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Natural Assets Help Communities Better Manage Flood Risk: Report

The latest research from the Municipal Natural Assets Initiative (MNAI) found that natural assets like wetlands, forests, and ponds help communities in Canada better...

Proposed Solution Aims to Address Guelph’s Concerns with Dolime Quarry

A proposed solution aims to address the City of Guelph’s concerns with how operations at the Dolime Quarry could affect the city’s drinking water....

St. Catharines Approves 2020 Water and Wastewater Budget

The City of St. Catharines is continuing to make investments in safe, affordable drinking water. It earmarked roughly $9.3 million in investments for water...

Lac Seul First Nation Celebrates End of 17-Year Drinking Water Advisory

A new water treatment plant has ended a 17-year drinking water advisory in Lac Seul First Nation. Chief Derek Maud, the community of Lac Seul...

New Requirements for Drinking Water Treatment Units Seeking Lead Reduction Certification

A joint committee, which governs the NSF/ANSI 53 and NSF/ANSI 58 standards for drinking water treatment units, recently lowered the maximum acceptable concentration of...

Association of Boards of Certification Provides Support to Operators Without Borders

Operators Without Borders (OWB), an international non-profit registered in Canada, received a donation of $5,000 USD from the Association of Boards of Certification (ABC)....

West Kelowna Invites Bidders for Rose Valley Water Treatment Plant

The City of West Kelowna has issued civil works tender documents for the Rose Valley Water Treatment Plant. “Providing clean, safe and reliable drinking water...

Minister of Indigenous Services Provides January 2020 Update on Drinking Water Advisories

Marc Miller, minister of Indigenous services, provided the department's monthly progress update on drinking water advisories affecting public systems on reserves. "We are determined to...

Change to the Drinking Water in Thunder Bay Coming Soon

The pH of the City of Thunder Bay’s drinking water will be changing when the City phases out the addition of sodium hydroxide. As a...

Chlorine Creates Toxic By-Products in Drinking Water: Study

Chlorine creates previously unidentified toxic by-products in the very drinking water it’s meant to disinfect, according to a new study. "There's no doubt that chlorine...

Marc Miller Provides January 2020 Update on Drinking Water Advisories

Marc Miller, minister of Indigenous services, provided the department’s monthly progress update on drinking water advisories affecting public systems on reserves. “First Nations and the...

U.S. House of Representatives Votes on PFAS Action Act

In response to growing concerns about the family of synthetic chemicals known as PFAS, the U.S. House of Representatives has voted on the bipartisan...

New Treatment Plant Provides Safe Drinking Water in Parksville, B.C.

A new water treatment plant will provide safe drinking water to residents in Parksville and Nanoose, British Columbia. “I’m pleased that Canada’s historic infrastructure investments...

Top Five Drinking Water Stories of 2019

The following five news stories were the most read in the drinking water category on Water Canada's website in 2019. Health Canada Sets New...

Winnipeg Releases Results from Lead Water Quality Testing Program

The City of Winnipeg has released results from its 2019 lead water quality testing program. The testing program was launched in August, following the...

Nominations Open for 2020 National First Nations Water Leadership Award

Marc Miller, minister of Indigenous services, has opened nominations for the 2020 National First Nations Water Leadership Award. "Our commitment to eliminating all long-term drinking...

Beaver First Nation Opens New Water Treatment Plant

Chief Trevor Mercredi and Beaver First Nation have officially opened a new water treatment facility. The new water plant is connected to an existing six-plex housing unit...

2019 National Water and Wastewater Conference

The Canadian Water and Wastewater Association (CWWA) hosted the National Water and Wastewater Conference from November 3-6, 2019 in Banff, Alberta. Over 150 speakers...

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