Save Our Water - Write A Letter Campaign
We are in the last months of a provincial moratorium on new water permits for the water bottling industry where groundwater is used. In our community, Nestlé proposes extracting and trucking away 1.6 million litres of water per day, the amount used in all of the Village of Elora daily.
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.
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?)
The province cannot get their policy on these water permits wrong as there is too much riding on this. The Middlebrook well is ground zero for this issue, and with your help Middlebrook will be first for the province to say ’No”. This will set a precedent for the rest of the province. Write a letter on your own, or join us for one of our letter writing events.
Thank you from all of us in Save Our Water!
Please address letters to:
Hon. Jeff Yurek
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.