Lying under the ground in Tiny Township, ON is an aquifer that contains the purest groundwater ever tested.
Now the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry is accepting comments on a proposal by Dufferin Aggregates to expand its gravel pit (the Teedon Pit), located in the heart of the recharge area for this precious aquifer.
Expanding the Teedon Pit would mean cutting down the trees, stripping away the soil and then gouging out the gravel and sand that together make up the “filter” that keeps the groundwater so pure. Dufferin Aggregates intends to store construction materials on the site – increasing the risk of contamination to the aquifer.
The company is also seeking a permit to extract millions of litres of water every day in order to wash the gravel on site.