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NACWA honors Brown and Caldwell's Jeff Theerman

Jeff Theerman, vice president and senior utility consultant for environmental engineering firm Brown and Caldwell, was honored with the Distinguished Service Award by the National Association of Clean Water Agencies at last week’s meeting in Washington, D.C.
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Atlanta water treatment plant named top finisher in Energy Star National Building Competition

The Hemphill Water Treatment Plant & Pumping Station in Atlanta, Ga., was recognized for reducing its energy use by over 40 percent.
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Worker killed in water treatment plant explosion

An explosion Monday afternoon at a wastewater treatment plant in Dexter, Mich., left one man dead and another injured.
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DC Water launches Clean Rivers Project

The District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (DC Water) presented a giant tunnel-boring machine (TBM) that will help the authority to minimize the amount of raw sewage spilling into rivers and basements during overflows caused by rainstorms, with the aim of improving the water quality of the area.
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Worker dies after falling into aerator tank at Florida water treatment plant

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

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

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

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

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

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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