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?

Aaron Beaudry

Lin Gibson

Municipal water sources are protected by the Policies under the Clean Water Act and the City will be taking over the regulations to protect our municipal drinking water. However, there is no protection for the 17-20% of households on their own private systems for drinking & household water. Serious times are ahead if we do not enforce a City Bylaw addressing threats like old or not properly maintained septic systems. I would bring to City Council a formal Motion to protect not only the health of our residents but the health of our watersheds.

Les Lisk

Reduce the use of fertilizers that increase phosphates and nitrogen.Simple filtration using sand/gravel to contain runoff in order to prevent debris running into lakes etc.
Review flow of runoff and catch basins in order to implement simple filtration methods as outlined.

Wyman MacKinnon

Deb McIntosh

Mandate regular septic bed pumping
Mandate vegetative buffers along the shores of all water bodies.

Paul Stopciati

We must continue to protect our water quality by working with staff and reviewing recommendations put forward. Road drainage is a key concern.

Will Thomson

Candidate name 2. How will you move these forward?

Aaron Beaudry

Lin Gibson

Serious times are ahead if we do not enforce a City Bylaw addressing threats like old especially on non properly maintained septic systems. I would bring to City Council a formal Motion to protect not only the health of our residents but the health of our watersheds.
Mandatory septic bump outs every 5 years is what will be required.

Les Lisk

Set up a review process to go over existing procedures used to prevent runoff.A committee of interested citizens would be formed to implement simple ideas used in other areas of the world.

Wyman MacKinnon

Deb McIntosh

Working with council to present and pass a bylaw mandating regular septic bed pumping for all properties abuting a waterway.

Mandate and enforce vegetative buffers in all new developments abutting waterways. I would also like to look at providing incentives to existing developed properties to introduce vegetative buffers along all water bodies.

Paul Stopciati

We as a city should work with the specialist on water quality and find ways to improve our lakes.

Will Thomson

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

Aaron Beaudry

Lin Gibson

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

Les Lisk

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

Wyman MacKinnon

Deb McIntosh

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

Paul Stopciati

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

Will Thomson

Explanations:

Candidate name Explanations

Aaron Beaudry

Lin Gibson

Les Lisk

With input in from the community to form a plan with complete transparency.

Wyman MacKinnon

Deb McIntosh

C-Every situation needs to be evaluated separately.
D-I am uncertain as to the current standards for storm water management.
E-I am not completely familiar with the details of this issue.

Water, with out a doubt, is our most important resource. Without clean water nothing else matters.

Paul Stopciati

Will Thomson


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