Water worker labour relations take divergent paths in Saskatchewan

As Saskatchewan’s commercial Crown water utility, SaskWater, ratifies a new deal, Saskatoon water workers with CUPE Local 47 have rejected the latest offer from...

Wetland sewage system helps N.L. company with carbon neutral success

A smart thermostat company in St. John’s hangs a picture of a local wastewater treatment facility on its walls as a reminder of how...
Aerial view of the Duffin Creek Water Pollution Control Plant

Environmental assessment for Duffin Creek Plant outfall project approved

Durham Region and York Region announced that they are proceeding with the proposed treatment enhancements at the Duffin Creek Water Pollution Control Plant in...
Inner walls of a collection system

Using oxygen and ozone to control odour and corrosion caused by hydrogen sulfide

A major contributor to odour and corrosion in industrial systems is hydrogen sulfide (H2S) and its associated compounds. In recent years interest in ozone to treat wastewater has led to new and sustainable technologies for odour and corrosion control in wastewater collection systems.
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Parks Canada sites now able to monitor wastewater treatment remotely

SENTRY-BOD systems are now providing Parks Canada operators with the ability to remotely monitor wastewater treatment plant performance in real time at park locations. These plants often see large fluctuations in loading during the year due to seasonal use.
York Region operators, simulated plant software

Simulators can help less experienced wastewater treatment plant operators

New technology gives the Regional Municipality of York the ability to test and explore various facility options in a safe, virtual environment.
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Retrofitting an existing headworks can solve many WWTP issues

Headworks retrofits are commonly done to improve wastewater treatment plant performance or accomplish a new treatment objective. Headworks changes can be as simple as replacing a worn out screen with a similar system or installing a new finer screen to capture more debris.
Penticton Wastewater Treatment Plant

Dedicated software helps improve wastewater plant information management and reporting

Learn how a data management solution greatly improved Penticton Wastewater Treatment Plant’s data management practices. Almost overnight, the team noticed an immediate difference not only in functionality, but in the new-found power of the data and reporting tools they had at their fingertips.
Wastewater aeration with wastewater pump and air aspirator mixer.

Complexity of water, wastewater plants creates opportunity for innovation and cost savings

Municipalities have to continue implementation and operation of needed services, even on reduced budgets. Conventional solutions are often preferred and selected because they are proven and safe, however, they can be more expensive than new, innovative solutions that are proven but less known.
I don't flush poster

New ‘I Don’t Flush’ campaign launched in Ontario

The Ontario Clean Water Agency and the Clean Water Foundation have teamed up with six Ontario municipalities for a public service announcement (PSA) campaign...

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