Like many Gen-Xers, Star Wars was my favorite movie growing up. I can still remember clutching my seat with excitement as the hero Luke Skywalker used the Force to aim his weapons at the Death Star’s exhaust system. Enemy fighters were firing at Luke and his wingman, who through the din and chaos of the battle said in a calm, determined, deep voice, “Stay on target.”
We stand with our nation’s water professionals: the American Water Works Association, Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies (AMWA), National Rural Water Association (NRWA), and the National Association of Water Companies.
We support a scientific, risk-based & data-driven regulatory process for emerging contaminants, ensuring our taxpayer dollars are used effectively to protect our water supply & public health.
In April, the U.S. Senate Environment & Public Works Committee met to examine the challenges facing drinking water and wastewater infrastructure. Water utilities, trade associations and others provided testimony, all pointing to the need for increased funding to meet the obligation of safe and affordable drinking water for all.
Journal UW Tacoma: Perfluorinated Compounds in the Surface Waters of Puget Sound, Washington and Clayoquot and Barkley Sounds, British Columbia
By Mary Joyce Dinglasan-Panlilio, Shristi S. Prakash, and Joel E. Baker. The objectives of this study were to evaluate the occurrence of these contaminants within the surface waters of the Pacific Northwest region and through relative concentrations and ratios, to assess their possible sources.
Mary Joyce Dinglasan-Panlilio, Shristi S. Prakash and Joel E. Baker. “Perfluorinated Compounds in the Surface Waters of Puget Sound, Washington and Clayoquot and Barkley Sounds, British Columbia” Marine Pollution Bulletin Vol. 78 Iss. 1-2 (2014) p. 173 – 180
By Joseph Cotruvo, John Fawell: By understanding conditions in their customers’ plumbing systems, water utilities can select primary and supplemental treatment approaches to reduce public health concerns related to regrowth of Legionella.
Cotruvo JA and J Fawell. Considering Risks When Managing Legionella Growth in Plumbing. J Am Waterworks Assoc. 113(3), 44-51. April, 2021.