Talking Under Water Episode 59: 2022 State of the Industry

Dec. 16, 2022
In this month’s episode, the hosts take a deep dive into the state of the water industry across all verticals.

 In this month’s episode of Talking Under Water, co-hosts Bob Crossen and Katie Johns share some recent industry news, including the influx of policy movement from the U.S. EPA in the past month. In lieu of an interview this month, Crossen and Johns dive into the results from the state of the industry surveys that Water & Wasted Digest, Storm Water Solutions and Water Quality Products sent out to their respective audiences. The results provided insight into all verticals of the water industry: drinking water, wastewater, stormwater, residential, commercial and industrial water.

Show Notes


  • Cold Open | 0:00 
  • Host Introduction | 0:55 
  • Episode Summary | 1:06 
  • The State of Municipal Water & Wastewater | 2:09 
  • The State of Stormwater | 6:35 
  • The State of Residential/Commercial Water | 9:29 
  • Regulatory impacts | 10:40 
  • Municipal water and wastewater | 11:01 
  • Stormwater | 14:57 
  • Residential and commercial water | 16:13 
  • Build America, Buy America | 20:30 
  • Funding | 26:36 
  • Housekeeping | 29:25

About the Podcast 

Talking Under Water is the premier podcast for the water industry, including municipal and industrial water and wastewater, residential water treatment, storm water management and erosion control. It is produced in coordination between Water & Wastes Digest (WWD), Water Quality Products (WQP) and Storm Water Solutions (SWS). The podcast covers topics under the One Water movement including the municipal and industrial water and wastewater, point of use, point of entry, residential, storm water and erosion control markets. Talking Under Water highlights news, trends, new technologies, industry discussions and on-site interviews with experts for WWD, WQP and SWS. New episodes of the podcast are released on the third Friday of every month. Logo Images: Anatoly Tiplyashin / Romolo Tavani / 

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About the Author

Bob Crossen

Bob Crossen is the editorial director for the Endeavor Business Media Water Group, which publishes WaterWorld, Wastewater Digest and Stormwater Solutions. Crossen graduated from Illinois State University in Dec. 2011 with a Bachelor of Arts in German and a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism. He worked for Campbell Publications, a weekly newspaper company in rural Illinois outside St. Louis for four years as a reporter and regional editor. 

About the Author

Katie Johns

Katie Johns, editor-in-chief of Storm Water Solutions and Water Quality Products, graduated from the University of Missouri in 2016 with a Bachelor of Journalism and a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish. Johns joined the Storm Water Solutions team in September 2019. Johns also helps plan the annual StormCon conference and co-hosts the Talking Under Water podcast. Prior to entering the B2B industry, she worked as a newspaper reporter and editor in Sarasota, Florida, and a magazine assistant editor in the Chicago suburbs. She can be reached at [email protected]