Cambridge’s Dirty Drinking Water

Ministry of Environment responds to my email

April 14, 2010

—– Original Message —– From: Shewen, Phil (ENE) To: Debbie Vitez Sent: Tuesday, April 13, 2010 3:43 PM Subject: RE: Canadian General Tower Cambridge Hi Debbie,   In response to your request I asked our drinking water section for assistance in answering your concerns and they provided the following information:   •           Ontario has developed […]

Deadly Chemicals present in our drinking water.. and what does it mean when there is more then one VOC present?

April 1, 2010

  Understanding chemical contamination can be confusing, particularly if you’re not up to speed on the acronyms like DCE, TCE or Cis.   All are part of a family of substances known as “volatile organic compounds.”  VOC’s. Many are also part of a category of chemicals known as “hazardous air pollutants.”….         […]

Digging for info about TCE, by Rob Konduros

February 14, 2010

This ran in the Cambridge Times.. comments invited below By Robert Konduros, Guest Column Columns Feb 17, 2009 The Middleton Street pumping station, which supplies almost half of the city’s drinking water, continues to be plagued by uncomfortably high trichloroethylene (TCE) readings.In November, test results for this cancer-causing chemical used by industry as a cleanser […]