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San Diego's Sweetwater Authority receives federal grant for desalination expansion

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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Alabama county signs long-term water-sharing agreement

Madison County leaders have reached a water-sharing agreement with utility service provider Huntsville Utilities for long-term water supply.
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Wichita ponders new water supply projects

The city of Wichita, Kansas, is exploring options to secure its future water supply in an attempt to add extra sources to its water supply system.
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