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Groundwater studies across Ontario funded with $5M

Toronto, ON April 14, 2003 The Ontario government has announced it is funding groundwater studies in 32 additional Ontario communities. A total of $5 million is being allocated to the studies.

Since 2000, the Ontario government has provided $19.3 million for local groundwater studies to help gather information on the province’s groundwater resources.

The studies are intended to provide information to help communities develop local source protection measures, and will support the development of a province-wide sourcewater-protection framework. They will also map sensitive groundwater areas, survey how groundwater is used, and identify wellhead protection areas around municipal wells and potential contaminant sources.

Grant recipients include: Armstrong Local Services Board ($55,250); Ausable Bayfield CA ($85,000); City of Greater Sudbury ($340,000); City of Timmins($240,550); County of Grey ($42,500); County of Lambton ($205,852); County of Middlesex ($94,350); County of Oxford ($240,037); County of Wellington ($212,500); Gogama Local Services Board ($55,245); Grand River CA ($342,198); Lakehead Region CA ($319,009); Municipality of Greenstone ($55,250); Municipality of Markstay-Warren ($89,250); Niagara Peninsula CA (Fonthill Kame) ($85,000); Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority (CA) (Niagara) ($255,000); North Bay-Mattawa CA($137,700); Nottawasaga Valley CA($45,279); Quinte Conservation ($233,750); Region of Waterloo ($476,850); Town of Cochrane ($106,250); Town of Greater Napanee ($45,050); Town of Iroquois Falls ($114,750); Town of Kapuskasing ($138,272); Town of Kearney ($47,685); Township of Black River-Matheson($148,750); Township of Leeds and the Thousand Islands ($19,380); Township of Matachewan ($49,519); Township of Shedden ($66,300); Upper Thames River CA (groundwater chemistry study) ($474,471); Upper Thames River CA (seamless mapping) ($27,200); Village of Westport ($38,250)