Guelph Council Supports Report Surrounding Water-Taking Regulations



It’s an issue that’s garnered national attention since it was brought forward by Guelph Councillor James Gordon back in September.

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Councillor Gordon stirred up controversy after he asked the city to officially oppose a new ten year water-taking renewal permit for Nestle Water Canada’s Aberfoyle aquifer over concerns of how much H2O the bottled water company is taking. Nestle pumps 3.6 million litres of water a day and only pays $3.71 per million litres drawn.

Monday night, the same council that heard from over 40 delegations on all sides of the arguments over three months, voted without opposition to endorse a staff report listing eight recommendations that will be sent to Queen’s Park to help them with their review on water-taking permit regulations within the province.

[Click here to read the full article and the list of recommendations…]

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