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Draft Proposed Assessment Report Released

Friday, Feb. 5, 2010

Public Consultation Draft Proposed Assessment Report

For the Essex Region Source Protection Area

You are invited to read and comment on the Draft Proposed Assessment Report

The posting of the Draft Proposed Assessment Report is an important step in developing a drinking water source protection plan for the Essex Region Source Protection Area. Included in the Source Protection Area are the municipal water systems of Windsor (A.H. Weeks WTP), Amherstburg, Belle River, Essex (Harrow-Colchester WTP), Pelee Island, Stoney Point, Union WTP (Ruthven), and Wheatley.

The Draft Proposed Assessment Report includes:

  • The identification of vulnerable areas associated with municipal drinking water sources
  • The types of activities which would be considered threats in those vulnerable areas
  • Water quality issues associated with the raw (untreated) water to municipal drinking water system which could be addressed through source protection planning
  • A water budget which assesses areas where the quantity of water available may be stressed
  • General background material which might be useful in the upcoming development of the Source Protection Plan

The Assessment Report is available at:

Attend a Public Meeting:

Public meetings will be held to provide you with an opportunity to learn more about the Draft Proposed Assessment Report and provide comments. Requests to present as a delegation at one of these meeting must be received by Friday February 26th by contacting Stan Taylor at 519-776-5209 x354 or to reserve a time.

Wednesday March 3, 2010 3:30pm to 7:00pm

Thursday March 4, 2010- 3:30pm to 7:00pm

WFCU Centre Ontario Room

Essex Civic Centre -- Committee Room C

8787 McHugh Street, Windsor

360 Fairview Avenue West, Essex

Presentations will be made at 5:30p both nights followed by delegations.

Submit Written Comments:

Email: Fax: 519-776-8688

Mail: Essex Region Conservation Authority, 360 Fairview Avenue West, Suit 311, Essex, ON, N8M 1Y6.

Attention: Stan Taylor, Project Manager, Source Water Protection

Comments must be received on or before March 15, 2010

Walkerton: The Cost of Getting It Wrong

Understanding the consequences of failing to protect drinking water sources

Bruce Davidson, Vice-Chair of the Concerned Walkerton Citizens group, lived through this tragedy and will be delivering a presentation on this emotional, fact filled, and sometimes humorous experience. Hear a story that is sure to impact the way we look at protecting our local sources of drinking water.

Presentation at 7:00pm at both public meetings. Admission is free.


Click here to view the report