Aberfoyle and Erin Community Information Sessions Encourage Community Connection to Nestlé Waters' Scientific Monitoring Practices

To Press Releases listApr 5, 2017

(Guelph, ON) – Nestlé Waters Canada recently hosted our Wellington County neighbours for two public information sessions on our data-driven groundwater management programs in Erin and Aberfoyle. The public sessions, led by independent scientists in hydrogeology, engineering, biology and ecology, demonstrated how Nestlé Waters Canada monitors the water source and surrounding ecosystem for long-term sustainability.

“Operating for 16 years, this extensive dataset on the groundwater and surface water has become one of the most unique and comprehensive in Ontario,” said Andreanne Simard, Natural Resource Manager at Nestlé Waters Canada. “The independently collected scientific information demonstrates that there are no negative impacts to the long-term sustainability of the aquifer or surrounding ecosystem.”

Accurate scientific understanding, collected and verified by third-party experts, is the foundation for our permitted water use. As part of Nestlé Waters Canada’s commitment to transparency, a technical stakeholder session was held on March 28 where the company shared detailed technical information with technical representatives of local municipalities, academic universities, First Nations organizations, regulatory officials and members of local community environmental organizations. The information will be shared broadly on our Nestlé Waters Canada website and distributed to municipal and regulatory officials.

Dozens attended the community information sessions, including representatives from the Erin and Puslinch municipal governments and environmental organizations. Nestlé Waters Canada encourages our community neighbours to stay informed and Ask Nestlé questions. Join us in April at our weekly office hours across Wellington County:

  • Monday, April 10 between 9:00 AM and 11:00 AM at the Wellington County Museum and Archives (0536 Wellington Road 18, Elora, Ontario)
  • Friday, April 21 between 9:00 AM and 11:00 AM at the Hillsburgh Community Centre (95 Trafalgar Road, Erin, Ontario)
  • Wednesday, April 26 between 2:00 PM and 4:00 PM at the Puslinch Community Centre (23 Brock Road South, Puslinch, Ontario)

“We believe it is important to work together with our community neighbours, sharing information to make the right decisions about our shared water future. We will continue to create opportunities to listen and build connections with our neighbours and stakeholders,” concluded Andreanne Simard.

For media information please contact:
Jennifer Kerr
519-767-6441 
Jennifer.Kerr@waters.nestle.com