USask research shows flax byproduct can treat contaminated wastewater

Jan 5, 2023 | 11:33am

Researchers from the University of Saskatchewan have used the Canadian Light Source to study a common agriculture byproduct to treat wastewater contaminated by antibiotics and other pharmaceutical chemicals. The study found flax shives that have been treated with heat and steam adsorb the medication carbamazepine from wastewater. Flax shives are the material left after fibre […]

Wastewater analysis continues to see moderate to high levels of omicron

Nov 3, 2022 | 4:07pm

The University of Regina does weekly analyzes of the wastewater in Regina and the surrounding areas for traces of omicron and they’re continuing to find moderate to high levels. Compared to previous weeks, the levels in Regina’s wastewater are still high but have slightly decreased. In Moose Jaw, omicron levels have had a substantial decrease […]

COVID-19 levels continue to rise in Regina, according to latest wastewater levels

Oct 14, 2022 | 6:00am

The City of Regina is continuing to see its high levels of COVID-19 continue. In their weekly wastewater update, the University of Regina found that viral levels continued to be at their highest levels since April of this year. “The latest SARS-CoV-2 measurements in Regina are at 91% of the highest levels of the Omicron […]

Regina sees COVID levels increase and new Omicron variants in latest wastewater update

Oct 4, 2022 | 6:53am

The University of Regina has found new strains of the Omicron variants in the City’s wastewater. According to the U of R’s latest wastewater update, the school found Omicron sub-lineages BQ.1/BQ1.11 and BA.2.75.2, which are “highly transmissible and immune evasive,” were identified in Regina in September. COVID-19 viral load levels have also increased to their […]

COVID wastewater levels drop in cities across province

May 18, 2022 | 9:00am

Saskatchewan’s biggest cities saw a decrease in COVID-19 in their wastewater. The University of Regina reported a significant decrease for Regina compared to last week and is now nearing the levels from the beginning of the Omicron wave. Meanwhile, Saskatoon saw the traces of COVID-19 in their wastewater plan decrease by 85 percent, the third-lowest […]

Lumsden welcomes new wastewater treatment plant and solar projects

Apr 25, 2022 | 12:39pm

A new innovative project was launched last week in Lumsden. The town unveiled its new wastewater treatment plant and solar projects. The wastewater treatment plant uses a process involving a biological nutrient removing in sequencing batch reactors and ultraviolet disinfection. This process will transform the community’s wastewater into treated effluent. Councillor Rhonda Phillips noted this […]

U of R study shows improved downstream water quality from city of Regina wastewater plant

Nov 17, 2021 | 1:21pm

  University of Regina researchers have completed a 10 year study showing removal of nitrogen from Regina city wastewater discharge improves downstream water quality in Wascana Creek. The study examined the effects of the 175 million dollar upgrade to the Regina wastewater treatment plant in 2016, which largely eliminated pollution with ammonia and reduced nitrogen […]

Provincial and federal governments to upgrade drinking water and water infrastructure projects in Sask.

Aug 13, 2021 | 2:35pm

The federal and provincial governments announced today upgrades and funding for drinking water and water infrastructure projects in three provincial parks and in nine communities. The Rowan’s Ravine Provincial Park will reconstruct it’s facultative lagoon into a two cell lagoon. The project will include raising existing berms and rehabilitating various existing structures. The new lagoon […]

23 Sask communities receive federal-provincial funds for infrastructure projects

Jun 23, 2021 | 10:41am

The federal and provincial governments have announced more than 81 million dollars in joint funding for 23 infrastructure projects across Saskatchewan. From the investment, Esterhazy, Unity, Meadow Lake and other communities will benefit from improved access to reliable water supplies. Wastewater treatment facilities will be upgraded and expanded in Humboldt, Oxbow and Grenfell. Other communities […]