At the February 1 meeting of the General Issues Committee, Aidan introduced a motion to request staff study and report to the Board of Health on water-taking by water bottling facilities.
10Here is the full motion:
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(a) That staff be directed to report to the Board of Health, at its meeting of March 20, 2017, on the proposed submissions to the Province on water-taking by water bottling facilities in response to the provincial moratorium and associated Environmental Registry proposals, having regard to the City of Guelph’s submissions, as approved by its Council on November 28, 2016;
(b) That the report include the feasibility of a permanent ban on water-taking by water bottling facilities (commercial, not agricultural or residential water-taking) within the geographical area of the City of Hamilton; and,
(c) That this resolution be copied to the Halton-Hamilton Water Source Protection Committee, local MPPs and the Association of Municipalities of Ontario.