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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.


Park Water Company receives CA-NV AWWA Larry C. Larson Safety Award

DOWNEY, Calif. — Park Water Company will receive the Larry C. Larson Safety Award at the 2014 California - Nevada Section of the American Water Works Association (CA-NV AWWA) Fall Conference.

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CDC announces plans for wastewater safety guidance concerning Ebola

DENVER — CDC reveals plans to conduct interim guidance on wastewater safety and the inactivation of the Ebola virus by wastewater treatment processes in a conference call with the American Water Works Association (AWWA) and other water organizations.

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EPA awards additional funds to New York and New Jersey

NEW YORK — The funds will be primarily used to upgrade sewage plants and drinking water systems throughout New York and New Jersey.

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ATP-IP reaches settlement over alleged unauthorized discharges into the Gulf of Mexico

WASHINGTON — ATP Infrastructure Partners LP (ATP-IP) will pay a $1 million civil penalty and perform corrective measures in response to alleged claims of unauthorized discharges of oil and chemicals into the Gulf of Mexico.

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Los Angeles aims to lower water use

LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti explained, when announcing the water use plan, that the city’s existing reductions in water use were inadequate given the severity of the ongoing drought.

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EPA provides technical assistance to five communities

WASHINGTON — EPA technical assistance will help recipients meet Clean Water Act requirements for water management in a cost-effective and environmentally beneficial way.

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DWRF to create Alan A. Leff Memorial Lecture Fund

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Named in honor of Alan A. Leff, Ph.D., the memorial fund will provide financial support for lectures on important issues related to the water industry.

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EPA honors 2014 WaterSense Partners of the Year

WASHINGTON — The 2014 WaterSense Partners of the Year winners, along with more than 1,500 other WaterSense partners, have helped U.S. consumers save 757 billion gallons of water.

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NSF International to audit UAE Emirates Quality Mark certification

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates — NSF International is a global, independent public health organization that writes standards as well as tests and certifies products for the water, food, health sciences and consumer goods industries.

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WEFTEC 2014 sets new exhibition record

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The Water Environment Federation’s (WEF) Annual Technical Exhibition and Conference, or WEFTEC, is recognized as the world’s largest annual water quality event and provides the latest technologies and services for water environment preservation, restoration and sustainability.

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