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Aqua America acquires wastewater systems in Luzerne County, Pa.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Officials investigate lye spill at California water treatment plant

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ESCONDIDO, Calif. — Officials in Escondido, Calif., have launched an investigation into what caused a 15,000-gallon spill of sodium hydroxide, commonly known as lye, at a water treatment plant
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Boy drowns at water treatment plant

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SEABOARD, N.C. — A 12-year-old boy drowned Friday after falling into a holding pond for treated wastewater at a water treatment plant in Seaboard, WRAL.com reported. Labrone Wade was
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