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Santa Barbara ponders reactivating desalination plant

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The city of Santa Barbara, California, is considering a huge investment that would bring an inactive desalination plant back into action, in an attempt to relieve the consequences of the ongoing drought.
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Faulty valve causes chlorine leak at Missouri water treatment plant

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A water treatment plant in Columbia, Missouri, was shut down briefly Friday after a chlorine leak was discovered.
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BP faces Clean Water Act fine for Macondo well blowout

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More than four years after it happened, the Macondo well incident in the Gulf of Mexico continues to capture the attention of the industry and the public.
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GEO Specialty Chemicals to build polyaluminum chloride facility in Texas

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GEO Specialty Chemicals, Inc. (GEO) broke ground June 10 on a new facility to produce polyaluminum chloride (PAC) products for use in water treatment.
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Third of private wells in Ireland contaminated with bacteria

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Up to one in three private wells in Ireland are contaminated with E.coli bacteria, new data released by the Irish Environmental Protection Agency has revealed.
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Obama signs water resources bill into law

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The federal Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA) has officially become law, after President Obama signed the bipartisan document on June 10.
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Supreme Court ruling may block Camp Lejeune victims' claims

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The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that North Carolina families can not pursue lawsuits against the company that was responsible for contaminating their drinking water decades ago.
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American Water facilities awarded for performance excellence

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American Water Works Company, Inc. has received four Partnership for Safe Water awards for excellence in performance at its Philipsburg Water Treatment Plant and Huntsville Water Treatment Plant in Pennsylvania.
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US copper mines face rising costs over water supply concerns

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Mining companies across the United States are facing a serious challenge in securing water supply for their operations.
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Oklahoma passes bill to allow water reuse in municipal utilities

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Water agencies in Oklahoma will be able to draw up water reuse projects and implement them in an effort to tackle the challenges that the state faces regarding drinking water supplies.
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