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Faulty valve causes chlorine leak at Missouri water treatment plant

June 17, 2014
A water treatment plant in Columbia, Missouri, was shut down briefly Friday after a chlorine leak was discovered.
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American Water facilities awarded for performance excellence

June 12, 2014
American Water Works Company, Inc. has received four Partnership for Safe Water awards for excellence in performance at its Philipsburg Water Treatment Plant and Huntsville Water Treatment Plant in Pennsylvania.
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San Diego's Sweetwater Authority receives federal grant for desalination expansion

June 3, 2014
The Sweetwater Authority in California will receive a federal grant of $1.5 million to expand a desalination plant as part of its Water Reclamation Project.
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Research finds antibiotic-resistant bacteria in municipal wastewater

May 29, 2014
Municipal sewage systems carrying wastewater from hospitals and private homes release antibiotic-resistant bacteria into the environment, contributing to the emerging drug-resistance problems.
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Portland water bureau issues boil notice after tests reveal E. coli contamination

May 27, 2014
Health officials issued a warning on May 23, following tests that revealed the presence of bacteria in water supplied to consumers.
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Milwaukee city officials struggle with numerous water main breaks

May 22, 2014
The city of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, has experienced dozens of water main breaks over the past week, following the closedown of one of the two water treatment plants in the city on May 17.
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Heavy rain sends 25 million gallons of sewage into Connecticut harbor

May 20, 2014
The city of Stamford, Connecticut, has been dealing with a huge spill of partially treated wastewater into the local harbor following days of heavy rain.
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San Diego Water Authority faces lawsuit over water supply plan

May 20, 2014
Environmental non-profit organization San Diego Coastkeeper has accused the San Diego Water Authority of ignoring the dangers of climate change in its recently presented water supply plan.
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Emergency repair shuts down Southern California water treatment plant

May 15, 2014
Water supplies to about 350,000 of the utility's customers were affected during the downtime and the Metropolitan Water District Southern California called for customers to conserve water as much as possible during the repair works.
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Chinese province to invest $3.35 billion in water conservation projects

May 13, 2014
Heilongjiang province in Northeastern China will focus on conserving water used in agricultural irrigation and drainage, as well as on better flood protection and preservation of water resources in general.
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