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Water wells closed in Cambridge following jet fuel spill on Hwy. 401

The contamination from the crash — which dumped 50,000 litres of jet fuel, some of it spilling into Mill Creek and reaching Cambridge’s eastern edge — is believed to be contained upstream. CAMBRIDGE — The Region of Waterloo has closed five municipal water wells in Cambridge as it deals […] Click here to view original […]

Chloride levels are rising in Waterloo Region drinking water

For years doctors have been warning patients to reduce their salt intake. Now environmentalists are expressing similar concerns regarding the amount of salt being used on sidewalks, roads, parking lots and driveways. The chloride found in road salt is seeping into both surface water — like creeks, streams, rivers and melted ice — as well […]

Centre Wellington seeks four-year extension of moratorium on water bottling permits

Centre Wellington is seeking a four-year extension of the provincial moratorium on new or expanded permits for commercial water bottlers. The municipality’s committee of the whole made the recommendation on June 18 following discussion of a report from managing director of infrastructure services Colin Baker. Full story here

North Bay’s drinking water may be more vulnerable to contamination than initially believed

The North Bay-Mattawa Conservation Authority is advising area municipalities that the water intake on Delaney Bay may be more vulnerable to contamination than originally believed. Click here to view original web page at

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

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]