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Broken main spills 14 million gallons of raw sewage into Virginia waterway

SUFFOLK, Va. — More than 14 million gallons of raw sewage has spilled from a ruptured main into a tributary of the Nansemond River, WSET.com reported. According to the
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Former wastewater plant employees on trial for water test tampering

HAMMOND, Ind. — Former employees of the Gary, Ind. Sanitary District wastewater plant are on trial this week facing allegations they tampered with wastewater-monitoring samples, Gary News reported. The
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United Water completes $52 million upgrade at Rhode Island pollution control facility

EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. — United Water celebrated Wednesday the completion of infrastructure upgrades totaling $52 million at its City of East Providence Water Pollution Control Facility. The upgrades included
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Water Environment Federation announces 2012-2013 Board of Trustees

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The Water Environment Federation (WEF) officially announced the member of its 2012-2013 Board of Trustees at WEFTEC 2012 in New Orleans on Oct. 2. During a
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Ruptured pipeline spills 3 million gallons of sewage in New York

NEWBURGH, N.Y. — A state of emergency was declared Friday in the town of Newburgh, N.Y., where a ruptured pipeline released approximately 3 million gallons of sewage, Newsday.com reported.
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Detroit Water and Sewerage workers go on strike

DETROIT – Despite a judge’s order to return to work, about 50 Detroit Water and Sewerage Department employees continued to strike outside the department’s wastewater plant Monday, The Detroit
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Aqua America subsidiary acquires wastewater system in Pennsylvania

BRYN MAWR, Pa. – Aqua America’s Pennsylvania subsidiary, Aqua Pennsylvania, Inc., has acquired the wastewater system assets of Kidder Township, which serves approximately 3,000 people for $11.3 million. Aqua
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California water treatment facility commissions solar energy installation

RAMONA, Calif. — The municipal water district that provides water, sewer, recycled water, fire protection, emergency medical services and park services to the unincorporated community of Ramona, Calif., has
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South Korean delegation tours Kansas City water treatment plant

KANSAS CITY, Kan. — A delegation of South Korean engineering and construction professionals recently visited the Kansas City, Kan. Board of Public Utilities (BPU) to learn more about its
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World’s largest UV drinking-water disinfection plant set to go online

NEW YORK — In two months, the world’s largest ultraviolet drinking-water disinfection plant will begin supplying New York City with clean water, according to Scientific American. The $1.6 billion
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