Industry News
Stanford, CA – Researchers have analyzed records for about two million wells across 17 western United States, and they estimate that one out of every 30 wells was dry between 2013 and 2015. The Desert Sun reports. | READ MORE
Merville, B.C. – Atlas Manufacturing has had success in the U.S. selling its casing hammers and designing new products for other industries, including oil and gas. BC Business reports. | READ MORE
Tampa, FL – New research suggests that excessive ground water use and damming have changed the natural risk of nuisance floods, for better or worse, in eastern U.S. coastal cities. Earth & Space Science News reports. | READ MORE
Toronto – The Canadian Institute of Plumbing and Heating has awarded the Fisheries and Marine Institute of Memorial University in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador its National Water Wise Award for the Institute’s research into issues that impact lakes, rivers, coastal zones and offshore environments.
Chatham-Kent County, Ont. – Maude Barlow, chairperson of the Council of Canadians, to visit Chatham-Kent, Ont., and support the residents in their battle for answers about wind turbine construction and its potential effect on local well water. CBC News reports. | READ MORE
Crested Butte, CO – Residents in and around Crested Butte, Colo., may see a safe, low-flying helicopter towing a hula-hoop-shaped object beginning in early October and lasting for approximately two weeks.
Nova Scotia – Flooded with orders for deeper and new wells in then-drought-stricken southern Nova Scotia last year, well drilling companies saw demand for that kind of work dry up there this summer. The Halifax Chronicle-Herald reports. | READ MORE
New York – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau devoted a speech at the United Nations General Assembly in New York to the plight of Canada’s Indigenous peoples. The National Post reports. | READ MORE
Waterloo, ON – Researchers at the University of Waterloo have invented a fast, affordable way for developing communities to test their drinking water for potentially deadly E. coli using paper strips similar to those used in litmus tests.
Chatfield, MN – Kernza, an intermediate wheatgrass, is being tested by the City of Chatfield, the University of Minnesota and the Minnesota Rural Water Association to determine if it is a viable tool in the effort to protect the local water supply. The Post Bulletin reports. | READ MORE
St. Marys, Ont. – Epiroc (formerly Atlas Copco) will be showcasing the DB 40 in action at Hopper Well Drilling in St. Marys, Ont.
Toronto – A Canadian Water Quality Association survey of water treatment technicians, well drillers, pump mechanics, plumbers, environmental engineers, professional trades educators and other professionals suggests the water treatment market is valuable and plenty of potential for those looking to enter it.
Florida – With Hurricane Irma expected to unleash destructive winds and flooding rain in Florida, University of Toronto’s Fadi Masoud talks about the dangers ahead, including increases in sea level contributing to increases in regional ground water elevations and saltwater intrusion. U of T News reports. | READ MORE
Benin, Africa – The $771,715 Cdn grant to Umalia Inc. and Technologies Ecofixe runs from 2017 to 2020 and will allow the two Montreal-area companies to complete a water purification project they began in the community of Sô-Ava in 2014.
The value of a business depends on what the market is willing to pay for it at any given time. Values depend on the industry, buyer interest and willingness to transact, and the state of the economy.
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