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Nova Scotia’s Trenton fined $100K for raw sewage discharge into brook

The Nova Scotia Town of Trenton has been fined $100,000 for raw sewage deposits over a period of seven months into Lowden Brook, a...
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Hydro-Québec fined $127K for transmission line project infractions

Hydro-Québec has been fined for changes made during its 120-kilovolt transmission line project, after the utility developed work areas and paths, including embankments around...
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Moncton council insists on stronger measures to limit odours from biosolids facility 

After years of odour complaints about a biosolids composting facility in Moncton, New Brunswick, the city council is requesting that the facility either enclose...

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Ontario opens funding for water infrastructure work that aids housing growth

In an effort to unlock more housing opportunities and support the province’s growing population, Ontario has opened up its funding applications window for $200...
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Canada launches $1M Moon water purification challenge 

As the Canadian Space Agency invites innovators to compete in the development of technologies that could remove contaminants found in Moon water, Western University...
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Hamilton selects infinitii ai, AECOM for two years of CSO outfall monitoring

The City of Hamilton has selected infinitii ai inc.’s software for a two-year Combined Sewer Overflow Outfall Flow Monitoring program at 17 locations, with...
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ACEC-Ontario highlights contracts, procurement, diversity in pre-budget paper

In its pre-budget submission, the Association of Consulting Engineering Companies– Ontario (ACEC-Ontario) is calling on the provincial government to introduce standardized contracts to ensure...
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Newterra acquires Aeromix Systems aeration and mixing assets

Pennsylvania-based water and wastewater treatment system company, Newterra, has announced the acquisition of the aeration and mixing assets from Aeromix Systems Inc., a division...
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Saint John’s new curbside recycling program has strong first year

The New Brunswick City of Saint John has already made back some $500,000 of its $3-million capital investment in the first year of an...
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Thunder Bay-area trailer park violations lead to $33K in Ontario water fines

More than $30,000 in provincial water fines have been levied against a Thunder Bay-area trailer park and its management for failing to comply with...
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Charlottetown credits three-pronged strategy for reducing water use

Charlottetown's water and sewer utility manager says a combination of public education, low-flow fixtures and water metering led to a drop in water consumption...
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Water-damaged cables led to EPCOR’s Edmonton water ban

After small amounts of water somehow entered a vault housing high-voltage cables powering water distribution pumps at the E.L. Smith Water Treatment Plant, EPCOR...
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Ohio announces PFAS-containing firefighting foam takeback program 

Ohio fire departments, local governments, and government-owned airports are now able to turn in stockpiled Aqueous Film Forming Foam (AFFF) containing hazardous per- and...
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Naturally-elevated metals concentrations are resulting in more landfilling and less beneficial reuse of soils

Under this regulation, excess soils containing specific metals within the range of natural background concentrations may be prevented from beneficial reuse.
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Evaluating the results of 12 years of monitoring PFAS in municipal wastewater treatment systems

Previous research has shown only partial removal and, in some cases, apparent formation of PFAS during some wastewater treatment processes, which was attributed to transformation of unmeasured PFAS precursors.

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