AWWA Articles

PFAS amendments part of U.S. Congress’ current debate on Defense Authorization

This summer the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate passed different versions of a National Defense Authorization Act for 2020, and both versions include a variety of amendments related to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in drinking water.

Philadelphia Water seeks surge in tap water enthusiasts

To increase local support for drinking home-town tap water instead of bottled water, the Philadelphia Water Department (PWD) and three partner nonprofit organizations have launched the Drink Philly Tap Coalition.

AWWA Member Spotlight – Aisha Niang, P.E., Houston, Texas

Job title and employer: Assistant Director, Houston Public Works Wastewater Operations

New AWWA president grounded in principles of people, technology, leadership

Jim Williams literally learned the mechanics of water supply from the ground up by helping drill wells and pulling and setting pumping equipment as a field hand during high school and college in his home state of Indiana.

Long-term water availability examined in AWWA survey

The challenge of meeting long-term water supply needs is leading some utilities to embrace newer, innovative strategies such as potable and non-potable reuse, desalination of brackish groundwater or seawater, and stormwater capture and reuse, according to the American Water Works Association’s 2019 State of the Water Industry Report.

Spokane Water revives iconic statue

It took a new office and some great perks to convince Willy Water to come out of retirement in Spokane, Wash., and rejoin the city’s water department.

AWWA Member Spotlight -- Suzanne DeLorenzo, Ph.D., Clackamas, Ore.

Job title and employer: Water Quality & Conservation Manager, Clackamas River Water (CRW)

U.S. Senate targets PFAS

With a myriad of states taking immediate actions to address per- and polyfluorinated chemicals (PFAS) and rising concern among legislators, regulators and consumers, the U.S. Senate this week crafted bipartisan legislation to establish national guidelines.

Water sector spirit soars during ACE19 skills competitions

Amid cheering and high-fives, enthusiastic competitors demonstrated the water sector’s top talent, knowledge and experience during last week’s exhilarating contests at the American Water Works Association’s Annual Conference and Exposition (ACE19) in Denver.