Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit
only search www.healthunit.org

Topics

Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit

Adults / Seniors

Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit

Alcohol / Drugs

Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit

Babies / Children

Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit

Beauty & Body Art

Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit

Cancer

Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit

Clinics

Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit

Dental Services / Oral Health

Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit

Developmental Assets /
Value Every Kid

Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit

District Health Profile

Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit

Drinking Water

Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit

Emergencies / Disasters

Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit

Environmental Health

Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit

Food Safety

Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit

Handwashing

Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit

Harm Reduction

Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit

Health Care Professionals

Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit

Health Equity

Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit

Heart Health

Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit

Immunization / Vaccines

Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit

Infectious Diseases /
Prevention / Control

Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit

Injury Prevention

Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit

Lyme Disease

Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit

Nutrition

Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit

Physical Activity

Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit

Preconception / Pregnancy

Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit

Rabies

Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit

Recreational Water

Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit

Reports & Newsletters

Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit

School

Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit

Sewage / Land Control

Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit

Sexual Health

Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit

Smoking / Tobacco

Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit

Sun Safety

Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit

Weather

Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit

Workplace Health

Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit
Home About Us Board of Health Careers Contact Us Media Search
Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit
Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit

Reports & Publications - Newsletters

Monthly Board Report - January 2001


Groundwater Resources Being Studied

Submitted by Henry Garcia, Director of the Health Protection Department

The United Counties of Leeds and Grenville is presently conducting a comprehensive study of groundwater resources within its geographical boundaries. The first of three reports from this study has recently been completed and submitted, in draft, to the study's Steering Committee and to the Technical Advisory Committee. The Health Unit actively participates at both of these committees and has made available to the study group pertinent drinking water data from our records.

The first report, entitled "Part 1- Water Resource Assessment", has been compiled by Dillon Consulting Limited. This report identifies the geological, topographical and hydrogeological composition of United Counties, as well as many other features of the region that directly or indirectly impact on this very precious and environmentally sensitive resource. This report assesses the likelihood of ground water aquifer contamination and the potential impact that any local contaminant may have on surrounding drinking water wells. The report also identifies 23,000 drinking water wells within the County's boundaries and identifies well locations that are vulnerable to contamination.

The second report, the “Groundwater Contaminant Assessment, has been completed in late December 2000. The third and fourth reports, entitled "Existing Use Assessment" and "Economic Evaluation, Groundwater Management and Protection Measures" respectively, will be completed early in 2001.

These reports will be of great benefit to the Health Unit as well as to municipal planners and public policy makers in identifying areas where groundwater contamination is now occurring or has occurred in the past. They will provide excellent background data, which will facilitate better decision making with regard to future municipal planning and development within the United Counties.
A key feature of this groundwater study is that it is intended to lead to the development of a Geographical Information System (GIS). The data in this GIS will be presented on maps that will allow for updates in the future.




Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit
Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit Quick Links



YouTube

Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit
Disclaimer | Privacy Statement | Accessibility | Feedback
Copyright © 2014
In Case of Public Health Emergency Please Call 613-345-5685
Any questions or concerns with the website, please contact Webmaster
Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit
Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit