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Largest desalination plant in Western Hemisphere to be operational ahead of schedule

The largest seawater desalination plant in the Western Hemisphere, which is currently being constructed in Carlsbad, California, could be operational three months ahead of schedule.
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Untreated sewage from Montreal dumped directly into St. Lawrence River

Sewage waste is being released directly into the Saint Lawrence River in Montreal, following heavy rainfalls because the Canadian city's sewage waste mixes with rainwater during rain storms.
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FEMA awards $260 million post-Sandy grant to Newark wastewater plant

New Jersey's largest wastewater treatment plant has secured a $260 million grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
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Aluminum sulfate leading cause of sewer pipe corrosion, researchers find

A water treatment additive is contributing to corrosion in Australian sewers, according to a paper published last week in the journal Science.
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Kuwait looks to double power, desalination capacity

Kuwait's Ministry of Electricity & Water is hoping to more than double the country's power generating and desalination capacity by 2017 to meet growing demand.
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New Jersey water treatment plant to build higher floodwall

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has authorized $31.5 million in state financing to raise the existing floodwall at the Raritan Millstone Water Treatment Plant to withstand even a "500-year" flood.
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Water utility reassures public over algae in Cape Fear River

Algae contamination in Lake Erie last week led to a shutdown of the public water system in Toledo, Ohio, but local water officials in Wilmington, North Carolina, have moved to reassure the public that there is no cause for concern in this case.
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Spain's Acciona Agua expands presence in Portugal

Acciona Agua has won a contract worth EUR2 million to construct a new water treatment plant in Portugal.
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Sewer overflows in North Carolina after heavy rain

Significant rainfall over the weekend meant that abnormally heavy flows were experienced at the pump station.
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Chicago tree debris to help compost biosolids from wastewater

The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) has entered into a new agreement with the city of Chicago for supply of tree debris to be used as a bulking agent to compost biosolids generated by wastewater processing.
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