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San Diego's Sweetwater Authority receives federal grant for desalination expansion

The Sweetwater Authority in California will receive a federal grant of $1.5 million to expand a desalination plant as part of its Water Reclamation Project.
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China to combat illegal wastewater discharges

Premier Li Keqiang said in a State Council meeting on energy saving and emission reduction that China aims to tackle the problem and hopes to deal a serious blow to polluters.
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Nearly 4,000 California businesses may disregard water conservation calls

Due to outdated legislation that grants some of them senior rights, about 4,000 businesses and farms in the state are free to use as much water as they want.
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EPA task force to deal with nutrient pollution in Mississippi River, Gulf of Mexico

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced the launch of a new task force that will work to reduce water pollution from the Mississippi River to the Gulf of Mexico.
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Louisiana senators propose new water quality bills

Louisiana lawmakers are considering implementing measures that would ensure water utilities comply with higher water quality standards and would prevent delivery of tainted tap water to customers.
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Research finds antibiotic-resistant bacteria in municipal wastewater

Municipal sewage systems carrying wastewater from hospitals and private homes release antibiotic-resistant bacteria into the environment, contributing to the emerging drug-resistance problems.
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EPA, USDA join forces to ensure safe water supply to U.S.-Mexico border communities

Joint efforts by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced in April aim to improve wastewater infrastructure and access to clean drinking water along the U.S.-Mexico border.
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USGS: Polluted shallow groundwater can migrate to deeper aquifers

Contaminated groundwater located at shallow depths in southern California could migrate to deeper groundwater wells, where most of the area's drinking water reserves are located, according to a new study.
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Algal blooms expected to thrive this summer

Experts claim that conditions will be perfect for the toxic microorganisms over the next few months.
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Portland water bureau issues boil notice after tests reveal E. coli contamination

Health officials issued a warning on May 23, following tests that revealed the presence of bacteria in water supplied to consumers.
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