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Warm weather prompts extension of water safety statement

Warm weather prompts extension of water safety statement

UPDATE – extended to March 7 Quinte Conservation has extended its water safety statement as local temperatures for the weekend and into next week are forecast to be above normal. The statement indicates that high flows, unsafe banks, melting ice or other factors could be dangerous, but flooding is not expected. This statement is valid […]

Water and sewer rates change Jan. 1

Water and sewer rates change Jan. 1

Users of Prince Edward County’s water and wastewater systems will see rate changes over the next four years to cover increasing operating and capital costs, as stipulated by legislation such as the Safe Drinking Water Act and the Sustainable Water and Sewage Systems Act. Municipalities must raise adequate revenues to cover the costs of providing […]

Learn about wells and safe drinking water

Learn about wells and safe drinking water

How does groundwater move? Where is it found in Prince Edward County? How should you care for your private well? What can you do to help keep your drinking water safe? Answers to these questions and more will be discussed at a free information session on Monday, Nov. 29 at 7 pm at the Bloomfield […]

Blue-green algae will be monitored

Quinte Conservation will be monitoring levels of blue-green algae in the Bay of Quinte this summer and fall thanks to funding from the Ministry of the Environment’s Ontario Drinking Water Stewardship Program.  Quinte Conservation has received just over $150,000 for the project. The local environmental organization will monitor levels of blue-green algae in the Bay […]

Have your say on safe drinking water

Have your say on safe drinking water

Fifty per cent of people in the Quinte region depend on safe, reliable municipal drinking water which comes from surface water sources like the Bay of Quinte or groundwater sources like a municipal well.  Eleven municipal water sources have been studied with a view to protecting them and now the public is invited to comment. […]

Water levels are so low - any rain will be a drop in the bucket

Water levels are so low – any rain will be a drop in the bucket

Unseasonably hot weather and little rain means that local water levels are lower than normal and the public should start taking measures to conserve water. “Right now the Bay of Quinte is about 30 centimetres lower than the long term average,” says Terry Murphy, Quinte Conservation General Manager. “The Moira River is usually flowing at […]

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