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Private investment will bridge water infrastructure gap, report says

Friendly legislation will support private-water municipality financing and optimizing
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City decision to repair water main leaks not always simple

The city of Asheville, N.C., says it has spent $86 million over a seven-year span replacing aging waterlines and making other improvements.
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Wastewater injections trigger series of Oklahoma earthquakes

Adds evidence to claims that seismic activity is caused by fracking operations
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Californians face $500 fines for water waste under new restrictions

The Water Resources Control Board has issued a new emergency regulation that restricts outdoor water use in urban areas for all residents of California.
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EPA presents draft rule on methane emissions for landfills

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has presented proposals for updating air standards for municipal solid waste landfills.
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Illinois county opens new waste processing facility

Officials in DuPage County, Illinois, have officially opened a new wastewater treatment facility that is expected to be highly efficient and cost-effective.
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Environmentalists call for tougher water pollution regulation in North Carolina

Even though regulating agencies are moving towards introducing tougher water quality standards, environmental groups still claim that the proposals include loopholes.
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NOAA: Algae blooms in Lake Erie on the decline

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) expects significant algae bloom in the western part of Lake Erie this summer, but predicts lower levels than last year and a dramatic decline from the 2011 peak.
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Chemical plant poses threat to Tennessee river, environmentalists warn

U.S. Nitrogen has announced plans to use water from Tennessee's Nolichucky River in its chemical plant to produce ammonium nitrate, which has raised concerns among local communities and environmental groups.
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Court ruling backs EPA reviews of mining companies' Clean Water Act permits

The U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia has backed the efforts of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to cut down on water pollution from mining operations.
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