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Alberta – A new season of Working Well workshops gets underway this month in Alberta. Since it was launched in 2008, there have been 254 workshops in the province outlining how to properly care for water wells and protect ground water resources. Alberta Farmer reports. | READ MORE
Stoney Creek, Ont. – A family in Stoney Creek, Ont., will pursue claims against the City of Hamilton for expenses incurred during dewatering work completed for a tunnel-boring project for a new sanitary sewer system in 2015. Hamilton News reports. | READ MORE
British Columbia – The B.C. lands ministry is asking agricultural, municipal and industrial bodies in parts of central and northern British Columbia to voluntarily restrict their surface and ground water water use because of especially dry conditions. CBC News reports. | READ MORE
Medicine Hat, Alta. – Over the Thanksgiving long weekend, Medicine Hat runners showed it’s not all about new gear and establishing personal bests. Over 200 people laced up their shoes to take part in the 2018 Water Run, held in partnership between Nehemiah Construction Ministries and the local YMCA. ChatNewsToday.ca reports. | READ MORE
Newark, NJ – New Jersey Institute of Technology researchers have detailed the discovery of the first bacterium known capable of simultaneously degrading the pair of chemical contaminants – 1,4-Dioxane and 1,1-DCE. Phys.org reports. | READ MORE
Toronto – Tanja McQueen has been elected chair of the Water Technology Acceleration Project (WaterTAP) board of directors.
Steady Brook, N.L. – The Town of Steady Brook, Newfoundland, thought putting in a new artesian well system would solve its water woes, but that hasn’t been the case as the town continues to deal with issues with its water supply. The Western Star reports. | READ MORE
Victoria Island, Ont. – The National Capital Commission will gradually close public access to Victoria Island over the next three months so it can clean up large amounts of contaminants found underground that are threatening soil, surface water and ground water. Global News reports. | READ MORE
Truro, N.S. – Drillers, manufacturers and suppliers from five provinces met at the Atlantic Water Well Association in Truro, N.S., to hear expert speakers, see what manufacturers and suppliers had to offer, compare notes with old friends, and enjoy some delicious seafood chowder and grog.
Giving back to the community through charitable donations is a key focus for many businesses who want to show customers they care about more than the almighty dollar. This corporate social responsibility is driven in part by socially conscious millennials who are forcing the issue with their immense purchasing power.
Round Rock, TX – A retired contractor from Round Rock, Texas, has received a Patents for Humanity Award for inventing a drill that uses reverse flow to bring water to people in parts of the world that need it most. KXAN News reports. | READ MORE
Lansing, MI – The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality is using unmanned aircraft systems technology to search for possible locations of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substance (PFAS) contamination of water. | Unmanned Aerial Online reports. | READ MORE
Toronto – The latest report from the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario calls on the provincial government to create a climate change law that drives down emissions while funding sensible solutions.
Horse Lake First Nation, Treaty 8 Territory, Alta. – Horse Lake First Nation, northwest of Grande Prairie, Alta., has a new water treatment plant in operation, thanks to funding of $9.5 million from the federal government.
North Carolina – More than 1.4 million people in North Carolina don’t have a reliable source of water from their public systems, according to the NC Department of Public Safety. The Progressive Pulse reports. | READ MORE
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