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Xylem to provide technology for Sweden's largest UV disinfection project

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White Plains, N.Y.-based water technology company Xylem Inc. has won a contract to provide ultraviolet (UV) drinking water treatment technology to the largest UV disinfection project to date in Sweden.
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Severn Trent Services donates water treatment system to Haitian teaching hospital

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Severn Trent Services recently partnered with a global humanitarian organization to install and commission a sodium hypochlorite generation disinfection system for the Hôpital Universitaire de Mirebalais in Mirebalais, Haiti.
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Researchers develop new desalination method

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The team of scientists claim that the process eliminates the need for membranes by separating salt from water at the microscale.
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Researcher points to natural gas wells as drinking water pollution source

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Elevated levels of methane and other stray gases have been found in drinking water near natural gas wells in Pennsylvania's gas-rich Marcellus shale region, according to new research.
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Oregon student named US winner of 2013 Stockholm Junior Water Prize

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF) announced that Anirudh Jain of Portland, Ore., has been named the U.S. winner of the 2013 Stockholm Junior Water Prize (SJWP) during a ceremony this past weekend in Portland.
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Oklahoma City wins 'Best of the Best' Tap Water Taste Test at ACE13

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The Oklahoma City Water Utilities Trust delivers tap water to more than 200,000 homes and businesses, and more than 20 nearby communities and water districts.
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Montreal residents advised to boil drinking water

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About 1.3 million residents of Montreal were warned to boil their drinking and cooking water following an incident at a water treatment plant during a routine maintenance procedure on May 22.
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Chemical pollution in Minnesota surface waters widespread, studies find

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Two new studies by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) found that chemical pollution in the state's surface waters is more widespread than previously thought.
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Researchers develop solar-powered filter for antibiotics in water

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A new solar-powered nano filter that is capable of removing antibiotics and dangerous carcinogens from large bodies of water has been developed by researchers at the University of Cincinnati.
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Energy consumption biggest expense for desalination plants

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According to a new report from the Pacific Institute, the biggest expense for desalination plants is energy, accounting for as much as half of the entire bill.
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