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Growing Wastewater Impact on Nutrient Imbalance in Lakes

A new study is warning that while wastewater treatment has become an increasingly common practice in developing countries to remove excess nutrients and make the water cleaner, the surge in treatment may be harming ecosystem biodiversity by creating an imbalance [Read More]

Welsh Research Identifies New System for Pharmaceutical Detection in Wastewater

A research team at Swansea University in Wales have developed a new method for fast removal and detection of wastewater pollutants that come from everyday pharmaceuticals like paracetamol, ibuprofen, and aspirin, which could help minimize their impact on the environment. [Read More]

UCalgary, The City of Calgary and AHS team up in the fight against COVID-19

UCalgary researchers from the Cumming School of Medicine, Faculty of Science, and Schulich School of Engineering; Advancing Canadian Wastewater Assets (ACWA), The City of Calgary, and Alberta Health Services (AHS) have teamed up to test Calgary wastewater for early signs [Read More]

Unusually High Usage of Septic Systems is Cause for a Maintenance Assessment

The past few months of working from home, home schooling children, self-isolation and self-quarantine have put unusual strain on septic systems all across Western Canada.  Pumpers have been reporting more frequent emergency calls and contractors are reporting more demand for [Read More]

Perkopolis Benefits for WCOWMA Members

WCOWMA has partnered with many great companies, including Perkopolis. Use your Perkopolis membership to enjoy great savings on entertainment, travel, attractions, shopping, health, wellness, sport and more! Step 1: Go to perkopolis.com and click “Register” in the top right corner. [Read More]