NORTH GRENVILLE, ON – The Municipality of North Grenville will join 40 other communities across Canada as a designated Blue Community.
A Blue Community recognizes the importance of protecting its water supply to ensure clean, safe water for generations to come. As a Blue Community, the Municipality of North Grenville recognizes water as a fundamental right, which entitles everyone to access to clean and safe water.
“Continuing to invest in our municipally owned and operated water and wastewater systems is a key priority for North Grenville. We are blessed to have a high quality of water throughout the municipality. Ensuring there is sufficient protection of our aquifers which supply well water to rural residents is also critically important,” highlighted Mayor Nancy Peckford.
“Council would like to thank local resident Jeanne Lambert and members of the Environmental Action Advisory Committee for their passion in bringing this important issue forward, and persistence in seeing it through,” added Councillor Kristin Strackerjan. “Municipal staff representatives provided much-needed expertise and were key in preparing a report for Council that addressed concerns from fiscal and operational perspectives.”
The Municipality of North Grenville installed water filling stations in the arena lobby in 2016 and will continue to promote local well or municipal tap water. Moving forward, the municipality will remove bottled water from vending machines and when possible, encourage events within the Municipality to use potable water.
Events such as Kemptville Live already provide a water filling station for festival participants to use free of charge.
“As part of the Revitalization of the Riverside Park project, a water filling station will be installed for residents to access for free while recreating at the park,” added Mayor Peckford.
For more information on Blue Communities visit the Blue Communities website
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