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Milwaukee Water Council wins first Growing Blue Award

November 16, 2012
CHICAGO — The Milwaukee Water Council has been selected as the inaugural winner of the Growing Blue Award. The award recognizes individuals, organizations and government entities for advancing public
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New AWWA guidebook aims to help water providers achieve environmental compliance

November 13, 2012
DENVER — The American Water Works Association (AWWA) has released a new publication designed to help water and wastewater utility personnel understand and comply with U.S. environmental regulations pertaining
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Texas city notified of drinking water contamination

November 6, 2012
SAN ANGELO, Texas — The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) on Thursday notified the city of San Angelo that its drinking water has elevated levels of potentially carcinogenic
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Broken main spills 14 million gallons of raw sewage into Virginia waterway

November 6, 2012
SUFFOLK, Va. — More than 14 million gallons of raw sewage has spilled from a ruptured main into a tributary of the Nansemond River, WSET.com reported. According to the
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Former wastewater plant employees on trial for water test tampering

October 30, 2012
HAMMOND, Ind. — Former employees of the Gary, Ind. Sanitary District wastewater plant are on trial this week facing allegations they tampered with wastewater-monitoring samples, Gary News reported. The
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United Water completes $52 million upgrade at Rhode Island pollution control facility

October 22, 2012
EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. — United Water celebrated Wednesday the completion of infrastructure upgrades totaling $52 million at its City of East Providence Water Pollution Control Facility. The upgrades included
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Water Environment Federation announces 2012-2013 Board of Trustees

October 16, 2012
ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The Water Environment Federation (WEF) officially announced the member of its 2012-2013 Board of Trustees at WEFTEC 2012 in New Orleans on Oct. 2. During a
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Ruptured pipeline spills 3 million gallons of sewage in New York

October 9, 2012
NEWBURGH, N.Y. — A state of emergency was declared Friday in the town of Newburgh, N.Y., where a ruptured pipeline released approximately 3 million gallons of sewage, Newsday.com reported.
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Detroit Water and Sewerage workers go on strike

October 2, 2012
DETROIT – Despite a judge’s order to return to work, about 50 Detroit Water and Sewerage Department employees continued to strike outside the department’s wastewater plant Monday, The Detroit
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Aqua America subsidiary acquires wastewater system in Pennsylvania

October 2, 2012
BRYN MAWR, Pa. – Aqua America’s Pennsylvania subsidiary, Aqua Pennsylvania, Inc., has acquired the wastewater system assets of Kidder Township, which serves approximately 3,000 people for $11.3 million. Aqua
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