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In Midst of Severe Drought, Australians Ambivalent About Recycled Water

On Australia's western coast, the city of Perth is in critical danger of depleting the water reserves held by its dams. In response, the government is pumping treated wastewater into the Gnangara Mound Aquifer. Wastewater is being recycled in hopes that it will alleviate the stress placed on Perth's water supply; the highly treated water could reach homes within 18 months... more

BRAE Introduces Configurable Rainwater Harvesting Systems

BRAE, a Watts Water Technologies company, introduces configurable rainwater harvesting systems for commercial, institutional and residential applications that can reduce water consumption by up to 65 percent. BRAE's commercial and institutional systems offer storage capacities of 200 to over 2 million gallons, and manage the filtration, storage, distribution and treatment functions typical to rainwater systems. Above and below ground residential systems store between 225 and 3,000 gallons of rainwater to meet a range of consumer demands. BRAE specializes in helping customers interface rainwater systems with building management systems and developing tools to showcase their investment and enrich curricula in educational environments... more

GE Introduces Low-Energy Membrane Bioreactor Wastewater Treatment System

GE has introduced a membrane bioreactor (MBR) wastewater treatment technology called LEAPmbr, which addresses pressing water quality and operational cost issues faced by owners of municipal, industrial and residential water/wastewater treatment facilities worldwide... more

N.C. Hog Farm and its President Plead Guilty to Clean Water Act Violations

Freedman Farms Inc. and its president, William B. Freedman, pleaded guilty yesterday in federal court in New Bern, N.C., to violating the Clean Water Act when they discharged hog waste into a stream that leads to the Waccamaw River, the Department of Justice's Environment and Natural Resources Division and the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of North Carolina announced... more

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