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Region of Peel working to update Water & Wastewater Master Plan

Ontario’s Region of Peel has initiated a study of a new Water and Wastewater Master Plan for its lake-based systems to update its 2013...
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SaskWater buys Meadow Lake water treatment plant as part of service agreement

SaskWater and the Saskatchewan City of Meadow Lake have signed a water supply agreement that includes the sale of the City’s water treatment plant...
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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...
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Ontario to extend water bottling moratorium and further review impacts

The Ontario government intends to extend its moratorium on water bottling permits by nine months as it looks to have its newly-finished water extraction...
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Investigating disinfection byproducts for Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation

Working with the community and the OFNTSC, the Walkerton Clean Water Centre investigated treatment processes to control disinfection byproducts in drinking water, such as trihalomethanes and haloacetic acids.
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Pre-treatment can optimize membrane filtration

Without adequate pre-treatment of the water entering pressure-driven membrane systems, such systems can be susceptible to irreparable damage from large particles, and water that is not adequately pre-filtered can cause excessive membrane fouling, leading to sub-par water production, as well as costly, premature replacement and unscheduled production downtime.
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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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Canada’s water supply sector under fire once again

The December editorial comment by Steve Davey looks at recent reporting around lead levels in Canada's drinking water. It also discusses ongoing efforts by municipalities and utilities to reduce exposure to lead in drinking water.
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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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10 tips to manage environmental risk during uncertain times

During the current COVID-19 pandemic there are many competing priorities, including environmental legal obligations that remain in force. At the same time, the pandemic will create new challenges in fulfilling these duties.
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