Water & Wastewater
Water pump manufacturer Grundfos, well-known by specifying engineers and facility managers alike, is celebrating its 75th anniversary today. The company’s history began in Denmark in 1945, at the end of the Second World War. A shortage of supplies pushed founder…
The Women’s Infrastructure Network (WIN) recently announced the honourees for its 2020 WIN Awards. The annual program, launched in 2015, is intended to recognize the contributions of exceptional women in Canada’s infrastructure industry, including engineers. This year the program drew…
Fredericton’s city council has chosen to postpone two infrastructure renewal projects that were scheduled for this spring and summer, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The planned projects on Regent Street (between Queen and King Streets) and on Union Street have…
Construction management software developer Autodesk is acquiring a minority stake in and forming a strategic alliance with Aurigo Software, with plans to integrate their products. By combining Aurigo’s MasterWorks capital planning and project management technology—which addresses roads, bridges, airports and…
The fifth in a series, it is intended for environmental and water resources engineers.
On Apr. 2, federal minister of public safety and emergency preparedness Bill Blair released “Guidance on Essential Services and Functions in Canada During the COVID-19 Pandemic,” a non-binding, advisory document intended to assist jurisdictions and businesses in determining which employees…
Today, Engineers Canada announced an agreement to transfer ownership of its Public Infrastructure Engineering Vulnerability Committee (PIEVC) Program—including the protocol for infrastructure climate risk and vulnerability assessment—to the Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction (ICLR). ICLR has partnered with the Climate…
The Internet of Things (IoT) offers many benefits for water management.
The Canadian Construction Association (CCA), which represents more than 20,000 member firms across the country, is recommending construction and related manufacturing activities remain operational, for the time being, during the global COVID-19 pandemic. The association points out, as part of…
The Canadian Association of Women in Construction (CAWIC) is organizing industry tours of Con Cast Pipe’s plant in Oakville, Ont., on Mar. 11. The plant, comprising 80,000 sf of manufacturing space and 9,000 sf of auxiliary space, serves the municipal…
The government of Manitoba has announced it will provide upward of $61 million to help upgrade Portage la Prairie’s municipally owned and operated water pollution control facility (WPCF), which treats wastewater—including that from the region’s agri-business industry—before it is discharged…
Consulting engineers at GHD have worked with Melfer Construction and the municipal government of Guelph, Ont., to build a new 18,600-m2 snow storage pad that will help reduce the local environmental impact of road salt. Nearly 12 times the size…
Xylem has launched ‘Solving Water,’ a new podcast series intended to help plumbing and HVAC professionals learn more about clean water access and efficient use in commercial buildings, utilities, residential communities and elsewhere. Known for products and services relating to…
The 2019 Canadian Infrastructure Report Card, released yesterday ahead of the federal election, calls for long-term investments in the renewal of public infrastructure that it finds is aging, in poor condition and at risk. The following are some of the…
Nova Scotia’s government announced yesterday eight communities across will receive more than $922,000 for water-related infrastructure projects, through the provincial capital assistance program. Among these projects, the government has earmarked: – $406,716 to improve municipal water supplies and conduct testing…
The tunnels are 4.4km and 1.6km long respectively and 3m in diameter each, adding 43,600 cubic-metres of storage.
Funding announced for two water and wastewater projects serving nine communities in Northern Saskatchewan, along with 11 other projects which in total will benefit some 20 communities.
The new MAB guideline is for static pipe bursting to replace potable water mains using HDPE piping systems that conform to AWWA standards.
The new wastewater treatment plant upgrades in the Town of Petrolia provide a more efficient and sustainable solution for the burgeoning Ontario community.
The crown corporation will finance this municipality-led procurement approach as a pilot project to demonstrate a new model for structuring and financing smaller municipal water and wastewater infrastructure schemes.
Just over 5 900 million cubic metres of sewage flowed through municipal wastewater systems that processed 100 cubic metres per day or more of sewage in 2017.
This project will eliminate the drinking water advisory that has affected the community since 2013.
The pump stations will be equipped with state-of-the-art odour control systems that contain and suppress odour so there will be no discernible smell in the community.
Union Bay Improvement District worked with Koers Engineering to develop and design a new treatment plant that meets provincial standards.
Introducing software and hardware systems to connect city operations and empower citizens takes small steps, collaboration and a foundation of trust.
The governments of Canada and Saskatchewan will each provide more than $27.3 million for eight water resource infrastructure projects.
Over $150 million in funding announced for four flooding and storm mitigation projects in the T.O. and the neighbouring Regional Municipality of York
The government of Canada has committed $168.5 million for the Springbank Off-Stream Reservoir project, a design that will protect Calgary and other downstream communities from the potential damage caused by extreme flooding.
An additional $10 million in unconditional operating funding to rural municipalities to support critical infrastructure needs, and a $2 million increase to the Manitoba Water Services Board capital budget.
The project consisted of the new plant, two new wells, and the installation of approximately 8,000 metres of pipeline to connect the facility to the existing Gimli town site, the Pelican Beach water plant and a condominium complex.