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Vaughan, Ont. Cancels 2020 Water and Wastewater Rate Increases

Vaughan City Council has voted to cancel its planned 2020 water and wastewater rate increases. “The City of Vaughan is committed to protecting the health...

Durham Region Reminds Residents to Think Before They Flush

The Region of Durham's Works Department is urging residents to only flush the three Ps—poo, pee, and toilet paper. “We are noticing an increase in...

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 being developed by researchers from Cranfield University and...

New Role at UBC Okanagan to Create Clean Technologies for Municipal Wastewater Treatment

UBC Okanagan announced that Engineering Professor Cigdem Eskicioglu has been named the Senior Industrial Research Chair (IRC) in advanced resource recovery from wastewater. The IRC...

Researchers Study Invisible Plastics in Drinking Water and Wastewater

A research team has found that nanoscale particles of the most commonly used plastics tend to move through the water supply or settle out...

Municipal Leaders Urge Residents to Think About What They Flush

Canadian municipal leaders and wastewater professionals are urging everyone to NOT flush anything but the 3P's—pee, poop, and paper (toilet paper). There is never a...

Flushable Wipes Shouldn’t be Flushed Down the Toilet: RDOS

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen (RDOS) is asking the public to not flush 'flushable' wipes down the toilet. Recently, the public’s rapid response to COVID-19...

RDKB Seeks Funding for Wastewater Treatment Plant Upgrade

The Regional District of Kootenay Boundary has received approval from the B.C. Government for its Liquid Waste Management Plan (LWMP), which includes major upgrades...

McMaster Engineers Develop New Tech to Detect Toxic Compounds in Wastewater

A team of McMaster chemical engineers, led by PhD candidate Patrick Morkus, have developed a technology to detect toxic compounds in wastewater. The technology can tell if...

Emerging Trends in the Onsite and Decentralized Wastewater Industry

Over 30 industry experts spoke about emerging trends in the onsite and decentralized wastewater industry at the Ontario Onsite Wastewater Association’s (OOWA) 20th Annual...

Durham Region Approves Project to Upgrade Pollution Control Plant

A project to upgrade the Newcastle Water Pollution Control Plant in Durham Region has been approved by Regional Council. By increasing the capacity of the...

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...

Research Junction to Target Urban Issues in Saskatoon

The new Research Junction collaboration between the City of Saskatoon and the University of Saskatchewan has received funding for research projects that will examine...

Capital Regional District Board Approves Limited Use of Biosolids

The Capital Regional District (CRD) Board has approved a motion to allow a portion of biosolids produced at the Residuals Treatment Facility to be...

Portage la Prairie, M.B. Receives Investment to Upgrade Wastewater Infrastructure

The Manitoba government will be providing more than $61 million to support the upgrade of the water pollution control facility in Portage la Prairie,...

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)....

Small Solutions, Big Progress

Serving Indigenous communities with reliable, easy to operate small solutions. Water is considered sacred by Indigenous people for its interconnectedness to all life, making the...

The Use and Abuse of Antibiotics

Wastewater treatment plants are contributing to antimicrobial resistance worldwide. This was one of the key takeaways from a presentation by Kim Gilbride, a professor in...

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