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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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Officials investigate lye spill at California water treatment plant

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

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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Water treatment plant employees charged with fraud

WATERFORD, N.Y. — Two Waterford water treatment plant employees pleaded guilty to charges they padded their paychecks with bogus overtime costs for three years, WNYT.com reported. William R. Hubbell,
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Pepco Energy Services to build, operate CHP plant at Blue Plains facility

WASHINGTON — Pepco Energy Services, Inc., a subsidiary of Pepco Holdings, Inc., has signed an agreement with DC Water to design, build and operate a Combined Heat and Power (CHP)
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Worker killed in wall collapse at Gatlinburg wastewater plant

GATLINBURG, Tenn. — A construction worker who was fatally injured in an earthen wall collapse at the Gatlinburg Wastewater Treatment Plant last week has been identified as 58-year-old Michael
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Lake Masabesic Water Treatment Plant wins prestigious award

DENVER, Colo. – Manchester Water Works Lake Massabesic Water Treatment Plant received the rarely achieved Phase IV "Excellence in Water Treatment" recognition from the Partnership for Safe Water. This program
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