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October 16, 2023

Hydrogeological Assessment for the Georgina Island Fixed Link Project

As part of the Georgina Island Fixed Link Project, Cambium Indigenous Professional Services (CIPS) and WSP Canada Inc. will conduct a hydrogeological assessment to support the project's planning.

As part of the assessment, a door-to-door well survey of residences and businesses will be conducted to gain current information on existing private water wells in proximity to the study area. Based on a review of the area and data from the Ontario Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks (MECP) Water Well Records.

Monitoring will include two main activities:

  • Water Quality Sampling: To document well water quality, selected well owners will be asked for permission to collect water quality samples from an untreated portion of the water supply system (for example, an outdoor tap without a hose, or a water line that by-passes a water softener).
  • Water Level Measurements: To document and monitor groundwater levels, selected well owners will be asked for permission to collect water level measurements within their water well. Measuring the water level will require that the wellhead area be easily accessible. Activities that require access to the well will be carried out under the direction of a licensed professional engineer and/or geoscientist.

Please note that CIPS and WSP will not complete any monitoring activities without expressed written consent, and appointments will be scheduled in advance of any sampling event.

Residents in the project's scope will soon receive more detailed information from CIPS and WPS regarding the upcoming survey and water monitoring.

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