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WEF, US Department of Labor team to develop operator training standards

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The United States Department of Labor (DOL) recently announced its adoption of new national guidelines for wastewater systems operator apprenticeship programs. The new guidelines, developed as
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US water industry expects significant consolidation over next five years, survey says

NEW YORK — A majority of U.S. water industry professionals expect substantial consolidation over the next three to five years as the industry suffers from a fragmented structure that
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Synagro provides emergency support to New Jersey’s largest wastewater treatment facility

HOUSTON — Synagro Technologies, Inc. has agreed to provide critical support to bring New Jersey’s largest wastewater treatment facility back into operation following damage sustained from Hurricane Sandy. The Houston-based
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Milwaukee Water Council wins first Growing Blue Award

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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