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Ontario Investing in New Initiative to Detect COVID-19 in Wastewater

The Ontario government is investing more than $12 million in a new initiative to detect COVID-19 in wastewater. The province is partnering with 13 academic...

New Partnership to Showcase Facility that Recovers Energy from Wastewater Treatment

Metro Vancouver and FortisBC Energy Inc. will be showcasing a new facility that aims to recover more energy from liquid wastewater treatment. The new Lulu...

Terrace Bay and Red Rock Receive Funding for Infrastructure Improvements

Joint funding for water, wastewater, and stormwater infrastructure improvements has been announced for the Townships of Terrace Bay and Red Rock in Ontario. “Long-term investments...

Upgrades Announced for Combined Sewer System in Uptown Saint John’s

Funding for important upgrades to Uptown Saint John’s combined sewer systems has been announced. “Improving Uptown Saint John’s water infrastructure is key to its future...

Joint Venture Completes Wastewater Treatment Plant in Victoria

AECOM and Graham Construction have successfully completed the design-build work on the first wastewater treatment plant in Victoria, British Columbia. The McLoughlin Point Wastewater Treatment...

USask Research Team Awarded Funding for Wastewater Surveillance Project

A University of Saskatchewan (USask) research team has been awarded $137,392 from the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) to conduct a six-month COVID-19...

New Tool Tracks Presence of COVID-19 in Metro Vancouver’s Wastewater

​Metro Vancouver has launched an online tool that allows residents to track the viral load of COVID-19 detected in untreated wastewater at each of the region's...

Funding Water Infrastructure

All levels of government in Canada have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic in some way, shape, or form since March 2020. This is...

West Elgin Receives Funding for Wastewater Infrastructure

Funding for improvements to the Rodney Wastewater Treatment Plant in the Municipality of West Elgin has been announced by the governments of Ontario and...

Barrie, Ontario Joins Provincial COVID-19 Wastewater Surveillance Initiative

The City of Barrie has joined Ontario’s province-wide wastewater surveillance initiative for COVID-19 monitoring in municipal wastewater. Starting this week, the City will be providing...

WEF Selects Maile Lono-Batura as Director of Sustainable Biosolids Programs

The Water Environment Federation (WEF) has selected Maile Lono-Batura as director of sustainable biosolids programs, a new position established to help WEF members and...

Closing Shot: Just Saying It Doesn’t Make It True

The COVID-19 pandemic is a hoax, the U.S. election was stolen, all wipes are flushable, and the earth is flat. Just saying something untrue,...

Research Team Develops Method to Degrade Microplastics

A research team from the Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS) has developed a process for wastewater treatment that degrades microplastics at the source. The results of...

Communities in Eastern Newfoundland and Labrador Receive Infrastructure Funding

More than $15.2 million in joint funding has been announced for 26 projects to safeguard public health and the environment in communities in Eastern...

Joint Funding Announced for 13 Communities in Newfoundland and Labrador

More than $9.5 million in joint funding has been announced for 13 projects to improve drinking water and wastewater infrastructure in Western Newfoundland and...

Avalon Communities Receive Funding for Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Projects

More than $5.4 million in joint funding has been announced for seven projects. The projects will help improve potable water services and wastewater infrastructure...

Project to Detect COVID-19 Through Wastewater Expands Across Nova Scotia

Researchers have started collecting human wastewater samples at sites across Nova Scotia. Samples are being collected as part of a project that could help...

Top Five Wastewater Stories of 2020

1. Wastewater Test Could Provide Early Warning of COVID-19 A new test to detect SARS-CoV-2 in the wastewater of communities infected with the virus is...

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