The following Letter to the Editor has been received by GuelphToday reader Tommy Wong:
To the residents of Guelph-Eramosa Township:
We understand that local residents want to know the practical measures that will be adopted to address and resolve issues raised in connection with the proposed glass facility.
Over the last several months, Xinyi has been working with local planning and engineering consultants to expedite the completion of several technical studies to address these issues based on scientific findings and technical assessments. These technical study reports have been uploaded to Xinyi Canada website, and can be accessed by going to homepage of xinyicanada.ca, under Technical Study.
These reports cover our effective water resource management strategy that will reduce water taking and increase water infiltration to replenish groundwater resources.
We have heard a lot about stewardship of water and when you see the numbers, especially the replenishment numbers, we hope you will see that Xinyi has put time and resources into proving we are good stewards of our water.
We will continue to work with all Canadian regulatory agencies to comply with all applicable regulations and requirements for water, wastewater, air and noise aspects, as well as building codes, safety code, and fire code.
Xinyi Canada Glass is excited for the opportunity to bring a new manufacturing industry to Canada and 400 glass manufacturing careers to Guelph-Eramosa Township. Of which 350 will be Canadian employees initially and increasing to 380 as the technical knowledge is transferred form our experts to our Canadian Staff. We look forward to presenting and explaining these numbers to the residents of Guelph Eramosa Township at our next public meeting.
Thank you to those who have welcomed us, we look forward to working with to make a positive contribution the quality of life and the economic development of the Guelph Eramosa community as a whole.
President, Xinyi Canada Glass