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US water utilities break even as capital spending falls

Municipal water utilities in the United States broke even this year, although their improved financial position came at the expense of capital investment.
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Estimated 5 trillion plastic pieces floating in world's oceans

More than 5 trillion pieces of plastic are floating in the world's oceans, according to a study published in the journal PLOS One.
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Streams in Chesapeake Bay region getting warmer

The water temperature of streams in the Chesapeake Bay region has risen over the past 51 years, according to new research.
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Groundwater treatment to start at Tennessee Superfund site

Preparation work has started for the construction of a groundwater treatment system at the Smalley-Piper Superfund Site in Tennessee.
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Demand growing for efficient produced water treatment systems in Southeast Asia

There is an intensified focus in Southeast Asia on produced water treatment technologies that are both cost-efficient and effective.
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Environmental group calls for improved sewage treatment to prevent pharmaceutical pollution

A new report says that improvements to sewage and wastewater treatment are needed to help prevent human and veterinary medicines from polluting rivers and harming wild birds, fish and other species.
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Fort Smith officials outline plan to eliminate sewer overflows

Officials in Fort Smith, Arkansas, have drawn up detailed plans to bring the city into compliance with the federal Clean Water Act.
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Fort Wayne takes over Aqua Indiana water system

Aqua Indiana's drinking water system in southwest Allen County has been transferred to the city of Fort Wayne in a $50.1 million deal.
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Cruise industry criticized over release of raw or poorly treated sewage

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, an average cruise ship with 3,000 passengers and crew produces about 21,000 gallons of sewage a day.
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Plastic-eating moth larva could speed biodegradation of polyethylene

Researchers found that bacteria from the guts of a worm known to munch on food packaging can degrade polyethylene (PE), the most common form of plastic.
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