May 21, 2015, Berwick, N.S. – The Ecology Action Centre’s of Annapolis Valley recently held a public workshop and offered a take-home kit to help well owners get started on drinking water testing. The Kings County Register reports. | READ MORE
May 19, 2015, Washington – Many Americans believe water shortage issues haven't hit close to home and that the problems in California and Texas are extreme weather-related droughts that will cycle through and eventually go away. Jenny R. Kehl, director of the Center for Water Policy, says nothing could be farther from the truth. The Washington Examiner reports. | READ MORE
Water well drillers are involved in the development, protection and production of Canada’s ground water resources, providing a water supply for up to 30 per cent of Canada’s population.
Apri 8, 2015, Sundre, Alta. – Private water well owners in the Sundre, Alta., district were presented with information on properly maintaining and safeguarding their supply at a recent working well workshop, The Mountain View Gazette reports. | READ MORE
April 1, 2015, Toronto – The quality of that water is second only to hospitals in terms of what Canadians want their taxes to fund, ahead of roads, schools and public transit, but as confidence has risen, the value they put on our clean drinking water has slipped, suggests a RBC study.
March 25, 2015, Easton, CT – The Connecticut Department of Public Health has released a new federally funded statewide video series on private wells to help well owners make sure their drinking water is safe, the Easton Courier reports. | READ MORE
Members of the Upper Thames River Conservation Authority in Ontario explore the connection between ground water and maple syrup.
Jan. 26, 2015, Westerville, OH – The National Ground Water Association will study the effectiveness of public awareness outreach to private water well owners for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Jan. 22, 2015, Sparwood, B.C. – Members of Health Canada delivered an information session to Elk Valley, B.C., residents on the dangers of radon, a radioactive gas formed by the breakdown of uranium deposits in soil, rock and ground water exposure. The Free Press reports. | READ MORE
Jan. 9, 2015, Peterborough, Ont. – Those planning to register for the January OGWA/Fleming College Regional Training Programs have another week to sign up.
Nov. 27, 2014, Timmins, Ont. – Scientists have discovered the oldest water yet found on Earth, dating back to at least 1.5 billion years, in an Ontario mine, reports NDTV. | READ MORE
Aug. 19, 2014, Cleveland, OH – Courses are available for those interested training on how to administer maintenance inspection programs and improve sewer system performance levels.
July 28, 2014, Westerville, OH – A free, short online lesson about nitrate in drinking water and what to do about it is available to household water well owners on the NGWA website.
When the town of Gibsons, B.C., embarked on the community-outreach component of its aquifer-mapping study, the goal was to foster engagement in the town’s efforts to sustain and protect its most precious resource. Evidently, it’s working.
As Ground Water Canada celebrates its 40th anniversary, we wanted to take the time to recognize the programs at Red Deer College in Alberta and Sir Sanford Fleming College in Ontario for the long-standing foundation they have been providing to up-and-coming drillers in the industry. Here’s a look back at two past alumni who got their start in the programs.
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