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Water Stocks Directory Updated for August; Investors Follow Sector as Toledo Faces Water Scare and Record Droughts Make Water a Valuable Commodity

Algae Bloom Toxin Caused by Farm Runoff and Sewage

NEW YORK and POINT ROBERTS, Washington, August 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- (, a global news source covering leading sectors announces it has updated its water stocks directory of globally publicly traded water companies for August.  Investors following the sector paid attention as the city of Toledo and surrounding area called a State of Emergency as result of a toxin from an algae bloom.

Residents were told on Saturday to not drink their tap water or use it to brush their teeth and not to boil it, as it may increase the concentration of toxin.

The overgrowth of algae was caused by farm runoff including fertilizers and sludge from sewage treatment plants and some say warmer water due to climate change.

Apparently the city has known of the problem for over a year.

With record drought, aging infrastructure and water pollution, water is becoming an increasingly valuable commodity.

Water Stocks August 2014 

3M Co. 3M Water Filtration Products lower up-front & operating costs and help protect against the effects of scale & sediment for longer equipment life. Recipe Quality Water™ for the foodservice industry. A recognized leader in research and development, 3M produces thousands of innovative products for dozens of diverse markets.

A.O. Smith Corporation is a global leader applying innovative technology and energy-efficient solutions to products marketed worldwide. The company is one of the world's leading manufacturers of residential and commercial water heating equipment, offering a comprehensive product line featuring the best-known brands in North America and China.

Aalberts Industries N.V. is an international industrial group with two core activities, Industrial Services and Flow Control. Aalberts Industries offers a wide range of products for the distribution and control of liquids and gases for residential new-build, renovation and maintenance and commercial buildings including sprinkler systems and solar powered systems for the circulation and heating of water. Aalberts Industries also supplies floor heating and building management systems for controlling the flow and temperature of water. The product portfolio for sanitary and associated piping systems includes (luxury) taps. Utility companies are an important customer group for Aalberts Industries. The wide range of products and systems supplied to water and gas companies covers every link in the chain from the primary network to the meters installed in buildings and includes systems that enable meters to be read remotely. Repairs, for example of leaks, are also carried out with the help of own products.

AbTech Holdings, Inc is an environmental technologies firm dedicated to providing innovative solutions to communities, industry and governments addressing issues of water pollutants and contamination. Its products are based on polymer technologies capable of removing hydrocarbons, sediment and other foreign elements from still (ponds, lakes and marinas) or flowing water (curbside drains, pipe outflows, rivers and oceans). Smart Sponge Plus contains an antimicrobial agent that is effective in reducing coliform bacteria found in stormwater, industrial wastewater and municipal wastewater. AbTech's Smart Sponge technology is installed in more than 15,000 locations across America and in 8 countries worldwide.

ACEA SpA is an industrial Group which focuses on the consolidation and creation of value from its two main activities, energy and water. Stock market listed since 1999, it deals with the management of energy, environmental and water services: the production, sale and distribution of energy, the development of renewable sources, the disposal and creation of energy from waste, the public and artistic lighting, and an integrated water service (aqueducts, sewerage and purification). Acea has always taken seriously its corporate social responsibility, and pays particular attention to all stakeholders, profitability, service quality and sustainable development.

Acegas-APS S.p.A is active in the management and distribution of water, electricity and gas, in the collection and treatment of waste as well as in the main municipal services.

AECOM Technology Corporation is a global provider of professional technical and management support services to a broad range of markets, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, water and government. With approximately 45,000 employees around the world, AECOM is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves. AECOM provides a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation and technical excellence in delivering solutions that create, enhance and sustain the world's built, natural, and social environments. A Fortune 500 company, AECOM serves clients in more than 130 countries

Agilent Technologies Inc. is the world's premier measurement company and a technology leader in chemical analysis, life sciences, electronics and communications. The company serves customers in more than 100 countries.  WATER ANALYSIS: The Agilent 7500x ICP-MS with Octopole Reaction System (ORS3) technology combines the required sensitivity with high throughput for the identification and quantification of metallic and organometallic species in addition to total metals.

AIR WATER INC. serves as an essential factor in the processes which form the basis of healthcare, welfare, and daily life, as well as of industry. We provide extra peace of mind by responding to the innovations constantly ongoing in industry and society with advanced solutions which maximize their effectiveness. The Chemical Business a core business area of AWI, in which we have been creating a number of unique businesses under the business concept of "developing proprietary technologies to make a global contribution." The main pillars are the Coal Chemical Business that supplies basic chemical products and fine chemical products, and the Magnesia Business and the Salt Manufacturing Businesses that effectively utilize seawater resources. Other business includes the home delivery of our proprietary mineral water.

Alfa Laval products and solutions are used in areas of vital importance for humanity such as food and water supply, energy production and economizing and environmental protection. Separation Technologies: Dewatering of sludge in wastewater treatment plants. Fluid Handling: Alfa Laval's fluid handling equipment such as pumps, valves, tank equipment and installation material move fluids cleanly, efficiently and gently. Wastewater: Laval's efficient solutions for reducing the volume of wastewater help to decrease disposal costs significantly.

Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp.(owns and has interests in a diverse portfolio of renewable power generation and sustainable infrastructure assets across North America, including 42 renewable energy facilities, 12 thermal energy facilities, and 17 water distribution and waste-water facilities. Algonquin Power was established in 1997 to provide investors with sustainable, highly stable cash flows through a diversified portfolio of renewable energy assets.  

Aliran Ihsan Resources Bhd is a United Kingdom-based investment holding company. The Company's subsidiaries include Southern Water Corporation Sdn. Bhd., Arensi Pipes Sdn. Bhd., RNC Corporations Berhad, Southern Water Technology Sdn. Bhd. and Southern Water Engineering Sdn. Bhd. The principal activities of the subsidiaries include water treatment, rehabilitation of water treatment plants and construction of water works, construction of waterworks and water treatment plants and operation, maintenance and management of water treatment plants

American DG Energy supplies low-cost energy to its customers through distributed power generating systems.  The Company is committed to providing institutional, commercial and small industrial facilities with clean, reliable power, cooling, heat and hot water at lower costs than charged by local utilities - without any capital or start-up costs to the energy user - through its On-Site Utility energy solutions. American DG Energy is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts.

American Pacific Corp. is a leading manufacturer of specialty and fine chemicals within its focused markets. We manufacture water treatment equipment.

American States Water Company is the parent of Golden State Water Company, American States Utility Services, Inc. and Chaparral City Water Company. Through its subsidiaries, AWR provides water service to 1 out of 37 Californians located within 75 communities throughout 10 counties in Northern, Coastal and Southern California (approximately 255,000 customers) and to over 13,000 customers in the city of Fountain Hills, Arizona and a small portion of Scottsdale, Arizona. Through its contracted services subsidiary, American States Utility Services, Inc., the Company contracts with the U.S. government and private entities to provide various services, including water marketing and operation and maintenance of water and wastewater systems.

American Water Works Company, Inc. (NYSE: AWK) is the largest investor-owned U.S. water and wastewater utility company. With headquarters in Voorhees, N.J., the company employs nearly 7,000 dedicated professionals who provide drinking water, wastewater and other related services to approximately 15 million people in 32 states and Ontario, Canada.

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