Thursday, December 3, 2020

Tag: lead

Using Technology to Understand Where Lead Infrastructure Exists

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Since news of lead-poisoned drinking water in Flint, Michigan emerged in 2015, the water sector has kept it top of mind. A growing body...

Thunder Bay Launches Loan Program to Support Replacement of Lead Pipes

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Thunder Bay’s City Council approved an interest-free loan program on June 22, 2020. The program will allow property owners to borrow funds from the...

Op-Ed: Should Stimulus Funding Target Lead Infrastructure?

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Over the past 18 months, there has been a great deal of conversation regarding the importance of removing lead infrastructure in Canada: the lead...

What is Needed to Remove Lead from Drinking Water in Canada?

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What’s holding us back from replacing lead pipes in Canada? What are some tools that can be used to incentivize and accelerate the replacement...

New Requirements for Drinking Water Treatment Units Seeking Lead Reduction Certification

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A joint committee, which governs the NSF/ANSI 53 and NSF/ANSI 58 standards for drinking water treatment units, recently lowered the maximum acceptable concentration of...

Change to the Drinking Water in Thunder Bay Coming Soon

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The pH of the City of Thunder Bay’s drinking water will be changing when the City phases out the addition of sodium hydroxide. As a...

Winnipeg Releases Results from Lead Water Quality Testing Program

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The City of Winnipeg has released results from its 2019 lead water quality testing program. The testing program was launched in August, following the...

City of Ottawa Committee Approves Update to Lead Pipe Replacement Program

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The City of Ottawa’s Standing Committee on Environmental Protection, Water, and Waste Management approved an update to the Lead Pipe Replacement Program. Homeowners with lead water...

Winnipeg Offers Free Water Quality Testing for Residents with Lead Pipes

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The City of Winnipeg is offering free water quality testing for residents who may have lead water pipes. Lead is a common, natural metal found...

Health Canada Sets New Guideline for Lead in Drinking Water

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Health Canada has updated the drinking water guideline to reduce the maximum acceptable concentration of lead from 0.01 mg/L, which was set in 1992,...

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