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City to work with landowners, businesses, developers to ensure compliance Guelph, Ont., June 29, 2016 – The City’s 72 Source Water Protection policies come into effect Friday. The provincially-legislated policies are part of the Lake Erie Source Protection Region’s Source Protection Plan designed to identify and manage threats to Guelph’s municipal drinking water. “The best way to ensure safe drinking water is to protect it at its source,” said Peter Rider, the City’s Risk Management Official. “Everyone in our community can play a role in protecting Guelph’s groundwater for future generations by taking simple precautions with everyday actions.” Guelph is one of 13 municipalities rolling out policies that support the locally-developed source protection plan. The plan and its Guelph-specific policies were endorsed by the Ministry of… Continue reading Policies to safeguard Guelph’s drinking water take effect July 1
Guelph, Ont., June 9, 2016—The City of Guelph is reducing water levels in a portion of the Speed River starting June 13 to install sewer pipes as part of the York Trunk Sewer Paisley-Clythe Feedermain project. “The Wellington Street Dam will be open for two weeks while crews install sewer pipes under Royal City Park,” said Majde Qaqish, a City project engineer. “Affected businesses and community groups have been advised of the temporary change in water levels and we’ll complete the work as quickly as possible.” Low water levels in the Speed River between Gordon Street and the Wellington Street Dam are needed to increase visibility 14 feet underground to safely and accurately install 40 metres of sewer pipes. “Given the proximity of an existing watermain… Continue reading City lowers Speed River water levels to install sewer pipes