AWWA Articles

PFAS in brief: New AWWA booklet helps unpack issues

With PFAS capturing headlines, prompting new state regulations and even inspiring a major motion picture, the American Water Works Association has created a simple document to help water professionals explain the issue to public officials, media and concerned citizens.

San Antonio water conservation programs ease strain on low-income households

For a family living in poverty, a pipe leak can create an unbearable financial burden.

AWWA Member Spotlight – U.S. Veteran Kevin Carter, San Diego, Calif.

Kevin Carter served nine years in the U.S. Navy, five of them as a machinist mate on a nuclear-powered submarine that took him on three Western Pacific tours.

AWWA survey: compensation increases continue in water and wastewater utilities

Average salaries for water and wastewater utilities increased for a second consecutive year from 2018 to 2019, according to the 2019 Water and Wastewater Utility Compensation Survey recently released by the American Water Works Association (AWWA).

Inside Champlain Water District’s drinking water treatment achievements

Pursue excellence and resist complacency – that is the formula for the long-term success of Champlain Water District (CWD) in South Burlington, Vt., the state’s largest regional public water supplier.

Contacting state conservationist leads to source water protection funding

A new project is underway to protect the quality of a Pennsylvania watershed that provides drinking water for thousands of residents.

AWWA Member Spotlight -- Katie Richardson Viranyi, Waukesha, Wis.

Job title and employer: Associate and Office Director, Greeley and Hansen

EPA releases revised rule on lead

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed overhaul of the Lead and Copper Rule, announced yesterday by Administrator Andrew Wheeler at an event in Green Bay, Wis., would require community water systems to take new actions regarding lead service line replacement, corrosion control, sampling and risk communication.

‘Imagine a Day Without Water’ a valuable reminder

Water professionals, utilities and communities are shining a spotlight this month on the value of reliable water and wastewater services as they celebrate “Imagine a Day Without Water” on Oct. 23.