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Butner, NC – Water well drillers from the North Carolina Army National Guard’s 1132nd and 1133rd Engineer Detachment tested and trained on a new well-drilling vehicle during the unit’s annual training Aug. 31, 2018, near Butner, N.C. Staff Sgt. Jonathan Shaw reports.| READ MORE
Detroit and Flint, MI – School districts in Flint and Detroit have turned off drinking water inside school buildings in response to 16 schools showing higher than acceptable levels for copper and/or lead. The Detroit News reports. | READ MORE
Chatham-Kent, Ont. – With concerns still being raised about the potential impact of wind turbines on well water, the provincial government is planning to follow through with a health-hazard investigation, says an area MPP and minister. The Chatham Daily News reports. | READ MORE
Vancouver – Acuva Technologies Inc. recently became the first in the drinking water purification sector to receive NSF/ANSI 55 Class B Certification.
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Surrey, B.C. – Public health officials are investigating a number of cases of Legionnaires' disease contracted in Surrey, B.C. The bacterium that causes the disease is often found in freshwater, ground water and soil, as well as cooling towers, hot tubs, and larger plumbing systems. The Toronto Star/Canadian Press reports. | READ MORE
Nunavut – Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd. is looking for clearance from the Nunavut Impact Review Board to dump treated ground water into Melvin Bay outside Rankin Inlet between May and October starting next year, but local hunters and trappers say the mining company needs to double-check its understanding of the area’s ice-free season first. Nunatsiaq News reports. | READ MORE
Greenwood, N.S. – Half a dozen homes in Greenwood, N.S., have well water that is contaminated with unacceptable levels of tetrachloroethylene, a chemical connected to dry cleaning, new tests by the provincial Department of Environment show. The Halifax Chronicle-Herald reports. | READ MORE
Nova Scotia – Federal and provincial government staff are raising concerns about the potential impact on health and the environment of a proposed spaceport on the eastern tip of mainland Nova Scotia, with one staffer warning the project could result in ecological harm that would take centuries to repair. CBC News reports. | READ MORE
Kehewin Cree Nation, Alta. – Kehewin Cree Nation, located about 230 kilometres northeast of Edmonton, has broken ground on a long-awaited new $14 million water treatment plant. CBC News reports. | READ MORE
Westerville, OH – A water resources expert will explore how society can address water issues during the keynote talk at the Groundwater Summit during Groundwater Week in December in Las Vegas.
Aberfoyle, Ont. – The Grand River Conservation Authority has told Puslinch, Ont., councillors that one of the biggest threats to municipal water supplies for the City of  Guelph is the reduction of recharge areas and increased water demands resulting from the city’s growth. The Wellington Advertiser reports. | READ MORE
Nova Scotia – As the N.S. government prepares for more droughts due to climate change, scientists are developing a real-time monitoring network for well water across the province. CBC News reports. | READ MORE
London, U.K. – Watermelon rind has been shown by researchers in Pakistan to be capable of cheaply and efficiently removing arsenic from ground water. The team won funding from Grand Challenges Canada in 2014 to develop the technology. SciDev.net reports. | READ MORE
Ottawa – The amount of untreated grey water dumped in Canadian Arctic waters is projected to double by 2035 if left unregulated, says a new report commissioned by World Wildlife Fund Canada. 

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