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March 21, 2019

New guideline for lead in drinking water

Health Canada, in collaboration with the provinces, territories and other federal departments, has updated the drinking water guideline to reduce the maximum acceptable concentration of lead in drinking water from 0.01 mg/L, set in 1992, to 0.005 mg/L.

Contaminants fact sheet

To mark Ground Water Awareness Week, the folks at Wahl Water shared with us a handy fact sheet listing potential contaminants in well water. Download the document, share it on social media, email it to customers or print it and share it with well owners and anyone you'd like to educate about ground water.

Federal budget renews vow to end drinking-water advisories by March 2021

Federal finance Minister Bill Morneau announced $4.7-billion in spending for Indigenous people in Canada in the new federal budget and renewed its promise to end all drinking-water advisories on reserves by March 2021.
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Laval Underground Surveys Launches New R-CAM TLE Level Wind.

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Ground Water Awareness Week

Ground Water Awareness Week: What is the future of ground water?

Few people in Canada have thought more deeply about ground water than Dr. Alfonso Rivera, the Chief Hydrogeologist of the Geological Survey of Canada. To mark Ground Water Awareness Week, Dr. Rivera shared with us his reflections on the past, present and future (including new technologies) of ground water. » Learn more
Pat Simonson's drilling equipment

Top 10 Under 40: Patrick Simonson

Well Drilling in Centreville, N.B., and one of our Top 10 Under 40 industry professionals. Simonson loves the customer connection: “Some people are very grateful and will like you for the rest of your life for giving them water.” » Learn more

BCGWA trade show, convention and AGM

April 10-11, 2019
Location: Langley, B.C.
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