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Wildfires can have negative impact on drinking water sources

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Wildfires of unprecedented magnitude and severity have increased in frequency in the last few years, raising concerns about the quality of local natural resources, such as water, the Water Research Foundation (WRF) and the Canadian Water Network (CWN) claim in a joint report.
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Advanced metering infrastructure market set for growth

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The global market for advanced metering infrastructure associated with the supply of electricity, gas and water is forecast to show a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 16.5 percent over the next five years.
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Volkswagon gets EPA award for stormwater management

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Volkswagen Group of America has been recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for its efforts to protect stormwater.
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Biosolids spill into Michigan lake after power outage

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A power failure at a pump station in Michigan on Wednesday afternoon led to almost 200 gallons of biosolids spilling into the northern end of Boardman Lake.
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USDA funds efforts to improve water quality in Lake Erie

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Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced this week that $2 million in conservation funds will be sent to Ohio to support a range of projects.
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FEMA awards $260 million post-Sandy grant to Newark wastewater plant

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New Jersey's largest wastewater treatment plant has secured a $260 million grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
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Southern Company awards $1.8 million in grants to support urban watershed restoration

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Atlanta-based energy company Southern Company, along with the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF), has awarded more than $1.8 million in grants to 53 organization to encourage environmental stewardship and community partnerships and to protect vital habitats.
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Drinking water safe after fuel oil spill in Ohio River

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Power company Duke Energy reported that the incident occurred during a routine transfer of fuel oil at its W.C. Beckjord Station, 20 miles southeast of Cincinnati.
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EPA funds 'citizen science' water quality checks in New York, New Jersey

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Grants of $25,000 have been awarded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to community groups in New York and New Jersey to help monitor water pollution over the summer.
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Aluminum sulfate leading cause of sewer pipe corrosion, researchers find

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A water treatment additive is contributing to corrosion in Australian sewers, according to a paper published last week in the journal Science.
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