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This is a 1992 file photo showing construction manager Joseph Griffith inside the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority's Outfall Tunnel, which will carry sewage more than nine miles underwater from Boston's Deer Island out into the Massachusetts Bay. The MWRA announced Friday morning, Sept. 20, 1996, that the tunnel was completed just before midnight and that the overall completion of the sewage project for operation is still two years away. (Paula Scully/AP)

This is a 1992 file photo showing construction manager Joseph Griffith inside the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority’s Outfall Tunnel, which will carry sewage more than nine miles underwater from Boston’s Deer Island out into the Massachusetts Bay. The MWRA announced Friday morning, Sept. 20, 1996, that the tunnel was completed just before midnight and that the overall completion of the sewage project for operation is still two years away. (Paula Scully/AP)

Water, water everywhere. But only 0.3 percent of the world’s water is fresh water on the surface and ready to drink. As a consequence, there’s a huge and growing market for companies that can turn non-potable water into clean, drinkable, life-sustaining H20.

It’s a business worth hundreds of billions of dollars. And it’s something that Massachusetts excels at. Some 300 companies that deal in water technology are headquartered in our state.

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David Goodtree,  co-organizer, Symposium on Water Innovation in Massachusetts.

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