Coronavirus COVID-19

The coronavirus COVID-19 swept through China and Italy killing thousands. It spread across the globe resulting in the World Health Organization declaring the virus a global pandemic. Water treatment plants and wastewater treatment plants both are resilient to this virus in the same way they are resilient to other coronaviruses like SARS and MERS. 

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Jul 27 2020
Early results from a project in Kansas show tests of a community’s wastewater can detect COVID-19 outbreaks approximately a week before individual…
Jul 24 2020
Yosemite national park officials suspect hundreds of visitors this summer may have had COVID-19 after testing sewage. The county health department…
Jul 22 2020
Times of upheaval can lead to moments of radical change. COVID-19 has upended life across America, disrupting business as usual in every sector and…
Jul 22 2020
Effects of the COVID-19 pandemic are felt hardest in economically stressed communities, which makes addressing water equity more urgent now than ever…
Jul 21 2020
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the capacity to produce raw material for aluminum can production is lacking.  “The aluminum beverage can manufacturing…
Jul 15 2020
The city of Chattanooga, Tennessee plans to keep testing local wastewater for the presence of COVID-19 into 2021 after a study in May. This study…
Jul 9 2020
Researchers from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln have launched projects using wastewater samples. The projects are for early detection of COVID-19…
Jun 29 2020
Massachusetts’ top wastewater agency is working with MIT to help catch a possible second wave of the coronavirus. A Cambridge laboratory signed a $…
Jun 23 2020
Approximately 2.8 million pints of out of date beer will need to be disposed of from Wales' shut pubs and clubs, according to the Campaign for Real…
Jun 19 2020
EPA Announces $513 Million WIFIA Loan to San Francisco for Wastewater Upgrades The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a $513…
Jun 17 2020
A Battelle team of researchers will test wastewater in Toledo, Ohio for the presence of the virus that causes COVID-19 as well as other viral…
Jun 11 2020
WEFTEC 2020 Goes Fully Virtual WEFTEC 2020 will be a fully virtual event, according to a recent press release. The event, WEFTEC Connect, will be…
Carlsbad Desalination Plant
Carlsbad Desalination Plant
Jun 11 2020
Name: Claude “Bud” Lewis Carlsbad Desalination Plant Location: Carlsbad, California Size: 50 mgd Population served: 400,000 Equipment: Energy…
Jun 11 2020
During times of crisis like the coronavirus pandemic, it pays off to have a strong crisis management and resiliency plan. When that plan requires…
Loïc Charpentier
Loïc Charpentier
Jun 11 2020
COVID-19 is a wake-up call that reminds us that we are not well prepared for cross-boundary and cross-sectoral crises. Water knows no borders, and it…
Jun 10 2020
LSU Civil and Environmental Engineering Professor John Pardue is working with LSU School of Veterinary Medicine Professor Gus Kousoulas and other…
Jun 4 2020
Blue-White Industries President and CEO Rob Gledhill discusses how the company has adapted to the coronavirus with social distancing policies and a…
May 28 2020
San Francisco Public Utilities Commission Community Benefits Director Ronak Okoye explains the though process and purpose behind its emergency…
May 26 2020
American Public Works Association 2019-2020 President Bill Spearman and CEO Scott Grayson talk about the challenges the coronavirus has posed for the…
May 20 2020
Coronavirus. Coronavirus. Coronavirus. It has dominated the news cycle for the better part of the past two months, and it looks as though it will…
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