Tag Archives: water quality

Defending drinking water safety

September 12, 2014

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This is an update on our efforts to protect your water supply: • The City has been working for the past five years to address a long term risk to the City’s drinking water associated with quarrying operations at the Dolime Quarry, located adjacent to the City’s western boundary; • Under its present license, the […]

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Guelph Water Supply is Safe

October 20, 2011

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What you need to know:  Two recent water quality tests have confirmed that there is no coliform or E. coli contamination in Guelph’s water supply. Public Health and the City would notify residents if there was any risk that the water was not safe. Earlier this week, during routine monitoring, the City received test results […]

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Water supply being put at risk

August 7, 2011


Guelph relies solely on groundwater for its drinking water. We take the protection of that groundwater supply very seriously. Since the Walkerton Inquiry, the Province has also seemed to take source water protection seriously with the Clean Water Act. The Walkerton Inquiry promoted the multiple barrier approach to drinking water safety. However, the recent approvals […]

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