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Worker dies after falling into aerator tank at Florida water treatment plant

April 2, 2013
A worker died last Thursday after falling more than 30 feet into an empty aerator tank at a water treatment facility in St. Petersburg, Fla.
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Watchdog files complaint over Californian wastewater treatment plant violations

March 19, 2013
Northern California River Watch has filed a complaint to the U.S. District Court, accusing the city of American Canyon, Calif,. of violating the federal Clean Water Act.
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Scientist calls for water management regulation review

March 8, 2013
Federal regulations on water management and water treatment should be reviewed and new policies implemented to provide full protection from pollutants and higher quality of water, according a leading U.S. specialist in algal blooms and cyanobacteria.
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State of Washington grants funding to 72 clean water projects

March 1, 2013
The Washington Department of Ecology has announced plans to put a higher priority on water management and to focus on clean water supply in the state.
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Squirrel blamed for power outage at Tampa water treatment plant

February 26, 2013
A squirrel or other animal may be responsible for a power outage at a Tampa, Fla., water treatment plant that prompted the city to issue a 48-hour boil water notice Friday afternoon.
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EPA fines Mississippi city for sewage overflows

February 22, 2013
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is fining the city of Starkville, Miss., over sanitary sewer overflows in the public collection system that occurred over a five-year period.
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Demand for water treatment membrane technologies expected to rise

February 19, 2013
According to a new analysis, the global market is increasingly opening up to membrane technology as an effective means to produce high-quality effluent.
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Clean water groups release 'blue print' for future of water utilities

February 12, 2013
The NACWA, WERF and WEF have jointly released a document that attempts to define "the evolving environmental, economic and social roles that clean water utilities are playing in their communities."
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Texas municipality enters public-private partnership with Severn Trent Services

February 5, 2013
Severn Trent Services will provide water and wastewater operations and maintenance services to Horizon Regional Municipal Utility District.
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The Internet is ubiquitous, but will it be there when you need it?

Voice callout of alarms over standard dial-out telephone technology is preferred solution, some say
February 1, 2013
Managers of municipal water and wastewater facilities that are often unmanned and in remote locations rely on monitoring and alarm systems for prompt notification of troubling events, from low tank levels to sewer pump overflows. With the proliferation of mobile devices, there are several notification options from which users can choose.
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