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Canada Infrastructure Bank invests up to $20M in Mapleton water and...

The Township of Mapleton, Ontario is set to receive up to $20 million from the Canada Infrastructure Bank for water and wastewater infrastructure.

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Saskatoon water workers reject city offer after more than two years without deal

The City of Saskatoon’s unionized water and wastewater treatment plant workers have rejected the City’s latest attempt to solidify a contract, despite having been...

Some U.S. municipalities taking action after Legionnaires’ death in Ohio

Following the death of a patient amid an outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease in a recently opened central Ohio hospital, some North American municipalities are...
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Husky fined for 2016 pipeline leak into North Saskatchewan River

Husky Oil Operations Ltd. has been ordered to pay a $3.8-million fine as the result of a blended heavy crude oil pipeline leak into...


Impact Award submissions now being accepted

Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine Coatings announced today that it is now accepting entry submissions for its annual Impact Award, which recognizes outstanding water and...
Best of the Best Water Taste Test Winner

Canada takes top spots at AWWA water taste test event

A Canadian municipality and utility secured two prizes at the "Best of the Best Water Taste Test" during the American Water Works Association's Annual...
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West Saint John class-action lawsuit moves forward over leaky water source change

A New Brunswick court in Saint John has approved a class-action lawsuit that allows residents of West Saint John to challenge the City in...
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Lake Ontario water levels break 2017 record as we approach ‘new normal’

As the calendar turned to June, Lake Ontario broke its all-time water level record, reaching heights of 75.90 metres and surpassing the record total...

Canada’s new manganese guideline value among the lowest in the world

Health Canada has issued two guideline values this month for manganese in drinking water. Manganese is an essential element for humans that occurs naturally in...

Canadian study sends early warning over humans consuming microplastics

A University of Victoria study has discovered that each of us consumes an average of 70,000 to 121,000 microplastic particles per year, depending on...
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Major contract awarded for Faro Mine remediation

Faro Mine, one of the largest contaminated sites in Canada is moving ahead with the next phase in its remediation. On May 31, 2019, the...
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Bolted tanks speed Kugluktuk’s water treatment plant upgrade

Water treatment plant upgrade is one of few modern Nunavut plants built by shipping construction materials to the remote Arctic location.

Estimating remaining lifespans for pit cast iron watermains using acoustical findings

By Rabia Mady The North American water industry operates a water distribution network with a significant portion of aging, pit cast iron (CI) infrastructure. A...
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Wastewater collection systems are under attack from peak flow I & I rates

New growth and development means many communities’ infrastructure is under pressure to accommodate this additional demand.
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Electrical design considerations for WWTP headworks buildings

Preliminary treatment is the starting point of a typical wastewater treatment plant.
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Electro-oxidation shows promise for treating high strength ethylene glycol wastewater

The complexity of wastewaters is increasing as more chemicals are being used in domestic products and industry.

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