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Winnipeg issues boil water advisory after positive E. coli tests

The entire city of Winnipeg was under a boil-water advisory last week after routine sampling turned up some potentially harmful bacteria in the municipal water supply.

The city, which has a population of about 700,000, said the move was precautionary after six water samples showed the presence of E. coli and coliform at extremely low levels.

Thankfully, the advisory has been lifted after subsequent tests showed a clean water supply.

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City of Kitchener official says issue of cast iron pipes needs to be addressed ASAP

A number of recent watermain breaks have put the City of Kitchener’s infrastructure problems in the spotlight.

One of the problems is that the cast iron watermains just aren’t lasting 80 years they were projected to last, according to the Manager of Operations for Kitchener Utilities.

The city is dealing with a major watermain break that shut down an arterial road and cost $32,000 in repairs.

The simplest solution - replace old-fashioned concrete and iron with new technologies that won't rust, like Bionax biaxially oriented PVC pipe and Blue Brute fittings. A recent study by Utah State University's buried structures laboratory confirm PVC water infrastructure is the safest choice.

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Boehner says fixing US infrastructure ‘critically important’

The top US House of Representatives Republican said it was “critically important” to improve the country’s infrastructure and said Congress is looking at options to pay for repairs.

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Family's car swallowed by giant sinkhole in Maryland

Meanwhile, infrastructure improvements can't come fast enough for one Maryland family. They escaped their family car, only to watch it get 'eaten' by a sinkhole created by a broken 90 year old watermain.

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Where does your project stack up? Edmonton's big-dollar infrastructure doesn’t crack Canada’s top 20

Sometimes even the most visible aren't the most expensive. The Rogers Place Arena made 76th spot at $606.5 million.

That's according to the ReNew Canada's ninth annual Top 100 Projects report.

'There are 25 newcomers in 2015, representing $33.1 billion in new mega-project investment, which is positive sign,' said André Voshart, executive editor of ReNew Canada. 'Infrastructure is a catalyst for economic growth. Research shows that every dollar invested in infrastructure increases GDP by $1.60, outperforming other forms of stimulus.'

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Veso Sobot, P.Eng
Ipex Management Inc.
(289) 881-0120 x 502
veso.sobot@ipexna.com

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