Save Our Water - Write A Letter Campaign
April 1, 2021 marked the end of the four-year provincial moratorium on new water permits for the water bottling industry where groundwater is used. The same day marked the beginning of the municipal veto over new permits for water bottlers. BlueTriton (formerly Nestlé) can no longer apply to remove their proposed 1.6 million litres of water per day, the amount used in all of the Village of Elora daily. But they can apply for a smaller amount, 379,000 litres per day, without municipal approval.
The population is slated to double in the Fergus and Elora area and the aquifer here is now identified as at "significant risk". We see additional water taking for commercial exploitation as a serious and avoidable risk for the future. We believe water must be protected as a public trust for the health of the watershed, communities, farm businesses, and the fragile ecosystems dependent on that water.
The Middlebrook well is ground zero for this issue, and with your help Middlebrook will be first for the province to say ’No” to any new water extraction for bottling. This will set a precedent for the rest of the province.
Personal letters carry an enormous weight with our provincial government. It would mean a lot to us if you would write a letter expressing your concern about what is happening here. (Not sure what to write?)
Thank you from all of us in Save Our Water!
Please address letters to:
Hon. David Piccini
Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks
5th floor, 777 Bay St. Toronto, ON M7A 2J3
and copy the letter to Premier Ford and your MPP.