Report from the Committee of the Whole May 22, 2018 Recommendation:
WHEREAS the population of the Township of Centre Wellington is mandated to grow to approximately 45,000 by 2041;
AND WHEREAS the Township is dependent upon accessible and environmentally secure groundwater for its municipal water supply;
AND WHEREAS the Township is currently studying its long term water supply options through both the Scoped Tier 3 Water Budget and the Long-Term Water Supply Master Plan;
AND WHEREAS the preliminary findings from these studies have identified the need for additional sources of groundwater to service its projected growth to 2041 and beyond;
AND WHEREAS the Council of the Township of Centre Wellington has, by resolution, declared water resources within the Township to be a “Public Trust.”
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT
- The Township of Centre Wellington is not a willing host community to any new commercial water bottling operation or the taking of water for that purpose under any circumstances;
- The Township of Centre Wellington opposes the issuance of a new Permit to Take Water pursuant to the Ontario Water Resources Act and associated Regulations to any individual person or corporation to enable the extraction of water from any source located within its boundaries for the purpose of a commercial water bottling operation;
- The Township Clerk is hereby directed to distribute this resolution to the Leaders of the four major political parties in Ontario and to their individual candidates running in the Provincial election within Centre Wellington prior to June 7, 2018.
Original Article by Tony Saxon in Guelph Today. (photo credit: Tony Saxon)
ELORA – Those opposed to Nestlé Waters’ plans to increase its water taking from a well just outside of Elora aren’t going to let the issue fade.
Roughly 100 people showed up Sunday afternoon, gathering at a farm on Middlebrook Road for a rally then marching to the Middlebrook Well where Nestlé hopes to eventually start pumping bottled water.
“This is a really pinnacle and important day. I think it’s one of the most important days of the campaign,” said Mike Nagy, chairperson of the Wellington Water Watchers who organized the event.
Coverage of our protest on November 26, 2017 by CTV News – Kitchener’s Tina Yazdani
Save Our Water rally stresses the need for bottled water to be an issue in the provincial election next June.
The moratorium on new permits for the bottled water industry may have moved the issue to the back burner. But Guelph’s highly-motivated anti-bottled water movement plans on making sure it doesn’t stay there.
Roughly 50 people turned out Friday for a Save Our Water rally in Downtown Guelph organized by Wellington Water Watchers and Save Our Water.
Thursday, Sept. 13, 6:30 – 9:00 at the Elora Community Centre.