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Coverage of sewage since November 18, 2021.

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‘Stay out of any floodwater': Experts offer safety advice for remediation work

"...Hazards and contaminants remain after floodwaters subside Cole SchislerNov. 25, 2021 2:27 p. m..."

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Flooding causes damage to 3 Merritt schools and closes Princeton's

"...The school district serves Merritt, Princeton and the surrounding areas, many of which have been significantly impacted by flooding and mudslides. The school district said it is working closely with health authorities and municipalities to provide support for families, such as a food and supply donation centre..."

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Manitoba pushing forward application for North End Water Treatment Facility and Winnipeg Transit plan

"...The water treatment facility will have new raw sewage pumps, plate screens, and grit washing units and other improvements to extend the plant's life..."

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Port Alberni avoids flooding…this time

"...While Port Alberni’s new wastewater treatment plant is located in a low-lying area, a flooding incident like the one seen in Merritt is unlikely to happen here, says Rob Dickinson, the city’s director of engineering and public works. In Merritt, thousands of residents were evacuated because the city’s wastewater treatment system failed, filling the town with sewage-contaminated water..."

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Some evacuees allowed to return home as British Columbia braces for storm

"...“I am hopeful that this will put us in the best position to manage the rain that will come. ”Braun said the Barrowtown water pump station is also being fortified through sandbagging and additional pumping with help from the Canadian Armed Forces. After the last storm, he said damage could have been worse if the key pump station had failed..."

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B.C. flooding update Tuesday as some residents allowed home, more storms on the way Globalnews.ca

"...The compromised wastewater treatment plant is back online but a boil water advisory is in place and residents are being asked to use as little water as possible, and to not put a lot of sewage down the drains. The city has completed rapid damage assessment, classifying properties as either not restricted, restricted entry or unsafe. Residents who are able to return home are also being told any medical emergencies will be rerouted to Kamloops and garbage service resumes next week..."

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Tofino resorts pitch new tourist fee, oppose district's plan to spend MRDT funds on sewage treatment

"...The town’s municipal council plans to spend a portion of its annual Municipal and Regional District Tax dollars on a roughly $65 million wastewater treatment facility, despite concerns raised by the Tourism Industry Association of B. C. and the British Columbia Hotel Association and a last minute proposal from local accommodation providers to create a brand new fee instead of siphoning funds from the MRDT..."

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City Council denies Hespeler Street South subdivision request

"..."If we allow this subdivision, the next request could potentially be private for wells and a sewage field, we don't allow that within our city borders. We also have a requirement that there is a minimum of 20 acres when you look at a development. This is also a potential flag lot which is also a concern because of future roadways and there is no city service of water and sewer to this area..."

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Crews still assessing damage in Merritt a week after devastating flood Globalnews.ca

"...Emergency planners with the city are working on a plan to rescind evacuation orders for parts of the city not directly hit by floodwaters, Brown said. That can't happen until the city's water systems are brought back online. Brown said crews were still working to remove debris from Merritt's sewage pipes, as well as flushing and inspecting the drinking water system..."

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Evacuation alert issued for Manning Park, Eastgate and San Ang areas due to flooding

"...“Do not use your sewage disposal system until you know it can handle waste. If you believe floodwaters may have damaged your septic system, the RDOS strongly recommends that you have it assessed by a wastewater professional authorized by Interior Health. ”..."

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What's in the floodwater? Toxicity of water detailed in recent Abbotsford study

"...Homes and farms in agricultural areas typically rely on septic systems for sewage treatment, with many also containing lagoons to treat liquid animal waste, all of which are vulnerable to flooding, according to the analysis..."

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City hall update with Mayor Brian Bowman

"...“I'm optimistic that now that we have a new premier, there will be a new approach. And the log jam that we've seen affecting the North End Sewage Treatment Plan upgrades will end. ”In our monthly update Mayor Brian Bowman talks questions over funding and city employee vaccine uptake..."

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Jobs in sewage

Recent employment opportunities from across Canada.

Building Inspector/Plans Examiner - Periodic

"...sewage system maintenance inspections and enforce the prescribed standards for various sewage maintenance programs..."

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Planner

"...sewage treatment plant capacity allocations in relation to existing and proposed developments through the preparation of sewage allocation reports..."

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Senior Municipal Engineer

"...land development projects from proposal stage through construction; projects could include the following aspects:..."

