News Release

To: Watershed News Media

Date: November 16, 2009

Findings from Lansdowne Wellhead Protection Area Study to be presented

The Cataraqui Source Protection Committee is hosting a public open house on Tuesday, November 24 to present the findings from their study of the municipal wells in Lansdowne.

The open house takes place from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Township of Leeds and Thousand Islands Council Chamber in Lansdowne.

There will be a presentation by Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority (CRCA) staff and Intera Engineering Ltd., the study consultant, at 7:00 p.m.

“We will be presenting the draft findings from our study of the Lansdowne municipal wells,” said Rob McRae, Source Protection Project Manager.
“The study looks at where the water comes from that enters the municipal wells in Lansdowne. We are also examining the effects that surrounding land uses can have on these wells.”

Everyone with an interest in learning about the drinking water system in Lansdowne is welcome to attend the open house.

There will also be general information about protecting sources of drinking water and funding for landowners to help protect municipal drinking water sources.

Information about the Lansdowne Wellhead Protection Area Study is available on the website.

Media contacts for more information:
Rob McRae, Project Manager (613) 546-4228 ext. 224
1-877-956-CRCA ext. 224

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




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