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Category: Regional Water News

Meeting discusses vulnerability of water in Niagara

Groundwater supplying the homes of 77,000 Niagara residents is highly vulnerable to contamination. And even water supplying regional treatment plants isn’t necessarily safe, elected officials heard this week. Jayme Campbell, a special projects supervisor for Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority, was at a Niagara Region health committee meeting Tuesday to discuss the vulnerability of Niagara’s drinking […]

Bancroft’s source protection report includes closing the Clark Lake boat launch

Four recommendations have come from Bancroft’s water source protection report including closing the Clark Lake boat launch. Bancroft deputy clerk and economic development officer Lianne Sauter presented council with the Clark Lake Report at its regular meeting Feb. 13. The 45-page report summarized the issue of protecting the lake […] Click here to view original […]

Street signs traced to Walkerton drinking water tragedy

This sign at Indian Road and Michigan Avenue alerts drivers they are entering a drinking water intake protection zone. Troy Shantz Troy Shantz Six street signs posted around town read ‘Drinking Water Protection Zone,’ and every day they’re passed by countless drivers and pedestrians without a second thought. A […] Click here to view original […]

Guelph-Eramosa set for new zoning bylaw

Guelph-Eramosa is set for a township-initiated zoning bylaw amendment to implement source protection areas through the township. The amendment is a result of recent changes to the Wellington County Official Plan and the province’s Clean Water Act and Grand River […] Click here to view the original story at

Mayor, councillor and CAO met with minister of environment

Ministry meeting – Centre Wellington representatives met with the Minister of Environment and Climate Change on Jan. 22 to ensure the long-term sustainability of local drinking water. From left: Centre Wellington CAO Andy Goldie, Mayor Kelly Linton, Minister of Environment and Climate Change Chris Ballard and Centre Wellington councillor […] Click here to view the […]

Changes Proposed To Source Water Protection Plan

The Ausable Bayfield and Maitland Valley Conservation Authorities are proposing some changes to their Source Water Protection Plan. Huron County Planning Director Sandra Weber says the Authorities were asking for municipal endorsement to changes that include maps to incorporate both new and revised […] Click here to view original web page at

King Township water rate increasing 11.5% in 2018

King Township residents will be paying nearly 12 per cent more on your water bill in 2018. King Township council approved the increase earlier this month after a report to council showed the water and wastewater rates for residents and businesses in the township will jump by […] Full story at

Council Approves Motion to Halt Turbines Over Water Concerns

Chatham-Kent councillors have approved a motion calling on Ontario’s government to stop wind turbine work in the municipality until a deeper investigation into water quality concerns is completed. The motion comes after reports five water wells near the North Kent Wind project had become clogged with sediment residents claim are caused by pile driving. The […]

NVCA posts signs marking vulnerable areas

Drinking Water Protection Area signs are being posted along roadsides to make people aware of areas where community drinking water is most vulnerable to human activity. August 21, 2008: The Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority and the Township of Springwater are working in partnership to install 22 Drinking Water Protection Area signs to raise public awareness […]