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From the Ottawa Sun...

Tougher water rules delayed

The Ottawa Sun
Alan Findlay

November 9, 2004

TORONTO - Deadlines for tougher new rules for small and rural water systems are being delayed a second time after even the MPP from Walkerton complained they were too onerous.

Operators of community centres, town halls, motels and campgrounds and other tourist operators were facing new expensive regulations as soon as next month that many said would force them to shut down.

The new regulations, recommended in an inquiry report on Walkerton's deadly E.coli outbreak four years ago, will now be phased in more slowly until as late as 2006, Environment Minister Leona Dombrowsky said yesterday.

Conservative MPP Bill Murdoch, whose riding includes Walkerton, has been warning for months that the new rules will force small town halls to shut down.

The Ottawa Sun



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