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Texas to look into desalination options

Texas is considering desalination as a possible way out of the water scarcity crisis it is facing due to extensive drought.
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60% of US companies see water problems as a threat to growth

The majority of American businesses are aware of the potential impact of water challenges they may face in future.
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Wastewater storage facility owner admits Clean Water Act violations

The former owner of an oil-and-gas wastewater and brine storage facility has pleaded guilty to violations of the Clean Water Act that resulted in the contamination of the Mahoning River.
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California to incentivize water recycling projects through low-interest loans

The California Water Resources Control Board has announced another move that aims to relieve water stress and contribute to water availability.
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France wastes 20% of drinking water through leaky pipes

About 1.3 billion liters of drinking water every year are wasted in France due to water leaks.
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Ruptured pipeline causes major sewage spill near Philadelphia

Raw sewage recently spilled from a burst water main near Philadelphia, Pa., sending several million gallons of untreated waste into Valley Creek.
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Researchers use bacteria to remove lead from wastewater

Chinese researchers claim that they have engineered bacteria that can efficiently remove lead from wastewater from various industrial processes.
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Iowa utilities consider merger to cut costs

A group of water utilities from Iowa are examining the potential effect a partnership may have on costs and service quality.
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Is cigarette smoke a water pollutant?

A recent study published in Environmental Science & Technology suggests that tap water may be contaminated by cigarette smoke.
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New rule on Clean Water Act jurisdiction proposed

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have proposed a new rule that seeks to shed light on the federal Clean Water Act's jurisdiction regarding protection of streams and wetlands.
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