Gravel Fact Brochures

OSSGA has developed new member resources as part of its new Producers Tool Kit. The Gravel Fact Brochures provide a snapshot of some of the leading initiatives currently employed by OSSGA members, including Rehabilitation, Blast Management, Dust Management, Water Management, Water Taking, and more.

The new Gravel Fact Brochures are available as low-res PDFs or, producers may purchase high-resolution printed copies by using the Publications Order Form and scrolling down to the Gravel Facts Brochure section.

To download a Gravel Fact Brochure PDF, click a link below:

Rehabilitation of Pits & Quarries

Controlled Blasting at Quarries

Sand & Gravel in Ontario

Dust Management at Pits & Quarries (Coming Soon)

Water Management in Quarries

The aggregate industry is sophisticated, accountable and deeply committed to environmental stewardship.

Aggregate producers are primarily water handlers and not consumers. The actual amount of water consumed at an aggregate operation is relatively small. Well over 90% of the water handled is returned to the local watershed. The handling and use of water in an aggregate operation is regulated by multiple legislative requirements which require, among other things, the submission of detailed scientific studies prior to any approval being granted. Therefore private well users are fully protected under legislative authority. Once extraction at a quarry is completed, the site is rehabilitated creating water assets and enhancing the naturalenvironment in ways that help mitigate the local impacts of climate change.

Read more about why the public can be confident about water management in the aggregate industry.