Kingston, ONTARIO – Utilities Kingston’s new real-time sewer monitoring system, a first in Ontario, is now live. The system alerts residents when untreated sewage overflows from waterfront pipes into Lake Ontario. It uses technology developed by Utilities Kingston to meet the needs of people who swim or boat in the city.“This is the gold standard for sewer monitoring and public notice,” says Mark Mattson, President of Swim Drink Fish Canada. “It gives people the information…
Swim Drink Fish Canada is seeking a Summer Water Literacy Assistant for an 8-week contract to help develop and launch a water awareness and community engagement program in Kingston and the Islands.
After five straight trips resulting in off-the-charts E. coli levels, our most recent samples have come back with much better numbers.
In August 2015, Waterkeeper announced that Toronto residents would soon receive alerts when wet weather sends sewage and stormwater into Lake Ontario. It’s now May 2017. It rained hard last week. Bacteria in the Toronto Harbour spiked. So what's happening? When can you expect to see those wet weather alerts?
Samples taken from Toronto Harbour this spring have been the "worst we've ever seen." Learn more about the results and just how much higher they are than accepted government standards.
The All At Once summer tour - hitting Toronto on June 4th - is designed to build community and promote environmental actions. In every city visited, concert goers get the chance to meet local non-profits supporting the tours environmental focus and discover how they can make change. The focus of this year’s tour is plastics pollution in our natural waterways. Waterkeeper will be on site at the show on June 4th at the Budweiser stage…
We are seeking a Swim Guide Assistant to help us manage data and information related to more than 7,000 beaches in four countries, to help support Swim Guide affiliates, and to create and manage content for online resources, newsletters, and social media.
Over four hundred influential artists, athletes, philanthropists and business leaders gathered for an inspirational evening at the 6th Annual Waterkeeper Gala presented by McKeil Marine. The event was held for the third time at the Canadian Broadcasting Centre in Toronto last Thursday, April 20th. More than $550,000 was raised at the event, bringing the event’s fundraising tally to $2.9-million over the past six years.
Waterkeeper's full submission to the Expert Panel of the National Energy Board modernization review process.
Photos and water samples tell the story of what a combined sewer overflow looks like in the Toronto Harbour, and how it affects water quality.