No Fee Increase Will Bring Our Water Back!

January 21, 2017

Guelph-Wellington – On Wednesday January 18, 2017, The Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) announced a proposed fee change to the Permit-To-Take-Water (PTTW) regulations for the bottled water industry. Up until now, the industry has paid the standard fee of $3.71 for every million litres taken. The proposed increase suggests the fee should be $503.71 per million litres commencing August 1, 2017.

The Wellington Water Watchers (WWW) has been consistent in our message that no fee change is going to deter this industry whose profit margins are so enormous that no impact will be felt by such a fee increase.

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Citizens rally to stop backroom deal between Nestlé and Township of Centre Wellington (TCW)

January 3, 2017

Elora, Township of Centre Wellington ON—SaveOurWater.CA and Wellington Water Watchers (WWW) are organizing an urgent public meeting to expose the scheme Nestlé Waters Canada is proposing to the Township of Centre Wellington (TCW). The meeting will take place Wednesday, January 11th 7pm at the Royal Canadian Legion, 110 Metcalfe Street, Elora (RSVP here). Speakers will update the audience on what they can do to stop Nestlé’s actions to bypass the moratorium and why it is vital to halt their scheme that will jeopardize the local water supply for their own profits.

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GuelphToday: “Catholic diocese encourages its churches to stop using bottled water”

The Diocese of Hamilton is encouraging all of its 121 parishes, including Guelph’s Basilica of Our Lady, to stop using bottled water in church facilities.

A message from Bishop Douglas Crosby appeared in last Sunday’s church bulletin at Basilica of Our Lady in Guelph encouraging all parishes to “refrain from using bottled water in church facilities effective Jan. 1, 2017.”

Read the full article by Tony Saxon at GuelphToday.com

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Ministry Seeks Input on Proposed New Rules for Bottled Water Permits

Statement from the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (MOECC):
As previously informed, the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change has proposed a regulation (EBR Registry Number 012-8783) that would establish a moratorium on the issuance of new or increasing permits for water bottling. The moratorium would prohibit the issuance of permits for new water bottling facilities or prohibit the Ministry Director from increasing the amount of water an existing water bottling facility is authorized to take under its permit. The moratorium would apply in all of Ontario and would be in effect until January 1, 2019.

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Please Comment on the Environmental Registry

Congratulations to all Wellington Water Watchers!

The Wynne government has heard us and is responding. This is great news and we deserve to celebrate together!

We are encouraged by the recent announcement by the Ontario Ministry of Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) of its intent to overhaul the permit to take water process, particularly as it pertains to the packaged water sector.

Now is the opportunity to have your voice heard to safeguard our precious water. Read more …

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