32 Results for sewage

In response to a sewage discharge in the state of Maine, New Brunswick’s Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health and the Department of Environment and Local Government have made a public advisory regarding water quality in the Saint John River. “While this sewage discharge happened within the state…

August 09, 2018 @ 9:45am

Investment in Millertown, Newfoundland and Labrador will go towards development of its water systems. Dwight Ball, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, was joined by Al Hawkins, Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour and MHA for Grand-Falls – Buchans, to announce over $263,000 in provincial funding for municipal infrastructure projects…

October 05, 2017 @ 10:48am

Over the next five years, Hamilton’s Woodward Wastewater Treatment Plant will receive $340 million in upgrades. The first project under this multi-year, multi-phase initiative officially kicked off this morning with a tour at the construction site for the new Raw Sewage Pumping Station. Hamilton Mayor, Fred Eisenberger, welcomed Filomena Tassi,…

August 21, 2017 @ 3:01pm

The Governments of Canada and Saskatchewan have announced a $6.4-million expansion of the Balgonie wastewater system. "The investments in infrastructure we are making will benefit Canadians for years to come: creating economic growth and middle-class jobs now, while laying the foundation for durable growth in the future. This project will…

May 24, 2017 @ 10:02am

In support of the City' of Vancouver's goal to protect waterways and the environment, Vancouver council approved new actions to strengthen the protection and reduce contamination in Vancouver's surrounding waters. Ongoing work on water quality in False Creek, and information gathered and assessed by the False Creek Water Quality Working…

May 03, 2017 @ 9:36am

The governments of Canada and Manitoba have announced investment in provincial infrastructure as they continue to develop modern, reliable water and wastewater services. The governments perceive these investments as safeguarding public health and well-being, protecting provincial waterways, and preserving local ecosystems. Today, Jim Carr, Minister of Natural Resources, on behalf…

April 18, 2017 @ 11:26am

Yesterday, St. John’s City Council voted on whether to approve the Capital Plan for 2016–2018 — council minutes were unavailable at the time of writing. The plan includes $28.7 million in capital projects for 2017, including $3.2 million dedicated to its water systems. The capital plan will support a wide…

April 18, 2017 @ 10:44am

Luc Duval has resigned his position as director of Public Works and Engineering with the City of Timmins, effective as of April 10, 2017. Duval has been an employee of the City of Timmins since June 25, 2007. He began his career with the city as director of Public Works…

March 29, 2017 @ 8:45am

A report from Metro Vancouver, with contributions from Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium and Pinna Sustainability, warns that climate induced temperature changes in the Metro area are expected to rise 3 degrees Celsius by the 2050s, which will have a substantial impact on water resources, infrastructure, and management in the region.…

March 01, 2017 @ 9:16am

WWF-Canada has released a statement urging Transport Canada, which is currently revising safety and pollution regulations, to officially adopt the same or stronger levels of regulations on grey water discharged in waters north of 60 degrees latitude as apply south of 60. The release stated that, although untreated grey water…

December 12, 2016 @ 10:50am

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

Utilities Kingston has announced a four-year, $88-million expansion and upgrade of the Cataraqui Bay Wastewater Treatment Plant to increase plant capacity, improve the quality of treated wastewater it discharges, and upgrade equipment. “By ensuring the reliability of wastewater services and helping to protect Lake Ontario, this project will benefit the community today…

November 04, 2016 @ 8:54am

During a visit to the Anishinabeg community of Kitigan Zibi, Quebec, The Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs, the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, announced an investment of $4.9 million to connect thirty-four new housing development lots to the community's water supply and sewer systems. The Canadian government has instituted policy intending to support…

September 26, 2016 @ 1:50pm

With a partnership between the federal government and the territorial government of the Yukon, two water infrastructure projects are getting underway: a replacement of the Haines Junction lift station and an upgrade to the sewage lagoon in Faro. Making use of the Small Communities Fund, the Haines Junction will create…

September 22, 2016 @ 1:57pm

The citizens of Pickering and Ajax are bolstering efforts to have the Province of Ontario and the Regions of Durham and York eliminate algae-inducing output from the Duffin Creek sewage treatment plant. Treated sewage, which flows into Lake Ontario, contains large amounts of phosphorous, creating an ideal environment for the…

May 30, 2014 @ 12:43pm

This month, the City of Charlottetown awarded the consulting engineering services portion of the Spring Park Combined Sewer Separation Project to the Charlottetown Office of Genivar Inc. [caption id="attachment_11866" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Representatives of the City of Charlottetown and Genivar Inc. review proposed routing of a new sewer line for the…

April 25, 2012 @ 11:53am

Three Canadian environmental solutions firms have merged to form newterra ltd. The new organization combines the engineering, manufacturing, and sales and support networks of MLE Equipment, Filter Innovations and Pacwill Environmental. newterra, which has offices and facilities in Canada, the United States, Germany and the UK, employs nearly 150 people…

