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Iowa City's new wastewater treatment plant gives public tours

Iowa City's expanded South Wastewater Treatment Plant was opened to the public last week, with guided tours given for about 300 people. The open house event came after a $50 million expansion was recently completed at the plant.
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Annual growth of 17.7% predicted for smart water management market

The market is driven by factors such as aging water infrastructure, lack of water management in urban areas, mapping of water resources and the need to reduce non-revenue water.
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Break in sewer line causes runway sinkhole

A sewer line failure caused a sinkhole to form on the main runway of Jacksonville Naval Air Station (NAS) in Florida last week.
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UK water utility predicts sewage pollution risk

A water utility in the north of England has introduced a new strategy designed to prevent incidents of pollution before they occur.
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Widening gap between water demand, supply drives India's desalination market

India is among the most water stressed countries and industry demand for process water is increasing.
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Arkansas Natural Resources Commission secures $9.2 million EPA grant

The proceeds will be used for projects, such as replacing sewer lines, improving wastewater treatment facilities and upgrading collection systems.
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Largest desalination plant in Western Hemisphere to be operational ahead of schedule

The largest seawater desalination plant in the Western Hemisphere, which is currently being constructed in Carlsbad, California, could be operational three months ahead of schedule.
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Untreated sewage from Montreal dumped directly into St. Lawrence River

Sewage waste is being released directly into the Saint Lawrence River in Montreal, following heavy rainfalls because the Canadian city's sewage waste mixes with rainwater during rain storms.
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FEMA awards $260 million post-Sandy grant to Newark wastewater plant

New Jersey's largest wastewater treatment plant has secured a $260 million grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
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Aluminum sulfate leading cause of sewer pipe corrosion, researchers find

A water treatment additive is contributing to corrosion in Australian sewers, according to a paper published last week in the journal Science.
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