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 water, as part of a Drinking Water Source Protection Act study contracted by the Ministry of Environment.