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Microbes could power wastewater cleanup in rural areas

A self-sustaining wastewater treatment system has been developed by researchers at Washington State University (WSU).
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Poll shows support for Huntington Beach desalination plant

Poseidon Water, which wants to build a desalination plant in Huntington Beach in Orange County, California, recently funded a poll to gauge the level of public support for its proposals.
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New discovery could help remove diazepam from rivers

A new study by UK researchers shows how traces of diazepam (Valium) could be removed from waterways.
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Sewage sludge turned into gas for local homes

A water utility in central England is producing "green gas" made from sewage sludge and is making it available for domestic use.
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Scottish Water launches six-year improvement program

The state-owned utility announced on Monday that it would spend £3.5 billion ($5.7 billion) on a six-year program of upgrades to its water and sewage infrastructure.
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GE Technology generates renewable energy from industrial wastewater

GE has introduced new membrane-based wastewater treatment technology that can generate renewable energy from wastewater.
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Pharmaceuticals in wastewater contaminate shallow groundwater

Pharmaceuticals and other contaminants have been found in shallow groundwater after treated municipal wastewater was released into streams.
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California wastewater treatment plant aims to become carbon-neutral

A wastewater treatment facility in Victorville, California, is planning to go off-the-grid, generating energy from waste that would otherwise go to landfills.
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Grant funds research into water quality in Great Lakes

A federal grant has been awarded to researchers at the University of Michigan to develop tools for predicting water quality and forecasting harmful algal blooms in the Great Lakes.
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Iowa City's new wastewater treatment plant gives public tours

Iowa City's expanded South Wastewater Treatment Plant was opened to the public last week, with guided tours given for about 300 people. The open house event came after a $50 million expansion was recently completed at the plant.
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