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EPA requires Pennsylvania municipalities to improve stormwater management

The federal agency's orders are intended to enhance the state's efforts to implement efficient stormwater management practices across all communities and to improve water quality in waterways.
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Faulty valve causes chlorine leak at Missouri water treatment plant

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

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

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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