Zero appetite for going below the water table says Guelph Eramosa Councillor: :
click for article: http://www.wellingtonadvertiser.com/index.cfm?page=detail&itmno=15434
Then there is this gem. A 500 acre pit, a James Dick proposal, is the SECOND pit in the area. The first is a 600 acre pit, a Dufferin Aggregates proposal, made under an existing license issued more than 30 years ago which is DIRECTLY across the road from the 500 acre proposal.
There is not expected to be any noticeable impact on water levels in local private wells,” the study says. “The pit ponds’ restricted size was designed to minimize water level effects on local private wells.”
IN THE NEXT BREATH:
"No hydrogeologist in the world will give you a definitive statement,” Harrington said. “There is always the potential for something to happen that is unforeseen.”
click for article: http://www.brantnews.com/news/new-pit-proposed-in-brant/
SOUND FAMILIAR, FARMING AT THE BOTTOM OF A PIT?
Glenn Harrington, a landscape architect working on the project said the site will be progressively rehabilitated into both wetlands and farmland as the operation continues. “It can go back to being as productive as it was,” Harrington said. “
click for article: http://www.brantnews.com/news/burford-gravel-pit-concerns-residents/
The group fighting this madness is Concerned Citizens of Brant.
Send them an email of support. http://ccob.ca/