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AWWA ‘enthusiastic’ over historic revisions to U.S. Lead and Copper Rule

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced the first major update to its underachieving Lead and Copper Rule in nearly 30 years. The EPA...
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Canada Water Agency consultations begin as discussion paper released

Canada has opened online consultations towards establishing the new Canada Water Agency, a venture to improve and centralize the country’s freshwater management under the...
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U.S. water sector highlights critical role as vaccine rollout planning begins

Calling the water sector a “lifeline sector” that “underpins all aspects of society,” officials with the U.S.-based Water Sector Coordinating Council (WSCC) say they...
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Montana alters selenium limits to protect lake from B.C. mining pollution

The U.S. state of Montana has passed stricter requirements on selenium levels in Lake Koocanusa and the Kootenai River in an attempt to guard...
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Water infrastructure upgrades slated for Quebec, Ontario communities

Significant water infrastructure projects in Quebec and Ontario received funding the week of December 7 from the federal government as investments in the protection...
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Ottawa museum obtains billion-year-old water sample from U of T geochemist

In 2009, University of Toronto geochemist Dr. Barbara Sherwood Lollar and her team collected what was later proven to be the oldest-known flowing water...
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Canada will miss 2021 deadline to end all First Nations water advisories

Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller held a press conference on December 2 to confirm that Canada will miss its March 2021 deadline to lift...
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Unidirectional distribution system flushing program improves White Rock’s water quality

Watermain flush­ing in White Rock, B.C. has been conducted regularly for corrosion control, sediment removal, taste and odour con­trol, maintaining low turbidity, main­taining disinfectant residual, and the prevention of bacterial growth.
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Helping the water sector chart a path through the rough waters of public relations

Three municipal experts in navigating the minefield of public opinion on difficult water issues such as lead and per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances swapped success stories during a recent virtual summit organized by the American Water Works Association.

Evacuated Neskantaga First Nation still waiting for action on water crisis

The website of the Neskantaga First Nation is now filled with video testimonies from some of its nearly 300 residents, to shine light on...
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Increasing U.S. wetlands by 10% would double nitrogen removal, study finds

New computer modeling analysis suggests that prioritizing wetland restoration close to heavily farmed areas may remove up to 40 times more nitrogen than the...
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