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Water treatment professionals must stay aware of current events and industry interest news. Top news stories are included that have an impact on business owners, managers and employees in various water treatment fields.


NGWA to study outreach effectiveness to private well owners

WESTERVILLE, Ohio — The National Ground Water Association (NGWA) received a grant of approximately $78,000 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to study effective awareness outreach efforts to private water well owners.

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The Water Council applauds creation of water finance center

MILWAUKEE — The launch of the Water Infrastructure and Resiliency Finance Center is part of the Build America Investment Initiative, a government-wide effort to encourage economic growth and increase public and private infrastructure investment.

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EPA announces the launch of the Water Infrastructure and Resiliency Finance Center

WASHINGTON — The center will help U.S. communities improve their drinking water, stormwater and wastewater systems.

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Pennsylvania American Water now accepting applications for scholarship program

HERSHEY, Pa. — Pennsylvania American Water will award 10 students selected through the 2015 Stream of Learning Scholarship Program application process with $2,000 each.

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Ash from bush fires causes Millbrook reservoir to close

ADELAIDE, Australia — Much of the reserve around the Millbrook reservoir and dam complex has been burned down from the fires, however the dam infrastructure is said to be undamaged.

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Local county reaches agreement with EPA over Clean Water Act violations in Sandy River

SEATTLE — As part of the agreement with EPA, Clackamas County agreed to pay a $10,000 fine and Richard Phillips Marine Inc. agreed to a $20,000 fine.

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WSI 2015 call for abstracts ending soon

LAS VEGAS — Abstracts for the WaterSmart Innovation Conference and Exposition (WSI 2015) are being accepted for workshops, panel discussions and oral presentations.

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Koochiching County ESD offers tips to safeguard against freezing septic and mounding systems

KOOCHICHING COUNTY, Minn. —The information provided by the Koochiching County Environmental Services Department (ESD) staff includes what can cause systems to freeze, how to prevent existing systems from freezing and what to do if your system freezes.

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Colorado reservoir breaks ground

DENVER — The Lane City Reservoir Project is the region’s first significant new water supply reservoir in decades.

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NGWA helps achieve $2.6 million for National Ground-Water Monitoring Network

WESTERVILLE, Ohio —The money allows the U.S. Geological Survey to provide cost-share grants to states.

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