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EPA approves plan to control sewer overflows in Cincinnati

June 4, 2013
The plan establishes priorities to address communities’ most serious water quality problems and promotes cost-effective, innovative solutions to reduce pollution.
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Elkton, Md., wastewater treatment plant recognized for optimized performance

June 4, 2013
The Maryland Department of the Environment has awarded a Bay Restoration Fund grant of $54,900 to the Town of Elkton, Maryland in recognition of its “performance optimization” of plant operations at the Elkton Wastewater Treatment Plant.
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Water and wastewater pipe market predicted to grow

June 4, 2013
Following a period of weaker market activity and sluggish demand, the U.S. water and wastewater pipe market is set to rebound and increase gains dramatically.
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U.S. Dept. of Interior awards water-management grants in western states

May 28, 2013
Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner Michael L. Connor say 44 projects in 11 states will receive $20.8 million in WaterSMART Water and Energy Efficiency Grants.
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Fluid Recovery Services reaches proposed settlement with EPA

May 28, 2013
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has reached a Clean Water Act settlement with Fluid Recovery Services, LLC, which operates three wastewater treatment plants in western Pennsylvania. The settlement resolves discharge permit violations associated with the treatment of wastewater generated from oil and gas extraction activities.
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Montreal residents advised to boil drinking water

May 24, 2013
About 1.3 million residents of Montreal were warned to boil their drinking and cooking water following an incident at a water treatment plant during a routine maintenance procedure on May 22.
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Miami County to pay $1.6 billion for water system repair

May 23, 2013
Florida's Miami-Dade County has reached an agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice to invest $1.6 billion to repair the dilapidated water and sewer pipes in the area over the next 15 years.
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Utah needs massive investment to tackle chemical pollution in water bodies

May 21, 2013
Utah might have to face a bill of $1.2 billion for tackling what regulators there believe is the most serious water problem the state has seen in the more than four decades since the federal Clean Water Act came into effect. The issue is related to the excess population of algae blooms in water that consume oxygen and threaten aquatic life.
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Santa Cruz desalination plant environmental report published

May 21, 2013
The report stated that with preventive measures incorporated into the design of the facility, its impact on the environment can be mitigated.
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Texas wastewater treatment plant turns sewage into drinking water

May 17, 2013
The $13 million plant in Big Spring mixes sewage that has been treated to drinking-water standards with treated water from lakes.
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