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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Northern Ontario First Nation – Clean Drinking Water after 14 years

Slate Falls, in Northern Ontario, has opened its new water treatment plant after being under a boil water advisory for the last 14 years.  Chief Lorraine Crane indicates that the new facility will provide clean, safe drinking water for all

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Final Lake Erie Action Plan

The Ministry of Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) protects and manages water quality in the Great Lakes.  The Great Lakes are essential for Canadians, especially those that live in close proximity to them, for source drinking water as well as

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