City and Dolime Quarry owners reach proposal to protect Guelph’s drinking water

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Proposed solution would replace quarry with residential neighbourhood Key Facts Media release Guelph, Ont., October 1, 2019—The City of Guelph and the owners of the Dolime Quarry have reached a potential solution to address the City’s concerns about how operations at the quarry could affect Guelph’s drinking water. Learn more about the proposed solution to […]

Further sampling and tests required before resuming work on watermain

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Press release. Earlier this month, crews unearthed eight drums filled with industrial solvents during construction of the Paisley-Clythe feedermain near the Wellington Street/Hanlon Expressway interchange. The City halted the work, removed the liquid and is working with the Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) to determine next steps before removing any remaining […]

2014 External Audit of Guelph's Drinking Water Quality Management System – Results

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Staff memo. We have received the auditor’s report for this year’s on-site verification audit of our Drinking Water Quality Management System. In addition to having no corrective actions identified, the auditor praised our system, some of which is highlighted below. Full auditor’s report is attached above. Congratulations to Brigitte Roth and the entire Water Services […]

Tribunal grants City's request for hearing; opens opportunity to address Dolime quarry risks

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Press release. The Environmental Review Tribunal has granted the City’s application for leave to appeal the Ministry of Environment’s decision to grant River Valley Developments Inc.’s amended permit to take water at the Dolime quarry. The decision, made May 2, opens up an opportunity to address the City’s long–standing concerns about the risks posed to […]

Dolime Leave to Appeal

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Staff memo. The purpose of this email is to provide a brief overview of the recent decision on the City’s Leave to Appeal application with respect to the Guelph-Dolime quarry in the Township of Guelph-Eramosa. On January 25, 2013 the Ministry of the Environment (“MOE”) issued a permit to take water (“PTTW”) to River Valley […]