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Lincoln, NB – The mayor of Nebraska's capital has ordered residents to cut their water use in half because the city's well fields are threatened by record flooding on the Platte River. reports. | READ MORE
Burlington, Ont. – Grass carp, one of four species of Asian carp, has the potential to disrupt the Great Lakes ecosystem and economy unless their spread is stopped, according to a recent report by Fisheries and Oceans Canada with support from the Great Lakes Fishery Commission and the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry.
Michigan – Samples are expected to be taken from about 49 residential drinking water wells in western Michigan to test for potential PFAS contamination. Detroit Free Press reports. | READ MORE
Don't play games with your ground water. Life as we know it would be impossible without groundwater. It is the world's most extracted natural resource, and it supports our ecosystems.
Mindemoya, Ont. – The folks at Wahl Water shared with us a handy fact sheet listing potential contaminants in well water.
Ottawa – Health Canada, in collaboration with the provinces, territories and other federal departments, has updated the drinking water guideline to reduce the maximum acceptable concentration of lead in drinking water from 0.01 mg/L, set in 1992, to 0.005 mg/L. 
In Canada, 8.9 million people, or about 30 per cent of the population, rely on ground water for domestic use?
Charlottetown – The P.E.I. government has proposed well construction and water supply and wastewater treatment system regulations relating to its Water Act passed in the fall of 2017.
Charlottetown – The P.E.I. Department of Environment is responding to concerns about holding ponds, including those of some homeowners who have had to dig deeper wells because of their proximity to a holding pond. CBC News reports. | READ MORE
The International Association of Hydrogeologists has launched a website featuring updated information on the IAH Commission on Groundwater and Climate Change.
Vancouver – Dozens of volunteers participated in the seventh annual Walk In Her Shoes campaign in Vancouver in hopes of raising $100,000 to support women’s and girls’ health through building water wells and other measures in Malawi. The Vancouver Sun reports. | READ MORE
Saskatchewan – Saskatchewan researchers have launched a study they hope will determine the level of sulfates in ground water that cattle can tolerate. The Western Producer reports. | READ MORE
Ottawa – Single-detached starts continued to trend lower in January, but this was offset by an uptick in the trend for multi-unit dwellings in urban centres, according to the latest report from the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation.
March 1, Simcoe, Ont. – Ground Water Canada is highlighting awareness, sustainability and education during Ground Water Awareness Week March 10 to 16.
Williams Lake, B.C. – Water conservation will be key to the future of Williams Lake’s aquifer, suggests a new water management strategy report presented to the city council and staff this week. The Williams Lake Tribune reports. | READ MORE

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