49 Results for water systems

The City of Kelowna has announced the contractor for the first phase implementation of its integrated water system and provided details on how it will be integrating its two existing systems. Emil Anderson Construction (EAC) Inc. will initiate work on the main transmission line in the South Mission with an…

May 11, 2018 @ 8:54am

Newfoundland and Labrador has announced a $10.6 million Municipal Capital Works investment as a part of its three-year municipal infrastructure program. As a result of the funding, 48 communities will cost-share projects to improve water and wastewater systems, roads, and community-oriented infrastructure. The municipal share in these projects will be…

March 21, 2018 @ 1:06pm

Ontario has announced that 78 communities will be receiving support for a variety of projects, including replacement and rehabilitation of water systems, through the Community Infrastructure Fund. Michael Gravelle, MPP for Thunder Bay-Superior North announced the funding in Dorion Township yesterday where investments will go to a bridge replacement project.…

March 13, 2018 @ 10:01am

On Friday, Mayor Matt Brown of London, Ontario marked the successful completion of the HELP Clean Water (Huron-Elgin-London Project Clean Water) project, a multi-year, multi-million-dollar regional infrastructure program designed to provide plentiful and reliable water to more than 500,000 people in Southwestern Ontario. The project has taken 14 years to move from…

March 12, 2018 @ 10:02am

Researchers at Concordia University applied new research in asset management and were able to cut lifecycle costs for road and water networks in Kelowna, B.C. by 33 per cent. The technical paper, Multiobjective Framework for Managing Municipal Integrated Infrastructure, was published by the Journal of Construction and Engineering Management and…

February 21, 2018 @ 10:48am

The City of Lacombe, Alberta has been selected as the successful proponent to the North Red Deer Wastewater Services Commission’s Request for Proposal for management and operations services. “Council was pleased with our team’s efforts in assembling the proposal, and the tremendous job done by City administration and our operations staff…

February 02, 2018 @ 12:05pm

Montréal Mayor Valérie Plante, and the chair of the executive committee in charge of finance, Benoit Dorais, have presented Montréal's Three-Year Capital Works Program for 2018–2020, outlining major investments in water infrastructure. The program covers a variety of projects and programs that the city plans to carry out or undertake…

January 31, 2018 @ 1:45pm

Saskatoon’s Delco Automation, a provider of process automation and control systems in the water sector, received a minority equity investment from BDC Capital. The investment is a part of $57 million in recent minority equity investments into high-growth, mid-sized Canadian businesses made by BDC Capital. The investment arm of Business…

January 29, 2018 @ 10:04am

Installation of a new 30-kilometre-long pipeline to help supply the City of Melville and area with a more reliable and sustainable water supply has recently been completed, marking a construction milestone in an ongoing infrastructure project. “It is great news that this critical project, which will significantly improve water services…

December 20, 2017 @ 10:55am

Last week, Quebec made progress on protecting its provincial waterways by investing in two infrastructure projects, announcing that the Town of Asbestos had completed a wastewater reservoir and that East Montréal will receive support for water lines. Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, Amarjeet Shoi, made the announcements in the company…

December 18, 2017 @ 11:47am

Vancouver-based Carl Data Solutions Inc. has announced that its Polish subsidiary will develop artificial intelligence (AI) to monitor aging critical infrastructure and improve water systems. The subsidiary received a research and development grant through the European Union for approximately USD $300,000, which will fund exploration into new ways that data…

December 12, 2017 @ 11:37am

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

In a November 2nd report to Council, York Region provided a status update of some of its priority infrastructure projects, including $2.4 billion in water and wastewater projects over next 10 years. “Although planning the Region’s infrastructure has many complexities, our goal is simple,” said York Region chairman and CEO Wayne Emmerson.…

November 20, 2017 @ 9:21am

With the approval of its 2018 Water and Wastewater Capital Budget, Kawartha Lakes, Ontario will no longer have a water infrastructure deficit. City council approved the proposed 2018 Water and Wastewater Capital Budget at their October 31st Special Council meeting. The budget is supported by the property owners who use the…

November 02, 2017 @ 9:56am

Red Deer, Alberta, will take on $5.2 million in debenture to finance the construction of the North Regional Water and Wastewater lines. In the city council’s October 30th meeting, it was agreed that the city will borrow $3 million for the regional waterline from the intersection of Hwy 2A/11A north…

October 31, 2017 @ 11:23am

The Government of Canada has congratulated the First Nations Finance Authority (FNFA) on its fourth Debenture Issuance, which assists with financing First Nations water infrastructure projects. Established under the First Nations Fiscal Management Act (FNFMA), FNFA enables First Nations to collaboratively access long-term financing at preferred rates through the issuance of bonds…

October 30, 2017 @ 11:59am

Pharmaceuticals, including antibiotics, are an increasingly common pollutant in water systems. Catherine Hui Niu, associate professor in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at the University of Saskatchewan is exploring ways to use barley straw as an environmentally-friendly material to help soak up certain types of antibiotics in wastewater. After pharmaceuticals…

