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May 2, 2019

U of G and City of Guelph create drinking water protection plan

The University of Guelph in collaboration with the City of Guelph has become the first university in Ontario to develop a risk management plan to help protect local drinking water sources.

N.B. officials warn residents to avoid contact with floodwater that could contain sewage

Officials in New Brunswick are warning residents to limit contact with floodwater, including well water, because it could contain sewage from overflowing systems as well as agricultural and industrial waste. Global News reports.

NSF/ANSI 60 and NSF/ANSI 61 standards updated with Canadian requirements

The American National Standards for health effects of drinking water treatment chemicals (NSF/ANSI 60) and plumbing system components (NSF/ANSI 61) have been updated for the Canadian market and published as National Standards of Canada.

Uranium-contaminated water leaks into ground at Saskatchewan mill

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission is investigating after a large water spill at a closed uranium mill in northern Saskatchewan. CBC News reports.

Combination of contaminants in California tap water raises cancer risks, study finds

The array of toxic pollutants in California drinking water could in combination cause more than 15,000 excess cases of cancer, according to a peer-reviewed study by scientists at Environmental Working Group.

Changes to Ont. skilled trades and apprenticeship system

The Ontario government has proposed the Modernizing the Skilled Trades and Apprenticeship Act, 2019, which, if passed, would create a new governance model for the skilled trades and apprenticeship system.
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Scott King

Working together: A conversation with Scott King

Scott King took the helm of the National Ground Water Association’s board of directors as president late in 2018. We talked with the Canadian hydrogeologist about his professional experiences and his passion for getting water-well contractors, manufacturers, suppliers, scientists and engineers on the same page for the good of ground water. » Learn more
BCGWA Convention

BCGWA convention features drillers course

Highlights of the British Columbia Ground Water Association’s annual convention included a two-day drillers course, a talk by McEllhiney Distinguished Lecturer Gary Hix on adapting to changing markets and a panel on flowing artesian wells. » Learn more

CWQA: Creating Customer Connections

May 8-9, 2019
Location: Niagara Falls, Ont.
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