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Construction begins on $12.8 million wastewater plant in Rio Dell, Calif.

RIO DELL, Calif. — Construction has begun on a new $12.8 million wastewater facility in Rio Dell, Calif., the Times-Standard reported. The new plant, which will be completed in
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Company receives EPA grant to study solar-powered aeration technology

DENVER — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded Dickinson, N.D. - based SolarBee, Inc. an $80,000 grant to conduct research on a solar-powered aeration technology to remove
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Aqua America acquires wastewater systems in Luzerne County, Pa.

BRYN MAWR, Pa. — Aqua America, Inc.’s Pennsylvania subsidiary, Aqua Pennsylvania, Inc., has acquired the water and wastewater system assets of Total Environmental Solutions, Inc., for $1.5 million. The
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PVC pipe has lowest overall failure rate, study shows

LOGAN, Utah — PVC pipe has the lowest overall failure rate when compared to cast iron, ductile iron, concrete, steel and asbestos cement pipes, according to a comprehensive study
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City of Memphis agrees to eliminate sewage overflows

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Department of Justice, the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation and the Office of the Tennessee Attorney General announced a
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Community groups sue Maui County over Clean Water Act violations

LAHAINA, Hawaii — Four community groups have filed a lawsuit in federal court against Maui County, Hawaii, for alleged Clean Water Act violations at a wastewater treatment plant, Wausau
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Water & Sewer Costs are Skyrocketing; Here’s What You Can Do About It

Across the U.S., water rates rose by an average of 27 percent over the past five years. In New Jersey, rates jumped 20 percent, and wastewater surcharges in some
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Veolia Water to help optimize NYC water, wastewater services

NEW YORK — Paris-based Veolia Water has signed a four-year contract with New York City to help optimize its water and wastewater services to 9 million people. The contract
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North Texas mayors back permanent water restriction measure

DALLAS — The mayors of Arlington, Dallas, Forth Worth and Irving, Texas, are supporting a measure that would place permanent water restrictions on their communities, KDAF reported. The measure
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Key Largo wastewater official charged with hacking

KEY LARGO, Fla. — The former chief financial officer of Florida’s Key Largo Wastewater Treatment District was arrested last week and charged with hacking the district’s computer system, The
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