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Geosmin in lake water may be the cause of unpalatable fish

Geosmin has a very low taste and odour threshold. The human nose and palate can detect its presence in water at very low concentrations of parts per billion.

New mixers help optimize drinking water plant’s coagulation, flocculation processes

During the expansion of a large municipal drinking water treatment plant, 18 INVENT Hyperclassic Evolution7 mixers and 3 Cyberpitch mixers were installed.

New plant solved Saddle Lake Cree Nation’s water quality issues

As of July 2017, there were 102 long-term (over a year) and 48 short-term water advisories in place at First Nations across Canada. Some communities in Alberta have been under such advisories for many years.

Fibre optic SCADA networks now an economical option for small water plant projects

By Connor Campbell and Graham Nasby In recent years, the cost of fibre optic cabling has dropped considerably. What used to be cost prohibitive is...

Ontario funds training for widely uncertified First Nation water system operators

Just one month after the Ontario government announced $1.8 million to provide additional training for First Nation drinking water system operators, a November 2017...

New report: Building capacity among small water systems in BC

Approximately, 15% of BC water users receive their water from one of over 4,500 small water systems around the province. Yet, many of these small...

Unintended consequences of municipal water conservation

Indoor residential water conservation can have unintended consequences in places where wastewater reuse has been implemented, diminishing both the quantity and quality of influent...
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Water infrastructure upgrades wrap up in Quebec, kick-off in Nunavut

As the last of three water infrastructure projects nears completion in Asbestos, Quebec, new funding has been announced for two water infrastructure projects in...

Canada’s new $80M oil spill protection investment relies on ocean modelling, joint research

A key plank of a new federal government initiative to protect Canada’s oceans from oil spills involves a $45.5-million program to “leverage collaboration among...

Kelowna’s wastewater plant upgrades lead to end of 11-year water advisory

Kelowna’s wastewater treatment plant has existed in British Columbia since the early 1900s, undergoing a series of periodic upgrades. Now, for the first time...

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