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Sunday, February 20, 2011

Conservation Authorities Receive Money

Regional | by Peter Jackson  

Maitland Valley and Ausable-Bayfield Authorities will share 300 thousand dollars.

Protection of local drinking water in the Ausable-Bayfield and Maitland Valley watersheds has been given a boost by the province.

The two conservation authorities are sharing in more than 300-thousand dollars in funding.

The cash will help the MVCA and the ABCA to assist farmers and property owners in removing or upgrading wells and septic systems.

Both authorities also have programs in place to help landowners install runoff and erosion and control measures and put best agricultural practices in place.

The province has backed over two-thousand such projects since 2008 including inspecting and upgrading over a-thousand septic systems across Ontario.

The program has also resulted in almost 500 wells being either de-commissioned or upgraded.

 

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