Water Quality Survey Questions Summary

Candidate name 1. In your view, what are the most important steps the city needs to take to protect water quality?

Fernand Bidal

Around lakes and rivers we have to encourage the health unit to be more aggressive in inspecting field beds.Making sure are storm sewers are filtered properly before entering are waters.

Kevin Brault

Ensuring our treatment centres methods of operation are up to date. Examining what we add to the water, fluoride comes to mind and seeing if we really need to be adding these things. Water from the treatment plant must be at acceptable modern levels. Secondly we need to ensure or rivers and streams aren't contaminated, by faulty septic systems that leak into the soil and down to the water table.

René Lapierre

I believe we need to ensure that the current water ways we utilise remain in good health. We must minimize the amount of run off from storm drains returning into our lake without by ensuring better filtration.

André Rivest (Incumbent)

Candidate name 2. How will you move these forward?

Fernand Bidal

By intruducing policy that enforce these ideas.

Kevin Brault

Treatment plants should receive a full in house review of their practices. As for septic tanks the big thing there is public awareness and perhaps a reporting system for neighbours who can smell that someone on their street has a malfunctioning system

René Lapierre

I would like to work with expert in this area of expertise, to make suggestions that I could bring back to council in order to make a decision together as a team in order to maximise the plan’s efficacy.

André Rivest (Incumbent)

Multiple choice questions:

Candidate name (a) Requiring larger shoreline buffers (b) Dedicated annual funding in the municipal budget to complete priority watershed and subwatershed studies (c) Rejecting development in floodplains and wetlands (d) Adopting higher standards for storm water management, and expanded capacity in vulnerable areas (e) Support for the Vermilion River Stewardship’s opposition of proposed modified run-of-river hydroelectric dams on the Vermilion River

Fernand Bidal

I will vote in favour I will vote in favour Unsure I will vote in favour Unsure

Kevin Brault

I will vote in favour I will vote in favour Unsure I will vote in favour I will vote in favour

René Lapierre

I will vote in favour I will vote in favour Unsure I will champion that Unsure

André Rivest (Incumbent)

Explanations:

Candidate name Explanations

Fernand Bidal

I am not sure for the Vermilion River Stewardship .I need more info on this matter.

Kevin Brault

C: Floodplains can be used for developments, provided drainage ditches and landscaping are done correctly. We need to be very cautious but I do not support a blanket ban.

E: reserve comment until I learn more.

René Lapierre

André Rivest (Incumbent)


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