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Contractor cleared of wrongdoing in wastewater plant explosion

EDMONDS, Wash. — Washington state investigators have cleared a general contractor of potential workplace safety violations in connection to a propane tank explosion at an Edmonds, Wash.-area water treatment
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Construction begins on solar project at Arizona water treatment facility

TUCSON, Ariz. — SOLON Corp., a U.S.-based provider of turnkey solar power plants and photovoltaic (PV) products, has begun construction on a 460 kilowatt (kW) photovoltaic (PV) system for
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PUB Singapore upgrades reclamation plant with GE Advanced Technology

SINGAPORE — GE today announced at Singapore International Water Week 2012 that it will supply PUB, Singapore’s national water agency, with its advanced membrane bioreactor (MBR) wastewater-treatment technology for an
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Fluid Conservation Systems halves water loss for Pennsylvania town

MILFORD, Ohio — Leak detection equipment from Fluid Conservation Systems (FCS) has helped the town of Roaring Springs, Pa. cut its non-metered water usage by almost half. Roaring Springs
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Michigan community receives $2.1 million grant to expand wastewater treatment facilities

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) Monday announced a $2.1 million grant to the Lakewood Wastewater Authority of Lake Odessa, Mich., to expand the
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Ex-sewage plant chief sentenced for falsifying reports, tampering with equipment

HAMMOND, Ind. — The former superintendent of the Michigan City, Ind., sewage treatment plant was sentenced last week to a year of home detention and two years of probation
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WERF research project enables better communication among utilities

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The Water Environment Research Foundation (WERF) recently launched WATERiD, an online living knowledge base that permits utilities to easily share their experiences, information and lessons learned
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Pentair UF membranes selected for Seawater Reverse Osmosis plant

Pentair X-Flow received an order from Aquatech Eastern (FZE) to supply Seaflex 55 ultrafiltration (UF) membranes and skids to the 15 MIGD (68,000 m³/day) Federal Electricity & Water Authority
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Siemens’ Norwood motor manufacturing plant to support Israel’s Mekorot national water company

ATLANTA — Siemens Drive Technologies Division’s Norwood (Ohio) Motor Manufacturing Plant has been selected by the Mekorot National Water Company to produce vertical frame motors to support one of
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UL earns EPA approval for water testing services to meet UCMR 3 requirements

NORTHBROOK, Ill. — Underwriters Laboratories Inc. (UL) has become one of the first organizations approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to test for 28 contaminants in the
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