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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Oct 21 2020
At the peak of the COVID-19 quarantine, a shocking number of U.S. businesses and services came to a jarring halt, forcing ourselves to stay at home…
Oct 12 2020
Portugal. The Man is donating $20,000 to the Navajo Water Project in the American Southwest through the band’s organization, PTM foundation,…
David Drake is a co-founder and board member of SmartCover Systems
David Drake, co-founder and board member of SmartCover Systems
Oct 9 2020
We don’t have to imagine very deeply to gain insight into Imagine a Day Without Water. The city of Cape Town, more than 20 cities in India, and…
Bob Crossen, senior managing editor
Bob Crossen, senior managing editor
Oct 9 2020
I have previously referenced my experience in my first apartment — a small rental home — during my first job out of college in which a pipe burst and…
Oct 1 2020
Water utilities have been under pressure for decades to modernize their infrastructure to keep pace with growth and to meet the maintenance needs of…
SCADA systems
An example of a typical SCADA screen showing water reservoir pump station and some of the alarms that the remote monitoring software monitors for the Bellevue Water Service.
Sep 22 2020
Water and wastewater professionals face myriad challenges to ensure safe water for the communities in which they work. These issues intensified and…
Bob Crossen, senior managing editor
Bob Crossen, senior managing editor
Sep 21 2020
Usually when I am writing the editorial letter for the September issue, our editorial team would be gearing up to attend WEFTEC in either Chicago or…
Sep 17 2020
The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) is extending its Emergency Residential Community Assistance Program, which is designed to help…
Sep 9 2020
COVID-19 has impacted communities across the country differently. Rural and tribal water systems across the continental U.S. and its territories are…
Sep 2 2020
Florida’s Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried and the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) launched the Florida…
Bob Crossen, senior managing editor
Bob Crossen, senior managing editor
Aug 20 2020
Last month, we featured our 2020 Water & Wastes Digest Young Pros, and many of them noted the importance that technology will play for the future…
Aug 13 2020
Multiple agencies were called to the Genesis II Church of Health and Healing in connection with search warrants and a federal order, according to CBS…
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 $…
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