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Water & Wastewater

Wildfires can have negative impact on drinking water sources

Wildfires of unprecedented magnitude and severity have increased in frequency in the last few years, raising concerns about the quality of local natural resources, such as water, the Water Research Foundation (WRF) and the Canadian Water Network (CWN) claim in a joint report.
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States missing opportunities to improve water system infrastructure

Some states are missing opportunities to improve water system infrastructure by not fully utilizing Drinking Water State Revolving Funds, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Inspector General.
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US commercial water treatment market worth $4.5 billion

The commercial water treatment systems market in the United States is valued at over $4.5 billion, according to new research.
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Fluor to build Dow's new reverse osmosis plant in Saudi Arabia

Fluor Corporation is to build a reverse osmosis (RO) manufacturing facility for the Dow Chemical Company in Saudi Arabia under a new engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract.
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Local governments disagree on extended Clean Water Act regulation

Local governments in the United States are trying to find a middle ground on opposing opinions regarding new federal Clean Water Act rules causing much discussion among farmers, industry leaders and environmentalists.
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NOAA: Algae blooms in Lake Erie on the decline

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) expects significant algae bloom in the western part of Lake Erie this summer, but predicts lower levels than last year and a dramatic decline from the 2011 peak.
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Demand for water recycling services on the rise

Water recycling and disposal companies are seeing great opportunities doing business with oil and gas companies in North America.
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Missouri poultry farm reaches agreement with EPA over water pollution

A Missouri-based poultry company has agreed to settle violations of the Clean Water Act and pay a $47,700 civil penalty for illegal wastewater discharges.
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Rudy Giuliani to speak at AWWA conference in Boston

Rudolph Giuliani will address more than 2,000 water professionals on June 9, during the opening general session of the American Water Works Association’s Annual Conference & Exposition.
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Water management projects key for Louisiana's economy

The state has been busy dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and much of the work linked with that has revolved around water management projects, such as improving interior drainage systems and the New Orleans area levee system.
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