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CITY WATER
NIAGARA REGION, ON

Niagara Region has six conventional water treatment plants. The water is treated and distributed to 11 local area municipalities.



ADVISORIES
WRAP-UP: There were 28 new advisories issued since yesterday: 11 in BC, 3 in QC, 1 in MB, 9 in SK, 2 in AB, 2 in NL.

In British Columbia, Interior Health issued a BWN to Mara Provincial Park due to unacceptable water quality results (microbiological). The City of West Kelowna and Interior Health issued a WQA for Lakeview-Rose Valley WS due to elevated turbidity. IH issued 3 BWNs to Echo Valley Ranch and Spa (Main Water System, Staff House, Baan Thai) due to untreated drinking water at risk of containing pathogens.
British Columbia Advisory Map

RECENT ADVISORIES - Full list




                ADVISORY MAPS
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Numbers indicate the amount of advisories in each province







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WT LATEST
SOIL REHABILITATION
Solving South Africa’s Water Security Issues

The Compost Kitchen's waste-to-compost commitment begins with repairing the soil


PLASTICS
H2-Industries set to clear the oceans of plastic waste and produce clean fuel from innovative ship design.

Interview with Michael Stusch Executive Chairman & CEO, H2-Industries


PROJECT WATER
Kits for a Cause is hands-on, delivering clean drinking water for GTA’s most vulnerable.

Interview with Jody Steinhauer, Founder and President of Bargains Group, Kits for a Cause


HOUSE OF COMMONS PETITIONS
Petetion e- 3867 - Initiated by Erik Schomann from Tiny, Ontario on March 2, 2022, to protect the pristine waters of the Simcoe Uplands in Ontario. Full Text of Petition, sign-in, and contact info.


RENEWABLE ENERGY
Canadian Hydrokinetic Test Centre to Deploy ORPC Canada's RivGen® Power System
Sagkeeng First Nation, Manitoba, to be the first site in Canada for deployment and future training centre


CITY WATER - TORONTO WATER - R.C.HARRIS PLANT
The Ontario Heritage Beaux-Arts structure treats one-third of Toronto's water today


PLASTIC - XAMPLA creates edible films as an alternative to single-use plastic
Interview with Simon Hombersley CEO of Xampla

NANO-PLASTICS - Trust your municipal sand filtration water treatment process, the standard technology removes nano-plastics: Swiss Study
Interview with Ralf Kaegi, Ph.D., Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology, Switzerland


CLIMATE CHANGE - Climate change in your town, how to mitigate its effects, where to start, and the software to figure it out
Interview with Atkins Global, SNC-Lavalin Climate Team advising FEMA


All previous WT articles can be found in our A to Z section



CITY WATER

Report on Canadian Municipal Drinking Water. WT sent requests for informations to a cross-section of randomly picked cities across Canada, asking them to to tell us about the features and challenges of their water systems. Cities were offered the option of either a phone interview with their Drinking Water Management or a series of email questions. The reports below feature the most recent answers that were sent to us.
NIAGARA REGION, ON
Niagara Region has six conventional water treatment plants. The water is treated and distributed to 11 local area municipalities.

QUÉBEC, QC
Québec city’s sewer network is about 72% combined network
(unitary and pseudo-separate)


STRATFORD, PEI
Managing water for a rapidly growing population - NEW!


SAGUENAY, QC
The city ranks third in numbers of CSO outfalls in Québec




WHISTLER, BC
The City's Source of water is Alpine Lakes and groundwater


REGINA, SK
The City of Regina receives potable water from the Buffalo Pound Water Treatment Plant, located approximately 60 km northwest of the City.



GREATER SUDBURY, ON
The City's distribution network has close to a thousand kilometres
of piping network, spread out over a very large geographic area


ABBOTSFORD, BC
Abbotsford and Mission receive domestic water from the Abbotsford Mission Water & Sewer Commission


A full list of our City Reports can be found here


WT Rez

FIRST NATION & INUIT WATER
The long-standing lack of clean drinking water and wastewater facilities in Indigenous communities has left an indelible stain on Canada's flag. For years successive government have pledged to fix the problem, yet today there are 34 long-term and 39 short-term advisories in Indigenous communities across the country. While 109 long-term advisories have been lifted, 34 remain, and the number of short-term advisories has not been declining in recent months, with short-term advisories regularly recurring in the same communities. Band Councils say government initiatives suffer from a lack of holistic approach, unprofessional consultants or engineers and poor funding for operators and related infrastructure.
Short-Term Advisories
According to Indigenous Services Canada latest report, there are 39 short-term advisories in effect in First Nations communities across Canada, excluding BC; and 1 in BC issued by the First Nation Health Authority (FNHA).

List of all Short-Term Advisories
Long-Term Advisories
In place for more than a year, these advisories are also monitored by Indigenous Services Canada (ISC)

There are currently 34 long-term advisories across Canada, excluding BC; and 11 in BC issued by the First Nation Health Authority (FNHA)

List of all Long-Term Advisories
A view from the Rez
Interviews Chiefs or Band Officials of the communities under long-term advisory. The latest ones include Chief Bruce Achneepineskum of Marten Falls First Nation, ON; and Chief Skead, Wauzhushk Onigum Nation, ON

A view from the rez -All Interviews

Interview with ISC Minister, Patty Hajdu
"It is our collective duty to end discrimination against Indigenous peoples" - 2022/1/21

All First Nation water advisories are also listed on our provincial maps along with non-indigenous advisories.


WT Tech - Towards a more sustainable water/energy nexus.

Soil Rehabilitation
Solving South Africa’s Water Security Issues
The Compost Kitchen's waste-to-compost commitment begins with repairing the soilNEW!

Wastewater
Canadian company, SciCorp, wins first prize for innovative and transformative wastewater technology
Interview with Derk Maat, SciCorp

Toxic Algae
Identifying toxic blue-green algae species through mass spectrometry
Interview with Dr. Aneika Leney, Ph.D., Biological Mass Spectrometry, UK

Carbon Removal
Planetary Technologies Wins XPRIZE Carbon Renewal Milestone Award -

Desalination
No filters or high pressure pumps
Researchers build portable and energy efficient desalination

Transportation
Electric ferries launch at the Port of Kingston, ON. Interview with Guillaume Clement, Leclanché Energy Storage Solutions

Shipping
Vancouver Start-Up Dasivedo Design moves forward with plans
to retrofit vessels with Wind Assist Technology


Shipping
Clean Sailing with Emission-Free Cargo Ships. Interview with CEO of SailCargo Inc

Oceans
Arctic sinkholes the size of a Manhattan block show up on Beaufort Seafloor
Interview with Charles Paull, Senior Scientist Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI)


Mining
Calgary start-up Summit Nanotech's lithium mining process reduces freshwater use to zero while decreasing chemical waste by 90%

Multi-purpose Analysers
Finding efficiency with Mantech's Multi-purpose Analyzers, Part 1

Mantech's Chemical Oxygen Demand) Analyzer provides results in 10 minutes, Part 2










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