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Senate committee approves Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Authority

March 26, 2013
If enacted into law, WIFIA would make low-interest federal loans available to address large water infrastructure projects in communities across the U.S.
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US water infrastructure given grade 'D'

March 26, 2013
The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) has given the water infrastructure in the United States a disappointingly low D grade in its new 2013 Report Card for America's Infrastructure.
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Lockheed Martin develops innovative desalination membrane

March 26, 2013
Lockheed Martin has been awarded a patent for its latest invention -- Perforene material, a molecular filtration solution that can turn seawater into fresh water and may help to meet the increased demand for potable water worldwide.
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Fracking wastewater causes problems for treatment plants, study finds

March 22, 2013
According to a new study from the University Of Pittsburgh, wastewater treatment facilities are not able to remove all the pollutants from the water used in natural gas extraction.
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New laws, infrastructure spur investment in global sludge treatment market

March 19, 2013
Stringent new laws on wastewater residue disposal and rapid infrastructure development, particularly in developing countries, have fueled investments in the global sludge treatment market.
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New membrane technology removes drug residue from water

March 19, 2013
Swedish researchers have developed a unique water treatment technology that can separate pharmaceutical residue from wastewater.
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Innovative technology allows Vermont farm to manage wastewater efficiently

March 19, 2013
Waste management and wastewater treatment are two of the biggest challenges that food manufacturers and processors have to tackle on a day-to-day basis.
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Watchdog files complaint over Californian wastewater treatment plant violations

March 19, 2013
Northern California River Watch has filed a complaint to the U.S. District Court, accusing the city of American Canyon, Calif,. of violating the federal Clean Water Act.
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Queen's University works on new wastewater treatment method

March 12, 2013
New water filtration technology that could potentially provide better opportunities for producing and using renewable energy to power wastewater treatment systems is being developed in Canada with the help of federal funding.
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New Jersey utility manipulated water samples to hide industrial solvent

March 11, 2013
The East Orange Water Commission will have to pay $400,000 in fines following the discovery that the New Jersey utility had deliberately hidden information about elevated levels of an industrial solvent in drinking water.
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