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Oklahoma City wins 'Best of the Best' Tap Water Taste Test at ACE13

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The Oklahoma City Water Utilities Trust delivers tap water to more than 200,000 homes and businesses, and more than 20 nearby communities and water districts.
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American Water's Mark LeChevallier receives 2013 Research Innovation Award

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In his 28-year career, LeChevallier has been involved in 50 Water Research Foundation projects and has made significant contributions in understanding the microbiology of water.
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Omega-3 producer to pay multi-million fine over Clean Water Act breaches

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Omega Protein, Inc., a subsidiary of Texas-based nutritional ingredients producer Omega Protein Corporation, is to pay a total of $7.5 million to settle violations of the Clean Water Act.
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EPA: US water infrastructure needs $384 billion upgrade

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The federal government will have to spend at least $384 billion on improvements of the country's drinking water infrastructure to make sure that the U.S. population is provided with safe water over the next 20 years.
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$384 billion needed for drinking water infrastructure by 2030, EPA survey shows

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EPA’s fifth Drinking Water Infrastructure Needs Survey and Assessment identifies investments needed over the next 20 years for thousands of miles of pipes and thousands of treatment plants, storage tanks and water distribution systems.
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EPA approves plan to control sewer overflows in Cincinnati

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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