News Release

To: Watershed News Media

June 11, 2009

Cataraqui Source Protection Committee holds open houses in Kingston and Brockville

The Cataraqui Source Protection Committee is hosting a series of public open houses during the month of June to present findings from their studies of municipal drinking water intakes and wells.

The final two open houses will be held in:

“These are the final two open houses until the fall. We will be presenting the findings from our Eastern Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence River Intake Protection Zone Study as they relate to the municipal water intakes in Kingston and Brockville,” said Rob McRae, Source Protection Project Manager.

“The study looks at where the water comes from that enters each municipal intake. We are also examining the effects of surrounding land uses and activities on these intakes.”

The intake protection zone (IPZ) study isbeing conducted by Queen’s University Centre for Water and the Environment and Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority (CRCA) staff.

The open houses will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. with a presentation at 7:30 p.m. by the CRCA staff.

“We want people from Kingston and Brockville to come out and learn about their water and what they can do to help protect it,” added McRae.

The meeting in Brockville will focus on the Brockville municipal water intake.

The Kingston meeting focuses on the two Kingston municipal water intakes.

Details about these meetings are available on the www.cleanwatercataraqui.ca website.

Information about the Eastern Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence River Intake Protection Zone Study is also available on the website.

Media contacts for more information:

Rob McRae, Project Manager (613) 546-4228 ext. 224 or 1-877-956-CRCA ext. 224

Karla Maki-Esdon, Communications Coordinator (613) 546-4228 ext. 226 or 1-877-956-CRCA ext. 226

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