Water and Wastewater Treatment in Canada: Tapping into Private-Sector Capital, Expertise, and Efficiencies

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Canada's water and wastewater utilities are facing severe challenges. Hundreds of systems threaten human health and the environment. Boil-water advisories are common in small communities. Wastewater treatment is frequently substandard. The federal government has identified wastewater effluents as one of the largest threats to the quality of Canadian waters.

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