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Parts of Toronto's infrastructure pollute tap water with lead

June 6, 2014
The city of Toronto has released data showing that a significant proportion of the tap water delivered to residents contains elevated levels of lead.
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Keystone XL might be exposed to malicious actions, report warns

June 6, 2014
Once constructed, TransCanada's proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline could be at risk of attacks that might threaten water supplies to a large number of households, according to a new report.
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Study finds snowfall crucial for river water flow

June 5, 2014
Scientists at the University of Bristol in southwest England have warned that a reduction in snowfall due to warmer climate would have a negative effect on the total amount of water flowing through rivers in areas that depend on snow as a major water source.
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Water contamination causes deadly diarrhea outbreak in South Africa

June 5, 2014
Water contamination in the North West province of South Africa has led to a diarrhea outbreak that killed three infants and sent dozens more to hospital.
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Desalination key to future water systems

June 5, 2014
As technology advances and new equipment is developed, methods have been vastly improved and the scope of desalination has been expanded to reuse of agricultural water and industrial effluent.
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Texas regulator clears gas company over alleged methane contamination

June 4, 2014
The amount of methane in many private water wells in North Texas has increased since 2011 but this rise cannot be linked to oil and gas drilling operations in the state.
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AWWA, Imagine H2O announce partnership

June 3, 2014
The American Water Works Association and Imagine H2O have announced a memorandum of understanding to cultivate entrepreneurship and innovation in the water sector.
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Iowa cattle producer slapped with heavy fine for water pollution

June 3, 2014
A district court judge has fined a cattle producer from northwest Iowa $12,000 for improper application of manure on fields, which resulted in the manure flowing into a tributary of a local creek in 2012.
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San Diego's Sweetwater Authority receives federal grant for desalination expansion

June 3, 2014
The Sweetwater Authority in California will receive a federal grant of $1.5 million to expand a desalination plant as part of its Water Reclamation Project.
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China to combat illegal wastewater discharges

June 2, 2014
Premier Li Keqiang said in a State Council meeting on energy saving and emission reduction that China aims to tackle the problem and hopes to deal a serious blow to polluters.
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