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State of Washington grants funding to 72 clean water projects

March 1, 2013
The Washington Department of Ecology has announced plans to put a higher priority on water management and to focus on clean water supply in the state.
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Squirrel blamed for power outage at Tampa water treatment plant

February 26, 2013
A squirrel or other animal may be responsible for a power outage at a Tampa, Fla., water treatment plant that prompted the city to issue a 48-hour boil water notice Friday afternoon.
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EPA fines Mississippi city for sewage overflows

February 22, 2013
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is fining the city of Starkville, Miss., over sanitary sewer overflows in the public collection system that occurred over a five-year period.
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Demand for water treatment membrane technologies expected to rise

February 19, 2013
According to a new analysis, the global market is increasingly opening up to membrane technology as an effective means to produce high-quality effluent.
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Clean water groups release 'blue print' for future of water utilities

February 12, 2013
The NACWA, WERF and WEF have jointly released a document that attempts to define "the evolving environmental, economic and social roles that clean water utilities are playing in their communities."
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Texas municipality enters public-private partnership with Severn Trent Services

February 5, 2013
Severn Trent Services will provide water and wastewater operations and maintenance services to Horizon Regional Municipal Utility District.
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The Internet is ubiquitous, but will it be there when you need it?

Voice callout of alarms over standard dial-out telephone technology is preferred solution, some say
February 1, 2013
Managers of municipal water and wastewater facilities that are often unmanned and in remote locations rely on monitoring and alarm systems for prompt notification of troubling events, from low tank levels to sewer pump overflows. With the proliferation of mobile devices, there are several notification options from which users can choose.
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AWWA names next president-elect

January 22, 2013
The American Water Works Association on Sunday announced that John Donahue, general manager of the North Park (Ill.) Public Water District, has been selected as the association’s next president-elect.
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California wastewater plant slammed by regulator over breaches

January 15, 2013
The Central Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board has issued a notice of violation at a wastewater treatment facility, located in South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District, Calif., following the discovery of several "areas of vulnerability" at the plant.
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Project for California desalination facility secures funding

January 7, 2013
Southern California may soon boast the largest U.S. desalination plant that can turn water from the sea into drinking water.
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