I agree wholeheartedly with what the organization "Save Our Water" has proposed, such as the following points:
1. We support the strategy for managing permits to take water in water-stressed areas. However, we feel the Ministry does not have the tools it needs to protect natural ecosystems in those areas.
2. We support priorities of water use, by which a water taking permit will not be issued if it will cause unacceptable impacts to drinking water needs or to the environment. Again, we are concerned that impacts to ecosystem needs will not be adequately measured. We are also concerned that long-term planning for municipal water sources is not taken into account.
3. We support transparency of data, but the proposed regulation offers public access only to the most minimal information.
Thank you for the care of the precious natural resource of our water.
Submitted January 21, 2021 8:07 PM