World Oceans Day

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Posted: June 8, 2018
Category: Environment Water
Tags: clean, day, debris, environment, marine, oceans, packaging, plastic, seas, water, world

ACTION FOCUS FOR WORLD OCEANS DAY 2018: Preventing plastic pollution and encouraging solutions for a healthy ocean. World Oceans Day, June 8, was initiated in 1992 as a Canadian celebration and then subsequently adopted by the UN and turned into a global celebration in 2008.  It is an annual opportunity to honour, protect and conserve the world’s […]

Drinking Water On the Go

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Posted: May 8, 2018
Category: Water
Tags: drinking water, water, water bottle

During the mid-nineteenth century, drinking water fountains began to appear in most large cities to provide a clean water source for all inhabitants, both 2 legged and 4 legged.  These fountains were also incorporated into schools, parks, sports venues and other public buildings.  Throughout the 20th century however, these fountains fell into disrepair or were […]

Drinking Water Week – May 6-12th, 2018

Posted: May 3, 2018
Category: Water
Tags: aquifer, drinking water, hamilton, treatment, water quality

Drinking Water Week 2018 is May 6 to May 12.  It is a unique opportunity for both water professionals and the communities they serve to join together in recognizing the vital role water plays in our daily lives. To commemorate this week, Hamilton Water will open both the Filtration Building and the Environmental Lab to […]

World Water Day – March 22, 2018

world water day
Posted: March 22, 2018
Category: Water
Tags: climate change, day, environment, groundwater, nature, water, world

This 2018 World Water Day, the theme chosen is “Nature for Water” which will explore how we can look to nature to overcome the water challenges of the 21st century. Ballooning urbanization and climate change are two major factors causing the environmental damage driving today’s water-related crises. Floods, droughts and water pollution are increasing in […]

Fix a Leak Week

fix a leak week
Posted: March 19, 2018
Category: Uncategorized Water
Tags: bills, fix, homes, leaks, repair, save, water

With the increasing demands placed on our domestic water supplies due to growing urban populations and climate changes, water lost through leaks is having a much bigger impact.  Recently, the Southwest United States experienced a drought that led to water restrictions.  California is now weighing the possibility of making those restrictions permanent, even though the […]

Our Groundwater Is Under Threat

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Posted: March 15, 2018
Category: Water
Tags: awareness, fracking, groundwater, over extraction, plastics, water

We rely on groundwater – it’s the water we drink, the water that grows our food, the water that helps recharge our lakes and rivers.  As technology moves forward many new threats to the safety of our groundwater are being realized. Fracking Hydraulic Fracturing, or “Fracking” as it is commonly known, is a very controversial issue.  It […]

All About Groundwater

what is groundwater
Posted: March 8, 2018
Category: Water
Tags: aquifer, crops, e-coli, groundwater, rain, water, watershed

Don’t take groundwater for granted.  Life as we know it would be impossible without it! Groundwater is the water that fills the cracks, voids and other openings in soil, sand and bedrock. The level of groundwater when measured is referred to as the water table.  Groundwater is replenished by rain and snow melt percolating down […]

Pumping & Slug Tests

Posted: February 22, 2018
Category: Products Water
Tags: datalogger, dipperLog, pump test, slug test, water level

A pumping test is an investigation periodically performed on production or dewatering wells, which can be used to determine a variety of information. To obtain permeability values of an aquifer To investigate water quality on contaminated sites as part of a remediation project To assess the performance of new supply wells To assess if water […]

Permit to Take Water

watering crops
Posted: December 19, 2017
Category: Water
Tags: groundwater, permit, water

In Ontario, a permit to take water must be obtained from the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change if you will be taking in excess of 50,000 litres of water per day from the environment.  It does not matter whether you will take this water from surface water or groundwater, a permit is still […]

Day Without Water – October 12th

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Posted: October 12, 2017
Category: Water
Tags: october, opportunity, public, water, without

Most people take the water systems that bring clean water to and from their homes and businesses for granted. They turn on the tap or flush the toilet expecting water to flow without thinking twice about where that water came from or where it will go. From source, to tap, to drain, and back, our water […]

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