating Dr. John L. Leal and 110 Years of U.S. Drinking Water Chlorination

Most Americans are just a twist of the tap away from safe, cheap (pennies per treated gallon), and abundant drinking water. But this remarkable public health and engineering triumph—made possible by drinking water treatment—did not appear overnight! It can, however, be traced to a pivotal day in U.S. public health history in Jersey City, New... Read More »

31
Aug
2018
Treatment
by Joan B. Rose, PhD

World Water Week 2018: Water, Ecosystems, and Human Development

Established in 1991 and administered each year by the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI), World Water Week provides a unique forum for confronting water-related challenges and their global impact on public health and the environment. It focuses on innovative thinking and positive action from scientists, decision-makers, business innovators, and especially young professionals from diverse sectors... Read More »

10
Aug
2018
Treatment
by Water Quality & Health Council

Harmful Algal Blooms: Cyanobacteria and Safe Drinking Water

This summer, you may have read about the growing problem of harmful algal blooms (HABs1) due to cyanobacteria in lakes, rivers, and other freshwater bodies across the United States and worldwide. In 2014, we wrote about the 500,000 residents in and around Toledo, Ohio, who were alerted that their tap water had been declared undrinkable.... Read More »

27
Jul
2018
Safe Drinking Water
by Bruce K. Bernard, PhD

You Too Can Embrace Water Conservation (And It Really Works)

I remember 1980, when water conservation wasn’t really a thing, household showers could blast away dirt and grime, and low-flow toilets were a novelty. Thanks to the US Geological Survey (USGS), we know that 1980 also marked the peak of US water use at 430 billions of gallons per day (Bgal/d).1 Much has changed since... Read More »