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Drinking Water

Demand for consumer water treatment systems to register double-digit growth through 2017

The global market for consumer water treatment systems is set for annual double-digit growth over the next four years.
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California faces severe water crisis

California is in the midst of a serious drought problem and farmers and small businesses are likely to take the heaviest blow.
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Water scarcity drives Indian market for POE water treatment systems

As its population keeps growing, India is finding it ever more difficult to meet the demand for clean drinking water.
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Study highlights how extreme weather events threaten drinking water quality

Utilities must take action to ensure they have the necessary flexibility when extreme weather threatens drinking water quality, according to a joint study by Australian and U.S. researchers.
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West Virginia water ban gradually lifted

Although the water ban has been lifted in some parts of West Virginia, life for many of the 300,000 people that have been affected by the chemical spill into the Elk River is still not back to normal.
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Columbus, Ohio, invests $600,000 to fight foul odor in tap water

Over the past few weeks there have been more than 1,000 complaints filed by residents and businesses in the affected area.
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Chemical spill contaminates drinking water in nine West Virginia counties

West Virginia Governor Earl Ray Tomblin announced a state of emergency in nine counties on Thursday, Jan. 9, after a chemical spill that contaminated the Elk River resulted in a water ban estimated to affect about 200,000 customers of the West Virginia American Water utility.
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Aquifer recharge reduced nitrate levels in groundwater, USGS study shows

According to results from a new study carried out by the U.S. Geological Survey and the Hi-Desert Water District, artificial replenishment of groundwater aquifer systems can lead to a drop in nitrate concentrations in groundwater and a rise in water levels.
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High levels of lead in drinking water linked to increased miscarriage rates

According to a recent study, the elevated level of lead in the drinking water supplied to Washington, D.C., was to blame for the sharp and unexplained rise in the number of late-term miscarriages and spontaneous abortions between 2000 and 2003.
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EPA slams failure to improve water quality in California

The poor quality of the water in some towns in San Joaquin Valley, Calif., is unacceptable and local communities should not be left waiting for improvements that should have been made years ago, according to Gina McCarthy, administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
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