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Torrential rainfall leads to massive sewage spill in Louisville

January 15, 2013
Approximately 95 million gallons of untreated wastewater and stormwater was released last weekend into local creeks and the Ohio River after the mechanical screening system at the Derek R. Guthrie Water Quality Treatment Center in Louisville, Ky., malfunctioned.
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Alberta to start public consultations of water management

January 15, 2013
Alberta's water management program is making progress but there is a lot of work still to be done, especially in terms of outcome measurements.
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Global demand for wastewater aeration systems set to grow

January 15, 2013
The wastewater aeration systems market is likely to see dramatic growth of up to 72 percent by 2020 and is estimated to reach a total global value of $8.39 billion.
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California wastewater plant slammed by regulator over breaches

January 15, 2013
The Central Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board has issued a notice of violation at a wastewater treatment facility, located in South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District, Calif., following the discovery of several "areas of vulnerability" at the plant.
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Project for California desalination facility secures funding

January 7, 2013
Southern California may soon boast the largest U.S. desalination plant that can turn water from the sea into drinking water.
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US large-diameter pipe demand predicted to grow

January 7, 2013
Demand for large-diameter pipes for water and wastewater is set to increase over the next four years in the United States, as spending on related infrastructural projects is expected to drive sales up.
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EPA issues progress report on fracking

January 7, 2013
U.S. President Barack Obama's administration has provided an update to its long-term research on the potentially harmful effect that hydraulic fracturing for natural gas has on drinking water.
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Robot turns human waste into electricity

January 7, 2013
As scientists try to develop new and sustainable methods for creating power, news of innovative technologies being implemented is not scarce. This one, however, may raise a few eyebrows.
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Portland installs city’s first in-pipe hydroelectric system

December 20, 2012
The city of Portland, Ore., is set to begin construction of the city’s first in-pipe hydropower renewable energy system.
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Pennsylvania communities receive EPA award for protecting drinking water

December 20, 2012
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday honored two Lancaster County, Pa., communities for protecting sources of drinking water used by more than 20,000 people.
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