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WEFTEC 2021 will host the 34th annual Operations Challenge. This five-event competition demonstrates the precision, speed, and safety of the wastewater sector’s most elite specialists.

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Technology Spotlights (formerly called Mobile Sessions) bring potential customers and partners right to your booth. Participants are in search of the next big product, service, or technology to revolutionize the way they work.

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Economical modifications help attain better biological phosphorus removal

Download this excerpted article from June 2021
Water Environment & Technology.

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On June 2, 2021, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service (HHS) made available $166.6 million USD in grants to help low-income ratepayers effected by the COVID-19 pandemic pay their drinking water and wastewater utility bills.

Learn how the grants benefit utilities

Get the guidance you'll need to prepare for complex upgrades for facilities of all sizes, including how to evaluate engineering proposals, detailed construction and startup requirements and critical information for both water and wastewater facilities. Order your copy of Planning, Design, and Implementation for New and Upgraded Water Resource Recovery Facilities, 2nd edition (MOP 28) today!

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We are excited to announce that WEFTEC will be held in person this October 16 to 20 in Chicago.

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Water sector ‘artists-in-residence’ take unique approaches to public outreach

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On Thursday, April 29, the U.S. Senate passed a bipartisan package of wastewater, stormwater, drinking water, and water reuse infrastructure funding by a vote of 89 to 2.

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The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has selected the Water Environment Federation to develop, manage, and provide training for a nationwide network of water utilities, public health agencies, and laboratories participating in wastewater-based disease surveillance.

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This article, originally from Water Environment & Technology, covers the three core tasks to perform effective wastewater-based epidemiology, also known as wastewater surveillance.

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The 2021 Operator Ingenuity contest will celebrate simple and creative solutions to common challenges developed by water and wastewater professionals.

Enter by July 7, 2021

On Wednesday, March 24, the U.S. Senate Environment & Public Works Committee passed a bi-partisan package of wastewater, stormwater, drinking water, and water reuse infrastructure funding program.

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ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The application period is open for the Utility of the Future Today recognition program, which...

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Although some states have set early 2021 expirations for their shutoff moratoriums, questions remain and pressure builds about how bills will be paid during a pandemic in which clean water has taken center stage as a public-health necessity. 

Shutoff Moratoria Affects Utilities, Consumers