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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...

Communities in Western Newfoundland and Labrador Receive Infrastructure Funding

More than $6 million in joint funding has been announced for seven projects in the Bay of Islands, in Western Newfoundland and Labrador. The...

Atikokan, Ontario Receives Funding for Improving Wastewater Treatment

Funding for improving the efficiency and capacity of wastewater treatment in the Town of Atikokan, Ontario has been announced. The upgrades, in turn, will...

Green Municipal Fund Invests in McLoughlin Point Wastewater Treatment Plant

The McLoughlin Point Wastewater Treatment Plant is receiving more than $23 million through the Green Municipal Fund (GMF). The GMF is funded by the...

Government of Canada Supports Commercial Development in Metepenagiag First Nation

The Government of Canada has announced $2.4 million in funding to support future commercial development of land in Metepenagiag First Nation, located in Moncton,...

London, Ontario Receives Funding to Upgrade Wastewater Treatment Plants

Funding has been announced to upgrade the Greenway Wastewater Treatment Plant and the Adelaide Wastewater Treatment Plant in London, Ontario. The project consists of the...

Tweed, Ontario Receives Funding to Upgrade Lagoon System

The Municipality of Tweed in Ontario is receiving federal and provincial funding to upgrade its lagoon system. “Investments in essential public infrastructure are vital to...

Municipal Co-digestion—How a Provincial-Scale Initiative is Helping Reduce GHG Emissions

It’s no secret that wastewater treatment plants consume a significant amount of energy and that they contribute significantly to the total amount of greenhouse...

Global Committee of Water Experts Presents Consumer Flushability Guidelines

In the absence of a sector wide definition of flushability, a group of international water experts have developed a Publicly Available Specification (PAS). The...

Funding Announced for Water and Wastewater Projects in Paradise

Over $5 million dollars in join funding has been announced for two water and wastewater projects in Paradise, Newfoundland and Labrador. “Long-term investments in infrastructure...

Combined Sewage Storage Tunnel Now Operating in Ottawa

The City of Ottawa celebrated the official start of operations of the Combined Sewage Storage Tunnel, a major investment to protect the health of...

Rainy River, Ontario Receives Funding for Water and Wastewater Upgrades

Funding for improvements to water and wastewater infrastructure in Rainy River, Ontario has been announced. “Investments in essential public infrastructure are vital to building resilient...

Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte Receives Support for Wastewater Pumping Station

Funding for upgrading the Bayshore Road Wastewater Pumping Station has been announced by Neil Ellis, member of parliament for the Bay of Quinte; Daryl...

Wastewater Data Indicates Imminent Surge in New COVID-19 Cases in Saskatoon

Data collected by the University of Saskatchewan’s (USask) wastewater surveillance team shows that the number of COVID-19 cases in Saskatoon are likely to increase...

Global Water Institute Receives Grant from ECCC’s Zero Plastic Waste Funding Initiative

Carleton University's Global Water Institute has received a $230,000, 1.5-year grant from Environment and Climate Change Canada’s Zero Plastic Waste Funding Initiative. The grant...

COVID-19 Early Warning System Developed for Saskatoon

An early warning system that samples and tests Saskatoon’s wastewater for the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which causes COVID-19, has been developed by University of Saskatchewan researchers,...

Researcher Receives Federal Funding to Track Outbreaks Using Wastewater

Faster detection of food-borne illness outbreaks by combining wastewater monitoring and social media technologies is the goal of a new $6.5-million project led by...

Funding Announced for Water Infrastructure Projects in Alberta

Federal and provincial funding has been announced for eight water infrastructure projects in Alberta. The governments of Canada and Alberta, with the support of municipalities...

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