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Time to update Grand River watershed drinking water protection plan

Conservation Authority to host public meeting April 15
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GuelphToday file photo shows a beaver dam on the Grand River. Rob O'Flanagan/GuelphToday

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 under the Clean Water Act, 2006 to protect municipal sources of drinking water and ensure their sustainable use into the future.

The Grand River Source Protection Plan was approved by the Ontario Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks in November, 2015. Since then, updates have been proposed that affect Dufferin County (Township of Melancthon and Township of Amaranth), Oxford County (Community of Bright), the Region of Waterloo, Perth County (Township of Perth East), the County of Wellington (Township of Puslinch and Town of Erin) and the City of Brantford.

See the Plan

Public comments and questions about the changes presented in the draft updated Source Protection Plan are welcome. The draft updated plan is available for review online. A printed copy of the draft updated plan is also available for review at the Grand River Conservation Authority (400 Clyde Road, Cambridge) or at each of the following locations:

  • Township of Melancthon Municipal Office (157101 Highway 10, Melancthon) 
  • Township of Amaranth Municipal Office (374028  6th line, Amaranth)
  • Oxford County Administration Building  (21 Reeve St., Woodstock)
  • Region of Waterloo Administrative Headquarters (150 Frederick St., Kitchener)
  • Township of Perth East Municipal Office (25 Mill St. East, Milverton)    
  • Puslinch Township Office (7404 Wellington Rd. 34, Puslinch)   
  • Town of Erin Municipal Office (5684 Trafalgar Rd., Hillsburgh)
  • Continuous Improvement Desk, Brantford City Hall (100 Wellington Square, Brantford)

A public meeting will be held for residents of Bright in Oxford County on Monday, April 15, 2019 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Plattsville Lions Hall (68 Mill St. E, Plattsville).

This meeting will focus on technical study results for the Bright water system, and will include opportunities for those in attendance to ask questions of Lake Erie Source Protection Region staff.