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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...

CSRD Adopts New Approach for Proposed Scotch Creek Water System

Plans for a referendum and an $8 million infrastructure grant application to expand the water system in Scotch Creek, British Columbia have been abandoned...

SaskWater Signs Water Supply Agreement with City of Meadow Lake

SaskWater and the City of Meadow Lake have signed a water supply agreement that includes the sale of the city’s water treatment plant to...

Canada Falling Short of U.N.’s Sustainable Development Goals: Report

Canada could lead the world in helping to achieve water sustainability but is falling short of reaching the goals set out by the United...

City of Prince Albert, S.K. Completes Water Reservoir Project

The City of Prince Albert has officially announced that construction has finished on a 15-million-litre above-ground reservoir and associated works, such as a new...

Water Prices Increasingly Unaffordable for Low Income Households

Environmentalists and water economists have long argued that Canadian households have not conserved water in part because it is priced at excessively low levels. Somewhat...

LIFT SEE IT Accepting Applications for Travel Scholarships in 2020

Scholarships are available once again to enable utility personnel to visit other utilities with innovations of interest through the Leaders Innovation Forum for Technology...

Federal-Provincial Funding to Support Water and Wastewater Services in B.C.

Communities in British Columbia will soon be able to apply for a share of the combined $150-million federal-provincial infrastructure funding that will help deliver...

First Nations Coalition Announces Campaign for Safe Drinking Water

A First Nations coalition will be launching a campaign to recognize the human right to safe drinking water in First Nations communities. This campaign...

Mike Smith Appointed as Chair of the Walkerton Clean Water Centre

The Walkerton Clean Water Centre (WCWC) announced that Mike Smith has been appointed as the chair of the Board of Directors. Smith was formerly employed...

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