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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.
Chatham-Kent, Ont. – Charges have been laid in relation to several industrial wind projects in the Chatham-Kent area of southwestern Ontario. On July 12, the Ontario Court of Justice in Chatham-Kent determined there were "reasonable and probable grounds" to believe environmental offences had been committed under the Environmental Protection Act by the environment minister, ministry staff and three industrial wind companies. CTV News Windsor reports. | READ MORE
Chatham-Kent, Ont. – Citizen activist group Water Wells First is calling on the Ontario government to hold a public meeting and address what it calls "serious shortcomings" in its plan to carry out a health hazard investigation into private wells in Chatham-Kent.
Pender Island, B.C. – Residents of North Pender Island in British Columbia are planning a protest today to stop work on draining a pond that is considered an important firefighting resource for the island and believed to be connected to nearby wells. The Times-Colonist reports. | READ MORE
Attawapiskat, Northern Ontario – A crew of health officials and technical specialists will be trying to figure out what happened with the Attawapiskat First Nation's water systems, after high levels of dangerous chemicals prompted the chief and council to call a state of emergency July 7. CBC News reports. | READ MORE
Chatham-Kent, Ont. – The Ontario government has formed an expert independent panel to investigate well water in Chatham Kent, MPP Monte McNaughton announced on Friday.
Chennai. India – Amid a ground water crisis in Chennai, India, a government inquiry will look into complaints of illegal extraction of ground water and initiate action against violators and government officials who failed to curb the practice. Under the Chennai legislation, nobody can sink a dug well, open well, tube well or borewell without obtaining a permit. The Hindu reports. | READ MORE
Oakville, Ont. – On July 11, Grundfos Canada broke ground on a $3.5-million expansion of its Oakville location at 2941 Brighton Road that will more than double warehouse and assembly space to accommodate expected growth.
Charlottetown, P.E.I. – Prince Edward Island is a step closer to bringing its Water Act into force. The province's environment minister recently announced public consultations on the third and final set of regulations needed before the act can be proclaimed. CBC News reports. | READ MORE
The International Joint Commission is launching a series of roundtables, community conversations and listening sessions this summer and fall to hear the public’s perspectives on how the Great Lakes are faring and what is most important when it comes to their health and vitality.
There’s something in the water wells in Chatham-Kent. Excessive sediment, problematic gases, and offputting, potentially infection-causing biofilm.

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