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Manager, Municipal Engineering

"...Design and construction experience in potable water, sewage and drainage pumping stations is also desirable and would be a definite asset..."

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Podcasts

Recent episodes that mention sewage.

Rivers: Pollution, pesticides and poop

Duration: 34:10

"...With untreated sewage, fertiliser nutrients, agriculture chemicals and ALL SORTS ending up in our rivers in the UK through a variety of ways, we turn our attention to some of our beautiful freshwater habitats. ..."

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From the vault: The rebirth of a lagoon and ducks cold feet

Duration: 23:52

"...This episode begins with a remarkable story about vision, persistence and, sewage..."

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Informative Video

Discussions, Documentaries, and Investigative Reports about sewage.

Why Taxes are a Good Thing?

"...Taxes pay for roads, schools, public infrastructure like our drinking water and sewage systems..."

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Siberian Wildfires, Precious Metals in Sewage, Weed Bio Gas and Flat Pasta | Stories of the Week

"...This week, we're highlighting these four top stories: see how wildfires are destroying the Siberian forests, learn how flat shaped pasta could help reduce plastic waste, find out how Kenyan innovators are using an invasive weed species to produce bio fuel and discover how gold and silver is being mined from sewage..."

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Rundown apartments reborn as food-forest coliving Agritopia

"...In 2007, Ole and Maitri Ersson bought the rundown Cabana apartment complex in the city and immediately began to de-pave parking spaces to make space for what today is a huge permaculture coliving space and urban food forest..."

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Academic Research

Recent peer-reviewed papers about sewage relevant to the latest news.

A Review on the Occurrence and Effect of Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products on the Environment

"...Our existing sewage treatment plants (STPs) are designed for the removal of organic, grit, coarse materials; floating matter; suspended solids; and to some extent, destruction of pathogens in case used for horticulture/agricultural purpose..."

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Enzyme Recovery from Biological Wastewater Treatment

"...They can also optimise important waste treatment processes, such as the anaerobic digestion (AD) of sewage sludge, increasing biogas and renewable energy production..."

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?-Lactam Resistance Gene NDM-1 in the Aquatic Environment: A Review

"...NDM-1 gene conferring resistance to a widespread class of antibiotics has been observed in bacteria disseminated in animal production wastewaters, hospital sewage, domestic sewage, industrial effluents, wastewater treatment plants, drinking water, surface water, and even in groundwater..."

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Retrospective and Prospective Bioremediation Technologies for Industrial Effluent Treatment

"...Among different types of bioremediation, phycoremediation has evolved to commercial scale, industrial bioremediation plant and ensures potential in removing pollutants and simultaneously serves in clean energy technology..."

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Improvement of the Quality of the Human Environment by Transporting and Stabilizing Sewage Sludge for Further Processing

"...It is proposed to use complex technology, including standard dewatering of sewage sludge at wastewater treatment plants, transportation, disinfection, and processing into a highly effective organic fertilizer..."

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How are typical urban sewage treatment technologies going in China: from the perspective of life cycle environmental and econom

"...Sewage treatment is an important public service, but it consumes a lot of energy and chemicals in the process of removing wastewater pollutants, which may cause the risk of pollution transfer..."

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Temporal trends and source apportionment of water pollution in Honghu Lake, China

"...Correlation analysis identified untreated industrial wastewater (UIW) as the main pollution source affecting CODMn concentrations in Honghu Lake, while untreated domestic sewage discharge (UDS) was identified as the main pollution source affecting BOD and F..."

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Recent Progress in Harvest and Recovery Techniques of Mammalian and Algae Cells for Industries

"...In our modern world, biotechnology products play important roles not only in our health and culture, but also various industries such as food, agriculture, sewage treatment, biofuels, nutraceuticals, and pharmaceuticals..."

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Modelling of Acetaminophen Removal from Wastewater Using Response Surface Methodology

"...Sewage sludge and wastewater from urban areas are usually filled with various forms of environmental/emerging contaminants which include personal care products (PPCPs) and pharmaceuticals, pesticides, manufactured nanomaterials, heavy metals, pathogens, surfactants and metalloids (Sarkar et al..."

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Organic load removal and microbial disinfection of raw domestic sewage using SrSnO3/g-C3N4 with sunlight

"...Sewage treatment and water reuse are, undoubtedly, one of the main points on scientific agenda of the 21st century..."

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