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Saint John, N.B. – A class-action lawsuit has been filed against the City of Saint John on behalf of west side residents faced with leaking pipes and costly repairs they allege are due to their water source being changed as part of system upgrades. CBC News reports. | READ MORE
Glenville, MN – A citizen’s group based in Glenville, Minn., has been taking a keen interest in the well-water issues raised over wind farms in Chatham-Kent. Chatham Daily News reports. | READ MORE
Feb. 14, 2018, Simcoe, Ont. – Ground Water Canada is highlighting awareness, sustainability and education during Ground Water Awareness Week March 11 to 17.
Feb. 14, 2018, Cape Town, South Africa – Before man-made climate change kicked in – and well before "Day Zero" in Cape Town, where taps may run dry in early May – the global water crisis was upon us. Scientists look at ground water scarcity around the world. Phys.org reports. | READ MORE
Feb. 13, 2018, Lethbridge, Alta. – A professor of indigenous studies at the University of Lethbridge discussed with interested students and members of the public the impact of Canada’s decentralized water governance system for residents across the country. The Lethbridge Herald reports. | READ MORE
Feb. 13, 2018, Westerville, OH –The theme of this year’s National Groundwater Awareness Week, set for March 11-17, is 'Tend. Test. Treat.'
Feb. 12, 2018, Fort Wayne, IN – The Franklin Electric Co. Inc. 2018 Key Dealer Scholarship Program will once again provide up to five $2,000 scholarships to Key Dealers, their employees, or their relatives for financial assistance to defray the cost of education.
Feb. 9, 2018, Everett, WA – After Washington state lawmakers earlier this year clarified well-drilling rules for rural development, Snohomish County officials have worked to adapt quickly. HeraldNet reports. | READ MORE
Feb. 8, 2018, Saskatoon, Sask. – The Nature Conservancy of Canada has purchased 65 hectares of ecologically significant wetland habitat two kilometres north of Good Spirit Provincial Park in Saskatchewan.
Waterloo, Ont. — A fear of dying plays a role in people buying bottled water, even though they know it may not be good for them or the planet, a new study has found. Science Daily reports. |READ MORE
Spain — A research team at the University of Oviedo is looking at the viability of a faster and possibly more economical way of testing drinking water safety. |READ MORE
Feb. 4, 2018, Chatham, Ont. – Members of citizen activist group Water Wells First are expressing concern after the Ministry of the Environment absolved the Chatham, Ont.-area North Kent Wind project of tainting local well water. Blackburn News reports. | READ MORE
Feb. 4, 2018, Toronto – GFL Environmental has acquired the Canadian operations of ground water remediation company Accuworx, including Sure Horizon Environmental of Brampton, Ont.
Feb. 1, 2018, Calgary – A growing number of Canadian drilling rigs are being moved south of the border to take advantage of brighter prospects in the United States — and observers say it’s unlikely they will ever return home. The Financial Post reports. | READ MORE
Jan. 31, 2018, Saint John, N.B. – Many residents in west Saint John, N.B., are wondering if there is something in the water that’s causing their pipes to leak, and some are linking the problem to hard water in wells. Global News reports. | READ MORE
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