This webinar is an overview of a recently completed project by multiple stakeholders to explore successes, challenges & lessons learned from existing municipal septic re-inspection programs across Ontario, and a review of the legal context for managing rural wastewater. Panelists…
The class of chemicals called PFAS (Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances) are often referred to as ‘the forever chemicals’ because they are highly persistent in the environment and will take hundreds if not thousands of years to disappear from the soil and groundwater where they accumulate.
I founded the charity Blue Fish Canada in 2012; focussed on water quality, fish health and informing and inspiring the next generation of conservation-minded recreational anglers. In late 2016 CELA approached me to be part of the Healthy Great Lakes initiative, which I felt was a good fit given that recreational fishing on the Lakes represents a $8-billion annual economic driver and contributes to the socio-economic stability of shoreline communities.
There are approximately 1.2 million residential on-site wastewater treatment systems in use in Ontario. A quarter of these are located directly adjacent to the lakes and rivers of the Great Lakes Basin.
CELA's report contributed to the Canada-wide investigation revealing dangerous levels of lead in our drinking water. The report makes multiple recommendations to protect Canadians, including asking the province to change legislation to require a minimum of 75% of municipal lead service lines to homes be replaced within 3-5 years.
Joint response from CELA, Environmental Defence, and Toxics Free Great Lakes Network. Download submission here: Comments to IJC re PROP 2019