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Unilever fined $4.5 million for Clean Water Act violations

Unilever Home and Personal Care USA has been fined $1 million for breaches of the Clean Water Act and will also have to contribute $3.5 million to environmental programs.
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Massachusetts desalination plant to compete for prestigious award

A desalination plant in Swansea, Mass., has been shortlisted for the prestigious 2014 Global Water Award given out by Global Water Intelligence.
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Water leaders urge passage of water infrastructure legislation

More than 130 water utility leaders from 46 states traveled to Capitol Hill on April 1 to advocate for the creation of a Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Authority during the American Water Works Association’s Water Matters! Fly In.
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Stanford University to open water recovery center

Stanford University will soon be able to test various water and energy recovery methods in its brand new research center.
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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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