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Round Rock, TX – A retired contractor from Round Rock, Texas, has received a Patents for Humanity Award for inventing a drill that uses reverse flow to bring water to people in parts of the world that need it most. KXAN News reports. | READ MORE
Lansing, MI – The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality is using unmanned aircraft systems technology to search for possible locations of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substance (PFAS) contamination of water. | Unmanned Aerial Online reports. | READ MORE
Toronto – The latest report from the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario calls on the provincial government to create a climate change law that drives down emissions while funding sensible solutions.
Horse Lake First Nation, Treaty 8 Territory, Alta. – Horse Lake First Nation, northwest of Grande Prairie, Alta., has a new water treatment plant in operation, thanks to funding of $9.5 million from the federal government.
North Carolina – More than 1.4 million people in North Carolina don’t have a reliable source of water from their public systems, according to the NC Department of Public Safety. The Progressive Pulse reports. | READ MORE
Halifax – The minister responsible for emergency management in Nova Scotia says it's time to consider a long-range approach to helping areas that experience water shortages in the summer. CBC News reports. | READ MORE
British Columbia – A majority of British Columbians are worried about water-related problems, according to a recently released online survey of 1,619 B.C. adult residents conducted by McAllister Opinion Research.
Saskatoon, Sask. – The federal and provincial governments have announced more than $53.9 million in joint funding for 46 Saskatchewan projects – including 41 drinking water and wastewater projects – through the Small Communities Fund.
Wuhan, China – Researchers from the Institute of Geodesy and Geophysics of the Chinese Academy of Sciences have developed high-precision temporal gravity field solutions to monitor ground water. XinghuaNet.com reports. | READ MORE
Shelburne County, N.S. – Responding to an estimated 40 to 60 households with low or dry wells, three fire stations in the Municipality of Barrington, N.S., are offering free water delivery to residents after a hot, dry summer with little rain. CBC News reports. | READ MORE
Pasadena, CA – Los Angeles has awarded Tetra Tech Inc. a $60-million, multiple-award engineering services contract to provide planning and technical support for its Water Resource Core Services Area projects, including flood hazard mitigation, water reuse and supply management, and drinking water well design.
Toronto – World Water-Tech North America has selected six Canadian and U.S. start-up companies to present new technologies and innovations at the summit Oct. 24-25.
Yarmouth County, N.S. – The lack of rainfall and dropping well levels are concerning well owners in the Municipality of Yarmouth, N.S., some of whom are turning to the county's Water Supply Upgrade Lending Program. The Yarmouth County Vanguard reports. | READ MORE
Cardigan, P.E.I. – Some people in the eastern P.E.I. village of Cardigan are having trouble with salt water leaching into their wells, and the village is trying to find out why. CBC News reports. | READ MORE
Ottawa – After adding a long-term drinking water advisory in August, Indigenous Services Canada has provided an update on advisories on public systems on reserve.

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