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Coverage of water treatment since January 29, 2024.

More than $51M invested in water, wastewater infrastructure improvements across Sask.

"...The Village of Craven is one of the communities that will receive funding for its water treatment facility, where two new water supply wells will be installed and two filters will be integrated into the existing facility. “This grant will play a pivotal role in enhancing our infrastructure in an affordable manner for our residents and ensuring that we are compliant with the Water Security Agency's quality standard on a go-forward basis,” Craven Mayor Dayna Anderson stated in a release..."


Do you know what you can and can't flush? You might be surprised

"...The Town of Collingwood displayed pictures of various items, including multiple toys like Spider-Man, dinosaurs, and rubber duckies, found at the wastewater treatment plant, reminding residents that not everything is flushable..."


Federal audit finds

"...SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) Puerto Rico is trudging through reconstruction work after two devastating hurricanes and a string of strong earthquakes, and has spent less than 10% of more than $23 billion in available federal funds, according to a U. S. government report released Tuesday..."


Water levels, capacity among top priorities at Lethbridge treatment plant

"..."Around 60 million litres of water is treated at the water treatment plant every day," said Doug Kaupp, general manager of city water and wastewater services..."


Tory MP in hot water as First Nation demands apology for comments he made in House

"...OTTAWA Piapot First Nation is demanding an apology from a Conservative MP after he said First Nations are burning down water treatment plants because they're frustrated with the Liberals..."


Floating hotel ship arrives in Nanaimo ahead of WoodFibre LNG construction project

"...The ship has sewage and water treatment systems, industrial heat pumps, and the ability to run on shore power from the BC Hydro electricity grid, according to Bridgemans..."


A Nebraska bill would hire a hacker to probe the state's computer, elections systems

"...Lippincott presented the bill on the heels of FBI Director Christopher Wray's warning that Chinese government hackers are targeting critical U. S. infrastructure, including water treatment plants, the electrical grid and transportation systems..."


'A bit of a reprieve': Evacuation order downgraded in Pemberton, B.C.

"...A flooding-related evacuation order has been downgraded for properties in Pemberton, B. C. , that include a wastewater treatment plant, a search and rescue base, an airport and an animal shelter..."


Residents in communities surrounding Edmonton concerned about effects of water shortage

"...“We've been reduced before in our homes,” Ducherer said. “You just have (to) adjust and make sure you use less water, we're OK because every town has a reservoir so we never run dry. ”The commission oversees the water supply from Epcor through Strathcona County and extending along Highway 14 including the municipality of Beaver County, the Town of Tofield, Village of Ryley, Village of Holden and the the Town of Viking..."


Edmonton councillor has questions about water supply and preparedness in light of ban

"...Ward pihsiwin Coun. Tim Cartmell has questions around communication, potentially having replacement parts on hand and how to prepare for future water incidents — sudden or expected — so there's less impact on people and businesses. At 2 a..."


Non-essential water use ban remains in place as crews work on problem at treatment plant

"...The ban on non-essential water use in the Edmonton-area continues as Epcor works to fix a failure in the pumping system at the E. L. Smith water treatment plant..."


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Jobs in water treatment

Recent employment opportunities from across Canada.

Supervisor, Wastewater Treatment - Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo (Fort McMurray, AB)

"...Ensures that the team is managed fairly and consistently and that work processes are followed and coordinated to guarantee service levels..."

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Water Treatment Operator - Level IV - District of Peachland (Peachland, BC)

"...Complete water quality testing to ensure processes and finished water is in compliance with local, provincial and federal regulations..."

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Water Treatment Plant Operator - City of Parksville (Parksville, BC)

"...Work involves performing operational and maintenance duties in order to maintain water quality that meets or exceeds all compliance criteria outlined in the City's Operating Permit and Provincial and/or Canadian Drinking Water Legislation and Guidelines. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:..."

