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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wastewater treatment
Ramon Lopez, lead operator and lab supervisor, collects samples at the city’s wastewater treatment plant and sends it on dry ice to be tested at GT Molecular in Fort Collins, Colorado.
Mar 25 2022
Location: Palm Springs, California Size: 10.9 million gallons per day Equipment: Primary settling, trickling filters, secondary clarifiers…
Feb 7 2022
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) added wastewater data to its Covid-19 data tracker on Feb. 4. According to the CDC, maps, charts…
Jan 24 2022
Residents of Tonga, a Polynesian country, are receiving aid a week after an underwater volcanic eruption followed by a tsunami. This tsunami was the…
Jan 21 2022
The increase in population and the industrial activities are driving the demand for clean and fresh water.  The demand is also influenced by various…
Jan 19 2022
The Boston, Massachusetts, coronavirus wastewater data is plunging. According to The Boston Herald, local infectious disease experts believe that the…
Jan 5 2022
Buncombe County Board of Commissioners Jan. 4 approved a program that will provide nearly half-a-million federal dollars put toward preventing water…
Dec 20 2021
Scientists are detecting traces of the Omicron variant in wastewater in Houston, Boulder, Colorado, Northern California and other states. Public…
Nov 11 2021
Many of the world’s largest food and beverage companies have taken priority in making commitments to address the climate impact associated with food…
Oct 27 2021
Wastewater-based epidemiology (WBE), or sewershed surveillance, has gained widespread popularity during the COVID-19 pandemic. People infected with…
utility operations
Digital technology allowed Veolia to continue contract operations remotely during the pandemic.
Sep 9 2021
Over the past year, the COVID-19 pandemic and the unprecedented restrictions it imposed on everyday life significantly affected just about every…
Aug 23 2021
The Water Environment Federation (WEF) announced that every individual who attends WEFTEC 2021 in Chicago, Illinois, will be required to provide…
Aug 20 2021
A complete workflow developed by Promega Corporation enables wastewater testing laboratories, including public health organizations, to quickly…
Bob Crossen
Bob Crossen, senior managing editor for WWD and iWWD
Jul 16 2021
We are now truly well and into the summer, and well past the May 1 date that President Joe Biden said he’d want all American adults vaccinated.…
Jun 2 2021
North Carolina launched a statewide wastewater monitoring network to track COVID-19 trends through the use of wastewater sampling. The N.C.…
Apr 29 2021
Results of a three-week survey conducted by Water & Wastes Digest on its Weekly eNews show respondents are interested in returning to live events…
Apr 23 2021
On Apr. 25, 2014, Flint, Michigan, switched its water source from the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department to the Flint River temporarily. This…
Mar 10 2021
Editor's Note: This article has been updated to reflect changes to the passage of the stimulus package. President Biden gave final passage to a $1.9…
Feb 24 2021
An effort led by researchers at The Ohio State University will help the Navajo Nation mitigate the lack of water and food security, according to Ohio…
denise venuti
Denise Venuti
Feb 23 2021
It’s no secret that there are many challenges impacting the U.S. and one often forgotten piece of the puzzle is the access to clean, safe, affordable…
Bob Crossen, senior managing editor
Bob Crossen, senior managing editor
Feb 23 2021
Toward the end of 2020, a handful of vaccines for COVID-19 began distribution in the U.S. to essential workers through tiered deployment. Among those…
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