Drinking water

Semiahmoo First Nation Councillor Joanne Charles and former Chief Willard Cook share a celebratory hug at a July 28 event marking the lifting of the boil water advisory on Semiahmoo lands. (Alex Browne photo)

‘Canada has to step up’ says federal Indigenous minister during B.C. stop

Much work remains to be done, Marc Miller acknowledges

 

Langley Township is asking residents to skip the sprinklers and let their lawn go golden to conserve water this summer. (Black Press Media files)

Water resources in Langley Township feel strain as dry weather continues

The local government is encouraging conservation

  • Jul 23, 2021

 

UBC professor Madjid Mohseni and Kluskus water operator Tony Baptiste enjoy a glass of water. (UBC Submitted Photo)

‘Too bets`huna: We live by water’ — Remote village celebrates return of drinking water after 20 years

People living in the Lhoosk’uz Dené village will no longer be bringing in bottled water from Quesnel

 

The midnight sun shines over the ice-covered waters near Resolute Bay at 1:30 am as seen from the Canadian Coast Guard icebreaker Louis S. St-Laurent Saturday, July 12, 2008. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Canada has 20% of the world’s freshwater reserves — this is how to protect it

Researchers suggest the need for a Canada Water Agency dedicated to water management across the country

  • May 1, 2021
The midnight sun shines over the ice-covered waters near Resolute Bay at 1:30 am as seen from the Canadian Coast Guard icebreaker Louis S. St-Laurent Saturday, July 12, 2008. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
John Boros, of City of Surrey water operations turns on two underground roadside taps last December - one for potable water and one for emergency services - marking the completion of the long-awaited connection between SFN and the Surrey water supply. (File photo)

Semiahmoo First Nation tap water safe to drink again, as 16-year boil water advisory is lifted

New distribution system, connected to Surrey water supply, passes safety testing

John Boros, of City of Surrey water operations turns on two underground roadside taps last December - one for potable water and one for emergency services - marking the completion of the long-awaited connection between SFN and the Surrey water supply. (File photo)
Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller responds to a reporters question during a news conference, Wednesday, February 24, 2021 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Ottawa won’t set new deadline for providing clean water in First Nations communities

There are still 38 First Nations communities where the water isn’t considered safe to drink

Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller responds to a reporters question during a news conference, Wednesday, February 24, 2021 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
The Blue Creek restoration in British Columbia is shown in this undated handout photo. Spotty research and inconsistent monitoring has made it impossible to evaluate the health of most Canadian watersheds, a new study has found. “It’s still largely unknown,” said Elizabeth Hendricks of the World Wildlife Fund, which has just released its second evaluation of the condition of Canada’s freshwater environments. (WWF Canada, Eden Toth)

Data gaps prevent assessment of most Canadian watersheds: WWF report

There’s enough known about 67 of Canada’s 167 watersheds to assess how well they’re standing up

The Blue Creek restoration in British Columbia is shown in this undated handout photo. Spotty research and inconsistent monitoring has made it impossible to evaluate the health of most Canadian watersheds, a new study has found. “It’s still largely unknown,” said Elizabeth Hendricks of the World Wildlife Fund, which has just released its second evaluation of the condition of Canada’s freshwater environments. (WWF Canada, Eden Toth)
Langley Township Civic Facility. (Langley Advance Times files)

Council to consider $6 million water treatment plan for Murrayville, Brookswood

Several areas saw their water turn dark brown last fall

Langley Township Civic Facility. (Langley Advance Times files)
Arsenic concerns shut down historic Murrayville Pumphouse

Arsenic concerns shut down historic Murrayville Pumphouse

Water will be diverted from a publicly-accessible trough

Arsenic concerns shut down historic Murrayville Pumphouse
Image: The Canadian Press

Nestle Canada selling bottled water business to local family-owned company

The Pure Life bottled water business is being sold to Ice River Springs

Image: The Canadian Press
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LETTER: Aldergrove writer questions whether aquifer is overloaded

Many in Langley still rely on wells and aquifers for their potable water

  • Jun 6, 2020
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David Moerman pumps water out of a well in Pursat, Cambodia in December, 2019. Moerman’s company, Revive Washing, funded the water well. (Photo: Submitted)

Cloverdale businessman funds wells in Cambodia

Revive Washing in Clayton Heights donates three per cent of profits to charity

David Moerman pumps water out of a well in Pursat, Cambodia in December, 2019. Moerman’s company, Revive Washing, funded the water well. (Photo: Submitted)
Fears wells may run dry as Langley aquifer drops

Fears wells may run dry as Langley aquifer drops

Residents over the Hopington aquifer are worried about recent declines

Fears wells may run dry as Langley aquifer drops
Stage 1 water restrictions take effect across Metro Vancouver beginning Friday, May 1. (File photo)

Stage 1 watering restrictions take effect in Metro Vancouver May 1

Lawn-watering limited to two days per week until mid-October

  • Apr 30, 2020
Stage 1 water restrictions take effect across Metro Vancouver beginning Friday, May 1. (File photo)
Langley Fine Arts School students carried jerrycans full of water. (Langley Advance Times files)

Ugandan water tap with Langley connection plays role in COVID-19 safety measures

Langley Fine Arts held fundraiser one year ago through Acts of Water charity walk

Langley Fine Arts School students carried jerrycans full of water. (Langley Advance Times files)
A review of the $35.38 million East Langley Water Supply ( ELWS) project by Gordon Ruth, the Auditor General for Local Government ( AGLG), found “gaps in the Township’s approach to managing water supply infrastructure.” The report was mads public Tuesday, March 24th (file)

Township told to tighten control of big projects by Auditor General for Local Government

Review found ‘gaps’ in handling of $35.38 million East Langley Water Supply (ELWS) project

A review of the $35.38 million East Langley Water Supply ( ELWS) project by Gordon Ruth, the Auditor General for Local Government ( AGLG), found “gaps in the Township’s approach to managing water supply infrastructure.” The report was mads public Tuesday, March 24th (file)
A local resident has posted a photo of her tap water and a photo of a glass of white wine to spotlight the water issue. (Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Brown water in Murrayville prompts changes in system

Local well water in the system will be reduced

A local resident has posted a photo of her tap water and a photo of a glass of white wine to spotlight the water issue. (Special to the Langley Advance Times)
Our View: No quick fix on water supply issues

Our View: No quick fix on water supply issues

A new audit suggests some long term changes to how Langley manages water

  • Aug 24, 2019
Our View: No quick fix on water supply issues
A new Jericho Water Reservoir is under construction in Willoughby, part of the Metro Vancouver water system in Langley Township. An audit of Langley’s water management was recently released. (Langley Advance Times files)

Water audit suggests changes for Langley Township

The provincial review suggests everything from whistleblower rules to conservation changes

A new Jericho Water Reservoir is under construction in Willoughby, part of the Metro Vancouver water system in Langley Township. An audit of Langley’s water management was recently released. (Langley Advance Times files)