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Chicago tree debris to help compost biosolids from wastewater

The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) has entered into a new agreement with the city of Chicago for supply of tree debris to be used as a bulking agent to compost biosolids generated by wastewater processing.
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Fluor to build Dow's new reverse osmosis plant in Saudi Arabia

Fluor Corporation is to build a reverse osmosis (RO) manufacturing facility for the Dow Chemical Company in Saudi Arabia under a new engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract.
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Australia's Seqwater reverses flow to send water to dry north

Seqwater, the water utility in South East Queensland, Australia, is reversing its Northern Pipeline Interconnector (NPI) this week for the first time, in order to supply water from Brisbane to the Sunshine Coast.
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Algae bloom in Lake Erie leaves 400,000 without drinking water

More than 400,000 people who live in northwestern Ohio and southwestern Michigan were unable to use their tap water for three days.
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US water systems market creates opportunities for private investments

A new regulatory landscape in the United States is creating investment opportunities for private companies willing to invest strategically in US water markets.
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Kentucky water treatment plants receive awards for outstanding performance

The Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet has recognized 61 drinking water treatment plants for outstanding performance in meeting state and federal water quality standards.
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Water efficiency saves UK food & beverage industry $3.4 million

Water management initiatives in the UK's food and drink industry have led to a 15.6 percent reduction in water use since 2007, when manufacturers in the sector made a commitment to use water more efficiently.
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Western US rapidly using up groundwater supply, study finds

The Colorado River Basin lost nearly 53 million acre feet of freshwater over the past nine years, according to a new study by NASA and the University of California, Irvine.
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California regulators halt wastewater injection in local wells

Oil and gas waste injection has been halted at 11 sites in California following orders issued by the state's Division of Oil and Gas and Geothermal Resources.
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Majority of consumers happy with water quality, survey finds

A recent international survey found that U.S. consumers rank 22nd in the list of the countries that are most satisfied with the quality of their tap water.
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