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Nutrient recovery technology to improve water quality at Wisconsin treatment plant

The first nutrient recovery facility in Wisconsin has been launched by Ostara Nutrient Recovery Technologies, in collaboration with the Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District.
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ACE14 underway in Boston

AWWA estimates that approximately 11,000 water professionals will attend this year’s conference, which is the longest running water conference in the world, having first convened in 1881.
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Parts of Toronto's infrastructure pollute tap water with lead

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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