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Wichita ponders new water supply projects

May 6, 2014
The city of Wichita, Kansas, is exploring options to secure its future water supply in an attempt to add extra sources to its water supply system.
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South Africa to produce potable water from mine drainage

May 2, 2014
South Africa's government is mulling over plans to treat the water leaking from numerous gold mines to help meet drinking water demand.
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Pennsylvania bottling company recalls water contaminated with E. coli

May 1, 2014
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has issued a notice to the public warning against the consumption of Tyler Mountain bottled water that could be contaminated with E. coli.
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Saudi Arabia to build world's largest desalination plant

May 1, 2014
The $7.2 billion facility is expected to produce more than one million cubic meters of desalinated water (264 million gallons) and 2,600MW of electricity daily.
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Latin America invests $17.6 billion in water projects

May 1, 2014
Latin America is to invest $17.6 billion in water and wastewater projects in the short term as part of a wider focus on strategic investment across the region.
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Rudy Giuliani to speak at AWWA conference in Boston

April 29, 2014
Rudolph Giuliani will address more than 2,000 water professionals on June 9, during the opening general session of the American Water Works Association’s Annual Conference & Exposition.
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US senators criticize EPA over alleged 'power grab'

April 29, 2014
The proposed changes to the jurisdiction of the EPA over national bodies of water has sparked controversy.
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USDA announces record funding for rural water projects in 2014

April 29, 2014
U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that 116 projects aimed at improving water and wastewater services in rural areas will receive financial support.
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Teen contaminates Portland's drinking water supply

April 29, 2014
The city of Portland, Oregon, was forced to dump about 38 million gallons of drinking water after a teenager was caught urinating in the Mt. Tabor water reservoir.
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Almost 60% of China's water is contaminated, government report finds

April 28, 2014
More than half of China's water reserves are moderately or heavily contaminated, a government report has revealed.
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