Viewpoint Summer 2018

Lots of great articles are included in this edition of Viewpoint … researching the possibility of Union Gas being extended along Grey Road 1 (Island View Drive); Water Quality, testing and wells; Septic Systems do’s and don’ts;  plus Council updates and coming events.  Click here: Viewpoint Summer 2018

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Water Quality

It is in the best interest of all residents of any community to keep all water including bay or lake water, ground water or well water as clean as possible. This article will include information on private wells, watersheds and Georgian Bay as a factor in the health of the water that comes out of your tap. Treatment of the water from a private source coming into your home or cottage is the homeowners responsibility.…

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Healthy Septic System Translates To A Healthier Environment

The septic tank whether it operates alone or in connection with a treatment system requires an inspection at least every two years and on average should be pumped every 3-4 years. Visual inspections will indicate when the sludge in the tank is approaching 1/3 full in the first compartment. If sludge in this compartment is greater than 1/3 it needs to be removed to prevent suspended solids from leaving this tank and potentially causing problems…

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UNION GAS

Investigating the Possible Installation of Natural Gas Along Island View Drive On May 22, 2018 several members of the IVDAARA Board of Directors met with an Union Gas representative, the Mayor and CEO of the Township of Georgian Bluffs to discuss the process and likelihood of Grey Road 1 being given the opportunity for the installation of natural gas lines. It was determined that the installation of natural gas lines along Grey Road 1 would…

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Open Air Fire Ban LIFTED

Open Air Fire Ban The open air fire ban has been lifted, effective immediately (July 23, 2018) All open air fires within the Township of Georgian Bluffs require a burn permit and must comply with By-law 14-2010, being a by-law to regulate open air fires. To review By-law 14-2010, follow the link below or give us a call at 519 376 2729. https://www.georgianbluffs.ca/en/live-play/fire.aspx?_mid_=12411 Read this news update on our website

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Water Response Team request …

” … The Water Response Team is calling for a voluntary 10% reduction in surface and groundwater use throughout our watershed area until further notice. Non – essential use of water is being discouraged. This may not apply to Municipal Water users whose supply is Lake Huron or Georgian Bay. Continued dry weather may lead to more extreme low water conditions. Additional restrictions on water use may be requested if this occurs. …” For more…

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