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Category: Regional Water News

New Requirements for Drinking Water System Owners

A new regulation under the Safe Drinking Water Act, took effect July 1, 2018. This regulation applies in source protection areas identified under the Clean Water Act and ensures that municipal residential drinking water sources are protected before drinking water can be provided to the public. The regulation applies where: a new municipal residential drinking […]

New program encourages tap water refills for reusable bottles

Blue W is an initiative spearheaded through the Peterborough Green-Up Association that aims to provide free tap water wherever you are. It’s a unique community-based program that promotes municipal tap water as a healthy, easily accessible alternative to purchasing bottled drinks. Full story here.

Watermain Extensions Project for Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte First Nation

Work is underway on an 800-metre watermain extension project in the community of the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte First Nation, located approximately 10 kilometres east of Belleville, Ontario. Announced by Jane Philpott, Minister of Indigenous Services, and Chief Don Maracle of the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte First Nation, the extension will […]

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

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 […]