Ontario Strengthens the Protection of Water Resources

TORONTO — The Ontario government is strengthening the protection of vital water resources with changes to the province’s water taking program. The changes include new rules that give municipalities more direct input on allowing bottled water companies to withdraw new or increased amounts of groundwater in their communities. To support the new changes, the province is also providing new guidance on managing water taking in areas where sustainability is a concern and where there are competing demands. This is a key commitment of the Made-in-Ontario Environment Plan.

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