May 14, 2021 SGA
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A review of the Ministry of the Environment Conservation and Parks (MOECP), Source Water Protection on line database indicates that the Glen Abbey area is within the Intake Protection Zone 2, Source Water Protection Area concerning the Town of Oakville and Milton drinking water supply (attached MOECP source water protection mapping). The Intake Protection Zone 2 is a zone where direct impacts are possible because contaminants may reach an intake within 2 hours.
The following Environmental Reports that support the redevelopment/rezoning make no reference to Source Water Protection:
Following the Walkerton drinking water tragedy, the Province of Ontario has invested considerable effort and expenses in modeling/protecting drinking water sources. There are concerns about water quality run off such as road salt, water temperature and bacteriological quality to Lake Ontario and ultimately to the Town of Milton and Oakville drinking water intake. The Glen Abbey Golf Course has inadvertently become a steward of the Town of Oakville/Milton drinking water supply by collecting and recycling runoff via its irrigation system. How is the redevelopment of the Glen Abbey Golf Course going to ensure safe drinking water? It is possible that future residents could be on the hook for drinking supply improvements should Halton Region be required to make improvements to ensure potable water that meets the Ontario Drinking Water Standards. The $126 million ClubLink would pay in development charges would not cover drinking water supply improvements.