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Public Consultation Proposed Assessment Report

Monday, Mar. 29, 2010

The posting of the 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 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:

Submit Written Comments:

Email: staylor@erca.org 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 April 26, 2010

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