The following is from the Puslinch Pioneer.
NESTLE WATER-RENEWAL OF PERMIT TO TAKE WATER
“Harden Environmental Services have reported that groundwater discharge to Aberfoyle Creek is diminished as a result of the present rate of water extraction by Nestle Waters.
Increased water taking will further decrease groundwater discharge to Aberfoyle Creek. Annual pumping has increased from 588 million liters (2011) to 762 million litres (2015) per year.
There is potential for degradation of the water quality. The water taking by Nestle Waters Canada has resulted in the depressurization of the Gasport Aquifer beneath the hamlet of Aberfoyle.
Individual wells may become conduits for contaminants origination at the ground surface, septic systems or buried tanks.”
Centre Wellington does not want to have similar conditions like the chance of decreased water quality, depressurization of the aquifer, or negative effects on our creeks, streams, the river or private and municipal wells!