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New Hampshire wastewater treatment plant given EPA regional award

February 25, 2014
The EPA Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant Excellence Award is given to publicly owned wastewater treatment plants to honor employees for their commitment to the highest quality water.
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Southern Nevada water pipeline project challenged in court

February 20, 2014
Two separate lawsuits have been filed in the U.S. District Court in Las Vegas in an attempt to halt the construction of a water pipeline that will carry water from rural Nevada to Las Vegas.
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Filtration plant operator sued for polluting Potomac River, Chesapeake Bay

February 18, 2014
A coalition of environmental protection groups has launched a lawsuit in a federal court against the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission for violations of the Clean Water Act, accusing it of polluting the Potomac River and Chesapeake Bay.
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Environmentalists call for tighter rules on New Jersey stormwater permits

February 11, 2014
The environmental groups have sent a letter to the state Department of Environmental Protection, claiming that current rules do little to prevent water pollution.
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San Antonio HDPE pipeline project recognized with prestigious award

February 11, 2014
The Regional Carrizo pipeline was constructed with the intention to provide water to 60,000 households, in a bid to allow the local water system to catch up with growing water demand.
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Two chemical spills confirmed in North Carolina

February 11, 2014
City officials in Charlotte, N.C., have reported two unrelated incidents of chemical discharge into local waterways.
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San Jacinto wastewater treatment plant upgrade expected to finish this November

January 23, 2014
Once the upgrade is completed, the plant will have a daily capacity of 14 million gallons of water, up from 11 million gallons.
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Uniform standards introduced for water, wastewater operator certification programs

January 21, 2014
The Model Standards of Operator Certification address a significant industry need for consistency among the management of state public water and wastewater systems.
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South Carolina water company wins prestigious award for high performance standards

January 14, 2014
Greenville Water has been named the winner of the Phase IV Presidents Award, which is handed out to utilities that have met the most stringent quality standards and is quite rarely awarded.
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Antibiotic-resistant gene in Chinese wastewater treatment plant discharge

December 31, 2013
Researchers claim that several wastewater treatment plants in China have been discharging water containing an antibiotic-resistant gene.
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