October 26, 2017 @ 10:13am

The Clean Water and Wastewater Fund (CWWF) will allow an upgrade to water infrastructure at Prince Edward Island’s aerospace and manufacturing business park. A growing client base and the demands of a global industry mean Slemon Park must update its decades-old infrastructure. The investments from the CWWF are allowing and…

October 02, 2017 @ 10:01am

Lunenburg, Nova Scotia has announced details of its wastewater treatment plant upgrade that will be support by federal and provincial funding. Bernadette Jordan, Member of Parliament for South Shore—St. Margaret's; Derek Mombourquette, Nova Scotia Minister of Municipal Affairs; and Rachel Bailey, Mayor of the Town of Luneburg, today announced over $1.1 million in joint funding to…

September 29, 2017 @ 11:58am

The Government of Canada and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) are launching a new initiative to help local governments strengthen their asset management practices. FCM has awarded $3.6 million to 22 partner organizations from across the country to design and deliver local asset management training to Canadian municipalities. These…

September 29, 2017 @ 10:23am

For the community of Tignish, Prince Edward Island an investment in better wastewater processing is a big step toward environmental sustainability and a success story of governments working together. With the help of the Canada Water and Wastewater Fund (CWWF), the Island’s northernmost major community is improving water handling by…

September 18, 2017 @ 9:54am

The City of Selkirk, Manitoba hosted an open house on Wednesday, September 6th, to share details of its new Waste Water Treatment Plant (WWTP) project. The plant was among the capital projects identified by the in the city’s 2017 budget. It will help limit contaminants entering the Red River and…

September 12, 2017 @ 10:28am

Canadian export credit agency, Export Development Canada (EDC), has priced its first Green Bond in Canadian dollars in response to global interest in climate financing. Priced at CAD 500 million, the 1.80 per cent Fixed Rate Green Bond is due September 1, 2022. The lead underwriters were B of A Merrill Lynch, RBC…

August 30, 2017 @ 1:07pm

The Capital Regional District (CRD) has announced a shortlist for the Macaulay Point Pump Station and Forcemain. The Wastewater Treatment Project has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) to three qualified proponents as part of the selection process for the contract to design and build the pump station and forcemain.…

August 28, 2017 @ 1:09pm

On Friday, the governments of Canada and Saskatchewan announced funding to upgrade the Town of Eastend's water treatment facility. The work includes expanding the existing building over a new underground water storage reservoir, improving water treatment, developing and rehabilitating groundwater wells, and installing new raw water supply mains. This project…

August 28, 2017 @ 9:30am

Lethbridge, Alberta, will receive $12.2 million in federal investment for several water infrastructure projects, including wetlands mitigation. Yesterday, Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; Maria Fitzpatrick, MLA for Lethbridge-East; Chris Spearman, Mayor of Lethbridge; and Reeve Lorne Hickey, Lethbridge County, announced that a new project in the City of Lethbridge and another…

July 05, 2017 @ 10:04am

In May, the City of Nanaimo's Engineering and Public Works Department completed the annual water main flushing program. This year,  Nanaimo’s new water treatment facility allowed the program to come in under budget, making for both financial and water use efficiency. Water main flushing is performed each year to keep…

July 04, 2017 @ 10:07am

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 governments of Canada and Quebec have announced $48 million for projects to maintain water systems and ensure their ongoing efficiency in the City of Shawinigan. Julie Boulet, Quebec Minister of Tourism, Minister Responsible for the Mauricie Region and Member of the National Assembly for Laviolette, Pierre Giguère, Member of…

June 27, 2017 @ 2:48pm

Yesterday, the Regional Municipality of Durham, Works Department celebrated the official opening of the new Nonquon Water Pollution Control Plant (WPCP). The new facility will provide for future growth in Port Perry, while utilizing the existing lagoons to store peak flows until they can be treated by the new plant.…

June 16, 2017 @ 12:37pm

According to a recent study by a team of Canadian researchers, Iqaluit is facing an imminent water security crisis, so too is the territory. “Even under very conservative estimates that assume the current rate of consumption, we have quantified extreme vulnerability to the municipal water supply for any currently proposed…

June 15, 2017 @ 4:16pm

FluksAqua, a collaborative, online platform for water utility professionals has released the results of a survey on the public perceptions of water across Canada. The survey found that 93.6 per cent of all respondents think that tax dollars should be spent on necessities other than water. Healthcare ranked highest and…

June 13, 2017 @ 11:32am

Both Ontario and the federal government are investing in the City of Windsor’s water infrastructure. Kate Young, Member of Parliament for London West, joined Windsor Mayor Drew Dilkens to announce that 13 new projects in Windsor have been approved under the Government of Canada's Clean Water and Wastewater Fund. "Investing in water and wastewater treatment infrastructure is essential…