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Senior Water Treatment Plant Operator - City of Parksville (Parksville, BC)

"...Five (5) yearsâ experience in commissioning, operating and troubleshooting a membrane plant including maintenance and repairs on large mechanical equipment; demonstrated experience with computer controlled monitoring systems; and demonstrated supervisory experience. OR an equivalent combination of training and experience..."

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Informative Video

Discussions, Documentaries, and Investigative Reports about water treatment.

Will the Chesapeake Become a Dead Zone?

"...In the 45,000 square mile Chesapeake Bay, the countrys largest estuary, nitrogen and phosphorus from wastewater treatment plants, and urban and agricultural run-off is continuously suffocating marine life..."


This city is turning toilet water into drinking water #shorts

"...In the U. S. , concern over droughts and water pollution have ignited a unique solution for preserving one of our most vital resources advanced wastewater treatment for human consumption, also known as direct potable reuse..."


Turning wastewater into drinking water #shorts

"...In the U. S. , concern over droughts and water pollution have ignited a unique solution for preserving one of our most vital resources advanced wastewater treatment for human consumption, also known as direct potable reuse..."


Academic Research

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

Decentralised Wastewater Treatment Plant for University of Zimbabwe Technical Staff Housing, Hatcliffe Harare: A Site Analysis

"...This chapter seeks to find an ideal location for the establishment of a decentralised wastewater treatment plant as a way to reduce pressure on the already existing centralised treatment plants..."


Carbon dioxide and water effluxes from soils affected by reclaimed wastewater and sludge from the wastewater treatment plant du

"...This study focused on the gradual effect of repeated applications of sewage sludge or composted sewage sludge, and continuous irrigation with reclaimed wastewater on the H2O and CO2 effluxes from soils over a 3-year period..."


An integrated data analysis and machine learning approach to track and monitor SARS-CoV-2 in wastewater treatment plants

"...This work proposes combining data analysis and machine learning to track and monitor SARS-CoV-2 in wastewater treatment plants..."


aWaRe: Aiming for Water and Waste Reduction, Reuse and Recycling

"...In the context of circular economy, the aWaRe project pretended to develop innovative textile solutions using own recycled fibers that were bio-finished with recycled water from TINTEX dyehouse Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP)..."


Current trends and future directions of global research on wastewater to energy: a bibliometric analysis and review

"...The study highlights three main research themes in ?wastewater to energy?, which are biogas production through anaerobic digestion of sewage sludge, methane generation from microbial wastewater treatment, and hydrogen production from biomass..."


Environmental impacts of a sprawling rural city on drinking water supply and quality in view of population growth prognostics a

"...In recent years, the water supply has become problematic given the rapid population growth, lower annual precipitation rates due to climate change, and mismanagement of the water supply?demand strategy for near and future perspectives..."


Production and application of xanthan gum?prospects in the dairy and plant-based milk food industry: a review

"...It has found applications in various industries, such as pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, paints and coatings, and wastewater treatment, but especially in the food industry..."


Green industry work: production of FeCl3 from iron and steel industry waste (mill scale) and its use in wastewater treatment

"...The results showed that the wastewater treatment performance of MS-FeCl3 by the recycling of MS, which is an I&SI waste, was at the same level as C-FeCl3..."


The Use of Wastewater for Algal Growth

"...To date, the field of microalgae has been slowly evolving and expanding to accommodate various industries from food and feed to biofuel production coupled with wastewater treatment which subsequently allowed greater access of water for daily usage..."


Omics Approaches for Algal Applications

"...Assimilating carbon dioxide and transforming it into chemical energy/value-added compounds including vitamins, carotenoids, fatty acids, proteins, and nucleic acids is the basis of microalgae and seaweeds (macroalgae) biorefinery, which has applications in bioenergy, health foods, aquaculture feed, pharmaceuticals, and medicine..."


Antimicrobial Resistance in Used Water Treatment and Water Reuse

"...This is why the DSWAP (detoxification systems for water and air pollutants) as a comprehensive strategy aims to gather, consolidate, and provide information on the efficiency of various water treatment technologies designed to remove pollutants from wastewater designated for water reuse..."