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Ground Water Canada Feature: Enduring influence

One might expect newly retired professor Gord Bailey to be putting up his feet, but although the Fleming College “guru of applied learning” is decidedly gearing down, he is full of plans for the near future.

Committee reports on lead in drinking water

Canada's Federal-Provincial-Territorial Committee on Drinking Water has released a report on lead in drinking water for the purposes of updating the drinking water guideline and is inviting comments until March 15.

Ontario proposes to boost water bottler fee by $500

The Canadian Press has learned that Ontario is proposing to charge water-bottling companies a little over $500 per million litres, up from the current fee of just a few dollars.

UNICEF publishes guidance on water well drilling

UNICEF has published a document note that provides practical guidance on professional water well drilling. The document builds on associated guidelines from the Rural Water Supply Network and previous work and the Code of Practice for Cost Effective Boreholes.

New geothermal directional drilling tech to help bear higher temperatures

The U.S. Department of Energy and its Geothermal Technology Office have shared details about new drilling technology funded under its programs that could help equipment withstanding higher temperatures in geothermal projects. Think GeoEnergy reports.

Submersible level probe features ceramic diaphragm

The Optibar LC 1010 submersible level probe from Krohne provides simple and continuous hydrostatic level measurement for water wells, rainwater retaining and overflow basins, and tanks. » Read more

Drilling systems tackle overburden, boulders, bedrock

Numa's Super Jaws Overburden Bits are designed for dependability and longevity when simultaneously drilling and casing holes in unconsolidated ground conditions of overburden, boulders or bedrock. » Read more

OGA annual meeting

February 4-5, 2017
Location: Waterloo, Ont.
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Ontario Water Works Association Groundwater Seminar

February 14, 2017
Location: Mississauga, Ont.
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Down the Hole Hammer Drilling Fundamentals

February 15, 2017
Location: Fleming College, Lindsay, Ontario
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