Barrie will spend $211,849 to find more well water.
City council approved retaining International Water Supply Ltd. as its well development specialist. IWS has developed all the city’s well fields in the past 70 years.
“Consequently, IWS has extensive knowledge and background data of the city’s aquifer system and its capacity. IWS specializes in hydrogeological studies, municipal well design/construction and the assesment of ground-water impact,” said the city’s engineering director Rick Newlove. “They are the only company that we know that offers both contracting and consulting services. These measures will help ensure the protection of the city’s multi-million-dollar drinking water investment.” Newlove added the city needs to expand its wells to meet growth outlinedin the city’s Official Plan. Its aquifer system needs to be developed and serving at capacity by 2007, he added, and a surface water treatment plant - planned for the Big Bay Point Road area east of Hewitt’s Creek - is designed to augment water supply beyond 2007.

Taken from the Barrie Advance, March 27, 2005

I had an opportunity to get up to the Prospect Park well while the guys were there. Two great guys, and they gave me an educational lesson on the well, which was very much appreciated. I definitely learned a lot in the time I was there.

Mike Region of Halton



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