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Water well licensing in B.C. reaches deadline, with plenty of confusion still existing

Thousands of water users in British Columbia could be out of compliance with new groundwater regulations that went in effect several years ago. The deadline to obtain a licence for non-domestic wells expired at the end of February.

Remediation of groundwater contamination increases cost of housing construction project

Construction of a 26-unit affordable housing unit in the city has been delayed following the discovery of both groundwater and soil contamination.

Surrounded by water, Michigan faces a water shortage crisis

It is said there is enough groundwater in the Great Lakes region to fill another Lake Huron. However, it isn’t evenly distributed or accessible, and Michigan is facing a water shortage in spite of the vast quantities of nearby surface water.

Monitoring of Saskatchewan municipalities’ wastewater helps forecast COVID movements

The sampling of wastewater can help forecast an increase or decrease in positive cases a week to 10 days after they’ve been collected.

U.S. commits $1 billion toward toxic cleanup work at Great Lakes hot spots

The Great Lakes provide drinking water for about 40 million people in North America who live in eight U.S. states and two Canadian provinces.
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Professional Water Analysis

This portable water analysis instrument is designed to be extremely accurate, fast and simple to use in diverse water quality applications.

A true, one-handed instrument, the Myron L Ultrapen lineup is easy to calibrate and easy to use. To take a measurement, you simply press a button then dip the pen in the sample. Results display in seconds.

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Featured news 
Salinity in freshwater

Even low amounts of salinity in freshwater bodies are harmful: university research

Less than a teaspoon of chloride is all that is needed to pollute five gallons of water where it becomes harmful to several types of aquatic organisms. » Read more
Groundwater Awareness Week

Groundwater Awareness Week to be observed March 6-12

The annual event was established in 1999 to highlight the responsible development, management, and use of groundwater, and the event is also a platform to encourage yearly water well testing and well maintenance, and the promotion of policies impacting groundwater quality and supply. » Read more
Sponsored Spotlight 

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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AWWDA annual convention and trade show

March 24-26, 2022
Location: Red Deer, AB
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BCGWA trade show, convention & AGM

April 7-9, 2022
Location: Penticton, BC
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