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Elkton, Md., wastewater treatment plant recognized for optimized performance

The Maryland Department of the Environment has awarded a Bay Restoration Fund grant of $54,900 to the Town of Elkton, Maryland in recognition of its “performance optimization” of plant operations at the Elkton Wastewater Treatment Plant.
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Water and wastewater pipe market predicted to grow

Following a period of weaker market activity and sluggish demand, the U.S. water and wastewater pipe market is set to rebound and increase gains dramatically.
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U.S. Dept. of Interior awards water-management grants in western states

Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner Michael L. Connor say 44 projects in 11 states will receive $20.8 million in WaterSMART Water and Energy Efficiency Grants.
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Fluid Recovery Services reaches proposed settlement with EPA

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has reached a Clean Water Act settlement with Fluid Recovery Services, LLC, which operates three wastewater treatment plants in western Pennsylvania. The settlement resolves discharge permit violations associated with the treatment of wastewater generated from oil and gas extraction activities.
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Montreal residents advised to boil drinking water

About 1.3 million residents of Montreal were warned to boil their drinking and cooking water following an incident at a water treatment plant during a routine maintenance procedure on May 22.
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Miami County to pay $1.6 billion for water system repair

Florida's Miami-Dade County has reached an agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice to invest $1.6 billion to repair the dilapidated water and sewer pipes in the area over the next 15 years.
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Utah needs massive investment to tackle chemical pollution in water bodies

Utah might have to face a bill of $1.2 billion for tackling what regulators there believe is the most serious water problem the state has seen in the more than four decades since the federal Clean Water Act came into effect. The issue is related to the excess population of algae blooms in water that consume oxygen and threaten aquatic life.
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Santa Cruz desalination plant environmental report published

The report stated that with preventive measures incorporated into the design of the facility, its impact on the environment can be mitigated.
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Texas wastewater treatment plant turns sewage into drinking water

The $13 million plant in Big Spring mixes sewage that has been treated to drinking-water standards with treated water from lakes.
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Canada lagging behind other countries in wastewater treatment

Canada's methods of wastewater treatment are old-fashioned, ineffective and nothing short of a national embarrassment, according to the head of Lake Ontario Waterkeepers.
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