March 29, 2012 @ 1:27pm

Guelph, Ontario-based ENPAR Technologies Inc. has entered into an MOU with InTechnology Chile Ltda to develop markets in Chile and other Latin-American countries for ENPAR's water treatment technologies. Based in Santiago, Chile, InTechnology has been involved with the design, development and installation of a combined total of 70 municipal and…

January 21, 2011 @ 3:00pm

Chuck Strahl, Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development and Federal Interlocutor for Metis and Non-Status Indians, has announced an investment of approximately $7 million to assist 11 First Nations with 17 capital infrastructure projects including water and wastewater infrastructure, road construction and maintenance and emergency management throughout the Atlantic Region.…

April 16, 2010 @ 1:26pm

Environment Minister Jim Prentice has announced that a draft of proposed municipal wastewater systems effluent regulations is now available for public consultation. Once in force, these regulations will set standards for the discharge from all wastewater facilities in Canada. Over time, wastewater facilities across the country will have to meet…

February 09, 2010 @ 2:07pm

Manitoba is implementing new rules for livestock waste management in response to recommendations made by the Clean Environment Commission (CEC) and the auditor general, Conservation Minister Stan Struthers announced late last week. “When we entered office, we recognized that decades of poor planning, abuse and neglect of our lakes, rivers…

October 19, 2009 @ 8:06am

Manitoba has announced new rules for sewage disposal, including a ban on new sewage ejectors and a ban on septic fields in sensitive areas. “Manitobans recognize it is time to move beyond outdated and unsustainable ways of dealing with sewage in favour of more responsible methods,” Conservation Minister Stan Struthers…

September 30, 2009 @ 7:49am

[caption id="attachment_3424" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Chuck Strahl, Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development announces a $330-million, two-year investment in a First Nations Water and Wastewater Action Plan on April 15, 2008. (Via INAC website)"][/caption] Ontario’s Nipissing First Nation welcomes its new Garden Village Water and Wastewater Treatment facilities, built using…

August 28, 2009 @ 7:39am

The Association of Ontario Municipalities’ annual conference was a chance for some municipal leaders to ask questions about—what else—stimulus funding. But it was in the media scrum that the real action took place. In an interview with ReNew Canada (Canadian Water Treatment's sister magazine), Minister John Baird said, “It’s unacceptable…

August 19, 2009 @ 8:11am

[caption id="attachment_2607" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Duffin Creek Water Pollution Control Plant"][/caption] The governments of Canada and Ontario have set aside a total of $93.3 million in funding to support the Duffin Creek Water Pollution Control Plant in Pickering. The governments of Canada and Ontario will each set aside up to $46.67…

August 04, 2009 @ 11:25am

Last week saw the release of the final screening assessments for 18 substances assessed in Batch 4 of Canada’s Chemicals Management Plan. Of the substances assessed in Batch 4, one substance poses a risk to the environment (BNST) and is recommended for virtual elimination. Two substances pose a risk to…

August 04, 2009 @ 10:53am

Subcontractor Rodney McCabe has been ordered under house arrest for 11 months for his role in sewage being released into the Athabasca River. In 2005 and 2006, Suncor Energy's Borealis and Millennium locations released partially treated sewage into the river. Charged with 90 counts, neither McCabe nor his company, R&D…

May 25, 2009 @ 11:13am

Onita Basu, an Ottawa professor, wants to eliminate chlorine from municipal sewage treatment using an organic replacement called peracetic acid, reports St. Catharines, Ont.'s The Standard. Grimsby's Baker Road sewage plant is the first in Canada to test the chlorine-free treatment, although it's already used in Europe. The organic acid…

November 05, 2008 @ 11:24am

Residents in the Takhini North neighbourhood of Whitehorse will have to fork over at least $1 million to help cover a $9-million upgrade to its water and sewage system, as well as pay thousands of dollars more to hook up their home plumbing to the new system, reports CBC News.…

October 20, 2008 @ 9:21am

The City of Ottawa is monitoring how animals and plants in the Ottawa River are affected by chemicals that remain in sewage after it is treated and discharged into the waterway, reports CBC News. Dave McCartney, the manager of wastewater and drainage services for the city, said even though the…

August 14, 2008 @ 8:21am

The Municipality of Saint-Blaise-sur-Richelieu, Que. will receive $1,137,500 in combined government assistance under the Municipal Rural Infrastructure Fund (MRIF) for major waterworks upgrades.The funding will be used to install sewage treatment infrastructure in the Village district. It also involves installing a pumping station, laying a force main to connect the…

May 29, 2008 @ 1:54pm

Problems with a First Nation sewage-treatment plant could affect the water quality of Shoal Lake, which provides drinking water for the City of Winnipeg, according to a CBC News report.Eli Mandamin, chief of the Shoal Lake No. 39 band, told CBC the plant has not had running water since it…

April 23, 2008 @ 2:34pm