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Coverage of water treatment plants since January 23, 2024.

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..."


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..."


Epcor issues ban on non-essential water use in Edmonton area due to pump issue

"...Epcor has issued a mandatory ban on non-essential water use after a pump issue at the E. L. Smith Water Treatment Plant..."


Edmonton treatment plant failure triggers non-essential water use ban across region

"...EPCOR said a pump issue occurred at the E. L. Smith Water Treatment Plant in southwest Edmonton, where water distribution has been halted..."


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Jobs in water treatment plants

Recent employment opportunities from across Canada.

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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Wastewater Labourer II - District of Sechelt (Sechelt, BC)

"...You must be professional, responsive and possess a positive work attitude; strong mechanical skills; the ability to remain calm in stressful situations; and the ability to communicate effectively and tactfully one-on-one and in a group environment..."

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Informative Video

Discussions, Documentaries, and Investigative Reports about water treatment plants.

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..."


The case for drinking treated wastewater. (Yes, from the toilet.) | Just Might Work by Freethink

"...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..."


The secrets of sewage - What's in our wastewater? | DW Documentary

"...What exactly is in the wastewater? A group of researchers is on its way to Europe's largest wastewater treatment plant to find out..."


Academic Research

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

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..."


The Impact of Fragrances on Soils

"...Of these compounds, the polycyclic and nitromusks are not readily degraded in wastewater treatment plants and, therefore, their concentrations are dominant in the sewage sludge and reclaimed wastewater..."


Constructed Wetlands as Alternative to Conventional Wastewater Treatment: The Case of Gimboki, Mutare

"...An expert interview was carried out with key informants from the Environmental Management Agency and Local Authority regarding the potential of constructed wetlands as an alternative treatment approach to the Gimboki Wastewater Treatment Plant, and this is discussed..."


An integrated approach for sustainable development of wastewater treatment and management system using IoT in smart cities

"...This research study has proposed a real-time system using IoT that regularly monitors specific crucial parameters of a wastewater treatment plant and informs any plant's dysfunction to the operator..."


Drug consumption in German cities and municipalities during the COVID-19 lockdown: a wastewater analysis

"...Raw sewage 24-h composite samples were collected in catchment areas of 15 wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) in urban, small-town, and rural areas in Germany during different lockdown phases from April 2020 to December 2021..."


A critical review on emerging contaminants: origin, discernment, and remedies

"...This paper reviews existing research that provides reliable and quantitative information on PhACs, PCPs, and EDCs, and their concentrations in surface water, groundwater, drinking water, and treated wastewater, as well as the removal efficiency of different treatment processes for different emerging pollutants, with a focus on recent studies regarding the fate and behavior of the contaminants in wastewater treatment plants and the environment..."


Preservation of Wastewater Sedimentation Tanks by Using Proposed Types of Coatings

"...In Baghdad, Al- Rustamiya wastewater treatment plant was exposed to high and continuous drainage of sewage water, leading to weak in concrete parts of wastewater treatment plant..."