Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Tag: groundwater

Artificial Sweeteners in Groundwater Indicate Contamination from Septic Systems

Researchers from the University of Waterloo has found evidence that artificial sweeteners are making their way into rural groundwater through septic system wastewater. The study describes how the researchers tested private,...

N.S. Auditor General Reports on Contaminated Sites and Climate Change

On Wednesday, Nova Scotia’s Auditor General, Michael Pickup, released his report on the environment to the House Assembly, which includes assessments of contaminated sites...

Long-Term Effects of Arsenic in Drinking Water

A new paper published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute shows that arsenic in drinking water may have one of the longest dormancy periods...

WSP Acquires U.S.-based Groundwater Engineering Firm

WSP Global Inc. has announced its acquisition of Leggette, Brashears and Graham, Inc. (LBG), a 150-employee groundwater and environmental engineering services firm based in...

Ont. Increasing Groundwater Withdrawal Fee for Water Bottlers

The Province of Ontario has announced it will be charging water bottling companies an additional $500 for groundwater withdrawals. Beginning Aug. 1, 2017, water bottlers...

Estimating Water Flows from Transpiration from Groundwater Sources

Plants are one of the largest consumptive water users on earth. Through transpiration, they move entire rivers of water into the atmosphere, yet, this...

Fossil Groundwaters Contain Modern Contaminants

Most of the groundwater in the world that is accessible by deep wells is fossil groundwater, stored beneath the earth's surface for more than...

P.E.I.’s Draft Water Act Suggests Strong Regulation

On March 16th, Prince Edward Island released its draft Water Act for public comment. The draft is comprised of existing and new legislation, which...

Manitoba Red Tape Reduction Bill to Affect Drinking Water, Groundwater

Manitoba has given a first reading to its Red Tape Reduction and Government Efficiency Act, 2017, or Bill 24. The changes would impact The...

Okanagan Basin Water Board Launches Well Registry

Amidst the confusion about what new B.C. groundwater regulations mean for residents, the Okanagan Basin Water Board (OBWB) has developed a guide that explains...

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