SOURCE: Forester Communications

July 06, 2005 12:45 ET

American Society of Civil Engineers Pinpoints Water Pollution Source

Nation's First Onsite Water Treatment Journal Offers New Approaches

SANTA BARBARA, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- July 6, 2005 -- At a time that demands new approaches to dealing with water pollution caused by aging wastewater facilities, Forester Communications has announced the launch of Onsite Water Treatment, The Journal for Decentralized Wastewater Treatment Solutions, the nation's first source offering practical water treatment solutions written by the leading experts in the field.

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) recently gave municipal wastewater infrastructure a D-. According to the ASCE's biannual infrastructure report, "Aging wastewater management systems discharge billions of gallons of untreated sewage into U.S. surface waters each year." The report estimates that cities will need more than $390 billion over the next 20 years to upgrade aging water treatment infrastructure. But the money simply isn't there to address these costly needs.

In anticipation of a worsening trend, industrial and residential developments are increasingly using decentralized water treatment systems to bypass over-burdened sewer systems.

Daniel Waldman, publisher and president of Forester Communications said, "Onsite Water Treatment is the first magazine to address the growing audiences for industrial, residential, and municipal onsite water management solutions. Onsite Water Treatment will offer the leading expertise in the field. Our goal is to ensure that onsite treatment remains a viable and evolving solution to the many problems faced by inadequate infrastructure."

"Until now there has been a lack of information dealing with up-to-the-minute practices, technology, and products for professionals running agricultural operations, designing residential developments, and responsible for hospitals and industrial facilities," added Jim Logan, Onsite Water Treatment editor.

Onsite Water Treatment, a bi-monthly magazine, will debut in late July. With a controlled circulation of over 20,000, the magazine is complimentary to qualified water treatment professionals. Readers may view the first issue or subscribe online at

About Forester Communications

Established in 1990, Forester Communications publishes award-winning trade magazines including Stormwater, Erosion Control, MSW Management, Distributed Energy, Grading & Excavation Contractor, and Onsite Water Treatment and produces StormCon®, The North American Surface Water Quality Conference and Exposition.

ForesterPress, the book publishing division, specializes in environmental services field manuals and reference works. Please visit for more information.

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