Tag Archives: water

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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Commitment to safe drinking water confirmed

June 27, 2014


We have received the auditor’s report for this year’s on-site verification audit of our Drinking Water Quality Management System.  In addition to having no corrective actions identified, the auditor praised our system. “The on-site verification audit was conducted June 10-12, 2014. The City of Guelph has demonstrated a strong commitment to Ontario’s Drinking Water Quality […]

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Alexandra Cousteau coming to Guelph next week

June 10, 2014

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Click here to read a press release from Shared Value Solutions with all the details about this public event. The City of Guelph is proud to be a sponsor, partner, and member of the planning committee for the Groundswell Conference on Groundwater Innovation. Because we rely on groundwater for our drinking water in Guelph, it is vitally […]

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Groundwater leadership

January 24, 2014

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100% of Guelph’s drinking water comes from groundwater, and our City has long been recognized as an international leader in groundwater research and management. In June, groundwater experts, researchers, scientists, and policy-makers will be gathering in Guelph for a groundwater conference called GroundSwell. Alexandra Cousteau – water advocate, National Geographic Emerging Explorer, and granddaughter of famed ocean […]

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Water concerns

May 22, 2013

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When I read letters to the editor that express concern about our water supply in light of the growth of our city, I understand the concern.  There was one this week in the Guelph Tribune. At the end of his letter, Mr. MacKinnon wrote: “All I want to know is how will Guelph provide this […]

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Showcasing Water Innovation

March 25, 2013

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Canada Water Week 18-24 March

March 19, 2013

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 This week is Canada Water Week whose theme is “I Love My Water Body: Engaging Communities for Living Waters.”  The City’s Water Services Department has partnered with the University of Guelph’s School of Engineering and the Ontario Centres of Excellence for hosting the first ever H20 Go Festival: An Engaging Celebration of Water.  More information […]

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Blue tape

February 6, 2013

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I am feeling blue.  I sat down to breakfast this morning with the Guelph Tribune and immediately saw red. “Water worries mean added red tape in the community”,  read the headline. For the record, the article is informative, accurate and well-written and the editorial came down on the side of protecting our water.  Please read them […]

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State of the City Address- Guelph Rotary Club

November 20, 2012

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I delivered my State of the City address to the Guelph Rotary Club last week. I really enjoy speaking to this audience. They are sincerely interested in their local government and true to their motto – service above self – they put their money and time where their mouth is and make a big difference […]

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Talking water conservation on World Water Day

March 23, 2012

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