Archives for March 2016

Ontario’s Great Lakes Strategy First Progress Report

On behalf of all the Great Lakes ministries, we are pleased to announce the release of Ontario’s Great Lakes Strategy First Progress Report.

A copy of the First Progress Report can be downloaded here.  It can also be read online here.

The First Progress Report outlines key accomplishments since the release of Ontario’s Great Lakes Strategy in 2012.  It represents the efforts and actions of more than a dozen Great Lakes Ministries including the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change. The report links to Great Lakes resources such as the Water Quality in Ontario 2014 Report, which addresses water quality in all of Ontario’s natural waters, including the Great Lakes.

Under the Great Lakes Protection Act, 2015, Ontario is committed to reporting on progress every three years.

Thank you to all those who have contributed to the progress in achieving our Great Lakes goals.  Only by working together can we ensure that future generations will inherit a healthy and resilient Great Lakes ecosystem.

Keep your eyes open for the new Drinking Water Protection Zone signs!

They are appearing across Ontario to protect public health and raise awareness of the sensitivity of our drinking water sources.

More information is available in the Drinking Water Protection Zone Road Signs catalogue page in the Source Water Protection Education and Outreach catalogue on Conservation Ontario’s website.

A page on Water Conservation has also been posted. It helps homeowners and businesses understand their water use and gives tips on how to use less.

We encourage you to view the new catalogue pages and promote them through social media at #SourceWaterON.

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Soyez à l’affût des nouveaux panneaux signalant les zones de protection de l’eau potable!

Ces panneaux, placés dans tout l’Ontario, visent à protéger la santé publique et à sensibiliser la population aux sources d’eau potable.

On trouve plus de renseignements à la page Panneaux routiers « Eau potable – Zone de protection » du catalogue Éducation et sensibilisation – Protection des sources du site web de Conservation Ontario.

On a aussi affiché une page Conservation de l’eau. Cette page aide les propriétaires de logement et d’entreprise à comprendre leur consommation d’eau et donne des astuces pour réduire cette consommation.

Nous vous encourageons à consulter les nouvelles pages du catalogue et à les diffuser dans vos réseaux sociaux à #sourcesdeauON.

 

Oakville Water Purification Plant Tour

The OWWA Treatment Committee would like to invite you to our “Water Treatment Plant Tour Series”, to be held at the Oakville Water Purification Plant on April 7th, 2016. This event will feature a presentation and discussion regarding the WPP followed by an in-depth tour of this 100+ year old retrofitted facility guided by the water treatment plant staff.

Click here to download the event flyer with full details.

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