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DC Water launches Clean Rivers Project

The District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (DC Water) presented a giant tunnel-boring machine (TBM) that will help the authority to minimize the amount of raw sewage spilling into rivers and basements during overflows caused by rainstorms, with the aim of improving the water quality of the area.
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Los Angeles looks to rainwater catchment to curb pollution

Officials hope that these projects would keep runoff pollution out of waterways and help bolster groundwater supplies, which could be used for drinking water.
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Concrete manufacturer to pay $135,000 civil penalty for Clean Water Act violations

Torromeo Industries, Inc. will pay a $135,000 civil penalty and implement a compliance program to resolve numerous violations of the Clean Water Act (CWA) at its Kingston, N.H., plant.
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Wastewater barge transportation draws controversy

The debate over whether wastewater from fracking operations should be shipped by barges has been stirring up public opinion for months.
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University of South Florida researchers demonstrate innovative water treatment device

Scientists at the University of South Florida (USF) have developed a new device that can detect contamination and purify polluted water in just a few hours.
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Study links Oklahoma earthquake to wastewater injection

Scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey have linked an earthquake in Oklahoma in 2011 to the injection of oil-drilling wastewater underground.
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University of Texas and Austin Water collaborate on water reclamation project

The new network of pipes connects the university's chilling stations to Austin Water's reclaimed water distribution system. This enables campus buildings to use reclaimed wastewater instead of potable water for cooling systems.
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EPA to fund water quality education for New York City high schoolers

The funding will be used to educate New York City high school students about water quality and wastewater treatment and prepare them for environmental careers.
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Worker dies after falling into aerator tank at Florida water treatment plant

A worker died last Thursday after falling more than 30 feet into an empty aerator tank at a water treatment facility in St. Petersburg, Fla.
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Senate committee approves Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Authority

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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