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"The U.S. Senate took an important stand, saying it strongly supports reinvestment in the nation's drinking water, wastewater and storm water infrastructure," said David LaFrance, CEO of the American Water Works Assn. 
The U.S. Senate approved S. 2848, the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA), Sept. 15, 2016. The U.S. House of Representatives is still working on its own version of a WRDA bill. “The U.S.
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Wastewater and beer aren't typically two things one might put together. But a collaboration of water organizations did. More than 100 home brewers from the Tampa, Fla., area entered a challenge from the WateReuse Assn., Tetra Tech, Xylem and GE to turn recycled water into great-tasting beer. More: http://bit.ly/2cxkz4O. 
The WateReuse Assn. issued a challenge to Florida home brewers—turn recycled water into great-tasting beer. More than 100 home brewers from the Tampa, Fla., area accepted the challenge and 24 certified beer tasters judged the brews at a tasting on Sept. 10.
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Imagine a day without water: no water to drink, shower or even make coffee. Firefighters couldn’t put out fires and farmers couldn’t water their crops. Tell your water story and why you #ValueWater. 
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Arcadis released their first Sustainable Cities Water Index, and the results are somewhat bleak for North America. According to the study, North American cities are among the most at risk in the developed world in terms of water resiliency, efficiency and quality. View full details of the rankings: http://bit.ly/2aJzPdw.
The first Arcadis Sustainable Cities Water Index showed that North American cities are among the most at risk in the developed world. In fact, no U.S. cities placed in the top 10 of the global rankings of water sustainability.
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Just in: Six state employees were criminally charged in district court in connection with the Flint, Mich., water crisis. Employees in the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and Michigan Department of Environmental Quality face charges. http://bit.ly/2ahLzGY
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Two decades later, Landia stainless steel propellers haven't aged a day! In Maryland, a Water Reclamation Plant (WRF) replaced the motors of 12 Landia submersible mixers after nearly 20 years of service; however, the original propellers are still intact and set for another lengthy spell in the plant's oxidation ditches. http://bit.ly/2a0RZaO
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The American Water Works Assn. (AWWA) and the Water Research Foundation (WRF) have released a guide and additional resources to help water professionals detect and control cyanotoxins, algae-related contaminants that can negatively impact drinking water quality. For more information, visit http://bit.ly/2cCSl8O. 
The American Water Works Assn. (AWWA) and the Water Research Foundation (WRF) have released a guide and additional resources to help water professionals detect and control cyanotoxins, algae-related contaminants that can negatively impact drinking water quality.
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In the big apple, many city-dwellers are experiencing unexpected sewer issues. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued an Administrative Order requiring New York City to address sewer backups into public and private property. http://bit.ly/2cG19f3
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued an Administrative Order to New York City requiring it to develop a plan to address continued sewer backups into residents’ basements and other public and private property.
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The International Desalination Assn. (IDA) announced that PUB, Singapore's national water agency, will host the 2016 to 2017 IDA Fellowship Program. Program applications will be accepted until Oct. 13. For more information, visit http://bit.ly/2bBZyEU.
The International Desalination Assn. (IDA) announced that PUB, Singapore’s National Water Agency, will host the 2016 to 2017 IDA Fellowship Program. Inaugurated in 2008, the IDA Fellowship features a monetary prize of up to $10,000 and an attachment with a high-profile host agency to work on a specific project.
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Xylem Inc. announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Sensus for approximately $1.7 billion in cash. Read more: http://bit.ly/2aXWmWP.
Xylem Inc. announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Sensus for approximately $1.7 billion in cash.  Sensus, owned by investment funds affiliated with the Jordan Company and GS Capital Partners 2000, has more than 80 million metering devices installed globally.
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The Ductile Iron Pipe Research Association (DIPRA) announced a new life cycle cost analysis model for utility officials and professional engineers. The tool was developed by a research team at the University of Michigan. http://bit.ly/2apkZMb.
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Please join us in congratulating Jeanne Bennett-Bailey, who began her one-year term as president of the American Water Works Association (AWWA). Bennett-Bailey will focus on workforce development, young professionals and the Water Equation Campaign. http://bit.ly/29WgFmI
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