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Majority of consumers happy with water quality, survey finds

July 29, 2014
A recent international survey found that U.S. consumers rank 22nd in the list of the countries that are most satisfied with the quality of their tap water.
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Coca-Cola provides safe tap water to Mexican schools

July 28, 2014
Coca-Cola is seeking to improve access to drinking water for Mexican schoolchildren by installing drinking fountains that not only provide tap water but also purify it.
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Texas city ready for water reuse project launch

July 10, 2014
The city of Wichita Falls, Texas, is ready to start its water reuse program any day now, as the Cypress Water Treatment Plant is fully prepared for the launch of the project.
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Portland water bureau issues boil notice after tests reveal E. coli contamination

May 27, 2014
Health officials issued a warning on May 23, following tests that revealed the presence of bacteria in water supplied to consumers.
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Research lacking on emerging contaminants

May 13, 2014
Emerging contaminants are an increasing concern for scientists, water utilities and regulators because their impact on the environment and on public health.
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South Africa to produce potable water from mine drainage

May 2, 2014
South Africa's government is mulling over plans to treat the water leaking from numerous gold mines to help meet drinking water demand.
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Teen contaminates Portland's drinking water supply

April 29, 2014
The city of Portland, Oregon, was forced to dump about 38 million gallons of drinking water after a teenager was caught urinating in the Mt. Tabor water reservoir.
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Health effects from West Virginia chemical spill underestimated

April 24, 2014
The West Virginia water contamination that resulted from a chemical spill in the Elk River had more widespread health effects on local residents than previously estimated.
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Oil leak contaminates Chinese city's water supply

April 24, 2014
The city of Lanzhou is in the midst of a serious drinking water crisis as a crude oil pipe leak has contaminated water supplies with a highly toxic chemical.
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EU-backed research seeks to develop quick water quality test

April 17, 2014
A group of research organizations from 13 European countries have joined forces to develop a high-speed test that could dramatically reduce the time needed to detect viruses and bacteria in drinking water.
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