AWWA’s WQTC Covers A Wide Range of Issues

This week (11/11-11/14), AWWA’s Water Quality Technology Conference (WQTC) covered many issues that are currently challenging almost all state drinking water programs. For example, a handful of sessions delved into the details of lead service line replacement, lead sampling, lead scales, and optimizing corrosion control. Several presenters covered the range of issues surrounding perfluorinated compounds and cyanotoxins. Multiple presentations addressed ongoing issues with disinfection by-products (DBPs) such as nitrification, treatment options, and monitoring technologies. Microbes weren’t forgotten during WQTC and the entire conference emphasized the need for funding for both basic and applied research to develop the tools and technologies that the water sector needs in order to solve today’s (and tomorrow’s) problems! ASDWA staff attending the conference brought home many ideas to integrate into their work in being “the voice in Washington, DC” for state drinking water programs.