Water Issues

Fox Creek, Alta. – A new study shows fluid buildup, not injection rate, triggered hundreds of temblors around Fox Creek, Alta. Science News reports. | READ MORE
Jan. 10, 2018, Delta, B.C. – Results from test well pumping at Diefenbaker Park in Delta, B.C., indicate there isn’t enough available potable ground water to build an emergency well should there be a significant disruption to Delta’s water distribution system, such as a major seismic event. The Delta Optimist reports. | READ MORE
Nov. 29, 2017, Durham, NC – A new U.S. report based on findings from the Aspen-Nicholas Water Forum at Duke University last May and June recommends making simultaneously rising aquifers and a growing economy a new goal toward ground water sustainability.
Dec. 4, 2017, Toronto – On Dec. 1, the minister of environment and climate change, Catherine McKenna, announced Canada will invest $44.84 million for the Great Lakes Protection Initiative, which is part of the $70.5 million of new funding allocated for freshwater protection, in the 2017 budget.
Halifax – Lakes damaged by acid rain are coming back to life in Nova Scotia faster than anyone expected, and the recovery has added expenses for Halifax Water. CBC News reports. | READ MORE
Westville, OH – As attention has recently been focused on the devastation from the recent hurricanes – and how best to deal with flooded water wells – the National Ground Water Association also wants to alert those in the northwestern parts of the United States being affected by rampant wildfires that there are precautions they should take regarding their well systems.
Jan. 4, 2018, San Francisco, CA – A grocery co-operative in San Francisco is selling so-called “raw water” – unfiltered, untreated, unsterilized spring water – bottled and marketed by a small company called Live Water. The New York Times reports. | READ MORE
If a glass of water is held up and it is colourless, crystal clear and has no odour would you think there is much wrong with the water? Total dissolved solids (TDS) are completely dissolved in a water supply and generally invisible to the human eye.
Nov. 23, 2017, Mead, Nebraska – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced the use of a new ultraviolet water treatment system at an extraction well on the former Nebraska Ordnance Plant site. The Ashland Gazette reports. | READ MORE
Dec. 28, 2017, Hyannis, MA – Toxic transformer fluids could pollute drinking water if leaks occur at a substation where an offshore wind energy developer plans to connect to the region’s electric grid, says an attorney for the town of Barnstable, Mass. Cape Cod Times reports. | READ MORE
Alberta – A longtime lawyer for landowners is warning something needs to change or else Albertans could be stuck with an $8-billion environmental cleanup of abandoned oil wells. CBC News reports. | READ MORE
Montreal – Ground water may play an unrecognized role in thawing Arctic permafrost following wildfires, according to new Canadian-led research. Science Daily reports. | READ MORE
While British Columbia’s ground water industry was celebrating the new Water Sustainability Act, the announcement in March 2015 of proposed water rental rates – in force as of Feb. 29, 2016 – got members of the public hot under the collar.
Davis, CA – A University of California Davis study suggests the state was able to trim per capita water consumption by 10 per cent over a decade using watering restrictions and public policy. It also indicates Canada's price of water is among the lowest in the world and its consumption is among the highest, The Vancouver Sun reports. | READ MORE
July 17, 2015, Victoria, B.C. – The B.C. government announced plans this week to re-examine new legislation that would, for the first time, regulate ground water use in the province. Deborah Curran, the Hakai professor in environmental law and sustainability at the University of Victoria, spoke with The Globe and Mail about the issue this week. | READ MORE
Thrissur, India – A 36-foot-deep well with a radius of 4.5 metres that was once the only source of water for a city in India has been revived. India Live Today reports. | READ MORE
Colorado Springs, CO – A Christian organization is pursuing the key group it believes can play a major role in bringing two kinds of life-giving fresh water to those in need — millennials. ChristanNewsWire reports. | READ MORE
Washington – U.S. non-profit organization The Water Well Trust has completed water well projects in Maryland and Pennsylvania in memory of the late vice-president of Aquaflow, Henry E. King III.

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