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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.

James Gordon

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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