Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Province approves Grand River plan

The province has approved an updated plan for source water protection in the Grand River watershed.

The planning began in 2006 after the province passed legislation that was a reaction to terrible poisoning by E. coli 0157H7 in the drinking water for Walkerton.

The updates were for new wells for the Dundalk drinking water system (Grey County, Township of Southgate), Lynden Communal Well Supply (City of Hamilton), and the Airport and St. George drinking water systems (County of Brant). 

Wellhead protection areas were revised and protection zones removed in the County of Brant for the Mount Pleasant drinking water system where chloride is no longer elevated, and for the Paris (Bethel Road) system where nitrates are no longer elevated.