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Potable water uses 4% lower in 2019 compared with 2017, according to Stats Can survey of drinking water plants

Total per capita potable water use in Canada was four per cent lower in 2019 compared with 2017. Households accounted for half of the water used in Canada in 2019, most of which (88 per cent) was drawn from a river or lake. Statistics Canada published these and other industry details in a recent report.

Recharging wells the culprit in the mystery of missing water in Kelowna’s Mission Creek

Massive amounts of water being unexpectedly drawn from Mission Creek in Kelowna, B.C., may be caused by a nearby recharging well or wells, according to the general manager of Black Mountain Irrigation District. iNFOnews.ca reports.

Free, open access coming to Alberta’s environmental enforcement files

The Environmental Historical Enforcement Search will be available through the Alberta government website at alberta.ca/environmental-historical-enforcement-search.

Four grandfathers on fundraising bike ride across Canada for wells in Africa

A bike ride of 10,000 kilometres, scheduled to last 65 days to raise funds for 65 water wells in Africa, is rolling across Canada. CTV News reports.

Manitoba funds training for Indigenous women in water and wastewater installation and other skilled trades

The Manitoba government and Manitoba Construction Sector Council will deliver skilled-trades training for Indigenous women in four northern and remote communities in framing, water and wastewater installation, blast hole drilling and other high-demand skills.

National Ground Water Association announces 2021 industry award winners

Each year the National Ground Water Association winners are recognized as industry champions and groundwater advocates. The association congratulates the recipients of its 2021 Awards of Excellence, Outstanding Groundwater Project Awards, Sectional Awards, and NGWA Fellow designation, which will be presented this December during Groundwater Week in Nashville.
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Positive Workplace

The positive workplace

Ensuring your workplace is inclusive and respectful is a smart business decision – and the right thing to do, industry leaders tell Carolyn Camilleri in the latest issue of Ground Water Canada. » Read more
New pump in town

New pump in town

In a lively Q-and-A, MIT graduate student Hilary Johnson tells Ground Water Canada how she worked with Xylem Inc. to invent a centrifugal pump with adaptive geometry that changes the volume of the pump in real time to match variable flow rates in the system. » Read more
Canadian National Ground Water Association: Become a voting member

Canadian National Ground Water Association: Become a voting member

The Canadian National Ground Water Association was formed to be your voice on federal issues of concern to the groundwater industry in Canada – working alongside provincial associations. If you are involved in the industry, you are automatically an Associate member of the Canadian National Ground Water Association. Make a donation of $100 or more to participate in meetings and have a vote on association matters. Here you’ll find all the details and a CNGWA membership registration form. » Read more

Wellmaster Press x Press Couplings – Different from the Rest

Wellmaster has been designing and manufacturing Press x Press couplings for the past 19 years.

What makes our couplings better?

Strong friction taper connection for tough conditions
No threading or welding required, just drop on and start driving
Can be used for plain end casing with no bevel

Available in 4 1/2”, 6 5/8” and 7” diameters.

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OGWA Scholarship Golf Tournament

Sept. 17, 2021
Location: Conestogo, Ont.
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NGWA Groundwater Week 2021

Dec. 14-16, 2021
Location: Nashville, Tenn.
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