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Private side standards for sanitary and stormwater sewer infrastructure are woefully inadequate

Unacceptable amounts of inflow and infiltration (I/I) in new construction have been identified as a significant issue, particularly with the advent of more frequent and more intense rainfall events.
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City of Baltimore votes to ban sale of water utilities to private market

Baltimore is poised to become the largest city in the U.S. to ban the privatization of its  sewer and water utilities to lock them...

New water mains granted funding for Quebec City region municipality

An investment of nearly $1.2 million will be used to replace water mains in the Quebec City region of Saint-Marc-des-Carrières, according to a new...


With many water professionals set to retire, Canadian schools work to prepare a new...

By David Nesseth It was 2016 when the Ontario Clean Water Agency felt the true extent of a serious long-term issue that it knew loomed...
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Federal funding announced to restore and protect the Lake Winnipeg basin

The Government of Canada announced today that it is contributing $3.8 million in funding over four years to protect and restore the health of...

Artificial intelligence could help protect water systems from blue-green algae

Progress on new artificial intelligence (AI) technology could make monitoring at water treatment plants cheaper and easier and help safeguard public health. Researchers at the...
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Nexen Energy fined for violating Canada’s Migratory Birds Convention Act

On July 13, 2018, Nexen Energy ULC was ordered to pay a total penalty of $290,000 in the Provincial Court of Alberta, after pleading...
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Nova Scotia investigates rural water contamination fears after site owners ignore orders

While residential complaints linger over potential contaminants still leaching into the groundwater from a recycling plant in Harrietsfield, Nova Scotia, the provincial government has...

Wastewater projects funded, completed in Quebec and New Brunswick

As the federal government releases new funding for water and wastewater projects in Quebec, officials in neighboring New Brunswick have announced the completion of...

Gander awards $18.7M wastewater treatment plant contract

The Newfoundland Town of Gander has awarded an $18.7-million tender to Pomerleau Inc. for the construction of its new wastewater treatment plant. According to a...
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Blue-green algae blooms plague Canada’s lakes this summer

Blue-green algae, also known as cyanobacteria, can be toxic and highly resistant to treatment. It is being found in water bodies across Canada this summer.
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Endress+Hauser Canada partners with Westburne in Ontario and Saskatchewan

Global process measurement and instrumentation company Endress+Hauser announced it has concluded an agreement with Westburne, an electrical distributing company, to become its latest Authorized...

Stormwater ponds not a major source of greenhouse gas emissions, study finds

Stormwater ponds, a ubiquitous feature in developed landscapes worldwide, are not a significant source of climate-warming nitrous oxide, a new study finds.
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ADS announces new office locations in Canada

ADS Environmental Technologies, a full-service sewer flow, level, and rainfall monitoring and data management company, announced the opening of two new Canadian offices in...

Part one of two-part microplastics ban took effect on Canada Day

A comprehensive ban that removes most microbeads from store shelves took effect in Canada on July 1, but there are some exceptions, meaning that...

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