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States missing opportunities to improve water system infrastructure

Some states are missing opportunities to improve water system infrastructure by not fully utilizing Drinking Water State Revolving Funds, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Inspector General.
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Water utility reassures public over algae in Cape Fear River

Algae contamination in Lake Erie last week led to a shutdown of the public water system in Toledo, Ohio, but local water officials in Wilmington, North Carolina, have moved to reassure the public that there is no cause for concern in this case.
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California city to sell excess recycled water

Authorities in Scotts Valley, California, have agreed to sell recycled wastewater to customers outside the city.
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US commercial water treatment market worth $4.5 billion

The commercial water treatment systems market in the United States is valued at over $4.5 billion, according to new research.
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Mine wastewater spills after dam failure

Billions of liters of wastewater and tailings sediment ended up in river systems after a tailings dam breach at Imperial Metals' Mount Polley mine in British Columbia on Monday morning.
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Spain's Acciona Agua expands presence in Portugal

Acciona Agua has won a contract worth EUR2 million to construct a new water treatment plant in Portugal.
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Sewer overflows in North Carolina after heavy rain

Significant rainfall over the weekend meant that abnormally heavy flows were experienced at the pump station.
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UK updates renewable fertilizer specification

A UK specification for renewable fertilizer has been updated. The change means that more operators of anaerobic digestion (AD) plants will be able to use or trade their digestate as certified biofertilizer.
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Chicago tree debris to help compost biosolids from wastewater

The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) has entered into a new agreement with the city of Chicago for supply of tree debris to be used as a bulking agent to compost biosolids generated by wastewater processing.
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Fluor to build Dow's new reverse osmosis plant in Saudi Arabia

Fluor Corporation is to build a reverse osmosis (RO) manufacturing facility for the Dow Chemical Company in Saudi Arabia under a new engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract.
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