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Mineralization of sand particles helps clean drinking water

New research overturns the conventional wisdom that mineral deposits interfere with microbial colonization of rapid sand filters that are used to treat groundwater for drinking.
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EPA to help communities develop integrated plans for wastewater, stormwater management

As part of its efforts to promote an integrated planning approach to wastewater and stormwater management, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is to provide $335,000 in technical assistance to five communities.
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New wastewater treatment plant to be built in Gibraltar

Gibraltar's government has awarded a contract for a new wastewater treatment plant to a joint venture between Modern Water Services Ltd and Northumbrian Services Ltd.
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Washington State DOE proposes new water quality standards

Proposed water quality standards for toxic chemicals have been released by Washington state's Department of Ecology (DOE).
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EPA funds water, environmental health projects along US-Mexico border

Environmental improvement projects along the U.S.-Mexico border will be supported by new funds from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
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New CHP facility generates renewable energy for UK water utility

A new combined heat and power (CHP) facility has been opened by U.K. water utility Yorkshire Water at its Esholt wastewater treatment works in Bradford.
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Aqua America makes water, wastewater acquisitions in Texas

Aqua America, Inc. has expanded its footprint by acquiring the water and wastewater system assets of Texas H2O, a family-owned utility based in Mansfield, Texas.
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EPA finalizes Lower Ley Creek cleanup plan

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has finalized its plans for cleaning up the Lower Ley Creek area in the state of New York.
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Study tracks reported industrial pollution over six years

A multi-year examination of industrial pollution in North America has revealed that total reported amounts of pollutants increased by 14 percent in the years 2005 through 2010.
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Membrane bioreactor systems market driven by demand for fresh water

According to a new report from Research and Markets, the global market for membrane bioreactor systems is set to expand at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 15.28% between 2014 and 2019.
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