Water discussion at council November 7th

From the Wellington Water Watchers, of interest to Ward Twovians-

Great news! The future of water permitting in Ontario is open for comment.

As many of you will be aware, the Ontario government recently invited public comment on a proposed 2 year moratorium on water taking permits for new or expanded operations that take groundwater to bottle and sell.

Now is the time to speak up and communicate our goal of Water for Life, not for profit.

Wellington Water Waters is encouraging the city to submit a comment to the province that will express the concerns of Guelph residents. We, in turn, need to let the city know what we want it to communicate to the province.

To facilitate comment from the citizens of Guelph, the city has called a special meeting dedicated to water and water permitting issues as based on the motion passed at the September 26th Council meeting.

The meeting details are as follows:

Date: November 7
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Guelph City Hall

We are looking for volunteers to delegate at this meeting. This would involve making a 5 minute presentation to the committee. We will work with you to ensure our overall impact is maximized and that your voice is as effective as possible when combined with other like minded volunteers.

If you are interested in speaking, and would like to work together with Wellington Water Watchers, please respond to this email by October 28th.

Anyone interested in speaking is also invited to attend a meeting called Delegating 101 on November 2nd where we will come together to discuss our presentations and how to make them work in concert. We will gather at Silence Sounds, 46 Essex Street in Guelph at 7 p.m. Please RSV on this link to let us know you are coming.

Delegation requests must be submitted by emailing clerks@guelph.ca before 10 am the previous Friday (Nov 4).

If you have any written materials or an electronic presentation, they will need to be submitted to clerks@guelph.ca no later than 10:00 a.m. on Friday November 4.

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2 responses to “Water discussion at council November 7th

  1. David Douglas

    I hope to speak to City Council on the water taking issue on November 7.

  2. jamesgordoncouncillor

    Excellent David…. deadline for signing up is 10 am tomorrow morning at clerks@guelph.ca

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