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Bureau of reclamation grants $44.3 million to water system projects

March 6, 2014
The grants will be used to support and finance projects including infrastructure upgrades, maintenance, restoration of aquatic habitats and improving water resiliency.
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Pennsylvania city reaps benefits from green infrastructure project

March 6, 2014
Utilizing green infrastructure can provide a number of environmental and economic benefits and can prove to be a cost-effective solution to deal with stormwater.
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Report calls for stricter phosphorus pollution control at Lake Erie

March 6, 2014
A U.S.-Canadian joint group has called for decisive measures to cut the phosphorus runoff into Lake Erie, warning of a serious problem with algae blooms putting water quality under threat.
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Levi Strauss introduces new industrial process using 100% recycled water

March 4, 2014
The technology is currently applied in one of the company's major factories in southern China, where garments are bleached and stone washed to produce a specific look or feel.
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Texas city considers sewage recycling to fight drought

March 4, 2014
Wichita Falls, Texas, is considering a radical new approach to deal with drought and water management issues that have caused concerns among residents and businesses recently.
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Los Angeles City Council approves fracking moratorium

March 3, 2014
The Planning and Land Use Management Committee of Los Angeles has approved two motions that could lead to a moratorium on hydraulic fracturing and other unconventional oil and gas extraction practices.
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Nutrient pollution in EU drops despite manufacturing output increase

March 3, 2014
Most European countries have made significant progress in tackling nutrient pollution in water, even though industry output in many sectors that contribute to contamination has increased in recent years.
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Indian sewage treatment plant sector set for growth through 2018

February 27, 2014
Changes are expected over the next few years that will improve the quality of municipal sewage treatment services in the country.
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EPA takes enforcement action against South Carolina water company

February 27, 2014
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has taken enforcement action against Utilities Inc. for failing to prevent at least 27 sewer overflows since the start of 2013.
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More than 700 US power plants have no water reuse systems

February 27, 2014
There has been a noticeable improvement in the water reuse rates of cooling systems in electric generating plants in the U.S. but almost half of the facilities still have no policy for water reuse.
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