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Mar 21 2018
A human fetus was discovered at the Johnson City water treatment facility in Tennessee on March 17, 2018. The fetus was found in a facility intake…
Mar 9 2018
It is time to establish an independent public sector Water Wastewater Forensic Agency (WWFA) for investigating water and wastewater treatment…
Feb 23 2018
The planet finds itself mired in progressively muddier and muddier waters concerning literal issues of water. Flint, Mich., continues to reel from…
Feb 5 2018
Update: As of March 7, 2018, Day Zero has been postponed to August 27, 2018. WWD will continue to update accordingly. Following many agricultural…
Jan 30 2018
A boil water notice has been put in place by Irish water for 65,000 Irish residents in the Wicklow and south Dublin areas following a mechanical…
Jan 30 2018
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has announced that it will halt food and water aid for Puerto Rico on Jan. 31, 2018 following the…
Jan 29 2018
Following several years of droughts, Israel is taking significant measures towards preventing a long-term water crisis. The Israel Water Authority…
Jan 26 2018
Savannah Industrial & Domestic Water Treatment Facility suffered a chlorine gas leak on Jan. 25, 2018. The spill, which occurred in the morning,…
Jan 24 2018
On Jan. 23, 2018, a man’s body was discovered and retrieved from a reservoir pipeline in Northern California. The reservoir, which provides drinking…
Jan 22 2018
Several beaches in Monterey County of California are currently closed following a sewage spill of roughly 4.9 million gal. At least eight beaches…
Jan 19 2018
A water emergency was been declared for the city of Galveston, Texas on Jan. 18, 2018 after freezing temperatures caused several pipes to burst. The…
Jan 18 2018
The Sewerage & Water Board of New Orleans has expanded a precautionary boil-water advisory to cover the entire east bank of the city early on Jan…
Jan 17 2018
Following three years of aggressive drought, Cape Town officials have again moved forward Day Zero to April 22, 2018, the day when the city’s water…
Jan 11 2018
A water treatment plant in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., suffered a spill of several gallons of acid in the evening on Jan. 10, 2018. Several workers were…
Jan 9 2018
In the wake of Hurricanes Irma and Maria, The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) continues efforts to address drinking water and wastewater…
Jan 5 2018
Late on Jan. 3, 2018, the Blue River Wastewater Treatment plant in Kansas City, Mo., suffered a gas explosion, causing significant damage. The source…
Oct 23 2017
Typhoon Lan made landfall in Japan Oct. 23, causing flooding and landslides. At least two people were reported killed, and many were injured. Early…
Oct 17 2017
The city of Modesto, Calif., agreed to pay a $165,000 fine for releasing wastewater into the San Joaquin River. In March 2017, the city released…
Sep 21 2017
Hurricane Maria hit the Caribbean Sept. 20 and 21, devastating Puerto Rico and hitting the Dominican Republic shortly after. A Category 3 hurricane…
Sep 11 2017
Hurricane Irma hit Florida Sept. 10. A Category 4 storm, it left its mark on the Florida Keys, then downgraded to a Category 3 and hit Marco Island,…
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