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 […]

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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 […]

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Water experts call on province to extend source water protection

The Walkerton Clean Water Centre was opened in 2004 in Walkerton. Its mission is to ensure clean and safe drinking for the province by providing education and training. Walkerton’s water disaster 20 years ago prompted a transformation of Ontario’s drinking water systems, but the reforms have not protected everyone […] Click here to view original […]

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Puslinch Council supports SPC recommendations re winter maintenance chemicals

ABERFOYLE – Puslinch councillors support the Lake Erie Region Source Protection Committee recommendations to address over-application of winter maintenance chemicals in order to protect groundwater. The report, received by council on Jan. 22 noted increasing sodium and chloride concentrations within groundwater drinking sources in Lake Erie Source Protection Region. […] Click here to view original […]

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High lead levels found in drinking water of major Canadian cities

Hundreds of thousands of Canadians have been unwittingly exposed to high levels of lead in their drinking water, with contamination in several cities consistently higher than they ever were in Flint, Michigan, according to an investigation that tested drinking water in hundreds of homes and reviewed thousands more previously […] Click here to view original […]

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