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New modelling expands Waterloo Region groundwater protection areas

Waterloo Region — Eric Thuss is looking ahead to October when Waterloo Region adopts new boundaries to protect the region’s drinking water. Thuss is in charge of risk management in the region’s water services department. He and his team are work to reduce contamination to the region’s groundwater and […] Click here to view original […]

New Source Protection Committee Members Appointed

Most of us in southern Ontario take safe and plentiful drinking water for granted, but that supply is being protected through the actions of numerous legislative provisions, one of which is a local stakeholder group called the Source Protection Committee, created under the Clean Water Act of 2006. The […] Click here to view original […]

Local representatives join source water protection group

Most of us in southern Ontario take safe and plentiful drinking water for granted, but that supply is being protected through the actions of numerous legislative provisions, one of which is a local stakeholder group called the Source Protection Committee, created […] Click here to view original web page at www.orilliamatters.com

Grand River Source Protection Plan updated

Updates to the plan that protects the sources of municipal drinking water in the Grand River watershed were approved by the Ontario Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks in June. The updated Grand River Source Protection Plan took effect on June 5, with the exception of amendments […] Click here to view original web page […]

Essex Region Source Protection Authority Releases Invitation for Expressions of Interest for the Essex Region Source Protection Committee (SPC)

The Essex Region Source Protection Committee was created Under Ontario Regulation 288/07, Clean Water Act, 2006 to develop a Source Protection Plan to protect drinking water sources in the Essex Region. The SPC evaluates the implementation of the Source Protection Plan and oversees amendments to the Assessment Report, Source […] Click here to view original […]

Taste, odour no longer issue for local water in Bay of Quinte

The Bay of Quinte Remedial Action Plan is celebrating another victory as another water quality challenge has received official confirmation from the federal and provincial governments of a status change to restored. SUBMITTED PHOTO The Bay of Quinte Remedial Action Plan (BQRAP) Restoration Council has announced another water quality […] Click here to view original […]

Nestle sells Pure Life brand ahead of new water bottling policy

Nestle Canada Inc. says it is selling its Pure Life bottled water business to Ice River Springs as Ontario prepares to give its municipalities veto power over new water bottling permits. Read the full story here.

They Were Tired of Dirty Tap Water. So They Became the Water Authority

After going decades without clean drinking water, 15 First Nations in Atlantic Canada have signed an agreement with the federal government to create the country’s first Indigenous-led water authority. Click here to view original web page at www.vice.com

Major progress made in water source protection plan: Allain

Communities within the Thames-Sydenham and Region Source Protection Areas made significant progress towards implementing drinking water policies in 2019, according to Jenna Allain, the source protection co-ordinator who works out of the UTRCA. File photo/Postmedia Network Communities within the Thames-Sydenham and Region Source Protection Areas made significant progress towards […] Click here to view original […]

Safer tap water a legacy of Walkerton’s tragedy

Walkerton Clean Water Centre scientist Laura Zettler at work at the centre. Ontario arguably has the safest drinking water in Canada, thanks to reforms made after Walkerton’s E. coli disaster 20 years ago. An inquiry examined the series of events that caused seven deaths and made 3,000 ill after […] Click here to view original […]