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Bottled water consumption fuelled by health fears: study

A fear of dying plays a role in people buying bottled water, even though they know it may not be good for them or the planet, a new University of Waterloo study has found. Science Daily reports.

Saint John, N.B., to study causes of water pipe leaks

Many residents in west Saint John, N.B., are wondering if there is something in the water that’s causing their pipes to leak, and some are linking the problem to hard water in wells. Global News reports.

Development of a new drinking water safety test underway

A research team at the University of Oviedo in Spain is looking at the viability of a faster and possibly more economical way of testing drinking water safety.

Training operators key to ending drinking-water advisories, U of Guelph research suggests

New research suggests water systems on First Nations reserves operated by people lacking adequate training are more likely to experience drinking-water advisories that last longer, writes Matthew McClearn in the Globe and Mail.

GFL acquires Accuworx Canadian operations

GFL Environmental has acquired the Canadian operations of ground water remediation company Accuworx, including Sure Horizon Environmental of Brampton, Ont.
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Additive boosts thermal conductivity of grout

CETCO Drilling Products’ new TC Booster is an additive used to boost the thermal conductivity of the company’s geothermal grout. » Learn more

Franklin Electric launches digital AIM manual

Franklin Electric has released a mobile app version of its application, installation and maintenance manual that can be installed on smartphones and tablets. » Learn more

Ontario Geothermal Association Conference

Feb. 27-28, 2018
Location: Toronto, Ont.
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OGWA Regional Training/Convention and AGM

March 23-24, 2018
Location: Kanata, Ont.
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