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Environmental group sues EPA over delayed marine sanitation device standards update

May 6, 2014
Court documents state that the group wants to see the EPA held accountable for failing to update rules regarding discharges of treated sewage from marine vessels of all sizes that are equipped with a toilet on board.
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Texas family wins lawsuit against fracking company

May 6, 2014
A family from North Texas was awarded close to $3 million in damages after a jury found that their air and water had been contaminated by an oil and gas company.
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Hawaii waste management company accused of Clean Water Act violations

May 6, 2014
Waste Management of Hawaii Inc. and two of its managers were indicted last week by a federal grand jury in Honolulu on 13 counts of U.S. Clean Water Act violations.
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Wichita ponders new water supply projects

May 6, 2014
The city of Wichita, Kansas, is exploring options to secure its future water supply in an attempt to add extra sources to its water supply system.
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South Africa to produce potable water from mine drainage

May 2, 2014
South Africa's government is mulling over plans to treat the water leaking from numerous gold mines to help meet drinking water demand.
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Pennsylvania bottling company recalls water contaminated with E. coli

May 1, 2014
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has issued a notice to the public warning against the consumption of Tyler Mountain bottled water that could be contaminated with E. coli.
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Saudi Arabia to build world's largest desalination plant

May 1, 2014
The $7.2 billion facility is expected to produce more than one million cubic meters of desalinated water (264 million gallons) and 2,600MW of electricity daily.
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Latin America invests $17.6 billion in water projects

May 1, 2014
Latin America is to invest $17.6 billion in water and wastewater projects in the short term as part of a wider focus on strategic investment across the region.
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Rudy Giuliani to speak at AWWA conference in Boston

April 29, 2014
Rudolph Giuliani will address more than 2,000 water professionals on June 9, during the opening general session of the American Water Works Association’s Annual Conference & Exposition.
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US senators criticize EPA over alleged 'power grab'

April 29, 2014
The proposed changes to the jurisdiction of the EPA over national bodies of water has sparked controversy.
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