For many years, the world enjoyed an abundance of high-quality fresh water that was inexpensive to obtain, treat and transport. Now, many communities and industries face water shortages, deteriorating water quality from seawater intrusion and greater demands due to population growth, tourism, recreational use, drought and industrial expansion. Many water and wastewater treatment plants are struggling to keep up with these higher demands or achieve the quality standards set forth by regulatory agencies. As fresh water becomes harder to obtain and its demand rises, the cost to individual consumers and industrial users increases.

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