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Coverage of water mains since October 18, 2021.

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Sumas Prairie in Abbotsford, B.C. likely to remain underwater for weeks, mayor says

"...All of Sumas Prairie is under a "do not use water" notice because of water main breaches that may allow contaminated floodwater into the drinking water system in the area..."

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Abbotsford, B.C. issues

"...The eastern side of Sumas Prairie is still under seven or more feet of water, Mayor Henry Braun said Wednesday, meaning city crews are unable to assess or repair its “uncontrollable” water main breaches. “Running water in Sumas Prairie can only be used for flushing toilets,” he said in a news conference. “We know there are hazardous and potentially toxic materials in these flood waters, which is why we need to complete an environmental assessment of the area..."

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B.C. sending helicopters to deliver water to flooded farms: agriculture minister

"...A boat travels across flooded farmland in Abbotsford, B. C. , on Tuesday, November 16, 2021..."

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Heavy rainfall event leaves trail of damage in North Saanich

"...This said, the heavy rainfall has underscored issues around climate change. “The extreme rainfall, as well as the heat dome we experienced in the summer, show that we need to do our part to reduce GHG emissions to mitigate climate change, as well as adapt to a changing climate,” he said..."

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Abbotsford mayor concerned about forecasted rain as floodwater continues to pour from U.S.

"...He added that emergency alerts regarding localized flooding and small landslides for the Sumas Mountain area were lifted last night..."

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Boil water notice in place following water main break in Lion's Head, Ont.

"...A precautionary boil water notice has been put in place for all users of the Lion’s Head drinking water system due to a major water main break..."

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Town says water main breaks not unexpected in Grand Falls-Windsor

"...There have been several water main breaks in Grand Falls-Windsor in the past month, but the town says that's not unexpected. NTV's Colleen Lewis reports..."

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Okanagan Falls Irrigation District facing severe shortfall for needed upgrades

"...Centennial Park in Okanagan Falls is just one aspect of the work managed by the Okanagan Falls Irrigation District. Image: Google maps..."

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Frustration grows in Grand Falls-Windsor after seven water main breaks

"...Frustration is growing among homeowners in Grand Falls-Windsor after seven major water main breaks since the start of October. NTV's Colleen Lewis reports..."

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Water main breaks on 88th Avenue in Walnut Grove

"...Traffic on 88th Avenue in Walnut Grove was disrupted on Tuesday, Nov. 2 after a water main broke near 212th Street..."

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Water supply to be turned off for repairs tomorrow in Kitsumkalum

"...Water supply will be temporarily shut off tomorrow (Oct. 27) in Kitsumkalum to accommodate repairs to the water main line..."

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Winnipeg's water main renewal wrapping up; pipes from the 1900s among those replaced

"...Another year is almost in the books for the city for replacing water mains throughout Winnipeg..."

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Water Treatment Operator - Metro Vancouver (Burnaby, BC)

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Water Treatment Operator Shift - Metro Vancouver (Burnaby, BC)

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Water Treatment Operator Shift - Metro Vancouver (Burnaby, BC)

"... Work with state-of-the-art equipment in our water filtration plant and UV facility, set in a spectacular location in Vancouver, B. C.   You will be working at the Seymour Capilano Filtration Plant, our leading-edge water treatment facility set in the beautiful mountains on Vancouver’s north shore..."

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Informative Video

Discussions, Documentaries, and Investigative Reports about water mains.

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"...The competition aimed to develop solutions for sustainable water management..."

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Academic Research

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

Key performance indicators to explain energy & economic efficiency across water utilities, and identifying suitable proxies

"...The results varied but of note were average pumping head height, which displayed a significant negative effect for energy efficiency, and proportion of water passing through the largest four treatment works, that exhibited a significant negative effect on economic efficiency..."

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Assessment of arsenic-induced modifications in the DNA methylation of insulin-related genes in rat pancreatic islets

"...The most common exposure occurs through the consumption of contaminated drinking water mainly through geogenic sources of inorganic arsenic..."

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Efficiency of Artificial Groundwater Recharge, Quantification Through Conceptual Modelling

"...The El Khairat wadi was dammed in order to improve the water resources management of El Khairat plain by increasing the surface water mobilization and using the stored reservoir water mainly for artificial groundwater recharge..."

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Spatio-temporal effect of climate change on water balance and interactions between groundwater and surface water in plains

"...Climate change could alter groundwater mainly through changes in the recharge, leading to modify groundwater levels and this will cause GW-SW flow to be reversed in some sectors of the stream by increasing or decreasing groundwater discharge into the stream..."

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The effect of graded fibrous structure of bamboo (Phyllostachys edulis) on its water vapor sorption isotherms

"...It was also noted that fiber cell absorbed water mainly by forming hydrogen bonds between water and hydroxyl groups in the cell wall during the whole RH range, while parenchyma cell absorbed water via bonding to hydroxyl groups at low RH (below 60 %) and through forming water clusters at high RH (over 60 %)..."

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Bacterial vertical and horizontal variability around a deep seamount in the Tropical Western Pacific Ocean

"...Seamount exerted certain effect on bacterial horizontal distribution in the surrounding water mainly through topography-current interaction..."

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Microplastics in wastewater treatment plants of Wuhan, Central China: Abundance, removal, and potential source in household wast

"...Wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) are identified as an important source of microplastics (MPs) released into the aquatic environments..."

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Effects of water richness and seasonality on atmospheric methane emission from the wetlands of deltaic environment

"...The bheries (local name of embanked wetland diurnally controlled by tidal water mainly used for pisciculture) show the lowest emission rate which is not more than 0..."

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Techno-economic studies of an industrial biogas plant to be implemented at Kumasi Abattoir in Ghana

"...Desk studies, studies of the abattoir slaughter operations, waste fractions, energy consumption patterns and projected energy demand as well as energy efficiency measures were all studied..."

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Phytoremediation of fluoride from the environmental matrices: A review on its application strategies

"...Various conventional and modern techniques have been developed to remove fluoride from groundwater mainly due to its high prevalence..."

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Algogenic organic matter fouling alleviation in membrane distillation by peroxymonosulfate (PMS): Role of PMS concentration and

"...For the first time, this study explored the performance of a standalone direct contact membrane distillation (DCMD) and an integrated peroxymonosulfate (PMS)/DCMD for the treatment of surface water mainly containing algogenic organic matter (AOM) to elucidate pollutant removal as well as fouling propensity and mitigation..."

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