Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017

Power shift

New Flint council may clear way for Detroit water deal

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MLive.com

The hotly debated 30-year contract with Detroit-based Great Lakes Water Authority may gain new traction in Flint after five of its most vocal opponents were ousted from the council in a massive shake-up election. Five out of the eight former council members who consistently voted against the long-term contract will not return to their seats, with four of the council's five new members backed by Mayor Karen Weaver in the election.

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CDC studies impact of algae on drinking water

NPR

Toledo, Ohio, and nearby communities that take their drinking water from Lake Erie — where blue-green algae blooms are common — have earned the dubious distinction of being the first to report outbreaks of human illness due to algae toxins in municipal drinking water, according to a report published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Wastewater treatment tech market on the rise

Water Technology

The volumes of wastewater — as well as the market for industrial water treatment technologies — are expected to rise, according to a new report from U.N. World Water Assessment Programme. The report discusses water reuse as a reliable alternative source of freshwater, "shifting the paradigm of wastewater management from 'disposal' to 'reuse and resource recovery.' "

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