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Water scarcity drives Indian market for POE water treatment systems

As its population keeps growing, India is finding it ever more difficult to meet the demand for clean drinking water.
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Florida eco-groups demand clean water commitment from state leaders

Environmental groups in Florida have urged Gov. Rick Scott and state legislators to put their signatures on a "clean water declaration" and ensure the future supply of clean water through collaboration on anti-pollution measures.
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2014 US Water Prize winners announced

In the midst of California's worst drought in more than a century, Ben Grumbles, president of the U.S. Water Alliance, announced awardees of the 2014 U.S. Water Prize while speaking to the California Irrigation Institute conference attendees in Sacramento.
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Study highlights how extreme weather events threaten drinking water quality

Utilities must take action to ensure they have the necessary flexibility when extreme weather threatens drinking water quality, according to a joint study by Australian and U.S. researchers.
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San Jacinto wastewater treatment plant upgrade expected to finish this November

Once the upgrade is completed, the plant will have a daily capacity of 14 million gallons of water, up from 11 million gallons.
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FCC amends rules on level probing radars

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has adopted rules geared specifically to level probing radars (LPRs) that allow these devices to operate anywhere in the country without a license.


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Oklahoma considers rule changes for wastewater disposal wells

Under proposals being considered by the Oklahoma Corporation Commission, operators of wastewater disposal wells could find themselves obliged to supply local regulators with more information.
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Uniform standards introduced for water, wastewater operator certification programs

The Model Standards of Operator Certification address a significant industry need for consistency among the management of state public water and wastewater systems.
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Kentucky oil well operators plead guilty to illegal wastewater discharges

Persistent violations of the Safe Drinking Water Act have resulted in a two-year probation sentence for Kentucky oil well operators Charles L. Stinson and Ralph Dowell.
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Researchers predict future of water stress, scarcity

MIT researchers estimate that by 2050 as many as 5 billion people will be affected by water scarcity to at least some extent.
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