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Time to update Grand River watershed drinking water protection plan

GRAND RIVER CONSERVATION AUTHORITY – Members of the public are invited to read and comment on the Draft Updated Drinking Water Source Protection Plan for the Grand River watershed. The plan has been prepared […] Click here to view original web page at

Interested in protecting our water sources?

Expressions of interest are invited to fill four vacancies on the North Bay-Mattawa Drinking Water Source Protection Committee (SPC), a local multi-stakeholder committee responsible for reducing risks to local municipal drinking water sources in Callander, Mattawa, North Bay, Powassan, and […] Click here to view original web page at

City of Guelph awarded some bling for its water protection

The City of Guelph has won an award for its work in protecting the local water sources from an international non-profit organization. On Tuesday, the City of Guelph announced it has been given the Exemplary Source Water Protection Award from the American Water Works Association (AWWA). “Our […] Click here to view original web page […]

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 […]