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Category: Other Water News

Source water protection plan of the Thames-Sydenham region is on target

The source water protection plan of the Thames-Sydenham region is on target two years after it was put into effect. The local plan, which took effect at the end of 2015, involves the conservation authorities for the Lower Thames Valley, the St. Clair Region and the Upper Thames River. It looks at ways to protect water at […]

First Nations Water Symposium to address progress on Federal Government’s promise to eliminate boil water advisories in Ontario First Nations

On May 15, 2018 the Ontario First Nations Technical Services Corporation (OFNTSC) will be holding the 2018 First Nations Water Symposium in Niagara Falls, ON at the Sheraton on the Falls beginning at 8:30am. The First Nations Water Symposium aims to […] Click here to view original web page at www.newswire.ca

Citizen group finds gaps in water protection

The Thames Sydenham and Region Source Water Protection Committee and St. Clair Township council have a new perspective on the potential threat industrial wind turbines pose to water wells. The perspective comes from members of the Wallaceburg Area Wind Concerns citizen group, who are worried about the impact the proposed Otter Creek wind turbine project […]

Erin to spend another $600,000 to secure viable water source

ERIN – Finding a new water source has been an elusive endeavour thus far, according to consultants seeking another $600,000 from the Town of Erin. Christine Furlong of Triton Engineering and Andrew Pentney of Groundwater Science Corp told council on April 3 the search for a new viable water supply has not been successful. Sites […]

Town of the Blue Mountains

Source Protection Authorities seeking to replace Source Protection Committee Representatives Are you interested in source water protection? Are you in the Environmental/Health/Public Sector or the Agricultural/Commercial/Industrial Sector? Find out more below! The Source Protection Authorities for the Grey Sauble, Saugeen Valley, Northern Bruce Peninsula Source Protection Region are […] Click here to view original web […]

A Billion-Dollar Investment in New York’s Water

New York City’s water system moves over a billion gallons a day, nearly all of it unfiltered. A major investment aims to keep it that way. Full story in the New York Times here

Water quantity protection study is seeking participants

NEWS FROM LAKE ERIE SOURCE PROTECTION REGION The Lake Erie Source Protection Region is looking for members of the general public to take part on the Community Liaison Group (CLG) for the Guelph-Guelph/Eramosa Water Quantity Policy Development Study. The study area includes the City of Guelph, […] Read the full story at www.guelphtoday.com

Potential Greenbelt expansion strikes a nerve with Innisfil

A provincial plan to protect more farmland and water sources from urban sprawl has struck a nerve with the Town of Innisfil. The town has a plan to use the Highway 400 corridor to attract new employers and in turn, create more jobs. Mayor Gord Wauchope says the town […] Full story at barrie.ctvnews.ca

Can PM Trudeau keep drinkable water promise to First Nations?

Since forming government, the Liberals have lifted 32 drinking water advisories. However, 22 new advisories have been added in that time. OTTAWA – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has pledged to eradicate all drinking water advisories in First Nations communities by March 2021. With three years left and more than […] Click here to view original […]

Partnership for improved water service

Partnership between all three levels of government means clean drinking water and improved wastewater treatment will be flowing in Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory. Mike Bossio, MP for Hastings—Lennox and Addington, on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; the Honourable Bob Chiarelli, Ontario Minister of Infrastructure; […] Click here to view original […]