June 13, 2017 @ 9:44am

Yesterday, Newfoundland and Labrador announced more than $4.5 million for water systems in the City of Corner Brook. Eddie Joyce, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Environment, was joined today by Gerry Byrne, Minister of Advanced Education and Skills and MHA for Corner Brook, to announce over $4.5 million through the…

June 07, 2017 @ 10:22am

On June 2nd, the governments of Canada and Saskatchewan announced funding for 75 new water and wastewater projects throughout the province. This investment represents combined federal, provincial, and local partner funding of more than $94 million for 74 Clean Water and Wastewater Fund (CWWF) projects, and one project under the…

June 05, 2017 @ 1:13pm

The report, Every Drop Counts, released this week by the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario, is exactly what’s needed to move the water and wastewater sectors forward, according to stakeholders. Indra Maharjan, program manager, Energy Conservation and Climate Change at Ontario Clean Water Agency said, “I strongly believe this report will…

June 02, 2017 @ 12:22pm

The office of the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario (ECO) has served up a suite of recommendations to drive improvements in Ontario’s water usage, energy efficiency, and climate footprint in its latest report, Every Drop Counts. Water Canada has recapped the primary recommendations with commentary from the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario,…

May 31, 2017 @ 3:35pm

More than $131 million from the Water for Life and the Alberta Municipal Water/Wastewater Partnership grant programs will support 29 water infrastructure projects across the province. Once projects get underway, the investment will help sustain approximately 900 jobs. The approved projects include a wastewater line from Sylvan Lake to Red…

May 30, 2017 @ 10:09am

On Friday, Saskatoon began water infrastructure upgrades worth a total of $43.3 million as part of the 2017 Water Main, Sanitary Lining and Lead Water Pipe Replacement Initiative. “Modern, efficient water, wastewater, and stormwater management infrastructure is essential to the well-being of Canadian families and creates economic growth and middle-class…

May 29, 2017 @ 9:24am

The Canadian and Quebec governments are investing in water infrastructure projects in both Beaumont and Saguenay. The federal, provincial, and municipal governments will each contribute $425,000 for the replacement of water pipes in Saint-Joseph-de-Beauce. This brings the total government and municipal investment to nearly $1.3 million. This funding will enable…

May 26, 2017 @ 11:08am

Yesterday, Manitoba announced the recipients of its 2016 Manitoba Excellence in Sustainability Awards. Winners included water-based initiatives in research and public education. “It’s very encouraging to see so many individuals, organizations, and communities helping to make small changes that have a big impact,” said Sustainable Development Minister Cathy Cox, who…

May 11, 2017 @ 11:28am

City of Kelowna Council will consider a 2017 Capital Budget amendment on Monday to initiate work on Kelowna Integrated Water—Phase 1. The $63.7 million multi-year project will bring clean, safe drinking water to citizens of Southeast Kelowna. The project also intends to deliver a more reliable supply of agricultural irrigation…

April 28, 2017 @ 10:53am

St. Margarets, Northumberland County, New Brunswick, will receive approximately $2.15 million for water infrastructure upgrades. The project, announced on the 24th, is being funded through the Gas Tax Fund and involves upgrades to the water system, including two kilometres of new PVC water mains, the replacement of hydrants, the replacement…

April 25, 2017 @ 9:34am

Alberta and the province of Guangdong in southern China have signed a landmark agreement to strengthen ties and facilitate trade between the two jurisdictions as Guangdong works to become one of China’s top performers in improving water quality. Premier Rachel Notley signed the agreement on behalf of the Government of…

April 25, 2017 @ 9:17am

The Regional Municipality of York has announced that it will invest a total of $2.4 billion in water and wastewater projects over the next decade. York Regional Council received updates on water and wastewater infrastructure investments, along with road and transit, that are needed to provide reliable water and wastewater…

April 21, 2017 @ 11:39am

Following on the release of the 10th RBC Canadian Water Attitudes Study, the RBC Blue Water Project and GlobeScan held a webinar, bringing further discussion and insight to the valuable findings of the data. In the discussion were Andrew Craig, director of Corporate Environmental Affairs at RBC; Rober Haller, executive…

April 11, 2017 @ 2:48pm

York Region has announced that it either met or exceeded the required parameters for drinking water quality established in its Safe Drinking Water Act of 2002 for 2016. In its 2016 Drinking Water Report, the Region summarizes the management of its drinking water systems, describes procedures, reporting, and adverse water…

March 24, 2017 @ 7:17am

Alberta Health Services (AHS) has confirmed that water quality has been restored to a safe level to all water system users serviced by the Fort McMurray water treatment plant. Although the boil water advisory has been in place for three months since a massive wildfire destroyed much of the community,…

August 18, 2016 @ 8:24am

[caption id="attachment_10921" align="aligncenter" width="614" caption="A green tortoise in its Dundas Valley habitat. Photo: Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation"][/caption] Water is the focus of a new round of grants announced this week by Ontario's Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation. Five organizations have been awarded grants centred on protecting water systems and…

January 12, 2012 @ 1:54pm