The Canadian and Quebec governments are investing $23 million in five municipalities to help improve infrastructure for water and wastewater treatment. The federal funds ($13.6 million) were committed under its Clean Water and Wastewater Fund (CWWF), while provincial money ($9.3 million) comes from the the New Building Canada Fund-Quebec, Small Communities Fund (NBCF-SCF).
The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CPDQ) and SUEZ have inked an agreement to acquire the Water and Process Technology business from GE (GE Water). The purchase price is estimated at US$3.4 billion with CPDQ taking a 30% stake for $700 million.
New data from the Canadian Bottled Water Association says Ontario’s policies on bottled water don’t jibe with public opinion. According to a poll from the CBWA, nearly three-quarters of those surveyed don’t agree with the government decision to increase fees for water taking.
The Town of Unity SK has turned on a new wastewater treatment system that it believes will exceed the high standard of “release of water to a fish-bearing environment.” Two MemFree systems were installed in the town, the first for Canada, and began operating earlier in January.
An automotive research lab has tapped Evoqua to deploy its Vortisand Water Filtration System in a water cooling tower. The system aims to remove contaminants to ensure water cooling operates at peak efficiency, while reducing energy consumption and costs.