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July 27, 2016
Cities face dramatic increase in water treatment spending when watersheds are developed
Pullman WA (SPX) Jul 27, 2016
A new global study has found that one in three large cities spend 50 percent more on water treatment costs as a result of damage to the ecological quality of their watersheds. This study found that urban source watershed degradation is widespread globally, with 9 in 10 cities losing significant amounts of natural land cover to agriculture and development in the watersheds that supply their drinking water. This has led to polluted water and an increase in water treatment costs that represent a liab ... read more

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