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US solid waste recycling rates on the rise

July 9, 2013
New data from a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) report reveals that 66.2 million tons of municipal solid waste were collected for recycling in 2011.
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San Diego water treatment plant wins prestigious 'Presidents Award'

July 2, 2013
The City of San Diego’s Miramar Water Treatment Plant has received the prestigious Phase IV “Presidents Award” recognition from the Partnership for Safe Water.
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South Bend, Ind., considers wastewater treatment plant upgrade bids

June 17, 2013
The city of South Bend, Ind., is set to upgrade its wastewater treatment plant in the hope that more advanced technology could resolve the community's water quality problems.
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Colorado governor calls for collaboration to conserve water

June 12, 2013
Speaking before a crowd of more than 2,000 at ACE13, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper urged water professionals to foster collaboration among agricultural, recreational and urban water interests.
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American Water's Mark LeChevallier receives 2013 Research Innovation Award

June 12, 2013
In his 28-year career, LeChevallier has been involved in 50 Water Research Foundation projects and has made significant contributions in understanding the microbiology of water.
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EPA: US water infrastructure needs $384 billion upgrade

June 7, 2013
The federal government will have to spend at least $384 billion on improvements of the country's drinking water infrastructure to make sure that the U.S. population is provided with safe water over the next 20 years.
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Elkton, Md., wastewater treatment plant recognized for optimized performance

June 4, 2013
The Maryland Department of the Environment has awarded a Bay Restoration Fund grant of $54,900 to the Town of Elkton, Maryland in recognition of its “performance optimization” of plant operations at the Elkton Wastewater Treatment Plant.
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Santa Cruz desalination plant environmental report published

May 21, 2013
The report stated that with preventive measures incorporated into the design of the facility, its impact on the environment can be mitigated.
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Canada lagging behind other countries in wastewater treatment

May 15, 2013
Canada's methods of wastewater treatment are old-fashioned, ineffective and nothing short of a national embarrassment, according to the head of Lake Ontario Waterkeepers.
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NACWA honors Brown and Caldwell's Jeff Theerman

May 7, 2013
Jeff Theerman, vice president and senior utility consultant for environmental engineering firm Brown and Caldwell, was honored with the Distinguished Service Award by the National Association of Clean Water Agencies at last week’s meeting in Washington, D.C.
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