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Environmental Issues

Growing consumer awareness of water supplies, usage, conservation, sustainability and waste have shifted thinking in the water treatment market.

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Avoca Water releases infographic detailing importance of protecting our oceans

July 21, 2014

DUNDALK, Ireland — The oceans hold 97 percent of the planet’s water and cover nearly 71 percent of the planet’s surface.


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Small businesses across the nation receiving funding from EPA

July 18, 2014

WASHINGTON — EPA will be funding 21 small businesses throughout the country to develop and commercialize sustainable technologies addressing current environmental issues.


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Water purification center opens in Northern California, largest of its kind

July 16, 2014

SAN JOSÉ, Calif. — Silicon Valley Advanced Water Purification Center (SVAWPC) is a locally controlled, 8 million gallon per day recycled water purification facility.


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Details announced for Water, Wastewater and Environmental Monitoring conference and exhibition

July 15, 2014

UNITED KINGDOM — The first day’s Conference will focus on the monitoring aspects of industrial and municipal monitoring.


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Report details water desalination equipment market

July 14, 2014

NEW YORK — The demand for desalination as a substitute for fresh-water supply is growing constantly with its increased acceptance.


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Boy at summer camp allegedly passes away due to contaminated tap water

July 11, 2014

FRANCE — The camp had been under orders to serve only bottled water since July 4, 2014, after tests had revealed the presence of coliform bacteria in its water source.


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City facing civil penalty for overflow and e. Coli violations at wastewater treatment plant

July 10, 2014

OLIVER SPRINGS, Tenn. — If more improvements are not made soon the city could be facing a civil penalty of $175,000.


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EPA provides communities with tool to help deal with flooding

July 9, 2014

WASHINGTON — The Flood Resilience Checklist offers strategies that communities can consider, such as conserving land in flood-prone areas.


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Residents dealing with odor coming from water pollution control facility

July 8, 2014

MANCHESTER, Conn. — Residents should not be alarmed as the odor is only temporary while upgrades are ongoing.


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EPA administrator to speak with farmers on proposal to protect waterways under CWA

July 8, 2014

LENEXA, Kan. — EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy will travel to Missouri to meet with farmers and agribusiness leaders to discuss Waters of the U.S.


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