Cambridge’s Dirty Drinking Water

TAP WATER STILL PROBLEMATIC, by Alan Marshall

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August 15, 2017

  This posting is in response to the recent Waterloo Region Record article titled “Tap water gains converts but we still fuss with it“. Essentially even tap water advocates admit that the taste of chlorine in the water puts people off. Thank goodness for that. Chlorine is not good for you. That said without chlorine […]


Is Cambridge drinking water finally safe?…from the Elmira Advocate

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March 22, 2017

**Editors note** Alan Marshall runs the very informative Elmira Advocate.. He has been advocating for Elmira’s residents for years.. He also has been a great SUPPORT AND ADVOCATE for  the residents of Cambridge. Who have never been told the truth about how TRULY  toxic our drinking water ACTUALLY IS..  (Middleton St. Wellfield is located on […]


REGION OF WATERLOO ANNUAL DRINKING WATER REPORTS – GLYPHOSATE

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April 27, 2015

  On Saturday April 18/15 I posted here that Woolwich Council had stepped up for West Montrose. This was in relation to the wholly inadequate Annual Reports allegedly describing this community’s contaminated raw water. A whole spectrum of issues concerning these Reports were raised by myself at the Woolwich Council meeting held on the Tuesday […]


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. […]


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 WATER BILLING ISSUES

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October 31, 2014

CAMBRIDGE WATER BILLING ISSUES, is a facebook page I started to get people paying attention and exposing what is going on with Cambridge’s outlandish water bills..   We are trying to get over 1000 people to sign on.. We know you’re out there, we know you’ve been hit over and over again these past four years with ridiculously […]


BACK TO CAMBRIDGE DRINKING WATER

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April 21, 2014

O.K.  I’ve been back on-line searching for standards and guidelines regarding chlorine and or chloramines in drinking water. There is a hard maximim number for chloramines in your tap water and it is 3.0 mg/litre or 3 parts per million (ppm). A synonym for chloramine concentrations is combined residual. Free chlorine residual refers to chlorine […]


A LITTLE MORE REGARDING CAMBRIDGE WATER

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April 19, 2014

            Back on March 1 and 3 I posted here regarding Cambridge’s Annual (Drinking Water ) Reports. My focus was on industrial contamination, high Method Detection Limits, glaring data gaps including years between published test results and a lack of explanation and transparency for the multitude of drinking wells shut […]


SUMMARY OF CAMBRIDGE DRINKING WATER REPORTS

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March 4, 2014

Five broad points regarding Cambridge’s 2013 Annual Drinking Water Report. 1) Numerous ubiquitous or less so chemical compounds are not being reported. 2) The Region of Waterloo have full knowledge of serious industrial/chemical contamination in multiple Cambridge drinking wells. 3) The Region are “managing” this contamination via a number of methods including dilution/blending, redrilling & […]


MORE ON CAMBRIDGE’S DRINKING WATER REPORTS

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March 4, 2014

        There are three water systems not mentioned yet and they are the Pinebush Well System, the Shades Mill System and the Turnbull Well System. The Pinebush System consists of wells P10, P11 and P17. The P stands for Preston and these wells are located just slightly east of the former Ciba-Geigy, […]


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

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November 15, 2011

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 with others)  who took it upon themselves 16 years ago…to try and warn us…” The Public” about the deadly chemicals present in our […]


Groundwater protection rules fall short, councillor says

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November 15, 2011

This ran in the Record…………. comments invited below CAMBRIDGE — Proposed groundwater protection rules don’t take into account how industries used to use land near public wells, and what toxic legacies they may have left behind. The concept baffled Coun. Ben Tucci, after being told at Cambridge council Monday there are thousands of properties Waterloo […]


Government Conspiracy to Minimize perceived Health Damage in Cambridge

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July 12, 2011

After twenty-two years involvement with contaminated sites, both with hands on experience and with the reading of hundreds of groundwater reports I consider myself extremely knowledgeable regarding the transport and fate of toxic compounds in the subsurface via groundwater.  I do not consider myself an expert in regards to air transport of contaminants.  This also […]


RMOW annual Drinking Water Reports (2010) & older

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March 16, 2011

From the Elmira Advocate ………. comments invited below If the purpose of these reports is to reassure the uninformed public that all is well with our drinking water than they have suceeded.  If on the other hand the purpose is to give an accurate, truthful presentation which encompasses a much bigger picture of our drinking […]


Region of Waterloo Annual Drinking Water Quality Report

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February 27, 2011

The Region of Waterloo’s annual report on its drinking water quality for the period of January 1, 2010 to December 31, 2010 is now available at www.region.waterloo.on.ca/water This report summarizes the results of bacteriological, physical and chemical tests which were conducted during this time.


FMOW, Cambridge East Water Supply Project 1994.

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May 19, 2010

From the Region *** For clarification, the related section from the report on the Cambridge East Water Supply Project is attached. The Region is also confirming that the parameters listed in Table 1 for well P11 are non -detect.   If you require any results or information, the easiest way to get it is to request […]


FMOW, Cambridge East Water Supply Project 1994.. MOE responds( please read agm’s comments very closely!!!)

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May 11, 2010

RMOW , Cambridge East Water Supply Project June 1994 , Associated Engineering I’m including the complete report name because I can hardly believe what I’ve been reading for the last few hours and there are errors in the text; and I’ve never before seen a report that indicates such a vast array of chemical detections, […]


“An Open Letter” too… City of Cambridge, Region of Waterloo, Ministry of Environment & Public Health

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April 18, 2010

This is an Open Request..   To have all Wells in Cambridge Tested for the following:   NDMA, Dioxins, toluene, Zylcnes, Ethyl Benzene,1,1,1,. trichloresthase 1,1,2.. Trichloroethane, chloroform, pyrene, styrene, phenol, hexachlorobenzene, all chlorophenois, 1,4 Dioxane, THM’s, and MEK and MIBK   Can you please test them at a very low Method Detection Limit? Being told that […]


Trihalomethanes (THMs) ” are you getting some idea on how deadly this cocktail could be, if ignored in the city of Cambridge?

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April 18, 2010

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Trihalomethanes (THMs) are chemical compounds in which three of the four hydrogen atoms of methane (CH4) are replaced by halogen atoms. Many trihalomethanes find uses in industry as solvents or refrigerants. THMs are also environmental pollutants, and many are considered carcinogenic. Trihalomethanes with all the same halogen atoms are called […]


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