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New Orleans presents $6.2 billion Urban Water Plan

September 11, 2013
Greater New Orleans, Inc. is to focus on resolving some of the most pressing issues in the area's water management system, concentrating on problems like street flooding, potholes and infrastructure, city officials stated when presenting the new Urban Water Plan last week.
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Demand for desalination in US grows

September 9, 2013
Desalination as a method to supply fresh water to communities has been developing over the past decade and demand for such services is still increasing.
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Human activity leads to changes in water chemistry, study finds

September 9, 2013
According to a new study from the University of Maryland, human activities are altering the chemistry of the Eastern U.S. waterways, putting local ecosystems and drinking water supplies at risk.
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Equipment failure causes Indiana wastewater plant discharge

September 3, 2013
Officials at the Indiana Department of Environmental Management believe that a discharge of partially treated wastewater into Indian Creek was due to a equipment failure at Carriage Estates treatment plant in West Lafayette.
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EU countries make progress in urban wastewater treatment

August 19, 2013
Despite the discrepancies observed among individual member states, the European Commission notes that the overall picture has improved and things are moving in the right direction.
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Xylem to equip UAE desalination plant with DAF pretreatment system

August 14, 2013
U.S.-based water technology developer Xylem has been chosen by Emirates Sembcorp Water & Power Company to equip its Fujairah 1 Independent Water and Power Plant (IWPP) with a dissolved air flotation (DAF) pretreatment system.
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San Francisco to upgrade biosolids digester facilities

August 13, 2013
Environmental engineering consulting firm Brown and Caldwell has been awarded an $80 million contract by the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) to provide planning and engineering services for the Southeast Plant Biosolids Digester Facilities Project.
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Carlsbad desalination plant to utilize energy capture technology

August 6, 2013
The seawater desalination plant in northern San Diego County will be the biggest facility of its kind in the U.S. and will use energy capture technology that is expected to deliver annual savings of $12 million.
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San Antonio to pay $2.6 million penalty for Clean Water Act violations

August 1, 2013
The city of San Antonio has entered into an agreement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that will require the city to pay a $2.6 million civil penalty over multiple violations of the Clean Water Act.
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Oshkosh, Wis., ordered to reduce phosphorus discharges from wastewater plant

July 30, 2013
The city of Oshkosh, Wis., will have to significantly reduce the amount of phosphorus discharged from its wastewater treatment plant under the terms of its new discharge permit.
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