2019 TOTTENHAM CLEAN WATER CAMPAIGN

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YOUR ASSISTANCE IS REQUIRED

If you are a resident of Tottenham

that uses Municipal Drinking Water,

press the button below to connect to Survey Monkey, and complete the

Tottenham Water Survey

 

Help Us Study the Impact of Exposure to Triahlomethanes in Tottenham Drinking Water Survey of Tottenham ResidentsTrihalomethanes in

Tottenham’s Municipal Drinking Water

Tottenham’s drinking water contains high levels of Iron, Iron Bacteria, Chlorine and Trihalomethanes. (Chloroform and Bromodichloromethane, two types of Trihalomethanes, are Carcinogens). For 11 years, the Trihalomethane levels in Tottenham’s drinking water were above the maximum acceptable limit (according to The Ontario Safe Drinking Water Act of 2002 ). Iron levels have always been between two and three times the maximum allowable limit. These limits and The Ontario Safe Drinking Water Act of 2002, were established as a direct result of the Walkerton tragedy.

Government Response to Excessive Levels of Trihalomethanes in Tottenham’s Drinking Water:
Despite levels of Trihalomethanes and iron in drinking water that exceed provincial standards, the Town of New Tecumseth, Simcoe-Muskoka Public Health or The Ministry of the Environment, Conservative and Parks never informed residents in any meaningful or comprehensible way.

In response to concerns raised by Tottenham Water and residents of Tottenham at the April 2, 2019 public meeting regarding our municipal water, the Town of New Tecumseth decided to install an Aeration System to reduce Trihalomethane levels in Tottenham’s drinking water.

The Town of New Tecumseth also claims that a pipeline from Beeton to Tottenham will be completed by 2022. At that time, Collingwood water, mixed with Alliston well water will be sent to Tottenham to be mixed with our well water, if it is connected.

Take Action - Complete this Community Resident Survey

Tottenham Water has designed this survey in order to learn more about:


• the quality of Tottenham residents’ drinking water
• possible health and financial impacts on residents as a result of dealing with poor quality drinking water
• satisfaction with measures proposed by Town of New Tecumseth to improve quality of residents drinking water

Survey responses are confidential. If you wish to receive a copy of the final survey report or be involved in analyzing the survey results please provide your contact information

Your personal contact information will NOT be connected to your survey response!


Survey results will be published and presented at a community meeting in the fall.

Tottenham Water will use survey results to ensure the Town of New Tecumseth provides a comprehensive solution to water quality issues in Tottenham.

If you have any questions about the survey please contact:

tottenhamswaterissue@gmail.com

Background:

Tottenham Water is conducting this independent survey of Tottenham residents' experience with their Municipal drinking water. Tottenham Water is a group of community residents formed in 2016 to spread awareness about issues regarding Tottenham’s non-potable municipal water. It is our mission to ensure every resident is aware of our water conditions in Tottenham and to challenge and pressure the powers that be to ensure every resident has access to clean, safe, potable municipal water.

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