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Mississauga, Ont. – Grundfos Canada will hold its annual Walk for Water on Saturday, Sept. 7. The company is asking for participants and support to continue helping provide communities around the world with a basic human right – access to clean drinking water.
Starting in January, the Ontario Ground Water Association’s well-respected magazine, The Source, will come to you together with Ground Water Canada!
September 3 is Protect Your Groundwater Day! The annual observance was established by the National Ground Water Association to highlight the responsible development, management and use of ground water. 
Washington – The world faces an invisible crisis of water quality that is eliminating one-third of potential economic growth in heavily polluted areas and threatening human and environmental well-being, according to a World Bank report released on Aug. 20.
British Columbia has begun restricting water use by select users on the Koksilah River to protect fish populations, which are under threat due to low water flows in the river. The Cowichan Valley Citizen reports. | READ MORE
Haldimand and Brant Counties, Ont. – The Mississaugas of the Credit and Six Nations of the Grand River have launched an innovative water main project designed to bring a reliable supply of clean and safe water to the rural residents of both communities.
Vernon, B.C. – A First Nation based in Vernon, B.C., is suing the federal government to try to get better drinking water, but the minister of Indigenous services insists the band's drinking water is entirely safe. CBC News reports. | READ MORE
Quebec City – A team of Quebec researchers is trying to find a new way of beating the heat by using ground water to cool down buildings and reduce the climate impact of air conditioning units. CBC News reports. | READ MORE
Elora, Ont. – Centre Wellington, Ont., has completed a Water Supply Master Plan that proposes hydrogeological investigations and testing in advance of any well issues to determine viability and capacity prior to replacement. The Wellington Advertiser reports. | READ MORE
Victoria – A report from the auditor general of British Columbia says the Ministry of Health and the Provincial Health Officer are not sufficiently protecting drinking water in B.C.
Fort Wayne, IN – Franklin Electric Co. Inc. has acquired First Sales, an Indiana manufacturer of water treatment and filtration equipment for the residential and commercial markets.
Concord, NH – New Hampshire has started sampling 500 private wells throughout the state to test for around 250 toxins and natural pollutants ranging from bacteria and salt to PFAS and pesticides, creating an unusual, sweeping view of the quality of residents’ drinking water and what affects it. Valley News reports. | READ MORE
Moose Jaw, Sask. – This week the Moose Jaw River Watershed, along with the Canadian Agricultural Partnership, demonstrated the safe decommissioning of a well on a local farm. Discover Moose Jaw reports. | READ MORE
Williams Lake, B.C. – Williams Lake, B.C., issued a water quality advisory recommending people use another source of water, such as bottled water, for preparing baby formula for infants and food or drinks for young children. The Williams Lake Tribune reports. | READ MORE
Ottawa – The federal government has announced more than $7.75 million in funding to support work on new projects in Ontario under the National Disaster Mitigation Program.
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