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Teen earns Order of Nova Scotia for fighting sewage contamination of LaHave River

Curiosity and follow-through on the issue of straight pipes and sewage have earned 16-year-old high school student Stella Bowles, from the Town of Bridgewater,...

Wastewater may be conduit for transmission of COVID-19 to marine mammals, study says

At least 15 species of endangered marine mammals may be susceptible to COVID-19, and the discharge of untreated wastewater could be carrying the virus...
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Global Water Institute earns grant to detect, remove microplastics from wastewater

Ottawa’s Global Water Institute has received a $230,000, 18-month grant for research to develop solutions for the detection and removal of microplastics and microfibres...
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USask wastewater analysis gave head start to health officials on COVID-19 spike

A University of Saskatchewan (USask) ecotoxicologist says researchers can give health officials at least a week’s notice on changes in the COVID-19 trend line...
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U of Guelph to track wastewater for food-borne illnesses, COVID-19

A new $6.5-million outbreak detection project led by a University of Guelph food scientist aims to develop an approach to metagenomic detection of food-borne...

Saskatchewan town completes $5M in upgrades for WWTP

After six months and $5.1 million worth of construction upgrades, the Preeceville wastewater treatment plant in Saskatchewan has been completely renovated and connected to...
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ADS announces updated PRISM 2.0 platform for wastewater collection systems

ADS Environmental Services®, a provider of intelligent flow, level, and rainfall monitoring solutions, announced the release of their PRISM Version 2.0 solution platform on...

City of Belleville investigates trial of wastewater odour suppressant

City water staff in Belleville, Ontario, have been testing a new odour-control product to break down and control sulfur compounds like hydrogen sulfide and...

US EPA launches initiative, grants to build future water workforce

The U.S. has released a new plan to recruit and retain the next generation of its water workforce through planning, training and collaboration across...

Construction begins for Cape Breton’s Sydney Harbour wastewater upgrade

Five years after securing federal funding, construction of Nova Scotia’s Westmount wastewater collection system in Cape Breton is finally underway. Three outfalls currently discharging into...

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