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Micro bubble diffuser lowers high manganese levels in rural Alberta drinking water

Manganese levels have risen significantly for the Municipal District of Opportunity #17, in northern Alberta, and chemical treatment along with microfiltration membrane treatment was unable to reduce them to the desired limits. Learn how a new micro bubble diffuser helped drop manganese levels within days, exceeding new federal guidelines.
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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.
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Three Ontario campgrounds fined for water violations

Three Ontario campgrounds were fined in October for issues related to sewage disposal and safe drinking water, according to the Ministry of Environment, Conservation...
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B.C. opens up $150M in second round of water and wastewater grants

A combination of new federal and provincial infrastructure funding is opening up grants totalling $150 million for water and wastewater services in British Columbia. B.C....
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Vancouver-based study measures extent of aquatic pollution from microfibers in laundry

Laundry machines in Canada and the U.S can release upwards of 878 tonnes of microfibres to the aquatic environment each year following wastewater treatment,...
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BC First Nation wants Canadian reserves to join legal challenge for safe drinking water

A group of First Nations has announced the launch of a new campaign to affirm First Nations' human right to safe drinking water in...

City of Brandon’s $18.5M upgrades set to begin at water treatment plant

The first phase of a multi-year $18.5-million upgrade for the City of Brandon’s municipal water treatment facility in Manitoba is set to begin next...

City of Kitchener wins water award for four conservation projects

The Region of Waterloo has presented the City of Kitchener with a Water Efficiency Excellence Award for four water conservation projects undertaken from 2015...

City of Ottawa moving forward with rebate for lead pipe replacement program

City of Ottawa homeowners with lead water pipes that connect to non-lead city pipes are now eligible for a rebate of up to $1,000,...

New PFAS report urges lawmakers to clean up polluted sites to protect Great Lakes

A new National Wildlife Federation report in the U.S. is calling on lawmakers to step up water protection against contamination from the large group...

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Toronto-based research company Corporate Knights says its latest report showing a flatlining of corporate sustainability data and disclosure is surprising and “counterintuitive” given investors'...