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An audit of Halifax Water examining its management of drinking water safety was released by the Municipal Auditor General (MAG) on November 10th. In her report, Auditor General Evangeline Colman-Sadd, CPA, CA, found that the utility’s performance met requirements for drinking water safety on a day-to-day basis. Areas that the…

November 20, 2017 @ 10:10am

On May 31st, Ontario Member of Provincial Parliament for Dufferin—Caledon, Sylvia Jones, brought forward Bill 141, Sewage Bypass Reporting Act, 2017. The bill would see the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) publicly report data on any sewage diverted into water courses. “The intent for me of 141 is…

June 30, 2017 @ 10:15am

The Government of Canada and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) announced today a new initiative connecting municipalities with local environmental experts to assist in climate change adaptation. The Municipalities for Climate Innovation Program (MCIP) regional climate advisors offer a range of services and direct, on-the-ground support tailored specifically to…

June 13, 2017 @ 11:53am

A Vancouver entrepreneur has commercialized a new approach for treating dairy farm manure and sewage sludge and will be recognized with an award from Mitacs, a national, not-for-profit organization that partners companies, government and academia to promote Canadian research and training. The microwave enhanced advanced oxidation process (MW-AOP) has earned…

June 08, 2017 @ 10:13am

York Region is requesting that the Province of Ontario provide it the same revenue raising powers as the City of Toronto to help service future growth and provide for the upkeep of existing infrastructure, including water systems. “York Region’s revenue-raising powers are currently limited to property taxes, development charges, user…

June 01, 2017 @ 10:05am

Canada and Saskatchewan have announced the allocation of funding for water, wastewater, and transit infrastructure projects in the province including new and upgraded wastewater lagoons in nine Sask. municipalities. The funding is a part of previous commitments by the federal and provincial governments to providing safe drinking water, reliable wastewater…

January 12, 2017 @ 8:54am

A University of Windsor team is studying a biofilm filtration technology to better understand its seasonal versatility in municipal wastewater treatment. Chris Weisener, professor of earth and environmental sciences and member of the Great Lakes Institute for Environmental Research, and GLIER post-doctoral fellow Rao Chaganti are testing a patented technology…

November 15, 2016 @ 9:06am

H2O Innovation Inc. announced that it was awarded 5 new contracts across Canada, in Nunavut, Alberta, Manitoba, and Quebec, to provide water and wastewater facilities in both the public and private sectors. The company was also secured 2 contracts in the U.S. These new contracts bring the company’s projected sales…

October 05, 2016 @ 7:35am

The City of Guelph, Ontario has determined that it will need to dip into reserve funds and scale back on planned projects to cover the costs of this past winter’s frozen pipes emergency. The final cost of the damage was $625,000, which includes $545,000 in expenses and $80,000 of lost…

October 02, 2015 @ 9:40am

Municipal wastewater treatment produces vast amounts of sludge that is expensive to dispose. That's why researchers in from Universiti Teknologi MARA in Malaysia are working on methods to use that sludge as a viable material in concrete that can be used in other infrastructure projects. “Overall, there is potential for…

September 18, 2015 @ 11:33am

BIOREM Inc. announced today a new biofiltration media called XLD, the result of five years of extensive research and development with the support of the National Research Council of Canada through the Industrial Research Assistance Program. XLD is targeted at the removal of odours from the handling of biosolids at…

October 16, 2008 @ 10:46am