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Our global water resources are unique in that all living things hold some stake in them. And for both developed and developing economies there is no more vital issue than to guarantee their populations and industries safe and adequate water supplies.

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August floods in Michigan caused 10 billion gallons to overflow from sewers

Torrential rain and flooding in southeast Michigan this summer washed almost 10 billion gallons of untreated wastewater into local lakes and rivers.
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New method detects toxic algae traces in drinking water

A Ph.D. student at Lund University in Sweden has developed a new technique for detecting very small traces of toxic algae blooms, or cyanobacteria, in drinking water.
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US market for advanced municipal water treatment technologies worth $3.2 billion by 2019

The U.S. market for advanced municipal water treatment technologies was worth about $2.1 billion in 2013 and is predicted to expand at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.4 percent over the next five years.
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Kurita to acquire ICL's water treatment, chemicals business

Japan's Kurita Water Industries Ltd. is to acquire the Germany-based aluminum, paper chemicals and water treatment business of Israel-based manufacturer ICL Israel Chemical Ltd., helping the company expand into European markets.
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Pennsylvania water authority fined for failing to maintain drinking water standards

Pennsylvania's Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has fined a local water authority for failing to maintain adequate disinfection of water delivered to its customers in November 2013.
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Hitachi, Veolia to build pretreatment facilities for desalination plant in Iraq

Hitachi, Ltd. and Veolia Environnement have won a contract to build pretreatment facilities for a large-scale desalination plant in Basrah, Iraq.
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Two workers die in accident at El Paso wastewater treatment plant

The men had been performing repairs at the Roberto R. Bustamante Wastewater Treatment Plant in El Paso when a surge of sludge filled the equipment room where they were working.
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Poultry processing plant fined after dumping waste in storm drains

A poultry slaughterhouse in New York has admitted disposing of chicken parts and other waste in storm drains and sewers.
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New York, New Jersey, Puerto Rico get water infrastructure funding

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced funding for water infrastructure projects in New York State, New Jersey and Puerto Rico.
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Electrodialysis could make fracking wastewater reusable

Electrodialysis could help reduce the volume of contaminated wastewater that needs to be disposed of from hydraulic fracturing sites, researchers said this week.
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