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Utah needs massive investment to tackle chemical pollution in water bodies

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Utah might have to face a bill of $1.2 billion for tackling what regulators there believe is the most serious water problem the state has seen in the more than four decades since the federal Clean Water Act came into effect. The issue is related to the excess population of algae blooms in water that consume oxygen and threaten aquatic life.
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Local government investment in water infrastructure at all time high

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New research findings confirm local government investment in public water and wastewater infrastructure and services reached an all time high in 2010 at $111.4 billion.
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EPA awards more than $500 million to repair water treatment plants damaged in Hurricane Sandy

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EPA is providing grants of $340 million to the state of New York and $229 million to the state of New Jersey for improvements to water treatment facilities impacted by the hurricane.
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Congress has been busy (when it comes to the water infrastructure sector)

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In November last year, the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works drafted a bill to reauthorize the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA), which serves to authorize select projects and programs of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
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Texas studies feasibility of Gulf of Mexico desalination plant

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The study will focus on the proposed construction of a 500MW natural gas-fired power plant next to a seawater desalination facility along the Texas gulf coast that would process from 25 to 50 million gallons of seawater per day into fresh drinking water.
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Senate committee approves Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Authority

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If enacted into law, WIFIA would make low-interest federal loans available to address large water infrastructure projects in communities across the U.S.
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US water infrastructure given grade 'D'

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The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) has given the water infrastructure in the United States a disappointingly low D grade in its new 2013 Report Card for America's Infrastructure.
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US water and sewage systems in dire need of infrastructure improvement

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U.S. President Barack Obama's call for more public-private partnerships could be interpreted as a signal for companies to invest in deteriorating water and sewage infrastructure.
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WEF executive director briefs US Conference of Mayors Water Council

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Water Environment Federation (WEF) Executive Director Jeff Eger briefed the 300 mayors in attendance on the “Water for Jobs” campaign, which makes the business case for water infrastructure investment.
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US large-diameter pipe demand predicted to grow

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Demand for large-diameter pipes for water and wastewater is set to increase over the next four years in the United States, as spending on related infrastructural projects is expected to drive sales up.
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