Canadian Water & Wastewater Association News

The CWWA has created a guidance document for water, wastewater, and stormwater utility managers to ensure that our waters remain sustainable for future generations. CWWA put substantial thought into structuring the topics, including laying out challenges, best practices and resources

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Funding Announcement to Improve Water Quality in Lake Erie and Lake St. Clair Watersheds

A Water Canada article indicates that both federal and provincial governments will be accepting new rounds of applications for this funding which will improve local watersheds. The Federal Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food notes that the Government of Canada is

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Lake Erie Water Summer Temps Rise

The hot stretch of weather experienced throughout the Great Lakes region over the past several weeks has given rise to the water temperatures within the Great Lakes. Lake Erie came very close to setting a new temperature record, however it

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Canadian Water and Wastewater Association- Lead in Drinking Water

With the recent media release regarding lead in drinking water the Canadian Water and Wastewater Association (CWWA) provides relevant information on lead and additional sources for residents to educate themselves on the topic. For further reading please feel free to

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Blue-Green Algae – what you need to know

Cyanobacteria or Blue-green algae is present in almost all lakes in Canada, and the same is true for Lake Erie.  In the warmer sunny days that UWSS experiences in the summer blue-green algae can form in the source water.  The

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Funding provided to decrease phosphorus/agricultural runoff in Lake Erie

The Great Lakes Protection Initiative is providing $600,000 in funding to develop tests and technologies that will assist in the interception and the removal of phosphorus from agricultural runoff in Southwestern Ontario. Phosphorus is the leading contributor to the algae

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2018 Lake Erie Algae Bloom Prediction

Ohio researchers are predicting a smaller algae bloom in Lake Erie than that experienced in 2017.  The researchers use nutrient data to make their predictions collecting data from various locations along the Maumee River in Ohio.  Determining where the algae

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World Water Day is March 22, 2018

World Water Day is March 22 every year and focuses attention on the importance of water. This year’s theme is “Nature for Water” and looks at ways of nature can help provide solutions to the water challenges the world faces.

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