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Studies Show Pits & Quarries Pose No Threat to Drinking Water

November 16, 2012

The data, collected from all municipal water supplies near the case study sites, indicate that nearby aggregate operations have no adverse impact on water quality or quantity. This data backs up the results obtained from another study on water filtration which also found that pits and quarries are unlikely to pose any significant threats to groundwater. It additionally determined that after extraction, wetlands and lakes on rehabilitated sites will also have no adverse effects groundwater quality.

Ontario operators of pits and quarries take environmental issues very seriously and do everything possible to protect the quality and quantity of our water.

To download the executive summaries, please click on the links below: For more information, please contact Cynthia Robinson.