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Trace amounts of cocaine discovered in UK drinking water

UK drinking water contains traces of cocaine, ever after undergoing all stages of treatment, according to a new report.
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Fracking could pose threat to water utilities, report warns

Potential contamination, reduced water supplies and infrastructure and cost pressure due to fracking mean that water utilities could suffer severe credit deterioration.
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Alabama county signs long-term water-sharing agreement

Madison County leaders have reached a water-sharing agreement with utility service provider Huntsville Utilities for long-term water supply.
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EPA app informs public about polluted waterways

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is launching an advanced version of its "How's My Waterway" app, which allows consumers to check the quality of water in rivers, lakes and streams across the country from their desktop, tablet or smartphone.
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Climate change could have dramatic effect on US Southwest's water supply by end-century

Over the past few years, communities in the U.S. Southwest have increasingly felt the devastating effect of drought and, according to a report by a team of scientists at the University of Arizona, the worst is yet to come.
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Environmental group sues EPA over delayed marine sanitation device standards update

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

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

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

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

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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