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GEO Specialty Chemicals to build polyaluminum chloride facility in Texas

GEO Specialty Chemicals, Inc. (GEO) broke ground June 10 on a new facility to produce polyaluminum chloride (PAC) products for use in water treatment.
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Third of private wells in Ireland contaminated with bacteria

Up to one in three private wells in Ireland are contaminated with E.coli bacteria, new data released by the Irish Environmental Protection Agency has revealed.
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Obama signs water resources bill into law

The federal Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA) has officially become law, after President Obama signed the bipartisan document on June 10.
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Supreme Court ruling may block Camp Lejeune victims' claims

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that North Carolina families can not pursue lawsuits against the company that was responsible for contaminating their drinking water decades ago.
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American Water facilities awarded for performance excellence

American Water Works Company, Inc. has received four Partnership for Safe Water awards for excellence in performance at its Philipsburg Water Treatment Plant and Huntsville Water Treatment Plant in Pennsylvania.
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US copper mines face rising costs over water supply concerns

Mining companies across the United States are facing a serious challenge in securing water supply for their operations.
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Oklahoma passes bill to allow water reuse in municipal utilities

Water agencies in Oklahoma will be able to draw up water reuse projects and implement them in an effort to tackle the challenges that the state faces regarding drinking water supplies.
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Nutrient recovery technology to improve water quality at Wisconsin treatment plant

The first nutrient recovery facility in Wisconsin has been launched by Ostara Nutrient Recovery Technologies, in collaboration with the Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District.
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ACE14 underway in Boston

AWWA estimates that approximately 11,000 water professionals will attend this year’s conference, which is the longest running water conference in the world, having first convened in 1881.
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Parts of Toronto's infrastructure pollute tap water with lead

The city of Toronto has released data showing that a significant proportion of the tap water delivered to residents contains elevated levels of lead.
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