Monthly Archives: December 2014

City councillors legally responsible for clean water under new law ,( from August 2012)

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December 6, 2014

FROM AUGUST 2012 Waterloo Region Record WATERLOO REGION — New safe water legislation means city councillors will be legally responsible for problems with the local water supply. In January, provincial Safe Drinking Water Act legislation goes into place which says city councillors are responsible for providing clean water because they are the owners or operators. […]


Significant Drinking Water Threat Policy Applicability Map

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December 6, 2014

TCE and chlorides are contaminants that can spread through groundwater flow. It already resides within the boundaries of the Protected Drinking water source in West Galt.  The West Galt watershed is listed as being at a “high risk for contamination” by the GRCA. Groundwater contamination by TCE has become an important environmental concern for human exposure. […]


1994 Report: showing evidence of VOC”s ( volatile organic chemicals) including TCE in Cambridge’s drinking water

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December 6, 2014

re posting this..December 6/2014.. documents are old.. but readable.. *** By Debbie Vitez | November 15, 2011 | 4 Comments | Filed under: Cambridge’s Dirty Drinking Water I ran this April 10,2010 Re: Cambridge Drinking water.. Middleton St pumping station Canadian General Tower and Ciba Geigy Below you will find 3 links.. they include. A report by Brenda Thompson ( along […]


our drinking water… this report from 1992 ( posted in 2012)

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December 6, 2014

our drinking water… this report from 1992 By Debbie Duff Vitez | March 8, 2012 | 6 Comments | Filed under: Cambridge’s Dirty Drinking Water Can someone please tell me how many filters have been installed since this time?. AGM.. didn’t you just say, you suspect we will not get any test results on our water, until the Middleton Wellfield which […]


Cambridge, the City of Water Contamination, Region of Water Pollution, What is Trichloroethylene (TCE)? We have plenty of it in Cambridge.

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December 5, 2014

Pioneered by Imperial Chemical Industries in Britain, its development was hailed as an anesthetic revolution. Originally thought to possess less hepatotoxicity than chloroform, and without the unpleasant pungency and flammability of ether, TCE use was nonetheless soon found to have several pitfalls. These included promotion of cardiac arrhythmias, low volatility and high solubility preventing quick anesthetic induction, reactions with soda lime used in carbon […]


Cambridge, the City of Water Contamination, Region of WaterPollution

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December 2, 2014

What is Trichloroethylene (TCE)? We have plenty of it in Cambridge. Pioneered by Imperial Chemical Industries in Britain, its development was hailed as an anesthetic revolution. Originally thought to possess less hepatotoxicity than chloroform, and without the unpleasant pungency and flammability of ether, TCE use was nonetheless soon found to have several pitfalls. These included promotion of cardiac arrhythmias, low volatility and […]


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