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Researchers predict future of water stress, scarcity

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MIT researchers estimate that by 2050 as many as 5 billion people will be affected by water scarcity to at least some extent.
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Pennsylvania utility invests $239 million in infrastructure improvements

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Water infrastructure improvements worth $239 million have been completed in the state of Pennsylvania this year across the six state divisions of water utility company Aqua Pennsylvania.
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UN study calls for sharp increase in water infrastructure investment

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Raising investments in water infrastructure globally and cracking down on corruption would result in over $1 trillion per year in benefits related to health, the economy and environmental protection, according to a new study backed by the United Nations.
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Congress passes $8.2 billion waterways improvement bill

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A water infrastructure improvement bill worth a total of $8.2 billion to be allocated to various projects across the United States was passed in Congress on Oct. 23.
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$384 billion needed for drinking water infrastructure by 2030, EPA survey shows

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EPA’s fifth Drinking Water Infrastructure Needs Survey and Assessment identifies investments needed over the next 20 years for thousands of miles of pipes and thousands of treatment plants, storage tanks and water distribution systems.
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EPA approves plan to control sewer overflows in Cincinnati

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The plan establishes priorities to address communities’ most serious water quality problems and promotes cost-effective, innovative solutions to reduce pollution.
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Water and wastewater pipe market predicted to grow

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Following a period of weaker market activity and sluggish demand, the U.S. water and wastewater pipe market is set to rebound and increase gains dramatically.
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U.S. Dept. of Interior awards water-management grants in western states

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Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner Michael L. Connor say 44 projects in 11 states will receive $20.8 million in WaterSMART Water and Energy Efficiency Grants.
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Miami County to pay $1.6 billion for water system repair

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Florida's Miami-Dade County has reached an agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice to invest $1.6 billion to repair the dilapidated water and sewer pipes in the area over the next 15 years.
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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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