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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

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Apply for a seat on the Lake Erie Region Source Protection Committee

The Lake Erie Region Source Protection Committee is looking for more members to help protect drinking water. We are looking for an interested, committed individual with relevant experience to fill a seat on the Lake Erie Region Source Protection Committee. There is a vacancy for one of seven seats representing the economic sector, which includes […]

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 […]