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July 7, 2014

Business as usual approach to water won’t cut it

The water and wastewater infrastructure deficit across Canada is pushing past $88 billion dollars and relying on business as usual practices guarantees a crisis, a report from the Blue Economy Initiative (BEI) reveals.

July 4, 2014

Queens Quay Crew

Crews lay cement along new streetcar tracks as the $110-million revitalization of Queens Quay from Bay Street to Spadina Avenue continues on Toronto’s waterfront.

June 27, 2014

Peel Pipe Project

Work is progressing for the Hanlan Water Project contract 2 that includes the installation of a 2400-mm (2.4 metres) diameter Hanlan Feedermain and a 600-mm (0.6 metres) local distribution Watermain.

June 26, 2014

Water infrastructure in Saint John set to undergo massive upgrades

There are water projects and there are WATER PROJECTS. The Safe Clean Drinking Water Project (SCDWP) in Saint John, NB falls into the second category. The massive $230-million program represents the largest public infrastructure project in the province’s history. It will see the city construct its first major water treatment plant in addition to revitalizing and replacing aging water transmission infrastructure.

June 20, 2014

Burlington’s Lakeshore Road ready for repairs after harsh winter delays

A 10-kilometre portion of Lakeshore Road, between Old Lakeshore Road and Guelph Line in Burlington, Ont. is set for its final stage of repairs beginning the first week of July, after an extreme winter caused delays in the project.

May 16, 2014

District of Grand Bank, N.L. to receive funds for infrastructure

The Newfoundland and Labrador government is investing more than one million dollars to improve water, sewer and road infrastructure in several communities in the District of Grand Bank.

May 12, 2014

Ground breaks on new Canon Canada headquarters in Brampton

Canon Canada is moving forward with the construction of a new Canadian headquarters in Brampton, Ontario, which will replace the company’s current office in Mississauga.

May 8, 2014

$20-million facelift for Royal Botanical Gardens

The famous Rock Garden at Burlington’s historic Royal Botanical Gardens (RBG) is undergoing a major overhaul to the tune of $20 million.

May 5, 2014

Toronto’s largest brownfield awaits clean up and housing project

At a combined 49 acres the Quarry Lands at Victoria Park Avenue and Gerrard Street East comprise the biggest brownfield in Toronto, though you’d be hard pressed to recognize them as such.

April 29, 2014

Sewer System Work

Crosstown Tunnel Constructors made up of Kenaidan Obayashi is realigning the sewer system on Eglinton Avenue in the Allen Road area in Toronto to pave the way for Metrolinx to build the launch and extraction shafts needed for the tunneling of the $5.3-billion Eglinton Crosstown project.

June 24, 2011

How the Lakeview Water Treatment Plant in Mississauga, Ontario will save space

A new 41,519-square-foot, 400 mega litres-per-day Lakeview Water Treatment plant is now under construction in Mississauga, Ontario. Kenaidan Contracting is the general contractor and CH2M Hill is the consultant on the project, which will use a combination of ozonation, ultrafiltration (UF) and ultraviolet (UV) technology.

June 24, 2011

Procurement alliances will be key to securing water work, C.D. Howe Institute report finds

Contractors who want to be part of addressing Canada’s massive sewer and water infrastructure deficit need to align themselves with consortiums capable of delivering design-build-finance-operate (DBFO) contracts and to become active in promoting policies that will see such contracts become commonplace, says Elizabeth Brubaker, executive director of Environment Probe. Brubaker wrote a report titled A Bridge Over Troubled Waters for the C.D. Howe Institute.

June 24, 2011

Aqua-Pure Ventures of Calgary honoured for work in fracturing shale deposits for natural gas

Calgary-based Aqua-Pure Ventures Inc. has been chosen by The Artemis Project as a 2011 Top 50 Water Companies Competition winner, for its work in recycling water used to hydraulically fracture shale deposits to release natural gas in the North Texas Barnett Shale. Aqua-Pure supplies Nomad 2000 units to distill the water using mechanical vapour recompression (MVR), separating contaminants from the effluent.

June 24, 2011

Bennett Contracting works on reservoir, pumping station expansion in Mississauga, Ontario

The 40-year-old Streetsville Reservoir and Pumping Station in Mississauga, Ontario is receiving a major overhaul. Millgrove, Ontario-based Bennett Contracting is the general contractor in charge of the $16 million first phase.

June 24, 2011

Mueller Water Products’ Echologics unit detects leaks in water pipes

A Canadian company has developed a leak-detection and water pipe-condition assessment technology that’s making its mark across North America.

June 24, 2011

Aquatech Dewatering drains tailrace section of dam on Abitibi River in Ontario

Ontario Power Generation hired Barclay Construction Group to remediate concrete at the Abitibi Canyon Generating Station near Smooth Rock Falls, Ontario. Barclay in turn hired Aquatech Dewatering Co. of Concord, Ontario to drain the tailrace section.

June 24, 2011

Newfoundland agency in talks with NATO on use of water quality monitoring technology

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is currently in talks with the Water Resources Management Division (WRMD) of Newfoundland and Labrador to use its water monitoring technology to monitor the Dead Sea and the Jordan River in the Middle East. WRMD transmits data from sensors, which measure factors including temperature, pH level, turbidity, specific conductance and dissolved oxygen, via satellite.

June 24, 2011

Veolia Canada provides consulting for wastewater plants in Winnipeg

Under a 30-year consulting contract, Veolia Canada will provide advice and expertise regarding the operation and maintenance of Winnipeg water pollution control centres. A new biosolids plant will be used to convert treated sewage into either compost or agricultural fertilizer and may also be converted to pellets that can be burned to generate electricity.

June 24, 2011

Xogen technology aims to eliminate biosolids in wastewater treatment in Orangeville, Ontario

After first introducing its innovative wastewater treatment concept to the Town of Orangeville, Ontario in 2009, Xogen and its pilot project are up and running and treating 1,800 litres of wastewater per hour. Xogen is an electrolytic process that not only aims to eliminate biosolids, but also requires a much smaller facilities footprint than conventional treatment approaches.

June 24, 2011

Genivar engineer compiles history of Thunder Bay, Ontario water supply tunnel

Larry Betuzzi, structural engineer with Genivar, did extensive research on the Loch Lomond Water Supply System, originally started by the city of Fort William in 1906 and decommissioned by its successor City of Thunder Bay, Ontario in 2007.

June 24, 2011

Peat filter system treats sewage at Milton, Ontario community centre

The Campbellville Community Centre & Nassagaweya Tennis Courts Redevelopment in Milton, Ontario does not have access to a sewer, so Slagter Construction was contracted to install an EcoFlo Peat Filter System. The community centre itself was designed by +VG Architects and built by general contractor DeFaveri Construction.

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