Water Wells Remain at Risk in Ontario

By: Theresa McClenaghan, CELA Counsel and Executive Director and Richard Lindgren, CELA Counsel The December 2019 annual report by the Auditor General of Ontario has focused public and political attention on the need for effective provincial action to reduce greenhouse…

Application for Review of Ontario’s Clean Water Act

Richard Lindgren and Theresa McClenaghan, CELA counsel, have submitted an application for review under the Environmental Bill of Rights of the Clean Water Act, 2006 and a significant regulation that affects drinking water in Ontario. Download their application here: 1308-EBR…

Webinar – Overview of Septic System Reinspection Programs in Ontario

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…

Why won’t Ontario Fix the Deficient Wells Regulation?

Most Ontarians obtain their drinking water from municipal systems that are closely regulated under the Safe Drinking Water Act, 2002 (SDWA).  This law is used to establish stringent standards for the treatment, distribution and testing of municipal drinking water in…

Proposed Amendments to Regulation 903 (Water Wells)

Richard Lindgren has written to the Jeff Yurek, the Honorable Minister for the Environment, Conservation and Parks, regarding government proposals that affect water wells in Ontario. Download and read the letter here: CELA Ltr to Minister re Reg 903 changes…