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Tap Water

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Coverage of tap water since October 22, 2021.

Iqaluit city council says it will take $180 million to fix water problems long term | APTN News

"...Iqaluit residents haven't been able to use their tap water for 46 days now due to fuel contamination..."

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Military's water treatment system in Iqaluit stopped after high winds knock down tent

"...IQALUIT -- The Canadian military says it has temporarily stopped its water treatment operations in Iqaluit after high winds knocked down one of its tents..."

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Water crisis in Iqaluit prompts state of emergency

"...Since Oct. 12, Iqaluit has been under a state of emergency and residents have been advised not to drink tap water, even after boiling or filtering it, due to a presence of fuel in the water supply.  ..."

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Family rescued from rooftop, bridge collapses, looting rumours in flood-ravaged Merritt, B.C.

"...Civic officials are pleading for people to leave and stay away, with the town’s failed sewage treatment plant contaminating floodwaters and making tap water unsafe to drink..."

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Military faces cold weather issues as it pumps clean drinking water in Iqaluit

"...But those issues were a first for a water treatment system previously used by the Canadian Armed Forces in places, including Haiti after the 2010 earthquake and the Philippines..."

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Killiney Beach under Do Not Consume Advisory months after wildfire

"...Months after the White Rock Lake wildfire swept through their community, residents of the Killiney Beach area are still being told not to drink their tap water. The lengthy Do Not Consume advisory has turned into a major inconvenience..."

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Iqaluit's water emergency has so far cost $1.5M, city may ask Nunavut for aid

"...Residents line up to fill containers with potable water in Iqaluit, Nunavut on Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021. The City of Iqaluit says an old underground spill is likely responsible for fuel that is contaminating the city’s tap water..."

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Iqaluit expects water testing to come back clean; tap water still undrinkable

"...The city says in a news release that it has finished work to remove hydrocarbons from the water treatment plant..."

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East Sooke community issued boil water advisory

"...“Water quality may have been compromised as a result of high turbidity water originating from the surface water source, Wilfred Reservoir,” a spokesperson for the CRD said in a statement. “As a precaution, the boil water advisory will be in effect until flushing and water samples indicate the water quality no longer poses a risk to public health. ”..."

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Underground fuel spill found next to Iqaluit's water treatment plant

"...City officials say in a news release that they found signs of a historic spill next to the water treatment plant in an inaccessible hole in the ground..."

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Military arrives in Iqaluit to set up reverse osmosis water purification

"...Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tweeted Friday that he had spoken with Nunavut Premier Joe Savikataaq and the military would be deployed to Iqaluit to co-ordinate and deliver clean drinking water..."

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Iqaluit staff recommend full rebate for water customers due to emergency

"...Iqaluit's 8,000 residents haven't been able to consume tainted tap water for nearly two weeks after fuel was found in samples, and Bell has said the military is bringing in a mobile treatment plant similar to those used in disaster areas such as Haiti..."

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Dynamics of antibiotic resistance and its association with bacterial community in a drinking water treatment plant and the resi

"...Drinking water treatment techniques are used globally in the context of water security and public health, yet they are not applicable to antibiotic resistance gene (ARG) contamination..."

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Rapid analytical method for characterization and quantification of microplastics in tap water using a Fourier-transform infrared

"...The MPs could have caused contamination after processing by a water treatment plant because we detected a significant number of polyester fibers > 100 μm, which were previously detected in the air, and PVC fragments > 50 μm, which are often used in water pipes..."

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A liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry method for determining 18 per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances in source and tre

"...The method was applied to water samples from the influent and effluent of a drinking water treatment plant located in Catalonia (Spain), as well as in tap water and bottled water..."

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Presence of microplastics in drinking water from freshwater sources: the investigation in Changsha, China

"...We investigated the abundance of microplastics in freshwater, treated water, and household tap water from the drinking water supply chain in Changsha, China..."

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Household preferences for improved water services in the Galápagos Islands

"...Using split-sample scenarios that allow for scope and part-whole tests, we elicited household preferences for three improvements: 1) uninterrupted water supply, 2) drinkable tap water, and 3) combining both..."

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Advanced Electrochemical Oxidation Processes in the Treatment of Pharmaceutical Containing Water and Wastewater: a Review

"...The presence of contaminants of emerging concern (CEC) in the environment (wastewater, groundwater, surface water, tap water etc..."

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Characteristics of air pollution and environmental economic efficiency in Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei and surrounding areas

"...In my country?s urban development system, the urban development of the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region has driven the overall economic development of our country, but the environmental problems in these areas have gradually become the main concern of people..."

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Combined effects of seasonality and stagnation on tap water quality: Changes in chemical parameters, metabolic activity and co-e

"...In drinking water distribution pipeline systems, the tap water quality is regulated by several biotic and abiotic factors, which can threaten the health of consumers..."

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Prevalence of Antibiotic Resistance Genes, Heavy Metal Resistance Genes and the Class 1 Integron Gene in Well Water and Tap Wat

"...Overall, our data highlighted the health threat posed by ARGs in the drinking water supply and underscore the potential for the transfer of these genes between bacteria with the aid of intI1 under selective pressure associated with human activity and heavy metal stress..."

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Monitoring microbial growth on a microfluidic lab-on-chip with electrochemical impedance spectroscopic technique

"...A continuous rise in the wastes from industrial effluents, bio-waste, and pharmaceuticals has deteriorated surface water and drinking water sources..."

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Interaction effect of Bacillus subtilis co-inoculation and mine water irrigation on cowpea's growth, physiology and nutritio

"...subtilis has ability to sequester heavy metals in soils polluted with mine water and also enhance the growth, nodulation and yield of an important economic crop..."

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Validation of a simple ion chromatography method for simultaneous determination of glyphosate, aminomethylphosphonic acid and io

"...The herbicide glyphosate and its main metabolite aminomethylphosphonic acid (AMPA) are generally studied in environmental samples in the investigation of contamination of soil, plants, water and food..."

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