Cut the Crap, Keep the Credit

Cut the Crap, Keep the Credit

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Why this petition matters

Belfountain is asking for your help to "STOP" the Town of Erin from building a Waste Water Treatment Plant that will dump its effluent into the West Credit River. We need to protect this beautiful river from the Town of Erin and Hillsburgh's effluent. The West Credit is one of the very few remaining cold water rivers in southern Ontario; its spring-fed waters are unique.

The release of treated sewage effluent into this pristine section of the West Credit River will result in irreversible damage and the permanent collapse of our treasured native Brook Trout and Atlantic Salmon fishery. Over time, fish and other aquatics will not tolerate the toxic content of this waste water.  This planned Waste Water Treatment Plant cannot effectively remove life altering and damaging substances such as endocrine disruptors, salt, medications, micro-plastics, etc. The technology is SIMPLY not there.

The Headwaters of the Greenbelt has to be a priority! Don’t allow the West Credit River to become an urban growth casualty.

Help to protect water, aquatically-sensitive areas, fish, animals, birds and humans.

Tell our MPPs that dumping municipal waste effluent into the West Credit River is NOT acceptable, there is a limit to what the river can tolerate.

For a flood of reasons, help save the West Credit River!

The Ontario Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks will review the file late spring/early summer. Make sure your views are known.

Belfountain residents, downstream communities, and all concerned parties, please sign this petition!

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23,309 have signed. Let’s get to 25,000!