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San Jacinto wastewater treatment plant upgrade expected to finish this November

January 23, 2014
Once the upgrade is completed, the plant will have a daily capacity of 14 million gallons of water, up from 11 million gallons.
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FCC amends rules on level probing radars

January 22, 2014

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has adopted rules geared specifically to level probing radars (LPRs) that allow these devices to operate anywhere in the country without a license.


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Oklahoma considers rule changes for wastewater disposal wells

January 22, 2014
Under proposals being considered by the Oklahoma Corporation Commission, operators of wastewater disposal wells could find themselves obliged to supply local regulators with more information.
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Uniform standards introduced for water, wastewater operator certification programs

January 21, 2014
The Model Standards of Operator Certification address a significant industry need for consistency among the management of state public water and wastewater systems.
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Kentucky oil well operators plead guilty to illegal wastewater discharges

January 21, 2014
Persistent violations of the Safe Drinking Water Act have resulted in a two-year probation sentence for Kentucky oil well operators Charles L. Stinson and Ralph Dowell.
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Researchers predict future of water stress, scarcity

January 17, 2014
MIT researchers estimate that by 2050 as many as 5 billion people will be affected by water scarcity to at least some extent.
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West Virginia water ban gradually lifted

January 17, 2014
Although the water ban has been lifted in some parts of West Virginia, life for many of the 300,000 people that have been affected by the chemical spill into the Elk River is still not back to normal.
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Lake Tahoe authority sued for chemical pollution over fireworks

January 15, 2014
A federal lawsuit has been filed against the Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority by a couple from Nevada who claim that debris from the fireworks on Independence Day and Labor Day has polluted the waters of the lake.
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Columbus, Ohio, invests $600,000 to fight foul odor in tap water

January 15, 2014
Over the past few weeks there have been more than 1,000 complaints filed by residents and businesses in the affected area.
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Radioactivity in fracking water reduced with new method

January 15, 2014
The method mixes fracking wastewater with acid drainage from mining operations or with salty water to create easily removable solids.
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