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Desalination key to future water systems

As technology advances and new equipment is developed, methods have been vastly improved and the scope of desalination has been expanded to reuse of agricultural water and industrial effluent.
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Texas regulator clears gas company over alleged methane contamination

The amount of methane in many private water wells in North Texas has increased since 2011 but this rise cannot be linked to oil and gas drilling operations in the state.
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AWWA, Imagine H2O announce partnership

The American Water Works Association and Imagine H2O have announced a memorandum of understanding to cultivate entrepreneurship and innovation in the water sector.
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Iowa cattle producer slapped with heavy fine for water pollution

A district court judge has fined a cattle producer from northwest Iowa $12,000 for improper application of manure on fields, which resulted in the manure flowing into a tributary of a local creek in 2012.
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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Due to outdated legislation that grants some of them senior rights, about 4,000 businesses and farms in the state are free to use as much water as they want.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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