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EPA: US water infrastructure needs $384 billion upgrade

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The federal government will have to spend at least $384 billion on improvements of the country's drinking water infrastructure to make sure that the U.S. population is provided with safe water over the next 20 years.
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Elkton, Md., wastewater treatment plant recognized for optimized performance

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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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Santa Cruz desalination plant environmental report published

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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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Canada lagging behind other countries in wastewater treatment

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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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NACWA honors Brown and Caldwell's Jeff Theerman

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Jeff Theerman, vice president and senior utility consultant for environmental engineering firm Brown and Caldwell, was honored with the Distinguished Service Award by the National Association of Clean Water Agencies at last week’s meeting in Washington, D.C.
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Atlanta water treatment plant named top finisher in Energy Star National Building Competition

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The Hemphill Water Treatment Plant & Pumping Station in Atlanta, Ga., was recognized for reducing its energy use by over 40 percent.
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Worker killed in water treatment plant explosion

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An explosion Monday afternoon at a wastewater treatment plant in Dexter, Mich., left one man dead and another injured.
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DC Water launches Clean Rivers Project

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The District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (DC Water) presented a giant tunnel-boring machine (TBM) that will help the authority to minimize the amount of raw sewage spilling into rivers and basements during overflows caused by rainstorms, with the aim of improving the water quality of the area.
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Worker dies after falling into aerator tank at Florida water treatment plant

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A worker died last Thursday after falling more than 30 feet into an empty aerator tank at a water treatment facility in St. Petersburg, Fla.
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Watchdog files complaint over Californian wastewater treatment plant violations

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Northern California River Watch has filed a complaint to the U.S. District Court, accusing the city of American Canyon, Calif,. of violating the federal Clean Water Act.
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