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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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…
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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…
Feb 1 2021
Xylem has announced it received a score of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2021 Corporate Equality Index, the U.S. benchmarking survey…
Jan 22 2021
Three weeks ago, Water & Wastes Digest asked its newsletter audience to share its attitudes and feelings about the COVID-19 vaccine. On Jan. 11,…
Jan 20 2021
Last year, Water & Wastes Digest (WWD) asked associations throughout the industry to share a small brief forecasting the upcoming year. Those…
Jan 20 2021
We’ve made it through the whirlwind of 2020 and into hopeful fresh beginnings in 2021. While we wait for a vaccine to the coronavirus to penetrate…
Jan 11 2021
In late 2020, health professionals announced the successful completion of a vaccine for the coronavirus, which has kept the globe in a pandemic since…
Jan 7 2021
Xylem has donated and delivered more than 300,000 pieces of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to frontline workers in 2020, working alongside its…
Jan 4 2021
The Great Lakes Water Authority (GLWA) Board of Directors has approved a dynamic new Business Inclusion and Diversity (BID) Program for the state of…
Jan 1 2021
A water rights settlement between the Navajo Nation, state of Utah and the federal government has become law.  This is part of the COVID-19 and…
Dec 28 2020
President Trump signed the latest coronavirus relief and spending package, reported NPR.  The legislation combines $900 billion in COVID-19 aid with…
Dec 23 2020
The COVID-19 relief package, which congressional leaders announced an agreement to on December 20, includes about $325 billion in business relief and…
Dec 14 2020
Due to COVID-19 restrictions the California-Nevada Section of the American Water Works Association (CA-NV AWWA) will host a virtual Operator…
Nov 16 2020
At the outset of the 2020s, the global food system is more complex than ever. Billions of people have escaped poverty since the turn of the century.…
Nov 11 2020
The city of Cle Elum, Washington, completed the construction of a new 3.6 million gallon per day (mgd) sequencing batch reactor (SBR) wastewater…
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