Thursday, January 15, 2015


Yesterday's Waterloo Region Record carrys this story "Water plant repairs to hit $800,000". For me the biggest surprise is the lack of urgency in getting this plant up and running. It's going on a year that it's been shut down and repairs aren't expected to be complete until early summer. The claim is that the Greenbrook Plant located by Highland Rd. and Stirling only supplies 5% of the daily water useage in the Region. Perhaps that's correct when you factor in Waterloo, Cambridge and the Townships but that plant is one of the oldest and I believe supplies a major proportion of Kitchener's tap water. If so then this really puts in perspective exactly how much water has been used by local manufacturing in the past. I know that the long proposed pipeline to Lake Erie has been delayed yet again and it seems that this is the silver lining in the job losses cloud with manufacturing having been exported to low wage, low environmental controls jurisdictions.

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